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Elephant Nature Park

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Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Incredible place, a must see. Learn the real story about elephants and how they were saved.

First, the setting is stunning. The property is well-maintained with not only elephants but cats... read more

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ljulian909
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Awesome HUMANE Elephant park - Must do in Chiang Mai

We booked our visit to elephant park via their website a couple weeks before our planned visit to... read more

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Lynnwood, Washington
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Elephant Nature Park, a unique conservation project set in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand has been in operation since in the 1990's with a goal to provide a sanctuary and elephant rescue center. We have been involved in dozens of rescues and sustain a natural home for this endangered species. Mission: To protect and conserve elephants in a natural environment and to provide a healthy and fruitful life for all those creatures under our care
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“dogs and cats” (219 reviews)
“street begging” (78 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

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Reviewed yesterday

First, the setting is stunning. The property is well-maintained with not only elephants but cats, dogs and water buffalo. There is a natural setting for the elephants. They each have one dedicated human to look after them -- physically and emotionally. They reside in small...More

Thank ljulian909
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked our visit to elephant park via their website a couple weeks before our planned visit to the park. I would recommend booking in advance due to dates filling up. On the day of our tour we were picked up from our hotel in...More

Thank tubytoast
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent day washing & feeding elephants. Animals really taken care of which I enjoyed seeing, but a bit of a trick to get to. Well worth the day out. Enjoyed

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day out of the city to spend some time with the elephants at the nature park. Our guide ‘O’ was fantastic! She is a volunteer who is very passionate about looking after the poor abused elephants. The food is vegetarian but...More

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 8 people and our guide Pim was excellent, she was so happy and friendly and answered to all our questions trough out the day. We got to hear the stories of these rescued elephants past lives and also how they...More

Thank Sanna H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chandi is a sweet 50 year old gal who, after a tough life being laboured by humans, was rescued by the Elephant Nature Park and lives by the Mae Taeng river with two elderly besties (who haven't quite brought her into the fold... yet). The...More

Thank Sonja L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you only have one day in Chiang Mai this is the only thing you should do. The charity is incredible and the guide is so knowledgeable. We did a one day tour and were picked up from the hostel in the morning. We watched...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Up close with the elephants! In depth and clear information given by our guide, Job. Left the place with a deeper understanding of elephants. Awesome people and awesome place!

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stayed for 1 week. I had an amazing week, the food is excellent, the coordinators who take care of us and basically manage us all week were great. Some of the work is physically challenging and dirty, but I expected that. The work that...More

Thank michelleg931
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing day at the offshoot sanctuary near Kanchanaburi. It makes me so sad the way people are willing to participate in the abuse of elephants at the many elephant riding places. This was a wonderful antidote to that. We fed the elephants,...More

Thank DLP1366
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Trav_junky_1
8 December 2017|
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Response from ElaineMI | Reviewed this property |
We only did a long one day and were one of the last groups to leave, with only the overnight guests remaining. I felt the atmosphere of the place become more relaxed--the animals know, and I think you may observe more... More
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mhmuh4
2 December 2017|
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Response from Michael L |
I’d wear something sturdy, such as walking shoes or trainers, as there’s some walking over rocks and a fairly steep (but short) hill to climb to the lunch area. I took diving booties for the river, but bare feet are fine... More
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Pamela L
15 November 2017|
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Response from Trav_junky_1 |
There seems to be few more as well which are legitimate and ethical. I'm also planning a similar trip in Dec. so was researching. Found a good one , based on reviews - elephant jungle paradise.
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