Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Mae Rim

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  • It was one of the highlights of my trip to Thailand! I made the full day package and it was completely worth it. Recommend!
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  • We had a wonderful day with the Elephants the whole experience was very well organised . Great lunch teaching us how to cook Thai soup best day of our holiday and one we will never forget.  more »
  • I had an amazing time!! The staff was so nice, they made us have the most wonderful experience with this majestic animals. If I come back to Thailand, for sure I will do this again in the same place.  more »
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  • We had a great experience at the elephant sanctuary! The elephants seemed very happy and well cared for. Our guides spoke great English and had so much interesting elephant knowledge and fun facts to share. I got the impression that our guides working at the sanctuary truly care about their work and the elephants. Our guides Pong and D were the best! We started the day by feeding the elephants bananas. We changed into blue traditional outfits. A professional photographer took pictures during the day that were available to buy. We walked with the elephants to a field to feed them some more, and then took a mud bath and water bath with the elephants. Touching the elephants was encouraged. It was a very cool experience. At the end, we rinsed off, had a chance to enjoy the “human pool”, and made a DELICIOUS Thai noodle soup. I would highly recommend this sanctuary to others.
  • There are a lot of elephant tourism experiences in the Chiang Mai area and the main thing that separates the good from the bad is that "sanctuary" usually implies emphasis on the well-being of the elephants the business uses. There is no riding here (don't go to a riding camp), we are able to walk around with the elephants, help feed them and then bath them in a mud bath. It's a pretty wonderful experience and the guides here seem passionate about what they do and love engaging positively with both the huge, majestic creatures, but also with you as a guest on the tour.
  • We had a wonderful experience here! The elephants have great personalities, as well as the staff. You can tell they care for the elephants. The photographer was great, also. 800 Baht got 2 of us about 150 photos, which is donated to rescuing more elephants and we didn't have to risk the lives of our phones (other people brought phones and were fine with no incidents). Definitely recommend spending an afternoon here! The noodles and beer at the end of the day was awesome too!
  • My partner and I had a wonderful experience here. Based on what we saw, I'd say the sanctuary is run by enthusiastic locals who take good care of the elephants, and have a lot of fun! It was an educational, exciting, and amazing experience and the elephants did not appear to be subject to any cruel or silly treatment. In fact, they were constructing upgrades to their facilities to better care for the animals.
  • Overall great exprerince, had a lot of fun with the elephants (3 adults and 1 baby). The fun lasts about 3 hours and consist of: 1. Greeting with Ted and getting to know the animals. 2. Walk in the jungle (FYI: quite challenging and narrow trail at times). 3. Mud bath and wash with the elephants. 4. Lunch (pad Thai). I really enjoyed the experience, especially since the animals are well cared for.
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