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Elephant Nature Park

#1 of 205 Outdoor Activities in Chiang Mai Features Animals
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Absolutely wonderful experience

There are loads of tours with elephants in Thailand, their attractions consist on riding elephants... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2015
London, United Kingdom

I loved this place. They care for the elephants very much. The trip from Chang Mai is about... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2015
Crystal D
Kwajaleinns, null, United States
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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 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
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932

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Reviewed September 13, 2015

There are loads of tours with elephants in Thailand, their attractions consist on riding elephants, see them playing games and painting frames and maybe a bit more of interaction. However this park had nothing like that but the experience and the learning you take from...More

3  Thank Joumh
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I loved this place. They care for the elephants very much. The trip from Chang Mai is about 30-45 minutes with a restroom stop along the way. There is a lot of free time to meet the cats and dogs that they rescue as well,...More

2  Thank Crystal D
Reviewed September 12, 2015

After having researched a bit about riding elephants and various articles of animal cruelty that goes on in Thailand, my wife and I were very keen to visit an ethical elephant sanctuary that we knew would treat the animals well. The Elephant Nature Park is...More

4  Thank jayreds
Reviewed September 10, 2015

What an amazing day feeding, hiking, and even swimming with elephants! Nothing like it. And, to top it off, we were served a delicious traditional Thai lunch in the middle of our hike. Such a great way to enjoy the company of elephants without harming...More

1  Thank hobokenmama
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This tour is significantly more expensive than others, and for good reason -- it is clear that the elephants here are well-cared for, and that they are not exploited for tourist purposes. That said, for the price, we did not feel that we got our...More

7  Thank Adam T
adamenp, Owner at Elephant Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2015

Please email us at contact@elephantnaturepark.org provide your name, what visit you took to our park and the date. We will follow this up after speaking with the guide.

Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

It was really important to me that we visited an elephant park that cares for the elephants properly and isn't just a money making scheme. And that place is elephant nature park! Such a rewarding day to see these beautiful creatures enjoying themselves and living...More

2  Thank Rach91923
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Highly educational and inspiring visit. The camp and its staff and volunteers are incredible. We spent a whole day here and that was comprised of 4 separate interactions with the elephants. First we fed the elephants from a platform, after which we had a guided...More

1  Thank Jack H
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

First of all I'm reviewing my experience and the value for money of the trip and not the good work that these people do for the animals who have previously been abused. I know a lot of work goes into caring for these creatures and...More

5  Thank MelGM26
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Elephant Nature Park is one of the few humane and genuinely educational ways to experience elephants in their natural habitats. These elephants (currently about 60) were rescued from abusive owners in the tourist trade and in logging. Before you even think about "riding" an elephant,...More

2  Thank Vermonters_3
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Chaing Mai a few days ago and started planing day trips. We actually used trip advisor and read about this place. It's three times more expensive than other similar trips, and you will not get to ride an elephant instead you will...More

2  Thank Daniel R
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June H
Hi was originally hoping to do the two day/ one night stopover tour or at least the single visit park tour but both full when we're there so was thinking of doing the Elephant Highlands tour and was wondering if anyone that had done it had any info/ recommendations? It's over twice the price of the single day visit so was just checking that the experience justifies the difference in price?! What is the visitor to elephant ratio? Is it worth waiting til we get to Chiangmai to book or should we book before we leave, the website gets very busy but do they allow for 'walk-ins' ?? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks
June 19, 2017|
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Response from JoseValDivia | Reviewed this property |
Hi June! We've done the Elephants Trial, which is TBH 2,500 for a day. Totally worth it and more than 100% recommended. I don't know how the one you talk about works, but the one I went to was amazing. We were around 10... More
Steven D
Hello,   We are planning a visit next year in Januari. I narrowed the tour selection down to: Elephant Highlands, Care for Elephants or Sunshine for Elephant.   I do bring alot of camera gear. Any of these tours more suited to take pictures?   Thanks.
June 8, 2017|
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Response from Atttia | Reviewed this property |
We did the one-day tour (can't remember the name) and when it was time to go in the water, my boyfriend just stayed on the shore. He had a nice camera and took nice pictures :)
Alysha M
Hello I wanted to book 2 days 1 night and seem to have left it too late. Is the website the only way to book or are there other spots we could buy when we are there? Thanks
June 5, 2017|
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Response from passport_meg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure... I'd try calling but they have a physical office in Chiang Mai also!