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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Elephant Nature Park is leading the way in ethical treatment of Elephants and all animals in Thailand. ENP is a REAL sanctuary. All the Elephants at the park have been victims
of trekking/ riding, broken legs, hips, blinded land mines, logging Industry, circus, street begging....on and on.
They are saved from the horrible life that had to endure.Thanks to Lek and Darrick.
the owners! A huge Thank you to them!

Lunch was delish a huge assortment of vegatarian food.

Omg Got to walk a dog. The kennels were so clean amazing no smell at all.Clean, happy dogs!There are 450 dogs...Made a visit to cat kingdom too!
They have 80 water buffalo that roam the park that were saved from slaughter house!...

We loved our visit stay over night you will be sorry you didn’t.
Fabulous.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bangkokgirl2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Over the moon. Very sceptical about visiting elephants in Thailand. This is the one. Don't go for ANY experience that you can't ensure the ethics. READ UP! This is the one.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

We would strongly recommend a visit to the elephant nature park! The elephants have been rescued from abusive pasts such as the tourist trade and illegal logging and there is a strong emphasis on helping them to live as natural lives as possible at the nature park. As such, tourists are not allowed to ride the elephants or bathe with them and those elephants who prefer to stay away from people are allowed to do just that.

We booked the one day visit, which was really well organised. We were picked up from our hotel by minibus at around 8am and the drive from Chiang Mai takes around 90 minutes. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were shown around the park in a group of 10 tourists. There is time to feed the elephants, which is an amazing experience and to watch them bathing in the river. Some of the elephants allow you to get up close to them if you wish and the location is stunning.

The lunch was a huge vegetarian buffet, which was delicious. You also have free time to wander around and see the other animals rescued by sanctuary, which include dogs, cats and buffalo.

I can’t recommend the nature park enough it was an incredible experience and they are doing such great work! Please avoid the other centres which still allow riding and bathing as this is harmful to the elephants.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I did the Highlands tour through the elephant nature park. The guide Tea (that’s how you say it, not sure of the spelling) was amazing, he was super informative and also funny. We spent the day in a group of 10 with 4 elephants, walking them on a road through the hills, feeding them and getting a lot of one of one time with them. The scenery was amazing as well. Highly recommend this tour, especially since it’s ethical and you can tell the elephants are happy and well looked after.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

The elephant nature park has saved hundreds of elephants from logging, tourism, trekking and the circus.
By you visiting here or volunteering here you are helping them get money to save more elephants and buy more land so the elephants that are healthy enough can return to nature to live.
They not only rescue elephants but dogs, cats, goats and water buffalo.
You can visit for a day a week or several months.
What a great gap year opportunity.
Check out the movie “Love and Bananas” it’s a documentary about the elephant nature park.
For a more rugged experience you can see the elephants in their natural environment at their “journey to freedom program’
Any program you choose is a great individual volunteer vacation or family, friends and coworkers. The bonding that you leave with is beyond explainable.
Remember. One person can make a difference and you can be that person!
Volunteer, visit, donate. Just try to make a difference! Our group did and we are a stronger, more caring and compassionate group because of it!

Date of experience: February 2019
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