Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
Spend some time with Earth’s largest land animal at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation. You’ll have the opportunity to take an elephant for a trek through the forest and help wash it, or try riding one. The foundation is a nonprofit organization, started to rescue elephants abandoned by their owners due to ill health, old age, or simply because they were unable to work any longer. Unlike many elephant tourism experiences, this organization works hard to educate people about cruelty to elephants. If you just can’t get enough of these mammoth creatures, consider lending a hand–volunteering opportunities are available from one week minimum.
The Hutsadin Foundation cares for elephants and give them every opportunity to live a life that’s full and pain free. In order to achieve this they depend on donations from local companies, and the general public. In addition to the generous donations received they also provide the opportunity to ride and feed the elephants for a small donation. Located in the forest just outside Hua Hin provides the perfect habitat for the elephants and as they continue to develop they can provide the perfect living environment.
Address : 176 M7 Hua Hin – Nongplub Road, Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan – 77110 Thailand
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation Reviews
Absolutely loved this experience
What an amazing day trip. Open from 2pm we shared a 4×4 with another couple. We were very lucky as we got up close to a few family of elephants and it was a surreal experience. An absolute must when visiting hua hin
Loved every minute
I had a fabulous morning at Hutsadin and I did the walk with the elephant and the bareback ride. I would have done the mahout experience, but sadly it is not available on Saturdays. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and obviously care deeply for the animals. The elephants look healthy and well cared for. They are trying to raise money to buy a bigger facility for them. I only wish I had more to donate.
A beautiful home for beautiful creatures
If you want to see Elephants being elephants, this is the place to go. Their humane treatment and rescue of these big beautiful creatures is so different to the other parks and places.
Walking, feeding and getting a cuddle from the elephants was so amazing and highly recommended!
Truly amazing experience. Would highly recommend it.
Amazing place! Would highly recommend it. Took one of the elephants for a walk, watched her follow us and along the way we fed her bananas. We then took her to a tree for her to have a good scratch. Then back to give her a good wash and some more food! Elephants are well looked after. Excellent experience!!
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