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BEES - Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary

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BEES - Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary
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You MUST make a booking. Please do NOT just show up. We do NOT run a general day program or overnight stay (You may be able to visit in low season, but must come direct to our office in Maechaem). Our normal program is Mon-Thurs/Thurs-Sun OR 1 week...more
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34 Moo 1, Sub Village Mae Taen, Ban Thung Yaw, | Tambon Chang Keung, Mae Chaem 50270, Thailand
+66 88 403 6028
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All reviews elephant sanctuary dogs and cats thong dee the river teaching english chiang mai local village spent a week their lives mosquito net at home an amazing experience thai culture take care hard work beautiful elephants food was great
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary for 4 nights and didn't want to leave at the end. We were lucky enough to get to know the couple a little over our stay, and they are two of the most amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at BEES for 4 nights as part of a volunteer project end of October 2018 and it was honestly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Unlike some of the other 'sanctuaries' in Thailand, BEES really is just that, a sanctuary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chevond2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at BEES for 2 weeks volunteering in November and had such a wonderful experience! I went by myself, and our group at that time had 4 people - slightly smaller than I expected but it was intimate and I have built some great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank GermanGia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are seeking a TOTALLY ETHICAL elephant sanctuary experience where you really feel you are helping and making a difference please please visit BEES! This wonderful sanctuary is situated in rural Thailand 2 1/2 - 3 hours from Chiang Mai, amidst breathtaking scenery. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Madeleine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was unforgettable. I had been to Thailand ten years before and visited what I thought was an ethical elephant centre. I now know it was not. BEES and their founders Burn and Emily make sure information is available to educate you about Elephants and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Philfan2
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

BEES is by far the Best Sanctuary you could possibly volunteer at! Emily& Burm and their amazing helpers are sweethearts! - not only do they provide their Elephants with a nice retirement in their beautiful forest, they also rescue other animals such as birds, cats...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank VanessaSteinmann13
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This is an elephant sanctuary where elephants retire to after a hard life working in the logging and/or tourist industry. Burm and Emily take in elephants who have had tough lives and give them a second chance to live a life where the elephant’s needs...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank medium-miss
Reviewed May 21, 2018

I had an incredible two week stay at BEES. Emily, Burm and the rest of the team are passionate, kind and dedicated people. The time spent with the elephants was unforgettable, the surrounding area is beautiful and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Amelie K
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I came here by accident since I was trying to travel to another country to a different sanctuary. I look at it as if it was meant to be, since I had the time of my life. It's a priceless time that I deeply cherish...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CymroJaim
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My 15 year old son and I spent a week at BEES in December 2017. We had so much fun with the amazing people at BEES - Emily, Burm, Leo, Got, Toby, Tan, Glacie, Le Blanc and Ngae Ngae; the many animals - Mae Kam,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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October 30, 2017|
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Response from kathylE6430XU | Reviewed this property |
Ahh, I'll be there the week prior! First off, it is amazing, and you will love it. It does get cold in the mornings and at night, so make sure to have some long sleeves/pants (a hoodie is good, I slept in mine with my hood... More
August 2, 2017|
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I would say a few days to a week, check in on the Facebook site with a message to the owners. It's an odd thing for us to pay/trust this kind of payment, but it's on the up and up and if you sent it, should have no issue... More
August 2, 2017|
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Response from hcfingleton | Reviewed this property |
I only had a duffel bag so took it with me but it depends what luggage you have