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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. To visit Hutsadin Elephant Foundation on your trip to Hua Hin, use our Hua Hin trip generator.
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  • Having read mixed reviews we weren't sure what to expect. We arrived at a brightly coloured, looking building & I thought we'd gone to the wrong place! We were greeted by a lady who lead us out to an ...  more »
  • We went here today with mixed feelings after having heard a lot of stories about how elephants are being treated very bad in thailand for the purpose of tourism. We were very happy to see the good wor...  more »
  • Spotted this on trip advisor ad decided to go when in Hua HIn on holiday. Different from most elephant centres as this looks after maltreated animals in a very humane manner. Does not encourage riding...  more »
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  • Just the best time ever walking with the elephant and then hosing her down to cool her off. Photo opportunity and best trunk cuddles for all the family too. An emotional experience. These guys are doing a great job at this sanctuary. Please support them rather than the elephant shows and rides on offer throughout Thailand.
  • Absolutely amazing experience! Very good local guides who can tell you about the elephants. My favorite part about it was how they really care about the elephants, and even felt a personal dilemma about having opened the place.
  • Most amazing place ( we took a wrong turn to begin with and ended up in the Hua Hin Elephant Village, awful conditions for the elephants, we soon got out of there and made our way to Hutsadin). We chose not to trek or do the bareback ride as this felt right for us. Instead we had the educational talk and we had the baby (an 8 year old) to be in awe of. We took her for a walk, fed and showered her. Cosy (spelling) and Chris were in no hurry and we felt truly welcomed. We met all the animals and finally made our way after being treated to lunch as well. They are doing a fantastic job in trying to educate the locals in the correct use and the importance of the elephants welfare.
  • Such a fantastic place! You don't need to love elephants to go there but you might love elephants by the time you leave. Be sure the taxi takes you to the right place; there is an elephant village nearby which doesn't treat its animals with the same kindness.
  • Unlike other reviews I have seen for Hutsadin, they do still allow elephant rides and there are basketball hoops and painting stations outside. I don't support animals being kept for profit and forced to do circus acts.