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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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Very informative tour and well cared for animals

We were very happy with the tour and information we received while walking, feeding and showering... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DustyRose54
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Saskatoon, Canada
********HUGE CON**********

We visited here January last year but after recently going to the Phuket elephant sanctuary we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michaela M
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Manchester, 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 were very happy with the tour and information we received while walking, feeding and showering the elephant. They do seem to be well cared for. The shackles on their feet are for their own protection so they don’t wander onto the busy road nearby....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here January last year but after recently going to the Phuket elephant sanctuary we think it’s a *****HUGE CON******!! We were told it was okay to ride the elephant as it was for a short period and they had no seat. We now...More

1  Thank Michaela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read about this place first from TripAdvisor and then visited the internet pages. It was wonderful to visit a place where the animals are well taken care of. We took an elephant on a walk, fed her with fruit and gave her a wash....More

Thank Anni S
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking part in our walking activity, a lovely experience to get close and to interact with one of our elephants. Please do visit us again one day :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I understand this elephant foundation is to care for elephants that have been injured and or rejected, mistreated, which is great. The volunteers are wonderful people. However the overwhelming opulence and the extravagant clothing of the man smoking a big fat cigar on entry certainly...More

Thank Janelle E
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our main aim as volunteers is to ensure the safety, care and respect for our elephants and thank you for recognizing that. The extravagant appearance of the owner is not something I can or would want to comment on :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where I had a feeling the elephants are not tortured and are really well taken care of. The only sad thing was short chains in their stalls. According to their keeper, for the night the chains are longer. We had a...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking our old lady - Neung Lan for a walk, she enjoys her amble through the fields whilst being feed some nice soft bananas. We would also agree that it is sad that our elephants have to be on chains but it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid a visit here during the week, not many people were around which meant we had all the elephants to ourselves. The elephants looked well, we feed them bananas which cost 100B and took pictures of them. The staff were friendly and helpful telling...More

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

I'm not sure that you were actually at Hutsadin as we don't offer hour long riding activities, we only offer bareback riding which is only about a 25 minute activity. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time on our walk with one of the elephants, feeding her lots of bananas and getting to bathe her at the end. It was clear the staff care for the elephants and their well-being. All the staff were very kind...More

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

Thank you for your review of our walking activity. It is an amazing experience to be so close to such huge but gentle animals, feeding them fruit and then showering them. Brilliant photos to last a lifetime. Thank you for your support :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit, no riding on the elephants, but get up close and personal with them to feed them. You can also go for a walk with them which I think was 1000 baht. They look after the elephants when they are injured, or...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review but I have to point out that we do offer bareback rides. Our walk with an elephant activity costs 800 baht per person and is an amazing way to get close to our gorgeous elephants :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is quite low key and relies on the work of a commited group of Thai staff and local volunteers. However, that means you can have a much more personal experience with the elephants. Our son really enjoyed taking a walk with Pheung Warn...More

1  Thank Ian Terence P
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you or your review, it was a pleasure for me to be your guide whilst walking with Pheung Wan, your sons confidence grew with each step until he almost exploded with joy at showering her (and me) after the walk. Yes I suppose in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My little one enjoyed it. Didn't know what to expect as I haven't been somewhere like this before. The elephants seemed happy enough, but what do I know? It was 800 bht per person to take a walk and then wash the elephant. We declined...More

Thank Fums
Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the opportunity of walking with one of our elephants, an amazing experience for children and adults alike :)

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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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Dawn C
2 December 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
I'm so sorry not to have answered before tis :( Our opening hours are from 9 a.m. until 4.30.
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