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Elephant Nature Park - Day Tours

Address: Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 818 932
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$345*
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Ranked #10 of 333 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Elephant Nature Park, a unique conservation project set in Chiang Mai...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

we booked the pamper a pachyderm day online and got a booking confirmation. And when we asked when they will pick us up from the Hotel they said, they didnt have us in their system and ask us to send you the booking confirmation. What we did. All they did was telling us that they are full and that they... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I hesitated to do this trip but am so glad I did as it was fantastic! I chose the day trip as I was visiting alone with my almost five year old, but it was still a long day (for both of us!). This place is very different from other elephant parks in that it's all about the elephants and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

As the title suggests I did the full week volunteering rather than day visit (couldn't find that on TA). It really is worth it, you come away educated fair more than you could believe (the previous treatment of elephants is an eye opener). This place treats the elephants so well. The volunteering may break sweat but not too strenuous (for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We extensively researched our elephant experience before we came to Thailand as we wanted to support only organizations that genuinely cared about elephants and none that made them do tricks or allowed people to ride them or degrade them in any way. With that in mind, we couldn't be happier with our experience with Elephant Nature Park. We spent the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I was planning on doing the Pamper a Pachyderm visit but I didn't end up having enough money so my partner and I did the day visit. Still so worth it! First you're picked up from your hotel and you watch a video in the van about the Elephant park. When you arrive you can walk around and have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We paid for a full day at the Nature Park and it was an absolutely amazing day... A day I will never forget! The day was spent, walking, feeding and bathing the rescued elephants. lunch was included and it was delicious and the pic-nic was such a nice touch and the view even better! Staff were lovely. If your thinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This was by far the most wonderful, happiest, compassionate place I have ever been! It was a life changing week of volunteering, I really can't praise it enough. The work that Lek does is so admirable, she is a complete inspiration. Take your children to the Elephant Nature Park, let them see elephants up close that are free and happy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

For those who really care about animals, this is the place to go. No riding of elephants, watching them paint, etc. This is hanging out with elephants in their relatively natural habitat, bathing, feeding, petting, admiring. Lunch is included and it's pretty good vegetarian. My only complaint is our guide was sort of non existent, kind of phoning it in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

What an amazing day. This is a great organisation, with a great view. The elephants have so much space to move around and it's so lovely being able to walk with them while they play together. They are not stressed and made to do things. They are guided with fruit and are free to leave if they want to. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to spend your day/night in Chiang Mai - this one of the few places (if not the only place) that actually does NOT allow you ride elephants and that is great. A beautiful location located in a lush green valley where injured, rescued elephants can peacefully live at their lives without being caged or used... More 

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