Baanchang Elephant's Day Care, Chiang Mai

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  • This was truly a highlight of my trip to Chiang Mai. We booked the night before and were picked up from our hotel outside of old town. We chose this experience as the Elephants are rescued from harmfu...  more »
  • There was great expectation in the group for this activity and the truth overcame it completely. They sent to pick us up at the hotel and our guide Chi, a Thai friendly and with very good level of English, accompanied us during all this exciting experience in contact with elephants. The facilities are basic but clean, and well colored and after receiving a uniform to be more comfortable and an immersion theoretical about elephants, proceeded to give them to eat and to know a couple of offspring that were born in the orphanage. Also the mahuds (so called those who care for animals) taught us basic orders them to mount them, because after a short dive and lunch (which is actually a pad thai not very appetizing but that itself abundant) could turn as of 20 minutes on the back of these adorable animals. We had read about the controversy that it has generated in lathe that on these sites are allowed to ride the elephants if they supposedly are in orphanages to receive care and protection, and they explained to us that in this place make it but not with baskets as they do in other places of recreation and which is what damaged the spine of animals. True or not, the truth is that mount them makes the experience even more exciting and unique. At the end we were able to get into the water with the elephants and massaging them with brushes. I've seen that in the reviews some complain that they charge for photos, but the truth is that the photos taken by the Guide hang them free, but professional photos, which are really worth for its quality Yes have a cost but not obligation buy them. It is one of those experiences that we will remain engraved forever, is worth living it.
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  • We had an amazing time on a half day tour, ended up being the only two people on the tour perhaps because of the time of year. Were able to feed, walk and wash the elephants and it was fantastic. Our ...  more »

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