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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  • After the various opinions, we could make us yesterday even spot a picture. First, anyone who thinks in such a foundation to go, everything should cost nothing, you can walk around freely around (which is already not even feasible for security reasons) and you could just feel all elephants, who was at home in any Zoo. Or did you go down there without entry and you can touch all the animals? Also you should ask yourself, what it paid to feed-water the country - there are in addition about 20 volunteers who help free staff, etc at the time. So, now for more information: Arrival 09:00 (am) - we would very friendly welcome (English). The possibilities were shown to us. We decided our showers for an elephant walk (about 20 min.) with subsequent of the animal and a lecture (ca. 1 h) cost per person 1000 baht there for everyone: a gift (let's surprise you) 1 bottle of water and a basket of bananas (all in the price epitome) en (by due to ripping off) then it went off. With us was the elephant boy (76 years), his Mahout boon mee and Steve, one of the volunteers who had much to tell us. There was plenty of time for photos, the bananas were however quickly fed with me to the buy more there was no. (those who can bring fruits and vegetables) Should be the Mahout offered homemade souvenirs, everyone has the possibility to refuse also nobody is forced to buy something in the small souvenir shop. Then came showering down my elephant. I think we both had our joy. Thank you Steve for the subsequent very interesting lecture about elephants and the Foundation. The site will be expanded still, can mean with the recent, very friendly elephant song crane experience (10 years) which embraced us with his trunk and one more outlet for the animals, a large pool of water, etc and who would like to get an elephant even closer and face pressed wet kiss in it. I would like to recommend you this objective, spend your money on something useful. In the wild, elephants are ca 40-50 years. Boon Mee is 76 years, and last year, a 90-year-old elephant died in here. The space for these sensitive animals is always less by humans and I felt this affection and care is given to each elephant. One last: an elephant and this Foundation is by air and love alone do not receive. Who does not understand that remains dear to the beach. I wish all others a just as nice, how we had them.
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  • I took my family to the Hutsadin Elephant foundation after being told they actually treated the elephants well and with respect. I was not disappointed since the staff (which mostly consists of volunt...  more »
  • Okay day trip that takes about an hour. You may choose to take a walk with elephants, or to ride on one. We took a walk and it cost 800bath per adult and 400 for children.
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  • A really unique and wonderful experience for the entire family. Walking the elephants in the bush, feeding and bathing them and learning about them in general was a great way to spend our morning. Knowledgeable, dedictated and courteous staff, mainly volunteers. You leave there feeling like you've contributed to something meaningful and making a difference for these poor rescued animals.
  • The Hutsadin Elephant Foundation looks after rescued elephants. Some are older, but one is only nine years old. The young one gives hugs and kisses, and is great for taking pictures with. They also have an educational program that is done by volunteers.
  • This is a charity type place that looks after used and (sometimes) abused elephants. You can take the elephants for a walk but cannot ride on them. Definitely worth a visit. If going independently don't let your driver take you to the other elephant park.
  • After reading reviews of different elephant places to visit , we decided on this one. It was worth a visit and the staff are very friendly , we took a bare back ride which was great . You don't get any extra time with the elephants - anything you do will cost !! But we were happy to pay as it isn't like or certainly didn't feel like a circus ( like others we have read about)
  • Very rude personal. Got there in bicycle, was very tired, because it up the hill. A thai woman came and started to shout that I cannot stay there (outside!!) and she knows "that kind of people". Would recommend go to see elephants in Laos.
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