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Tong Bai Elephant Tour

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Once in a lifetime experience!

We chose this tour after hours of research because it seemed to be for smaller groups and you got... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Lyndsey G
via mobile
Bucket list highlight !!!!!

We had extraordinary experience - intimate and surreal, I researched extensively to ensure that... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
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The Tong Bai Elephant Tour is organized in cooperation with the Tong Bai Elephant Foundation. It is the most elephant-friendly tour in Thailand.
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Tong-Bai Foundation | Mae Win, Mae Wang 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend visited the tong bai elephant foundation in July. We were the only 2 people that day so pretty much had a private tour. Our guide was called Paula (I think) she was very nice and friendly. There were 3 elephants that...More

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FransBet, Manager at Tong Bai Elephant Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Megan, we too enjoyed the day with you and your friend in our camp. As you have noticed we do use the hook, but we use it wisely and only when necessary. It is our working tool to guide the elephants. And every now...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We chose this tour after hours of research because it seemed to be for smaller groups and you got more of a personal experience. We absolutely loved it - the tour guide was very knowledgable and it was a relaxing day getting to know the...More

Thank Lyndsey G
FransBet, General Manager at Tong Bai Elephant Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Lyndsey, Thanks very much for your wonderful review. It really inspires us. Happy New Year! Best regards Frans

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had extraordinary experience - intimate and surreal, I researched extensively to ensure that our tour was firstly ethical and also respectful of the elephants. I was not disappointed. We were fortunately a small group of three and so our interaction was amazing, the photos...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our visit to Tong Bai was definately the highlight of our trip to Thailand. What a great place with fantastic staff and of course the elephants! I had done some research online prior to visiting as we really wanted to interact with the elephants of...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe how amazing today has been. We left Chiang mai this morning and headed up into the hills to Tong Bai Elephant foundation. I do not agree with elephants in the tourist industry and find people riding them very upsetting. Tong Bai is...More

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BetgemFrans, Director of Sales at Tong Bai Elephant Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thanks very much for this review. I will share it with our staff, the guides and with the elephants! So happy to read that this was the best experience in Thailand. Thanks for visiting and for contributing to the good cause. Thanks again on behalf...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

the agency picked us up from the hotel on time, drove us an hour into the mountains to a small elephant camp, taught us about elephants and let us interact with them, walk them to the river, and bathe them. it was an amazing experience...More

Thank js4rocks
BetgemFrans, Director of Sales at Tong Bai Elephant Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thanks very much for your kind review. We will share your feedback with our guides, drivers and staff of the Tong Bai Elephant Camp. Best regards Frans Betgem

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend on our 2 week holiday to Thailand wanted to see some elephants. A company booked it all for us. We got picked up from our hotel and went to the camp. All the volunteers or staff were very friendly next time...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

My three adult children and I took a day out of our two week vacation in Thailand to do this tour. We wanted to have an authentic experience with elephants that respected their majestic history and did not treat them like a cheap sideshow event,...More

2  Thank Meg P
Reviewed 18 January 2015

It was just a perfect day...! We had the chance to be just ourselves this day, a sort of private day..!! Excellent contact with the elephant, Hans the guide was very nice and interesting guy. I really recommend this tour.

1  Thank Aurélien A
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We had an amazing time here getting to know elephants in their natural environment. I really liked the fact that there were no silly elephant shows or tricks, it was simply a day to get to know elephants better. Our guide Tilli was very friendly...More

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