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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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Great experience a must see

We got a short tuk tuk ride to the Elephant foundation. It's in a lovely tranquil location. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katherine B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Amazing experience

Visited on the 7th November and did the Mahout experience. Jo was our guide. She told us about the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AnnGjm
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Woking, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got a short tuk tuk ride to the Elephant foundation. It's in a lovely tranquil location. The Elephants are very well treated and looked after. The foundation relies on visitors entrance fees to help keep the place going. We chose to walk through the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on the 7th November and did the Mahout experience. Jo was our guide. She told us about the elephants they had rescued, we were able to walk with the elephants, to feed them, to wash them. All run by volunteers. Such an experience, will...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the mahout experience. I was in fact your guide that day and it was a pleasure to met you. Booking for the 3 hour mahout experience must be made in advance via our e...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this elephant sanctuary on a Friday morning, and enjoyed a wonderful and unique experience. The elephants are rescued and well cared for by the foundation and their mahouts. We did the walk and talk experience, where we walked with our elephant, fed her...More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your walk with one of our elephants, such a unique opportunity to get close to one of our gorgeous elephants Thank you for supporting Hutsadin :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I partook in the Mahout experience yesterday and it was incredible, Jo and the rest of the volunteers were wonderful and very knowledgeable. Having seen that the elephants were on chains as we arrived I was dubious and immediately posed the question...More

Thank Jessica Imogen C
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the option of our 3 hour mahout experience. A great way to spend a full morning in the company of volunteers, mahouts, elephants, dogs and the odd reptile :) I truly enjoyed your company and sincerely hope that you do come back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fees were a little steep but the elephants being cared for were all very happy and we had a ton of fun walking with them and washing them. The workers truly care about the elephants they work with which come to the foundation...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your visit to Hutsadin. I have to point out that we don't have an entrance fee - you only pay for the activity that you choose to do, You can in fact come in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was fun good experience probably won’t ever have chance again in lifetime. Meet baby elephant for couple photos and pet. Then Ride for 20 minutes on bigger elephant. Then come back. Make sure you have Baht 1000 per person one person per elephant. I was...More

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your bareback ride but we are so sorry that you felt obliged to give tips all the time. Tips are 100% voluntary and none of the money given to mahouts or elephants go towards the care of the elephants....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the foundation on our recent trip to Hua Hin. Don't bother asking any of the tourist offices about it - they just try to get you to go to other more commercial places. Just hop in a taxi - about 200 baht from the...More

Thank Scotsgirl001
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed your time walking with the elephants. No need to thank us volunteers for giving their time to the elephants, we all love it otherwise we wouldn't be here. Thank you for pointing out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this morning. Had an amazing experience walking with the elephants and feeding them. The volunteers shared their knowledge about all the elephants and I got some incredible photos. The elephants are well looked after. Would definitely recommend you go on this trip if you’re...More

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

Thanks for your recommendation - us volunteers are always prepared to talk about our elephants for as long as you are prepared to listen. Our walking activity is by far our most popular activity but we also offer Educational talks three days a week and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today, and so glad I did. Beautiful animals cared for by wonderful volunteers, all for no financial gain. The elephants interact with the public, kisses and cuddles given, and each one has their own unique personality. I paid 800 baht to go for...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. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your walk with an elephant activity. All the volunteers here are passionate about the elephants and other animals in our care. Will, your guide, has 8 years of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there this morning, elephants so well looked after given tour, walk with elephant wash them feed them please don’t ride them.THANKS JO FOR GREAT MORNING AND YOUR TALK ON THE ELEPHANTS

Thank angela186342
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of the mahout experience, it was a pleasure for me to be your guide this morning. This activity is only available by advance booking via e mail :)

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SimoneTonkin
8 November 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
Yes our elephants are on chains and in shelters. This is for their safety and for the safety of our visitors. Obviously when you choose our walking activity they are able to roam whilst you feed them. As a volunteer here I... More
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Jon-Paul P
4 May 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
Hi, Praknampran is at least a 35 minute drive from us so a taxi would be the best option - just make sure that the driver brings you to Hutsadin and not the other elephant camp, if you don't see our TripAdvisor certificate... More
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Josephine W
14 April 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
No booking required, but I'm not sure what you mean about the twins wanting to do the whole experience? We have many interactive activities that you might not be aware of. If you check out our website and go to the... More
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