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Elephant Life Experience

Moo 2, Kued Chang subdistrict | Maetamann Valley, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
+66 89 759 2380
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Amazing Elephant Experience!

The 'ELE' was truly a life changing experience. I don't want to give the experience away. Just... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Jane K
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San Francisco, CA
Very expensive but worth every penny!

We were a group of 10 so obviously this was an expensive affair but we didn't regret this for a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
JosephP1981
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Antwerp, Belgium
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We are proudly to present Elephant Life Experience (E.L.E). This exclusive place is surrounded by fantastic scenery at Maetaman Valley, located 70 kilometers from Chiang Mai next to Maetaman Elephant Camp. Our elephants live naturally among a beautiful setting with the river flowing gracefully and close by. The E.L.E. lodge has been designed to accommodate in a luxurious style during your visit. You will have the special opportunity to build a closeness to an individual elephant and enjoy your 4-hour visit at E.L.E. Your experience in participate with our artistic elephants will be truly memorable.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Moo 2, Kued Chang subdistrict | Maetamann Valley, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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+66 89 759 2380
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The 'ELE' was truly a life changing experience. I don't want to give the experience away. Just know the care takers love these elephants. And we had the best experience with the staff and elephants. I highly recommend Elephant Life Experience!

Thank Jane K
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Ying N, Manager at Elephant Life Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you very much for your visit .

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were a group of 10 so obviously this was an expensive affair but we didn't regret this for a moment. If you want to experience elephants in this part of Thailand then this program is just a must. You are treated like royalty, given...More

1  Thank JosephP1981
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Life-changing experience... but I didn't like some of the things I saw. First was the chains around some of the elephants - it's clear that they use chains at night, or something. Why not take them off when they see guests, at a minimum? I...More

Thank JM9439
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The most amazing day ever bare back riding elephants washing them in the river and a four seasons lunch all in private with showers after a soaking with the elephants in the river! Finished with a raft ride in luxury back to your transfer. Highly...More

Thank Miles C
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a private experience with a small group of about 7 domesticated elephants. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the elephants are simply incredible. However, I was upset about the treatment of the elephants. I had done research before the trip and noted...More

2  Thank dressagealexis18
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We selected ELE based on a friend's recommendation. We arranged the trip through a local event/adventure guide due to not being able to contact ELE directly. At the time, we were told they do not book directly with tourists. I am not sure if this...More

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This camp exceeded all expectations. We should up and were a bit nervous because we're both (i think) very sensitive to animal abuse. We had the camp to ourselves (just two of us) for the whole afternoon. Any animal that they exercise in the morning...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

I have lived In Mae Taeng some 20 years and have visited Mae Ta Man over the years. great setting an river. the elephant ride about 800 baht is a bit dear, but they do take you across the river and into the jungle. there...More

1  Thank bamboobwah
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

From start to finish this experience was amazing. We were met by two elephants which we fed. Then changed into mahout costumes and learned more about the elephants. We were not planning to ride them as many of the elephants are treated cruelly in these...More

4  Thank Gavanf
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect from the Elephant tour but knew we were in for a great day as soon as we got there and were greeted by a wonderful attentive staff and 2 beautiful 4 and 6 year old elephants. The day was...More

2  Thank Mario Q
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