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“Amazing and unique experience in Kanta Elephant Sanctuary”

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, the ultimate elephant sanctuary. A new dimension of seeing, feeling and touching the elephants in the wild open space, happily. As they are parts of our family there is no need to control them in the harm way. No Training Hook No Ankle Chain and absolutely No Riding. Our elephant were take care of by our Mahout with love and respect.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My wife, little son (currently 5 months old) and I booked the half-day tour in the Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. In the beginning we were not sure whether we should participate in any activity with elephants or not. Therefore we did a lot research (e.g. reviews on Tripadvisor and Google, recommendation of our hotel, etc.) and after some long thinking we decided to give it a try in Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. As you we'll see below we are very happy, that we decided to do it.
Besides the tour itself also the transfers were well organized and the staff was very kind. They gave us detailed information on their sanctuary respectively the keeping of the elephants, the elephants themselves and the correct interaction with them.
From the moment we arrived at the sanctuary we had the feeling that they are treating the elephants very well (we talked to the other participants and they shared our opinion). The elephants live in a large enclosure where they can move around freely (i.e. they are not chaned up at a specific point).
Here some facts on the tour. We were in a group of 19 persons (including my wife, son and me) and were accompanied by one guide and one mahut for each of the the five elephants (three grown-ups and two offsprings). Even we were 19 persons, the group was not too big. After a detailed introduction by our guide we got clothes from the sanctuary and then we went to the enclosure to feed the elephants with sugar cane. During the feeding you have sufficient time to caress them and take photos. In the last part of the tour you can take a bath with the elephants and wash them.
The whole tour was really an amazing and unique experience and being in close touch with the elephants is simply stunning.
From our point of view the Kanta Elephant Sanctuary is a great institution that actually cares about the well-being of their elephants. It is definitely worth a visit and we'll do the tour some day again.

1  Thank Chris318i
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went with our 8 young children, ages 18MO to 12YO for the half day morning trip and everyone had a good time. We got to learn some about the elephants, feed them, and help "bathe" them. All the elephants we encountered seemed very gentle. Our 3 year old did get shoved by one of the small elephants leg, but was virtually unscathed. It would have been nice to get a little more educational information. Elephants all seemed well cared for. Prices seemed comparable to other places I looked into. Transportation from and to our hotel, provided by the sanctuary, was good. I would recommend this place to other families with young children.

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We spent a half day with these beautiful animals at KANTA recently. The whole tour was perfect from picking us up at allocated time, great facilities at KANTA and well worth the visit.

The 15 elephants were just unreal. Feeding them and washing them wash the highlight of our trip so far to Thailand.

Great cause for the elephants.

1  Thank stevetonks795
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my sister really enjoyed our time at Kanta Elephant park! We learned a lot about elephants from our knowledgeable guide Tommy. The elephants are clearly very well looked-after and happy. Bathing them was a great experience.

We would both highly recommend, this was a highlight of our time in Chiang Mai!

1  Thank annaknowlessmith94
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went from Chiang Mai to Kanta elephant sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience, feeding and bathing the elephants, can highly recommend it. The guide was great and very informative.

1  Thank tltonks
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