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Elephant Nature Park - Private Day Tours

Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Ranked #10 of 292 activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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... more » 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 « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights and didn't want to leave! I really wanted to visit a sanctuary in Thailand that didn't use bull hooks with heir elephants and didn't offer rides, as this can hurt elephants' backs. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we got to get so close to these beautiful creatures. We were fortunate enough... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

we choose since it offered just watching , interacting and feeding the elephants. no shows, no riding. we got we wanted. when it comes to balance animals needs (street/domesticated elephants saved) the money required for that and the fact that funding needs to come from some place, I think this place is having a good balance. bear in mind that... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I booked my visit through their website, paid the deposit, confirmed my booking 48hours in advance and even got a reply email to confirm a pick up. On the day of the trip we waited for an hour and a half until we managed to call them through a pay phone to which the receptionist said that no one would... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When I made this trip a few years ago it was just one of those excursions you do on holiday. However, what I saw and experienced blew me away. I can honestly look back and say this was one of the best days of my life. I was so thankful to have chosen this place over some of the others... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the day spent at the Elephant Nature Park! It was such a special moment for us, being able to feed, bathe and just walk with the elephants. Watching these majesting animals play and be in their heards was so unbelievable! Hearing their stories and becoming more aware of how elephants are treated was so eye opening. Still can't believe... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here for a single day visit and were thoroughly impressed from start to finish! Even though busy, everything was very well organised and the activities were really good fun. It was well worth spending money as you know it is going to such a good cause. Was really good being able to see up close the great work... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Elephant Nature Park was probably one of the best things I did in my 5week stay in Thailand. I opted to volunteer for 1 week, and I'm so glad that I did. They teach you about the truth and the real heartbreaking techniques that others use to 'train' the elephants and how Lek and her team strive to battle... More

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Nacogdoches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is more than just a tourist attraction. It is a rescue park, and in addition to interacting with the elephants, we learned a lot about how elephants are endangered by changing economic conditions and how brutally some are treated. Our guide "Tony" was very knowledgeable, and very patient, and we were introduced to each of the elephants with which... More

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

hello I have been volunteering at E.N.P ( elephant nature park ) in Chiang mai , the elephants live chain free , and it is a wonderful way to learn a lot about elephants . NO back rides , no slavery , just elephants being elephants , no bull hook either . You want to experience elephants , " this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

ENP is a true sanctuary for these wonderful creatures. We interacted with three different herds of elephants and it is amazing to see them so happy and healthy in their lovely environment, set in a beautiful, lush valley. We went for a day and had the most amazing experience! Our guide, Tony, was excellent and very knowledgable about each elephant... More

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