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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic day getting to learn about their rescued elephants. We got to feed them, then walk through the park, passing the rescued dog area to meet some of the elephants up close.
There are some that prefer to be on their own due to mental stress from previous abuse. So you can get fairly near but no touching, a couple of others are happy for you to stroke them.
Was a lovely surprise that they have baby elephants too, one group have 4 yr old male , another group had 5 yr old female and 1 yr old brother born here.
There's a rescued baby too but he's still acclimatising as his mother had been killed. After a vegetarian lunch we then walked down to the river to see them washing and playing in the water and what fun they have.
Please if you care about these animals Do NOT go to a park that allows you to ride elephants or if they are chained and still using bull hooks as these are still symbols of abuse and fear to the elephant.
I highly recommend you choose the Elephant Nature Park these elephants are well looked after and loved. Your money helps pay for their food and hardworking staff. ( if you gave more time you can stay here and really get involved)

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jennifertQ9350QQ
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I did the Care for Elephants day at Elephant Nature Park and I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. We got such intimate time with the elephants and they seemed so happy and at peace. Definitely the only place to go to in Chiang Mai if you want a confirmed ethical and cruelty free experience with elephants. Thank you for giving me amazing memories! Will be recommending to EVERYONE. Also well worth the higher price- I would have paid double that.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Linde709
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Great service we were picked up from our hotel and taken to the park! We went to the one where there were three adult elephants! I would of loved to see the baby ones but spending time with the three big ones was great! They provided us with water and food while we were there and were very informative. The drive is a little far from the main town so plan for it to be a full day trip!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Caroline J
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Great 2 day experience and while the first day was great and more typical of those who visit, swing for the overnight stay if you can. The second day, especially in the morning, the experiences were much more personalized (ours was a group of 6 - our family of 4 and another couple) and it felt like we were the only visitors at the park. We had a lot of interaction with the elephants. We learned in depth about the "families" of elephants and how the individual elephants came to live there. The entire visit was a once in a lifetime experience we will never forget.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

The company picked us up from our hotel and our tour guide explained what sort of stuff we would be doing that day, he was extremely friendly and spoke very good English the activities included going and meeting a few sets of elephants feeding them lots of fruit, trekking with them for an hour or so and bathing and washing them in the river near the park and much more. The whole experience was nothing short of amazing, we were told about the real problems they have trying to persuade other elephant riding company's to stop abusing them. Although the trip was a little bit more expensive than the others I would 100% recommend the elephant nature park.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Oliclough95
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