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Water Runner And Bobby's Elephant Home

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Disappointing

We booked a half-day tour through our hotel based on a brochure that was there. After a car ride... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
hasenauerl
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Kampala, Uganda
Unforgettable experience!

They say an elephant never forgets. Well this day will live long in my memory. I am certain that as... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
AdeGreaves71
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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“dhara dhevi” (2 reviews)
“private tour” (3 reviews)
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We booked a half-day tour through our hotel based on a brochure that was there. After a car ride that lasted an hour and 45 minutes (going way out of our way to pick up other customers), we were not given the tour we paid...More

2  Thank hasenauerl
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

They say an elephant never forgets. Well this day will live long in my memory. I am certain that as the name suggests this is a happy camp for these marvellous retired animals. Washing feeding and riding Thoma my host for the day in the...More

Thank AdeGreaves71
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had great time with Bobby and his elephants. He taught us a few words and commands, even the elephant song. We gave them food (alot of food) to eat, they kissed us when we said "Chop Chop", we had a great time with them!...More

Thank Moshe A
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We truly had an amazing time at the Water Runner Elephant Program. Our hotel Dhara Dhevi recommended this operation since the other highly rated tours were full and also not very flexible. Instead of doing a tour with a bunch of other people, our group...More

Thank Jillmarie345
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We loved this place. It wasn't too crowded and they give each group their own tour guide and elephants. There was no rushing you through it. Bobby was very funny. They treat the elephants humanely. The setting is lovely and the lunch was a good...More

Thank piksla
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I got very close to an elephant. They were very friendly and naughty. First, we fed the elephants , they hugged and kissed us. Second, we walked the elephants to the river for bathing. We bathed them, the baby elephant...More

Thank Sindhuja S
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We had a private tour booked, and it was exceptional from the hotel pickup in a luxury van, to our friendly and knowledgeable guide, leading to a lifetime experience up close and personal with elephants. This isn't an elephant mill - the elephants are largely...More

Thank gatormike2017
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We did the ATV, white water rafting, and waterfall tour. It included a really delicious buffet lunch at their outdoor eating area. Bathroom facilities were clean. The rafting was really more of a slow cruise down the river. Still fun and enjoyable, but not white...More

Thank Justin F
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It was awful. The elephants are all chained. They offer elephant riding, what is hurting them. You can see the poor elephants are not happy there and neurotic. Please don't do it for your own pleasure, don't hurt animals just so you can come home...More

4  Thank Firucci_90
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We hired a local taxi for the morning as we did not want to go on an organised tour . We went to Bobbys without pre booking. Got a huge discount at the booking office . Bobby himself took us on a tour of the...More

1  Thank William F
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