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Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
+66 89 742 3349
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Wonderful experience

We had a great time in the elephant foundation. The volunteers are friendly, respect the animals... read more

Reviewed today
Mareike98
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Dersum, Germany
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Not worthing the detour!

Very disappointing experience. 15 km from down town Hua Hin and 1000 Baths round trip taxi fare for... read more

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Michele Z
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Turin, Italy
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As from 1st October 2017 we are proud to announce that trekking will no longer be offered at Hutsadin, instead we offer our visitors a range of activities that promote a close interaction with our elephants. In a safe environment for both elephant and visitor. Here you can take a bareback ride, walk with an elephant, shower and feed them or simply visit us. We also offer educational talks 3 days a week and a 3 hour mahout experience is available twice a week. Check out our website activities page where you will find full descriptions of the activities that we offer along with costs.
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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
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+66 89 742 3349
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great time in the elephant foundation. The volunteers are friendly, respect the animals and can give an answer on every question we had. My friends and I walked with the elephant, washed and feed him and also made pictures with him, when...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very disappointing experience. 15 km from down town Hua Hin and 1000 Baths round trip taxi fare for a Tourist Trap really not worthing the detour. Six poor and old elephants and outrageously high prices for every type of activity. The only interesting thing is...More

Thank Michele Z
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Sorry that you did not enjoy your visit however firstly I have to point out that we are in fact 5 km for the center of town and the cost of a return taxi is 400 baht and that includes waiting time. The fact that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you Joe for showing us the fantastic elephants in your and other volunteers care. I am really glad they were not made to perform. We enjoyed our walk with the youngest elephant, then showered her, she was a star, as were the other five....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first trip to the foundation and i have to say what an amazing place with amazing staff, the elephants were all healthy and looked after and the volunteers are amazing people doing what they do. Robin our guide was so welcoming and...More

Thank Jamie W
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Our volunteers are always willing to spend time with our visitors, and looking after the elephants and visitors is something we are proud to do. Your comments will be passed onto Robin :)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing time here and would recommend this place to anyone visiting Hua Hin. Ian was great, took plenty of time to show us around and we got the opportunity to take all the photos we wanted. Its so clear that the volunteers love...More

Thank Christian O
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, your comments will be passed onto Ian :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, they take the time to explain about the foundation and the activities you can do. We plumped for the 20 minute walk which included feeding the elephants and then giving them a wash down (which...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, however I have to point out that not all of the staff are volunteers and any tips given to the mahouts do not go towards the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

13 of us went and everyone loved it. Walked round with one of the volunteers and got really close to some majestic animals... an honour indeed. OK so it now costs a few hundred baht but it seemed more professional than before and these big...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for supporting the foundation by taking part in our "showaround" activity. 300 baht including fruit really isn't a lot of money to get so close to our gentle giants. I do have to point out however that we are not a sanctuary -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a visit to this elephant sanitary did the walking which included washing and feeding the elephant not bad for 800 Thai Balt. There is no more trekking only bare back riding, all in all not a bad one hour.More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased that you enjoyed your walk with an elephant - such a unique opportunity to get close to one of the most amazing creatures in the world. I will point out that we are not a sanctuary we are a working establishment and our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a privilege and delight to get so close to elephants - and all for a good cause! This is a must-see if you are in Hua Hin. It may be perceived as a little expensive but for the opportunity to walk with, and feed...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your support and whilst you felt your activity was a little expensive, 800 baht is not much to pay for such a unique experience. The photos and memories will last a lifetime :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our third visit and this year the kids got to shower Songkran which they have been waiting to do and they fed one of the bigger elephants too. We didn’t get a chance to chat to the volunteers which we enjoy doing to catch up...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us again and we are so pleased that your children got to shower our youngest elephant. Looking forward to visit number 4 - check ahead next time and we'll make sure you can come when a volunteer would be able to...More

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JammyG
29 January 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
5 year olds pay, if they are under five then they take part for free.
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Trish S
21 January 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
We only charge for the activity that you choose to do, so prices vary. I'm afraid we are no longer to give the free tour. Check out our website, address on this page and go to the activities page for our options :)
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Supawadee K
4 January 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
There is an ATM machine close to the foundation and there is a restaurant next to us in the Mauy Thai stadium - not sure if they serve western food.
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