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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Elephants are such a beautiful and loving giants. Our kids enjoyed it so much. We did the half day short visit which was enough for us as a family with small kid and a toddler. if you have bigger children and love animals, I would stay for a night and do some other activities.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Mahmud S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We booked Elephant Freedom because the Elephant Nature Park visits were all booked, but it end up being a blessing in disguise. With the treks, you are out in nature with privately owned elephants. In our case, they were owned by a Karen tribe member. If you book a park visit, you are visiting injured elephants that are now owned by the park. You get to feed them once and are viewing them in the context of a park setting. Our day was very leisurely and it was fun to have such an intimate experience with the elephants while feeding, bathing, and walking with them. We were in a group of 11 people and spent the day with 3 adult elephants. In the back of my head I couldn't shake the feeling that we were exchanging one form of entertainment for another but all the tasks we were doing were typical activities that elephants do in nature. Our guide, Bobby, was also very knowledgable and was able to answer many questions about elephants and the partnership between the nature park and the trekking projects. I really appreciated the transparency of the company and their mission. This was definitely a highlight of our Thailand trip.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Jasmin B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

If you only come to Thailand for one thing, this should be it. I did Pamper a Pachyderm where we spent the whole day with our elephant; feeding, walking and washing her, we had lunch and rafted down the river to the Nature Park that was super fun and unexpectedly exciting. Then, while touring the park we were able to see all of the other elephants, water buffalo, cats and dogs in the park and ran into the founder, Lek! All around, it was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to return!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Basically, every good thing you've heard about this place is true. It was one of the highlights of our entire two week trip. The animals are treated very well and seem to be very happy. Excellent staff as well. Please visit this wonderful park, your money will go towards helping these elephants.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We booked Pamper a Pachyderm a few months in advance for New Years Eve Day. They pick you up from your hotel. You drive a bit out to one of the smaller elephant sanctuary. There was a short rest stop on the way. Once there we prepared food for the elephants. Learned about them. Fed them and walked them. Had a tasty vegetarian lunch. Then walked them more to get bathed. Which we did and was also fun. Then we went rafting for a bit. Short but a blast. Finally we went to the main sanctuary to see the preserve. Was an awesome time. Staff was friendly. Must do, and I’m not a big animal guy.

Date of experience: December 2017
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