We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Elephant Nature Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 818 932
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Elephant Nature Park, a unique conservation project set in Chiang Mai...

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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$163*
and up
1 Day Ethical Choice Tour to the Elephant Nature Park with Private...
More Info
$224*
and up
2-Day Ethical Choice Tour to the Elephant Nature Park

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,947 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4538
    Excellent
  • 364
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Bucket list

Wow wow wow Highlight of our trip preparing food and feeding the elephants. We walked them down to the river and bathed them. Such beautiful majestic creatures. Would highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Natasha N
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

5,947 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5,039: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow Highlight of our trip preparing food and feeding the elephants. We walked them down to the river and bathed them. Such beautiful majestic creatures. Would highly recommend you do this trip!!

Helpful?
Thank Natasha N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been three times, once on a day visit, once staying there as a paying guest for three days and then as a volunteer for 10 days. Excellent all round organisation, they will pick you up from Chiang Mai, video and safety first video on board, transport you to the Sanctuary. The visitors' safety is paramount. Caring for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maggie Q
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently enjoyed the Elephant Nature Park - Single Day Visit. A comfortable mini-bus picked us up at our hotel around 8.30 am. There were eleven in our group plus our guide Goy. On the approx. one hour drive to the park we were shown a short, entertaining safety video (featuring Tom Oliver, who plays Lou from Neighbours) and a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank gordymcm
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Words can't describe how amazing this place is! Lek the owner is a beautiful lady inside and out and is so passionate about elephants it will make your heart melt! This beautiful reserve is the home of 69 elephants having been rescued from the trekking,circus,tourist trade. This reserve is to make them get a sense of nature, to be able... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a very nice experience to be close to the elephant's herds. The guide was so kind and have a lot of knowledge about elephants. The only problem was that was packed, you could easily feel that there was too much people specially during lunch time.

Helpful?
Thank Sil M
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed on an overnight trip in August 2016 and it was the best thing I did in Thailand. This is the ethical choice if you want to see Asian elephants in Thailand. It is a nature reserve for elephants rescued from the logging and tourism industry. Our guides were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. The food and the accommodation... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matt W
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Thailand! Smile was a wonderful guide and the Mahouds who helped with the elephants were very helpful as well. An ethical experience, no riding, or tricks. Most of these elephants are rescues from logging and circus. We walked with 4 elephants, one of which was 70 years old! We helped feed them,... More 

Helpful?
Thank XxTaranWandererxX
London
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go to the elephant nature park as it is a rescue centre for the elephants and ensures their wellbeing. We had previously booked a tour at a different elephant camp that included an elephant show, but then read that this was bad for the elephants, so we cancelled and decided to go here. The day was amazing-... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leece4
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. The staff (local Thais and volunteers) are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about this place. Decided to try the overnight and was not disappointed with the choice. During the day you have the opportunity to feed, watch, wash and learn about these beautiful creatures. The care and welfare is the main priority for the Elephant Nature... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tim R
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this park and had a very special and close up day with two beautiful elephants. We were allowed to hand feed them and walk with them for hours. One was 12 months pregnant. No riding or tricks. It was just a great experience to be allowed to be with them.

Helpful?
1 Thank Allan G

Travelers who viewed Elephant Nature Park also viewed

 

Been to Elephant Nature Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Elephant Nature Park and other visitors
157 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (157)

Questions? Get answers from Elephant Nature Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?