We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

#3 of 94 things to do in Hua Hin Features Animals
176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
+66 89 742 3349
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Learn about elephants

The best experience riding elephant in my life. Great experience and will not forget it. All family... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RENERONO
,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
A positive experience

My wife and I enjoyed our time at Hutsadin. We really liked the hands on part of our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeff W
,
Martha's Vineyard
Read all 1,142 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
CONTACT
Website
+66 89 742 3349
Write a Review
Reviews (1,142)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,142 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The best experience riding elephant in my life. Great experience and will not forget it. All family members are happy too.

Thank RENERONO
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your elephant ride - I think you took the option of a bareback ride :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed our time at Hutsadin. We really liked the hands on part of our experience....feeding the elephants, taking a walk around the grounds with one of them, and even giving an elephant a bath. Being hugged and kissed by another elephant...More

Thank Jeff W
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the mahout experience and were prepared to share your thoughts with others :(

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice people, good service, pick up front hotel, AC minibus in base rate, elefant ride for hour, sure with souvenirs sale ( but they poor people living from tourists). Pineaple and water included. Tiger and crocodile show, quad drive possible to buy. For us was...More

Thank Okor
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Sorry but you were not at Hutsadin elephant foundation. We definitely don't have crocodiles, tigers or quad bikes :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to visit and contribute to the rescue efforts of the foundation. Songkran, the youngest elephant, is an absolute joy. You come back feeling so connected with her. Great way to spend an hour if you love elephants

Thank 64bidishab
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

I think you took our walk with an elephant activity. Being around Song Kran is an amazing experience and I know that everyone falls for her charms every time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having enjoyed the Mahout Experience last year we repeated the visit this year with friends from the UK. It's a wonderful opportunity to get very close to the elephants and understand how these wonderful animals function and the issues that they face in modern day...More

Thank JohnT42
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the mahout experience - there is no greater compliment than someone coming back and taking the experience for a second time! :) Looking forward to seeing you again next time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the opportunity of visiting and spending time learning about these majestic creatures. We were both very moved by the stories of each of the elephants in the centre's care. We took a lovely Song Krahn for a walk and gave her a shower....More

1  Thank Deborah W
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the opportunity of walking with one of our elephants and for also reinforcing the opinion of the volunteers here - ride an elephant bareback whenever the opportunity arises, think of the elephant before you take a seat ride :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Hutsadin. We took the option to walk an elephant; which was great. Bags of bananas are provided, however my 14month old just wanted to eat them and my four year old was a bit overwhelmed with the size of the...More

Thank Seanna B
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the option of walking with an elephant - this has now become one of the most popular activities here and is so much better for the elephants than riding them :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip to the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation was one of the most memorable days of our trip. It was a dream come true for our daughter who adores elephants. The time we spent interacting with these was beautiful creatures, walking with them, washing them, and...More

Thank JetGirl49
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the opportunity to walk with an elephant and I'm sure that the experience will be a special memory that will last for a very long time :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were warned off this place by our tour operator and taxi drivers were trying to get us to go elsewhere (more than likely for extra money) We arrived to see the elephants being fed and washed to keep them cool in the blazing sunshine,...More

2  Thank Adam J
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Hutsadin and we are pleased that you insisted on coming to us. Whilst we are actively discouraging the chair rides, we do ensure that the elephants have those seats taken of as soon as possible after the trek. However I must...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Mahout experience which involved a talk from the volunteers over a drink then onto feeding the elephants, giving them medication, taking them for a walk and then washing them down. Have to say this was the highlight of our trip and many...More

1  Thank billytutfish
Joanna H, Volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the Mahout experience - a real "hands on" look behind the scenes at what it takes to care for the elephants. You may get wet, dirty and really hot but everyone that has taken the experience has enjoyed it....More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Passport Cafe
69 reviews
2.44 km away
The Baguette Hua Hin
95 reviews
2.62 km away
Wine Connection - Bluport Hua Hin
15 reviews
2.64 km away
Pizza Casa Mia
100 reviews
2.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hua Hin Night Bazaar
560 reviews
3.23 km away
Baan Sillapin Artists Village
167 reviews
.96 km away
Plearn Wan
774 reviews
2.67 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jon-Paul P
Hi, my wife and i are planning to come and see you either tomorrow or Saturday, is there any specific time that is best? Also we are staying in paknampran and were wondering what the best way to get to you would be?
4 May 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Josephine W
Can we book for elephant rides on the 18th April please 2 adults 1 13 year old and twins of 6 years old,they also want to do the whole experience.
14 April 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Omara N
Could you tell me how far this is from hua hin? Trying to organise a trip. Would really appreciate a direct answer to see if I can factor this in to a time limited trip. Would love to volunteer or visit and help out for a day.
22 March 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
We are about a 15 minute drive from the town center. The tripadvisor map is accurate but there is another elephant place very close - make sure you come to Hutsadin. Sorry but we cannot take volunteers for less than one week... More
1
Vote