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Bali Elephant Camp

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Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 239440
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Camp of Horrors

An absolute disgrace how the elephants and other animals (monkeys) were treated. These animals are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alison Y
I will never do anything like this again!

Me and my friend were a bit naive to embark on this trip to the elephant camp. As soon as you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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True Bali Experience is Bali's leading Balinese Owned Adventure Company. An exciting and dynamic family business, True Bali Experience was established in 1995 to provide locally owned and operated soft adventures with the highest international standards of safety, training and conservation. True Bali Experience began as Ayung River Rafting - the island's 1st locally owned rafting company - offers the Ayung River's longest white water adventure, trekking (Rain Forest and village), Cycling in three different location (Carangsari village for Village Cycling, at Kintamani for mountain cycling and at Jatiluwih for Rice Paddy Cycling) In 2001, Bali Horse Riding joined the stable, and with over 20 horses and beautiful beaches to ride them on, became an instant success. We also have convertible 'topless' VW Safaris for you to tour the island on! Check them out on our product pages. In 2004, working with the Government in aid of elephant conservation, Bali Elephant Camp was established to help care for and promote the plight of Sumatran elephants who along with their 'mahouts' (careers) have become ambassadors for their brothers and sisters in Sumatra. Come and ride one today - our friends in conservation say we have some of the healthiest, happiest elephants they've ever seen! In 2013 our new and fascinating within out camp is pod chocolate. Pod Chocolateis a sustainable chocolate maker creating world class chocolate in the heart of Bali. We believe in organic farming and sustainability without compromising taste or luxury and are supporting our farmers to grow organic while working towards fair-trade practices. Pod Chocolate has developed a range of products for retail and commercial use ranging from our signature chocolate bars, pralines & pod bites to chocolate covertures being used in Bali's finest hotels & resorts and a range of tailor made chocolates and amenities. We're excited to be able to offer so many great adventures all in the one location. That's a Bali First! No other company can share so much excitement in one place. And best of all - that place is our own village. Alit Yudha, the company's founder, had a dream to improve the social conditions in the surrounding villages by encouraging tourism. When the company started it had only a handful of people, and now it contributes to employing up to 200 people in and around the beautiful location (not to mention caring for the elephants!). More about where we are... True Bali Experience is just north of the Sangeh Monkey Forest, across the river from Ubud in the village of Carang Sari. It's a scenic drive passing through lots of local life. Our location is perched on the edge of the Ayung River - over 20 hectares of lush fertile grounds including rice paddies, jungles and small plots of cocoa and chilies. The views are amazing - this is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Bali (but don't take our word for it - come and see!). Our reliable and friendly staff will welcome you to our home, and with a long history of experience in adventure, you can be assured of a quality, value for money experience. And because we are a family business, we also know how to look after families. Children are welcome and we can also provide extra care for people with special needs. Thanks for visiting our website. Send us an email if you have any questions. We'd love to help you and can't wait to welcome you to True Bali Experience!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 239440

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Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolute disgrace how the elephants and other animals (monkeys) were treated. These animals are not for our entertainment they are wild animals.

1  Thank Alison Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend were a bit naive to embark on this trip to the elephant camp. As soon as you arrive and see the elephants you can see the sadness in their eyes. They are so strangely obedient, as if the guides do punish...More

2  Thank Michaels1995
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm really shocked about this kind of "entertainment". I'm surprise in 2017 people stil believing in exploitation of animals like to pass a good time. Animals are not ours to entertainment! You can visit a country, a sanctuary and save those animals. Please! STOP IT!

2  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here on a recent visit to Petang; left after five minutes. The animals look so sad and cramped. You should never have to pay to touch an elephant - you should never be able to touch an elephant they are wild animals. I would...More

1  Thank YVOBAZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid 95,000 IDR as entrance and you can see the honey bears and baby elephants. You can touch the baby elephants too they're so playful! You can feed the elephants for a fruit basket for 50,000 IDR. Also there's Pod cafe where you can...More

1  Thank buzzlightyear182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elephant ride is of course the main reason why kids want to go to this park. The elephant ride takes the passenger for a tour along the track built amidst the locals’ owned plantation and jungle. The beauty of the nature as well as the...More

Thank sethlestath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Bali Elephant Camp after booking through Rio Bali Tours before coming on holiday. We were greeted by the friendly staff and received a welcome drink upon arrival. We took a leisurely stroll around while waiting for our elephant ride which was pleasant. There's...More

Thank NarayanaTravelling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited the camp today, 19/8/2017, for an elephant ride. We have paid $120 in total which included transportation, elephant ride, visit at the chocolate factory, lunch and one drink. Our guide was Hannapi and the elephant name was Aris. After...More

Thank ErmaMalekkidou
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The elephants are beautiful and we were lucky enough to see the babies up close, pet and feed them all. We rode on Jessica who was beautiful, gentle and very talented at playing the harmonica. Our Mahout was Mana who was also gentle with Jessica...More

Thank 171dee
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nine of my family, including 4 children, visited the elephant camp as an excursion from Club Med. The drive to the camp is about 1 hour but you get to see much of the Indonesian country side. The elephants all looked well cared for. There...More

Thank Robert T
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4 August 2017|
Response from veggyWales |
no more animal abuse please