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. See Taweechai Elephant Camp and all Kanchanaburi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanchanaburi holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visited this place once vacationed in Thailand, took 2-day excursion on the quay. For the first time in my life swept on an elephant, it was excellent! Made the photo on the memory, very colorful! You can buy a photo in a frame (from slonoveva litter). Employees themselves photographed, then sell). You can feed elephants. Showed a little show, liked the elephants did massage, invited the audience to the stage, I hesitate. The children really enjoy it. Who have never ridden an elephant, I recommend definitely, like, no big deal. I advise you to wear comfortable shoes, and was in summer sneakers, Batts do not recommend, will spadyvat, tours there are guided tours, going to have to very much.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Visited this place on the way to Yerevan and at the River Kwai. I will say that it is simply worth a visit. Washing of elephants is the best that it was for the trip. All necessary. Highly intelligent animals with smart eyes
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  • August 3, 2017
    We did a good 30mn elephant ride near the Kwai river. The trail is interesting across a park and habitation, few part in the Kwai river. Elephants seem to be well taken care as we could observe. Done ...  more »
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  • January 26, 2017
    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.
  • March 24, 2017
    Great place and nice people. Our family had a really memorable visit and there are both drinks and restrooms at the location.
  • June 24, 2017
    They were awesome!! Let us swim and bath with the elephants
  • May 5, 2016
    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👌
  • March 31, 2017
    Terrible. If you think this is how elephants should be treated, why don't you chain yourself up. This baby could barely move, continually jerking its leg back and forth. Support elephants, don't ride them.

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