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Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre

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Opens in 22 min: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“sugar cane”(62 reviews)
“half day tour”(52 reviews)
Ran-Tong elephant camp is devoted to preserving the future of abused and domestic elephants in Chiang Mai and across Thailand. Every elephant we rescue from hardship brings us closer to saving them from the brink of extinction. Our goals are not...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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| Bang Chang, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand
+66 95 442 4644
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 December 2011

My friend and I were very keen to visit an elephant reserve whilst we were in Chiang Mai, but didn’t want to visit anywhere where elephants were harmed or made to perform for tourists. We decided on Ran-Tong Elephant Training Cor. and were really pleased...More

10  Thank Catherine1981London
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 May 2014

it was nice at the beggining, I was happy to finally see thoose beatiful animals. we went to the "waterfall" which is not a waterfall, is just a pond (water with elephant poop). awesome to bath them and have fun in the water anyways.. so...More

41  Thank Gatania
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all, I had no idea what I was getting into. I’m scared of everything and my friends that we were traveling with signed me up without fully disclosing how “hands on” this experience would be. I was terrified and even kin of started...More

1  Thank Japlowman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For those of you who want to learn about elephant's and how to ethically treat them, this is the place. You get to ride them only of you want to. Ran-Tong has two parts, one where you can interact with the elephants or on one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This elephant centre is separated into ride and no ride sanctuaries. We opted for the half day, no ride package. We were provided clothes to change into so we wouldn’t need to worry about getting our clothes dirty. The toilet and changing room was clean...More

1  Thank lilblackdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this place it is possible to ride elephants without barebacks. In this way elephants could have a more comfortable ride. Firthermore, the ride finishes washing them. The "problem" could be the place in which it is possibile to change clothes, that is not a...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and care. I was collected from my hotel by a very friendly English speaking guide. The Centre provided us with lunch, water, an outfit and hat to get close to the Elephants, we fed them and washed them and got up close, ample...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

hi me and my family just visited elephant on 11-10-16 half morning program everything was good but driver he drive too fast my kid so scared it too dangerous

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RanTong_Team, Front Office Manager at Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. We do really apologize to you and your family that our driver makes you feel uncomfortable and feel unsafe. We'll check and will not let it happen again.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience! The elephants are really loved and cared for it was amazing to see them in thatenvoronment which we really care about. Would recommend the full day to anyone visiting it is such a great day and the best day me and my girfriend...More

1  Thank Matt H
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

would definately recommend this to anyone! very friendly staff . really enjoyed it. such a greay experience!

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

If you do not like to get close, involved, and down and dirty, this is not the trip for you. Ran Tong is not commercialized and I would describe it as primitive, which for me, is perfect. Yan was full of great info and the...More

Thank Kent G
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The day started out with meeting some elephants. We learned commands and asks questions and they explain what their goal for a sanctuary is.We then got to ride the elephants up and around a mountainside. After that the elephants took us all to a river...More

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7 February 2017|
Response from frogfish99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Lova is there, she was our guide. Unfortunately she is going back to Sweden next week. We don't have her e-mail address. Try to contact Ran Tong, maybe through booking office... Sorry i could not help you.
Tony H
3 February 2017|
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Response from Nick191290 | Reviewed this property |
We attended the hostel in town that has the info desk for this place. We paid for everything via card machine, there the day before we went.
29 January 2017|
Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They would be on the elephant by themselves. You'd have to pay for 2 person/1 elephant and then 1 person/1 elephant