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Elephant Nature Park

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is the real deal. The gold standard for treatment and care of elephants in Thailand. The rest are currently or should be following their example. Dozens of elephants, happy and roaming free. Lots of opportunity to observe and feed. Huge property with space...More

Thank JFrizz013
Reviewed today via mobile

Our guide "O" was tremendously informative, we learnt so much during our visit. Fantastic place run by fantastic people. Highly recommended.

Thank Thom H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had so much fun on the single day Elephant Trails experience. While we did not visit the park itself, we were able to feed, bathe, take a mud bath with, and splash with 4 elephants. Our guide Ann was lots of fun and knowledgeable...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed yesterday

We did our research before traveling to Thailand and have had friends go to other elephant "sanctuaries" and we are confident and happy that we visited the best of the best. ENP may be more expensive than other elephant parks but your money goes to...More

2  Thank Harper S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only outside of the USA can you truly get an experience as this. You walk with them, feed them, watch them in their natural habit. It is sad to learn why these beautiful creatures needed to be rescued in the first place but the park...More

2  Thank kcunningha003
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the highlights of our holiday! With our lovely enthousiastic guide Ann we visited this friendly giants on a big farm. She greeted the elephants by feeding them. Next we went for a walk and ended our walk with washing them in the river...More

1  Thank halineh2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't rave enough about this place. Elephant Nature Park takes such good care of the animals and provides such a great experience for its visitors. Each elephant's rescue story is unique and heart-wrenching, but its good to know that these animals are in the...More

1  Thank Meg D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the short trip to visit the elephant park and it was perfect for our family with 2 young kids (5 and 3). We liked the beautiful surroundings, the respect people truly have for elephants and the vegetarian lunch. A perfect day we ll...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park provides refuge to the elephants hurt by various industries in Thailand. It is heartbreaking to see how elephants are treated poorly all over the county (truly horrible how the baby elephants' spirits are broken). This organization gives them a new life and cares...More

Thank Axadi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been at the Elephant Nature Park for one week, and I am starting my second week today. I was nervous and kind of apprehensive to travel across the ocean with my two young adult daughters, but my worry was not needed in the...More

1  Thank Lise K
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2 July 2018|
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Response from ACtravel1397 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly think they're all the same thing to be honest... if you pick one that is "off-saddle" they're elephants that were used for tourism and are now retired which is really sweet and the sanctuary are considered special... More
28 June 2018|
Response from Kirsten S | Reviewed this property |
Oh god no They clearly explain that elephant’s backs are not designed to be ridden in They also said that machinery has now replaced elephant labour The sanctuary is designed to get up close and personal Touch them feel them... More
28 June 2018|
Response from Kirsten S | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure you can as I saw some volunteers arrive but I’m sure you can email them They were divine