Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp, Ko Chang

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Ride elephants from a quality facility at Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp. This camp houses a small family of elephants, including full-grown adults and babies. Choose between one- and two-hour treks through the river and jungle, and consider adding bathing with the creatures to your plans for extra excitement. Fresh fruit and water is provided as well as transportation to and from the camp. If you go with children, remember to ask about discounts. Take a look at our Ko Chang vacation planner to schedule your visit to Ban Chang Thai - Elephant Camp and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We were thinking of going but when I looked at the elephants looked distressed. Just do your research on how these animals are trained to allow humans to ride them. I recommend the elephant sanctuary ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We had an agency on Koh Chang a standup paddle tour booked. To do this, you could book a "swimming with elephants" for not little money. As we paddled in the mangroves, we stopped in a curve of the watercourse. Then an elephant came with his "rider". Our group looked forward to the elephants, but the joy was quickly over. The holder trained the elephants with a wood stick where a metal hook at the end. As now, one should take a photo with the elephants by us, the elephant with blows to the head and this hook was forced to dive into the water. This was a worse sight for all of us. We asked that this animal torture is interrupted. Every tourist should first consider whether he is a such elephant camp or an elephant trip you book, we thought that there is the proper handling of the animals through a German Agency, but far from! Sad!
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  • August 10, 2017
    Really beautiful a 2 hour with Khmer guides really nice and fun ride. A true swimming with the elephants in a natural pool d a limpid River for 30 minutes we did other treks of the island and really only this one is at the top. We'll do it again...
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