Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, Hua Hin

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Spend some time with Earth's largest land animal at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation. You'll have the opportunity to take an elephant for a trek through the forest and help wash it, or try riding one. The foundation is a nonprofit organization, started to rescue elephants abandoned by their owners due to ill health, old age, or simply because they were unable to work any longer. Unlike many elephant tourism experiences, this organization works hard to educate people about cruelty to elephants. If you just can't get enough of these mammoth creatures, consider lending a hand--volunteering opportunities are available from one week minimum. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hutsadin Elephant Foundation and many more Hua Hin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hua Hin online sightseeing planner .
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  • We were out walking tour with elephant and washed it and our 2 children got a little trip on the back of the elephant. Here they really fit on the elephants and told that they don't put people on the back of an adult elephant elephants clean actually can't keep to carry more than 150 kg. And the Chair that you are sitting in on general elephant tours weighs in itself about 40 kg. Then there is the elephant he fashions and often 2 adults so we are far above the 150 kg to together. That is why we chose this "hospital for abused elephants" where we quickly found out that here are the elephants a dignified life. All money goes directly to the elephants a really nice day and absolutely stunning experience for both us and our children at 8-10 and 16 years. Thousand thanks for it.
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  • Hutsadin Elephant Foundation is worth a visit to see that you care about the elephant, unlike many other sites that use animals in a oföredömligt way. Free entry but add a penny to support activities which very largely run by volunteers. Guided tour of English speaking very sympathetic women and men.
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  • Am spontaneously stopped and fed a few elephants. You can one for 100 bth / or buy better several baskets of bananas. Were all very relaxed. The Mahmoud has looked to and kindly made a photo. Also horse riding and small tours with the elephants are possible. I was under the impression that it was quite well the elephant. As I have read, it is usually former working elephants, which have very little work.
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  • The price is quite expensive (800 baht for adult and 400 baht for kid, and lots of tipping) but if you agree what they are doing to protect the elephants, you will know it's worth. There are total 6 elephants. They were either badly injured or too old to survive in the wild. They have a giant "backyard" to walk freely and sleep . The elephant who walks with us is Pheung Wan, a gentle sweet lady. My girl loves her very much, especially showering and feeding her. Thx to this sanctuary to show my little one how elephants should be loved and well treated.
  • This is absolutely great place to visit elephant in Huahin, Thailand. They take good care of elephant and the staff and volunteer working there are amazing. This place not just only take care of elephants but they also take care of poor people. They give away food, cloth , etc to the poor every month. I love this place.
  • We have been there yesterday . It was a very warm day for the elephants . We came to the foundation by car . Easy to find. We were nicely received by the workers . They brought us to the info desk but wat i saw at first was heartbreaking . An elephant was tied up with a chain in a small cage on concrete floor ! He/she could barely move. We went inside we were told that a walk with and shower of the elephants would cost 800 baht per persoon. We found this too expensive and left. Keeping elephants chained up on concrete floors does not really was what I expected from a sanctuary ...
  • Amazing experience. Hearing the stories of how the elephants came to the sanctuary and how they were mistreated before hand was just heartbreaking. How they are treated now means they get to live out their lives happier. The people running the place are great! And we were even happier to find out that they are abolishing the riding of elephants there for good from October! No elephant wants a heavy human on their back, hurting them, crushing them and tearing their skin under the weight of the seat. Why would you want to do that? So, I would recommend this place and wish there were more places like it. As for the experience... Wow. How often do you get to walk, feed and shower an elephant?! Amazing. They're so gentle. They give you hugs and kisses and you can see the sheer love in their eyes. 800THB is definitely not too expensive for what it is, plus it's going towards helping them out! Love the elephants, don't bloody ride them.
  • Highly recommended, went as a group of three adults and a three year old child. Went for a walk with an elephant, no exploitation of the animals- they do rides if you want but only bareback. After the walk we got to wash the elephant and then saw a younger elephant who was brought out to give us hugs.

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