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Elephant Nature Park

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having looked online at various sanctuaries in Chiang Mai, it was very unclear which were cruelty-free and which were branded as sanctuaries but still encouraged riding, trekking and other unnatural activities. We came across Elephant Nature Park and after reading the reviews were happy this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simonhook91
Reviewed yesterday

After being bamboozled by the number of options for visiting Elephant Nature Park, I settled on "Pamper a Pachyderm" in large part because it is adults only. I had a FANTASTIC day and recommend this trip in the strongest possible terms. This was a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Schrodingers_Gerbil
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went with my parents in December. The bus picked us up from our hotel and drove 90 minutes to sanctuary. Others were in the bus with us as our group for the day. While driving, we watched a video about the sanctuary and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mnsuzuki437
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time with the elephants and our local Karen guide. If you want a lot of hands on elephant time and the chance to view them in their natural habitat just doing what they do, this is a great option. You WILL...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lolo1836
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Elephant Nature Park offers all of the following: 1) Ethical opportunity to observe elephants up close. Making sure elephants are treated right and happy is their number one priority. When you arrive to Thailand you will see many parks that unfortunately don’t do this. 2)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rockstar64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have to say that this wasn't the tour I chose ... Actually, I chose Karen Elephant Serenity and booked it. In the day of the tour, I sent an e-mail to the office and they told me the guide was in the way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zoroma90
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was amazing, I did a one day trip to the nature park and got picked up at my hostel. They were very prompt but also nice. Top was my tour guide and his English is amazing, he is very kind, and incredibly knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hellothai
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I did the elephant highlands full day tour. If you're having doubts about spending almost $200 on a ticket, I fully recommend. Once I spent the full day with the elephants and learned more about how awesome the sanctuary was, it felt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our kids (7, 5, 2) to the ENP today for the full day tour. We were picked up in a 13 person van with our driver and personal tour guide. The drive was about 90 minutes with a 10 minute rest stop along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StephanieP1042
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of respectful interactions with the elephants. No tricks or negative reinforcement. We fed, walked with, and bathed the elephants! Great lunch with interactive elements. Guide took fantastic photos too! Worth the few extra dollars to know you’re supporting a legit refuge for elephants.

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 4, 2018|
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Response from Muchalls12 | Reviewed this property |
We did the Elephant Care Day, which was more expensive than just visiting the park, but we thought of it as a once in a lifetime thing. We were both so glad we did it! We prepared food and fed the three ”old ladies” who... More
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November 7, 2018|
Response from EmmaPorter13 | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely bring a camera. My boyfriend bought his camera with a couple of lenses. You don't go in the water and if you do it would only be up to your knees
November 4, 2018|
Response from MaryR944 | Reviewed this property |
We went for a full day and it was a great option. It takes about an hour and a half to travel there so you would not have much time if you did the half day. We fed the elephants on arrival, then had a coffee break, then... More