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Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre

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| Bang Chang, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand
+66 95 442 4644
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Awesome Experience

If you do not like to get close, involved, and down and dirty, this is not the trip for you. Ran... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kent G
via mobile
5 Stars! I Would Definitely Recomend!

The day started out with meeting some elephants. We learned commands and asks questions and they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sophia2442
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Okinawa City, Japan
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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 only geared towards protection and prevention but also educating the public. Rated as one of the best ethical elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai for activities like learning, bathing, feeding & playing with elephants. Free Hotel Pickup & Drop-off.
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| Bang Chang, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this! Had a great time! Up and personal with the elephants. Day starts out by meeting the elephants and feeding them followed by mud baths. After time with the elephants, you can enjoy a shower and a meal. Guide was great and informative.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a full day experience with the elephants! It was such an indredible experience! Our tour guide TE was amazing!!! We definitely recommend Ran-Tong sanctuary. We literally spent the whole day feeding amd bathing with the elephants! We even had a mud bath with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 12 member family travelled from Chiang Mai into the elephant sanctuary with excitement but some trepidation on this grandmother's part! Our guide from Sweden educated us about care and riding and we all had a great adventure!! I was very sore but most took...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Due to the concerns around elephant sanctuary’s in Thailand I was sceptical about visiting one, but after a lot of research I was very happy to find Ran-Tong. We absolutely loved our visit!! Were very happy to find an ethical and caring rescue centre for...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I did the halfday tour with my friend in April and we just loved it! Afterwards I volunteered for 10 days because I wanted to learn more about the daily tasks of taking good care of these majestic creatures! I loved the volunteering program very...More

2  Thank Johanna M
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This place keep the elephants in chains all day in a back house. And the worst part its that it lets people ride above them. What kind of elephant sanctuary is that? They do not save the elephants they turn their lives into a nightmare....More

5  Thank Rafael M
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RanTong_Team, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายต้อนรับลูกค้า at Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback and I would like to take this opportunity to address some of your concerns that you may have had at our sanctuary. Firstly can I just say that our elephants are NOT kept in chains all day, we do however...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We were two families with 4 children in total and all the 8 of us were completely amazed by the experience! We were welcomed by Eve who did a fantastic job from start to finish! Aside from the obviously fantastic experience to interacti so closely...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We loved spending time with the elephants. Interacting with them was an amazing, unique and touching experience. We really enjoyed the size of our group, it felt very personalized. We felt as though it could have been more informative, for we did not receive much...More

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RanTong_Team, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายส่วนหน้าสำนักงาน at Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you kindly for your review and feedback, we are happy that you had an amazing experience with our elephants. To help us to make our programs better please email us with either the guides name or the date you attended so we can improve...More

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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.
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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.
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LaoBeijing
28 January 2017|
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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
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