Taweechai Elephant Camp, Kanchanaburi

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#5 of 15 in Parks in Kanchanaburi
Get a bit of outdoor adventure in the company of elephants at Taweechai Elephant Camp. The camp offers a variety of activities, including an adrenaline-inducing ride down the nearby river on a bamboo raft. You can watch the elephants do various impressive tricks and later interact with them, and even bathe and care for them. Ride the elephants down to the river, where the gentle giants like to squirt water at visitors and splash about. Keep in mind that the mahouts will be expecting tips throughout your ride. By using our Kanchanaburi sightseeing planner, you can arrange your visit to Taweechai Elephant Camp and other attractions in Kanchanaburi.
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  • So before we visited Taweechai Elephant camp I did some research and I was also very aware of the opinions and press about 'elephant tourism' in Thailand. At the end of this I made the decision that w...  more »
  • Get to scoot d quite far, we have been very disappointed by friendly decor d immediately. C is just s they we have them interested since not in Group 1/2 HR rafting bamboo was niet definitively under euro that we were 2 even has a prohibitive price. The Ballad elephant1/2 900bht for 2 has been affligeante.on a round and round about the camp without any interest was also to walk along the River in the camp. This camp is disaster. avoid
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  • In the region there amounts but that above some characteristics and in particular the elephants to be able to draw in a pretty amazing way. A nice ride on their backs will delight you
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  • Ride real elephants along the jungle and feed them! Here! You can take elephants having a bath. Is it that cool! Come and join. The elephants are waiting for you;)
  • Worth a visit. Elephant rides good.
  • Amazing Experience for an Afternoon This was absolutely the best memory I had while visiting Thailand. While this is one of the most basic elephant experiences you can get while in Thailand, it was still well worth the time. When we arrived, it was not 10 minutes before we were already on top of an elephant, riding the elephant as it meandered through the camp on nearby trails. Halfway through the riding, we were able to move from the seat that was strapped to the elephant, to riding the elephant directly on it's head/neck. Our elephant happened to love being pet in the front of it's ears :) While our tour guide did not speak much english, he was funny and clearly loved his job. He even took our phone and jumped down from the elephant to film us and take photos while we were sitting and riding directly on the elephant. He also posed for funny photos with us. After the riding, we spent some time playing with one of the elephants (she kept wrapping her nose around people, trying to get their plastic water bottles), and then a baby elephant show started shortly after, that include one of the babies raising a flag, chasing a soccer ball and hitting it around, and giving "massages" to people in the audience. The only area of improvement that I would like to suggest is to include education on the actual elephant camp and elephants themselves. While the experience was great, having more in depth knowledge on where we were and how the camp operates would have put the experience over the top.
  • I visited Taweechai Elephant Camp with my friends on April, 2016. I loved Taweechai Elephant Camp. The Elephants are beautiful and well taken care of. The elephants are also treated with love and respect. The Thai and Burmese staff are very warm and nice people. The elephant riders and bamboo raft riders were very nice as well. I enjoyed riding the elephants and even playing with a baby elephant. I want to go back👌
  • Great place and nice people. Our family had a really memorable visit and there are both drinks and restrooms at the location.
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