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Address: 22/16 Moo 4 | Ko chang Subdistrict, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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If you want elefant trekking, go here.

There are several places on the Island. But only this one is far away from the markets and hotels. It's more in themiddle of theisland and so on in the Jungle. Makes a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go swimming and riding elephants in the Elephant Island (Koh Chang) and selected this place. You will have to follow 20 other elephants on a fixed route, and the swimming part was not at all what we expected. Two elephants and some very muddy water. We have had better Elephant rides at the Elephant Hills Camps at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a good experience, though my children were timid at first with the elephants in the water. We paid 1500 per adult, half for kids through our resort, probably could have found cheaper elsewhere. I read a lot of reviews about mistreatment of the elephants, but didn't experience that ourselves. 2 negatives: we paid for 2 hours of jungle trekking,... More 

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Middelburg, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to go here, because I thought it was a farm that looked after the elephants... but left feeling awful. I paid to have a ride to see how they were handling the elephants and was amazed about some of the other riders.. It was cruel.. The full hour I was more thinking about the feeling of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The animals were mistreated when they were young, in order you can ride them. They're still suffering from the traumatizing experience they had when young. Just think about it.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Definitely take the 2 hour tour. Includes 1 hour riding, feeding some bananas and bathing with the elephants. Some drinks and fruits are free of charge. Personnel is very nice.

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Thank para1986
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Local staff is very unfriendly, animals are not treated well and the trip is too expensive. Don't go there. It is not worth the money and this kind of animal treatment should not be supported.

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4 Thank Marc K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Elephant sanctuary that takes care of threatened elephants from mainland thailand, definitely the best and most ethical camp on the island. Some of the coments here suggesting that elephants should allowed to live here chain free are naive beyond belief.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was advertised to be better in a forest, but it was full of mosquitos, better to do it at Kai beach with sea water, I wanted to pay & my friend didn't want to do it, they wouldn't let my friend watch they said both have to pay or you can't come! But looked around the pond is dirty... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

For the ones who have insight and understanding of animal cruelty, that animals infact can fel dispair and pain this is not the place for you. I went there with my girlfriend beliving that this place was good to the elephents but when we arrived we was shocked. No elephants where walking freely. Al where chained and at least one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

There are several places on the Island. But only this one is far away from the markets and hotels. It's more in themiddle of theisland and so on in the Jungle. Makes a nice experience over all. Just some of the mahouts try to make soextra money by refusing to give back the photo camera without "tip".

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