YOU CAN BE EASILY CHEATED & PUT ON SUB STANDARD TOURS
Bali has no ‘consumer protection’ and unscrupulous agents can tell you whatever they like to put you on substandard tours, with no recourse to themselves. They can use false, misleading & deceptive tactics. Many operators can also tell lies, exaggerate or even show ‘doctored’ photos or brochures to fool tourists onto their products. You have no department to make a complaint to who will be able to help you to get a refund or satisfaction. This means you must be extremely careful when choosing a tour if you want to avoid disappointment or loss of your money.
AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT & CHOOSE WISELY
Beware of inferior tours that may have, no proper facilities, poor safety, (sometimes no insurance), or bad service. Many drivers and freelance agents are motivated to be dishonest by the offer of large commissions, or kickbacks to make extra money. You will be the victim. DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU ARE TOLD by trusting a smiling face. Research and make up your own mind.
BEWARE OF DIRTY TRICKS & FALSE CLAIMS
To persuade you, unscrupulous people will falsely assure you that the places they recommend are: better, cheaper or the same quality. Closer or easier to get to. Our company is closed for renovations or our road access is blocked. Taking you to the original Elephant Park or Rafting Company, when actually they are not. Our tours are too busy. The elephants have moved to another company. Elephants are mistreated. The elephants were kidnapped from Sumatra. The owner is involved in stealing body parts. Our company is controlled by Mafia!
These are only a few of the lies and incredible stories that are told to fool and influence tourists into going to where they make more commission and profit from you.
HERE IS THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Mason Adventures, also known as Bali Adventure Tours was the first White Water Rafting operation in Bali, developed in 1989 and is the ONLY 5-STAR RAFTING OPERATION on the island with infrastructure, equipment and safety that is to World Standards. Mason Elephant Safari Park & Lodge was the first company to bring rescued elephants to Bali and remains to this day the ONLY DEDICATED RESCUE PARK on the island. Other copycat companies are NOT Elephant Safari Parks, but rather a mixture of zoos or rafting companies with some elephants to ride on. OUR PRODUCTS ARE FAR SUPERIOR as proven by the Multiple Awards that we have received and by our high reputation.
Mason Elephant Safari Park is the ONLY complete dedicated Elephant Experience in Bali and is the ONLY Elephant location that is situated in a forested area that is similar to the elephants original Sumatran home. ONLY the Mason Elephant Safari Park & Lodge is listed by TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence every year since 2010. The Elephant Safari Park has featured on GETAWAY, SONY STYLE and the AMAZING RACE as well as numerous other International television programs and was voted 4th in the Worlds’ Most Unique Hotels. The Elephant Park Weddings are in the Top 10 Most Unusual locations to be married in the world, on Discovery Channel and the Safari Wellness Spa was the Hot Spa of 2008 by World renowned Conde Naste Magazine. Most VIPs are brought on our Tours due to high reputation for quality, safety and popularity.