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Elephant Nature Park - Day Tours

Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Ranked #9 of 305 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen...it really touched me.. I came to Thailand wanting to ride A elephant, not knowing what they go through for us to enjoy 'a ride'. In this park you cannot ride the elephants, just feed them and freely walk around with them, they are not in chains they are... More

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were there 2 weeks ago and I'd spent quite a bit of time looking at elephant- friendly parks as I particularly did not want to ride an elephant. We were picked up by Park transport,nation there and assigned into a small group of maybe 8 adults. We first met and fed the elephants through railings and adv not to... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This project is amazing, is heartwarming, is breathaking. 41 elephants, 400 dogs, cats and waterbuffalos living here make this place special. This is an animal friendly park. There are no chains there are no rides. Just these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. And gave us a chance to see them close and getting to know more about them and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I'm a travel agent in Atlanta and I consistently have clients ask about where they can go to see elephants that are not harmed. There's a really horrifying documentary out called "An Apology to Elephants" that will make you rethink any desire to ride an elephant in Thailand that someone brought to my attention. I was hesitant to even try... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I did a bit of google research and soon decided that this was the only elephant experience I wanted in thailand. We nearly didn't get to go but lucky for us there were 2 cancellations so we got a place! After my visit, this feeling was only reinforced. The animals on most if not all of the other tourist activities... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

When I was looking at coming to Thailand the thought of riding an elephant massively appealed to me until I started looking into it and realised how cruel they are to the elephants to prepare them for the tourists!! As a result I looked at something else I could do with these beautiful creatures and stumbled upon Elephant Nature Park!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Wow. What a day. The main thing I wanted to do whilst travelling is to see elephants (and I thought maybe wanted to ride one, which I defo do not want to do now) I wanted to pick a place to see them happy and in their natural surroundings. 2500 baht (£50) was the best money I have ever spent.... More

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Park City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This trip was suggested by my friend, co-worker, manager, Melodie (so we went, stayed for 7 days) of which I am so grateful!!! I would recommend this trip to anyone, anywhere, any age, shape or background!!! Seriously... the most rewarding, moving, emotional, educational vacation I've ever been on. And I've been on MANY! Seeing that I've been in the timeshare... More

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We did the Pamper a Pachyderm package and it was worth both the time and cost. We actually walked with the elephants and fed them while we walked. We spent literally hours with the elephants. It was one of the most amazing experiences in our lives, seeing and interacting with elephants in a natural setting rather than in a zoo.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We opted to stay the night at the Nature Park. You get to see quite a bit in just a day visit but staying over night allowed us to get some extra time seeing the elephants play in the river and spend more time just watching and getting up close and personal with these amazing creatures. The accommodations exceeded our... More

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