Mahawangchang Elephant Camp, Kanchanaburi

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Ride, feed, and swim with elephants at Mahawangchang Elephant Camp. This family-friendly activity allows you to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. Take a bareback ride into the River Kwai and cool down while swimming and washing the gentle giants. A visit to Mahawangchang Elephant Camp represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kanchanaburi trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • It was incredible! First, our group watched the speech, then volunteers (me and another man) was summoned to speak on the show. Elephant potoptalsja on us, then I put on my hat, so to speak, "kissed". Then I'm one of the group went for a swim with the elephant. Changed into a Leotard, villages with hop on an elephant and went into the side of the river. Gone deep enough. Unfortunately, one is not provided (in one gear was told that sitting on an elephant and it just obdaet water), and then there's the elephant began to get up on her hind legs and throw me into the water, and I don't know how to swim, unfortunately, naglotalas water. The driver does not understand English, gestures, too, will not understand, then, frankly, was shaking all the way. Need I think immediately warn that bathing without jackets. Plus it was still riding on elephants with mat-perematom from Drover in Russian. Now all I remember with a smile, but then it was really scary from bathing.
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  • We mainly chose this site for its proximity by boat from our hotel. There is no doubt that this is a business, but it's the reality and one of the only livelihood of this ethnic minority. There are perhaps better, certainly, but we enjoyed.
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  • We extensively ask questions to see if we were going to do or not... 1 first elephants are treated warmly and humanly, there is nothing that showed us during our visit 1 h 30 see seen with our own eyes of abuse! When I read pay for bananas... I can't find it shocking! It is also a way to provide for the subsistence of these animals! nothing is free... swimming is nice as everything, just as the ride around the camp, maybe a little better develop the seat that carries us. The show was nice too and no, sequence etc... been found ;) our teens loved it!
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Where to stay in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi town center offers plenty of comfortable hotels, with pricier ones located right on the banks of the River Kwai. Move away from the river to take advantage of a drastic drop in prices for rooms offering much the same level of comfort and facilities provided by the city's riverside alternatives. Explore the rural areas for budget hotels, quirky rental apartments, and guesthouses making use of their scenic surroundings.
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