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Taweechai Elephant Camp, Kanchanaburi
(3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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. See Taweechai Elephant Camp and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi holiday planner.
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  • Show how to dance, draw and ride unforgettable. scary but interesting, will have something to remember ...
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  • Chained elephants... The image that stayed with me in memory is especially a baby elephant which turned nervously and continually around its chain, presumably mad his captivity (did hurt to the heart to be a similar scene), upon the arrival of our group we got a little ridiculous show or elephants are obliged (under penalty of being punished) dance , play basketball and darts before making a "massage with the feet" to a few volunteers from the group, the positives: nice and responsive, very soothing on an elephant ride.
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  • We got there too late to ride the elephants but we got up so close to them we petted and got a lot of pictures... I'm here in Bangkok for another 3 weeks and will be back to ride an elephant.... the s...  more »
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  • Everyone wants to ride elephants in Thailand. Including me. That was until I spent the day at an elephant "sanctuary" in River Kwai and learned the disturbing truth about this popular activity. Just imagine how incredible it would be to sit atop a massive 9 foot tall, 4 ton beast while lumbering your way through deep rivers and pristine jungle. This is an experience many dream about when planning a visit to Thailand. However there’s a dark side to elephant tourism that many people just don’t seem to be aware of... From what I saw, baby elephants were forced to do a show, which was painful to watch and it must be more painful for the performing elephants. They were made to perform very unnatural tricks and balancing acts. I saw how hard the mahouts were gripping and pinching the elephants sensitive ears to guide them. Also, when the elephants were ridden, the mahouts carried a pole with a claw were they press the elephants neck down so they moved quickly, leaving them bruised. After the tour was over we had the chance to play with a baby elephant. While everyone was playing with it I saw one of the mahouts hit an elephant with the claw stick leaving a really disturbing wound over the eye and leaving it to bleed out. As soon as my friend and I saw it, we yelled at him from a distance but he just ignored us and kept walking. We quickly spoke to our tour guide and a worker but they said it was normal. We were really dissapointed and furious with this experience and how they mistreated this beautiful creatures. Whether you ride elephants in Thailand or not is your choice. I try my best not to judge others because I’m acutely aware that we all have different moral codes & standards. Most people who participate in elephant tourism in Thailand are completely unaware of how they are treated. I know many friends who have ridden elephants. It’s easy to understand why people do it. I almost rode them myself. I just wanted to share what I’ve learned after my own elephant experience in Thailand, to help you make a more informed decision moving forward.
  • 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👌
  • very good place for elephant trekking,mahut glow up with their elephant and they take care them like family member
  • Good for traveller but not for elephant
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