Mae Wang Elephant Camp, Mae Wang

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  • First we went to eat at a place incredible in the midst of the mountain where we met the authentic inhabitants and ate fantastically. Then see the elephants, being with them, feed them, play... with an exclusive and personalized service for us. One pass. Absolutely recommended.
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  • My experience was a good one, i'm not going to lie, elephants are my favourite animal and so to spend two weeks with them and getting so close was incredible, however, after reading some reviews from ...  more »
  • Very nice elephant camp out in the national park not the usual touristy elephant show place, this camp is run by the Karen hill tribe people who own the elephants, I am in this area often as I live ne...  more »
  • Be prepared to get a bit dirty and wet, and do a bit of hiking on rocky, mostly level ground. It was an amazing experience and we had a great guide. The van ride is about 1 hour each way. So worth it, just amazing
  • I do not particularly like seeing the elephants in captivity, especially riding them. Although it seems they are treated well I will not return here anytime soon. For me, it was a rather sad experience. For kids it might be fun.
  • Great people, fun time spending with an elephant for few hours & if you like elephants check this place out! If you think you’re going to ride on one...wrong place for you!!!!
  • My wife and I had a wonderful time! When we first got on the elephants we were shocked by how tall they are and how high we were but we got used to it. We had two mamas, and two babies were tagging along. We walked down a road through a village to the river, with the two mahouts managing things. The elephants were keen to eat the vegetation on both sides of the road - they have to eat about 300 pounds of leafy matter a day. The best part was when we got to the river. The four elephants, and the two of us, got to play around in the river together. We could rub sand on their skin, which they seemed to enjoy, splash them, and pet them. Eventually the mahouts asked if we wanted to stay longer. We were ready to quit so we got back on the elephants and ambled back up to their stable. During our little trip there were no chains, ropes, benches, chairs, steel hooks or steel frames involved. Just us and the elephants. The mahouts had wooden sticks about 2 feet long with a wooden hook at one end. Mostly they controlled the elephants with their voices. Both of us had lots of experience with horses. I can imagine that if we'd had no experience with large animals we would not have played so closely with them in the river, but we would have been fine riding them. We wished we had learned the elephant commands before arriving. All in all, this was an extraordinary experience which we feel very fortunate to have experienced. Thanks to the elephants and their friends, the mahouts.
  • Loved it. Small camp where elephants are not harrassed all day by hundred of tourists. No show just fun rides to the river swimming with them.
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