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Maetaman Elephant Camp, Mae Rim
(2.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Get to know the gentle, intelligent creatures at Maetaman Elephant Camp. This camp lets visitors interact with the elephants while also enjoying a variety of activities. Watch the elephants paint pictures, and once the paint is dry, you can purchase some of the artwork as a souvenir. Learn how paper is made from the fibers in elephant dung, and chat with the caretakers about the animals. Also enjoy ox cart rides and bamboo rafting on site. Put Maetaman Elephant Camp at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mae Rim trip itinerary maker.
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  • This day is unforgettable that's for sure, we laughed, had the thrills, our mahout even sang us French songs. But I do have a doubt about the abuse, I saw nothing of actually suspect apart from shots of peak behind the ears, but to arrive at this result of obedience and performance (painting, football)! I have regrets because as long as there are people like us to participate...! (where the interest to learn before and not after as I did)
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  • On the tour we had purchased in northern Thailand was scheduled a visit to the Maetaman Elephant Camp. In the area there are several, the guide told us that the elephants are treated quite well because it is the source of local survival living in shanties nearby; We never saw any form of maltreatment (some will say that run the commands of addrestratore is already an abuse, I do not agree with, how many people do raise your leg to your dog and I don't see them bully them, my opinion). We started with a couple of kilometers on the elephant, then we saw bathroom Riverside, made pictures with smaller elephants and finally a show type circus; all very pleasant. We had already seen elephants in a safari in Kenya but touch them is another feeling: highly recommended.
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  • In itself this entertaining elephant camp, the children found the elephant show beautiful and the ride on the back of the elephant great. Still we had itself a very mixed feelings at this tour, because you see that the elephants with a stick with sharp point be struck hard on their heads to get them to do all those tricks. Elephants live in any case not in nature in Thailand, they are poached in Burma for this kind of camps. The whole setup is also very commercial, for everything (pictures with the elephants, let children lifting on the trunk etc.) should be added. We gave the Guide on our smooth a generous tip that was gratefully accepted elsewhere in Thailand, but here we were toegesnauwd that it was not enough. If you love animals, you can bypass this camp better.
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