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Minas Elephant Training Centre

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An enjoyable elephant trip for family

We love the elephant ride greatly. Paid IDR$300k/pax and IDR$200k/child for a 30minute ride. The... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Kathy L
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Singapore, Singapore
A Must when in Pekanbaru!

After less than two hours drive from the city center, we reached this elephant conservation area... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2017
Jeannard Jay T
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Baguio, Baguio, Philippines
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We love the elephant ride greatly. Paid IDR$300k/pax and IDR$200k/child for a 30minute ride. The place is not easy to find and not many people know the place. It was an hour journey on the main road and another 1h journey on the small uneven...More

3  Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

After less than two hours drive from the city center, we reached this elephant conservation area located in the middle of a vast oil palm fields. Elephant riding is a must where you get to cross a river, pass through monkey-infested jungle with the sounds...More

1  Thank Jeannard Jay T
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was a highlight of our time in the Pekanbaru area. It was wonderful being with the elephants in a place where you didn't have to worry if they were being treated well. We hired a car and came with friends. It would not have...More

1  Thank Monique I
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Ride with a saddle if you want to be comfy but lets face it you can do that in a theme park. Bareback is the way! It is hard to find so take a local driver and get directions. Once you find the dirt road...More

1  Thank paul s
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Located outside Minas village in jungle of Minas oilfield. 16 elephants are lovingly cared for & trained by onsite trainers & their families. No chains – elephants are free range. First, a 15, 30 or 1 hour ride through the jungle on the elephants. You...More

1  Thank LucyLu_Texas
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went there with our 2 kids just to find out that we really enjoy it. It is located around 30 minutes from Pekanbaru (Left side of the road going to Medan, then passing through dirt road for another 15 minutes). I would suggest to avoid...More

1  Thank wishtrav
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Get to know this place from trip-advisor, and hence it became one of the itinerary on our plan. It's about one hour drive from Pekan Baru, and need a car and a local driver to get there. You will need to turn (left if from...More

4  Thank Roderick88
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bongbruce
16 June 2018|
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Response from Kathy L | Reviewed this property |
Hi bongbruce, I only managed to take a picture of the sign board but not sure whether it is the exact address. Local driver will now the place. For your reference. LOKASI: TAHURA SULTAN SYARIF HASYIM KEC. MINAS KAB... More
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