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Water Runner And Bobby's Elephant Home

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Water Runner And Bobby's Elephant Home
Water Runner as an outdoor adventure company.We do operate under the principle of ecotourism, sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism.Our camp with minimal disturbance to nature and do no damage.We welcome all of you to a unique area, having a fantastic time through the beautiful forest of Chiang mai.Once in life! We welcome all of you to having a fantastic time and get fun with us.
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Travelismyname wrote a review Dec 2019
ny141 contributions32 helpful votes
We took a half day private tour and can not recommend it enough. Shelly our guide was super and very knowledgeable about not only the elephants but the area and culture of Thailand. We went to a remote and beautiful setting and spent some time with the elephants fed and bathed them. Was an amazing day. A must do!!!! I think the private is the way to go we had the elephants and the whole area to ourselves. Was spectacular!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Oeliram wrote a review Jul 2019
Jerusalem, Israel126 contributions60 helpful votes
We had a car and driver for the day and wanted to go rafting (without an elephant tour). When we called waterrunner tours a few days before they said they had a short route of 5 km for 1200b (one hour net for rafting) and a long route of 10 km for 1600b (2 hour net for rafting) When we arrived the lady said that due to the rain of the day before, the river was a bit high and that they were oferring a 4 km rafting trip for 1200b and it would take about 10 min ride to get there plus another 40 min rafting. We paid and the driver took us with a guide. After 5-6 min he stopped to let us out. Nice guide but the net rafting time was only 30 minutes. Only 3-4 mediocre rapids. Seems we were ripped off. Not worth the money.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Bettybooo wrote a review Jul 2019
Birmingham Uk25 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderful half day here. The elephants have been rescued from loggers by Bobby and walked from Burma to Thailand. They have 4 adult females and 1 2 yo baby girl. Bobby teaches you about the elephants, how to talk to them in Thai, and you get to feed them, get kissed and hugged by the baby, and then take them all for a walk to the river for a bath. Someone tried to climb on the back of one of them in the water, and the elephant playfully tipped them into the river! There was no riding. Lunch is good too. Well worth it. Not busy either.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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MadMax wrote a review Feb 2019
Jaroslaw, Poland3 contributions
I was not there but on the brochure I can see they are riding elephants! NO! NO! and once again big NO! This is not ecoturism, they are ecovillains
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Steve N wrote a review Nov 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom201 contributions22 helpful votes
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My friend and I visited Chiang Mai for a few days, and being of a somewhat larger frame we knew several of the adrenaline activities would be off limits. After a recommendation from the hotel a day of ATV, waterfall jumping and White water rafting fitted the bill quite nicely. The cost for the full day out (including a buffet lunch) was around 2000baht. We got picked up at our hotel at 8am, and drove up into the mountains north of Chiang Mai, which takes around 60mins or so. The ATVs were prepped ready to go, and after a very simple safety demonstration/training session (and by this we mean follow hand signals, and can you drive in a circle around a tree) we were good to go. Drove for about 20-30 mins before stopping off at a beautiful spot near the river to take in the views. After that it was a bit more off road. Your not going at breakneck speeds, but then again, I don't want a broken leg on hols, so it was cool for me. After the ATVs we went to a waterfall in the forest where you could treat it like a personal water slide. The climb up is a little precarious, so take your time and make sure footing is secure, because if you were to hurt yourself, you are in the middle of nowhere, and I'm certain doesn't have air ambulance! After the waterfall was the rafting. You hand all of your worldly goods to your guide (initially worried about that), but a little bit of trust and off we go down the river. The views whilst rafting are amazing, with overhanging bamboo, Elephants, and tropical birds swooping. After dodging the rocks and get back to base camp for your a late lunch. You have worked up an appetite by then. You also have option to buy a pic of you rafting, and for me it was 150baht well spent to capture the moment. The final word I will say is our main guide was a really intelligent and informative gentleman, and throughout the day we discussed the ecology, the history, the architecture and loads of other things. My mate and I had am unforgettable day.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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