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Mahawangchang Elephant Camp

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Closes in 14 min: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very nice experience with Elephants, the tour direct to Kanchanaburi was worth the money, excellent tour guide Lily.

Next time I prefer to use train to Kanchanaburi and stay over night. Anyway, the tour guide Lily... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Cebu Island, Philippines
This was a very memorable adventure

Riding on the back of an elephant was refreshing and exciting. We'd never done it before and it was... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Ho Chi Minh City
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  • Terrible15%
19 Jun 2018
“This was a very memorable adventure”
17 May 2018
Closes in 14 min
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
198 Moo 6 | Wangkajea Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
+66 62 415 5324
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Riding on the back of an elephant was refreshing and exciting. We'd never done it before and it was an experience we won't forget. Feeding it with bananas was really fun.

1  Thank AlexMathers
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We didn't even tour this elephant camp, we stayed at the hotel beside it. We saw on another review about elephants bathing around 6am so we went to go check it out. They were beating the elephants multiple times (kicking them, kneeing them in the...More

1  Thank pkmt_11
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is so horrible, baby elephants chained up and obviously distressed. The jungle trek was a walk around a car park! They try to sell you bananas to feed the elephants and they ask for tips, the staff were very unfriendly. There is no...More

4  Thank Fi205
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Dont do this! Its Animal Cruelty at its best! Unfortunately it was only a few of our travel group which joined us and did not do this. In the 60 minutes waiting time the Gangnam style was played 8 times, so you can imagine how...More

7  Thank Andreas B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

At first I thought elephant trekking / riding was OK. Like so many others, i just didnt know. But then I learned how they break / train the elephants to give people rides. It's terrible. But please, don't take my word, do separate unbiased research....More

5  Thank Kazat3
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had some reservations about this trip because of animal use and possible abuse. I think this is the elephant we visited but there is more Than one.The elephants are very domesticated and from what I saw were well looked after and seemed to enjoy...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 28 January 2017

情報がこのトリップアドバイザーとFacebookサイトしかなく アクティビティのメニューを聞くのにFBメッセンジャーで問い合わせました。 もらったメニュー一覧は以下原文ママ。メッセージのレスポンスは早くて丁寧です。 1. Elephants riding: 20 minutes 400 baht per person // 45 minutes 800 baht per person 2. Bathing with elephants: 800 baht per 25 minutes per person 3. Elephants care : 2,500 baht per 3 hours per person - feed the food...More

3  Thank picotrip
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The ride took us thru a construction site which is nearby. Afterwards we went elephant bathing which was ok, only to be disrupted by the smell of alcohol and cigarettes coming from the instructors' mouth when they endlessly reminded us about the tips. When going...More

5  Thank I055889900
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you booked a small elephant ride section in your whole day tour, then you would probably be taken here. Avoid this camp if you love animals. Opt for the elephant haven where you can spend the whole day with the elephants in the wild...More

12  Thank calorblind
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Next time I prefer to use train to Kanchanaburi and stay over night. Anyway, the tour guide Lily was helpful, the driver ok and so it was a nice trip. Good opportunity to buy plants for my Bangkok apartment on the way back. We went...More

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Kiarra S
10 August 2016|
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Response from toriOary1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We went with a company called Bangkok Day Tours. They provided a great service. We choose to take in the bridge over the River qwai and the floating markets enroute also but that was our asking. Have fun!!
1 July 2016|
Response from Prince J | Reviewed this property |
there was no hook in the elephant that we went as of i recollect it. I didnt go for a ride. the elephant took us from the office to river, then just played in water with us. it was fun. i can see the caretakers were nice to... More