Elephantstay, Ayutthaya

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A not-for-profit organization, Elephantstay distinguishes itself as an innovative, working elephant village dedicated to conserving elephants. The village has breeding programs and working programs that promote the survival of the elephant population. During your stay you'll be assigned your own elephant, whom you'll feed, water, bathe, and ride. The instructors provide ample instruction on elephant care. Visit the babies at the nursery, and learn about the history of the treatment of elephants. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ayutthaya trip simple and quick.
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  • As an elephant enthusiast, I had heard wonderful things about Elephantstay, and I was not disappointed. Over the three days of my stay, I was immersed in Thai elephant culture, spending a lot of time ...  more »
  • I visited Ayutthaya for the second time. Corn was boiled at the entrance. It was said, "Man is not eaten" when asking whether it is corn that the elephant eats and man can eat.
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  • Great opportunity to meet one of the most fascinating animals, just grab some vegetables (50 Bat) and feed them. At the afternoon (about 5pm) you can watch the cleaning in the river. But the staff hits them a lot! Especially the women. Is that really necessary? Don't think so. That's why we can't recommend this place for 100%.
  • We recently took our 12 year old grandson to experience living amongst the elephants at Elephantstay, Ayutthaya. It was amazing and he loved every minute of it … from the countless feeds, riding to the river, washing "Rosikon" (our elephant) and to even cleaning up the poop!!! It is a credit to the 2 ladies who run the Kraal and their dedication is a huge inspiration! The lovely food is traditional Thai and plentiful and they are currently upgrading the huts which is great. With only a maximum of 12 people it makes a very personal 3 days and we would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about these huge, friendly, lovable animals!
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