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Elephantstay

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74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
+66 80 668 7727
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What an incredible experience! This place is amazing and anything you might have read about abuse... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
bellabgl1234
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
An unforgettable experience!

I cannot thank the staff and mahouts at Elephant Stay enough for an amazing experience! We had some... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Michael D
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Elephantstay is an elephantastic unique program where you get to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the Royal Kraal village. Elephantstay is a not for profit program under the Phra Kochabaan Foundation.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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+66 80 668 7727
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

What an incredible experience! This place is amazing and anything you might have read about abuse is completely unfair and more to do with the perspective of the reviewer. This is a large and powerful animal requiring special management to ensure their well being which...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I cannot thank the staff and mahouts at Elephant Stay enough for an amazing experience! We had some reservations at first: it is difficult these days to know which tourist attractions, zoos, animal sanctuaries, etc... really have the protection, rehabilitation, and general wellbeing of their...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our trip to Elephantstay was a remarkable experience and turned out to be above my expectations. The staff and mahouts were all great to work with, accommodations were nice, and the food was wonderful with plenty to eat. The elephants are all well cared for...More

1  Thank SpinCityReiners
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I have just finished my 5th Elephantstay program and I am always amazed at how unique each of my visits has been. Aside from following the program set up for the retired elephant's I had many opportunities to observe  the relationship between the elephants and...More

Thank Khun M
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

What a wonderful experience immerse ones self into a working Thai village with the elephants and to be able to look after, work with and ride such magnificent animals. Especially being able to ride the elephants straight into the river - no reigns, no chair...More

Thank Rob S
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I was excited to spend 3 days with the elephants, but it was so much more than that. We learned so much about the elephants and their history in Thailand. It was an experience of a life time. Would be worth going back again.More

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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and hope to see you in the near future. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and myself have just left Elephantstay and there are not enough words to say how great this place is, from the moment we arrived to the time we left, the staff are amazing the directors Michelle and Ewa and the host Lexi and...More

2  Thank Kevin W
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. We can't wait to see you back again. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Lodging and food were great. If you love coffee, bring your own stuff. The staff were fun, warm and informing about Thailand as well as elephant. The mahouts were charming. All in all, a wonderful stay.More

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1  Thank Patricia E
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! Your participation in our program directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Sorry, the brand of coffee was not to your...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This trip was amazing and staff was caring and fun! You really get to feel what it's like to take care of an elephant, which is hard work, but amazingly rewarding. I loved the rustic atmosphere and sense of community fostered by the surroundings and...More

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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Being a part of a Thai elephant village it's an amazing experience of culture and elephants and being able to appreciate the skills and experience of spectacular mahouts while you get the opporruniry to look after your own retired elephant. If you actually care about...More

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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you Mel! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program ... 10 times now. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Looking forward to number 11 visit. Have an elephantastic...More

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Amanda P
16 November 2017|
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Response from Angela M |
Hi there! I understand your concerns, so hopefully I can put your mind at ease. Is it ethical to ride elephants? Yes, from everything that I have read and experienced, it most certainly is. Elephants can comfortably carry up... More
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angemerson
8 September 2016|
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Response from Charna K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Elephantstay will cater for all dietary requirements :)
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Vsepkes
24 July 2016|
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Response from Midge1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say they are comfortable but not plush. I didn't see any spiders or bugs in the cabins. The cabins are air-conditioned, clean and have comfortable beds with a clothing rack and a small dressing table. You go down... More
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