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Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre)

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Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
+66 53 272 023
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Ethical Elephant visit

I had read some reviews on the many different options for elephant riding. This seemed a fair and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belfast1965
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Meaningful Day with Elephants!

Ran Tong is a Elephant camp focus on rescue and take care of elephants, no show but help prepare... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mengtao
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Excellent82%
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“sugar cane” (61 reviews)
“half day tour” (51 reviews)
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Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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+66 53 272 023

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read some reviews on the many different options for elephant riding. This seemed a fair and affordable option. Only half day booked for 4 of us, this turned out perfectly acceptable and more than sufficient time at the small park. Only 6 if...More

1  Thank Belfast1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ran Tong is a Elephant camp focus on rescue and take care of elephants, no show but help prepare food, feed them and bring them for mud Bath and show in the river. They also have elephant ride program but no chair, half hour more...More

1  Thank mengtao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to do this journey and it was more than I expected! Our guide, F was amazing! Great service. She picked us up at our hotel, explained us everything perfectly and gave us the best experience! They provide clothes so yours don't get...More

1  Thank RaqLaniado
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Thailand has a problem with domestic elephants that are no longer allowed to be used in the forest, so are now exploited as circus attractions, painting with their trunks, giving rides etc. But they can't be released into the wild, because there isn't yet a...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It's very clear Elizabeth and the trainers have a deep and special bond with the elephants. I've been to zoos that have forced elephants to do tricks for guests and it's very obvious they're stressed. All the elephants get along very well. Some of the...More

1  Thank Boarder M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went to this place after it was recommended by our driver. We were originally going to go to another place but decided to give this RanTong a go as it also didn't have elephant rides. I think if all tourists support...More

2  Thank Stashlee
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I came here as a friend that visited the sanctuary in the past recommended this place for good. The choice to see elephants is too wide but I decided to follow his advise, and I don't regret it! Main points: -Amazing experience, specially thanks to...More

3  Thank hector f
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were looking for a place where they didn't abuse animals and could see them living freely in their natural habitat. We were really looking forward to it as they market themselves as if they did not use heavy chains or use elephants for tricks...More

2  Thank verivericat
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This centre is all about the well being of the elephant. Prepare their food, feed them, caress them, bath them, and give them a massage. Prerequisit for our daughters: NO riding! And you cannot. But they will treat you with an unforgettable experience! Our volunteer...More

1  Thank Pieter K
Rantong_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre), responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review and so happy your experience was unforgettable

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have chosen this tour as it felt that organisation truly cares for well being of the elephants. Absolutely do not regret my choice. Jan provided us suitable clothing to wear and a decent explanation on the animals about what to do and what not....More

Thank 978elisabethc
Rantong_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre), responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so happy that your experience with us was great.

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6 February 2017|
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Response from frogfish99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Lova is there, she was our guide. Unfortunately she is going back to Sweden next week. We don't have her e-mail address. Try to contact Ran Tong, maybe through booking office... Sorry i could not help you.
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Tony H
3 February 2017|
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Response from Nick191290 | Reviewed this property |
We attended the hostel in town that has the info desk for this place. We paid for everything via card machine, there the day before we went.
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LaoBeijing
28 January 2017|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They would be on the elephant by themselves. You'd have to pay for 2 person/1 elephant and then 1 person/1 elephant
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