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Elephant Nature Park

#1 of 206 Outdoor Activities in Chiang Mai Features Animals
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Highlight of my entire trip!

Elephant Nature Park was honestly the best part of my trip. I went for the full day visit and wish... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tara T
Amazing experience- one of the only sanctuaries with ethical care

We had the most amazing day meeting and learning about these beautiful animals. Hearing about their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 yesterday

Elephant Nature Park was honestly the best part of my trip. I went for the full day visit and wish so much that I could have stayed longer. I've actually been considering going back for some time to volunteer. This ethical organization really loves their...More

Thank Tara T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the most amazing day meeting and learning about these beautiful animals. Hearing about their troubled past really hit home how bad many elephants lives are in Thailand. The park rescues injured and retired elephants so that they can enjoy their lives and live...More

Thank SBTraveller2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here during our recent trip to Chiang Mai. We cannot recommend this organization enough. Everything was so professional. Our guide, Ya, was absolutely amazing!! The lunch, snacks, and drinks all provided were excellent. And most importantly, the park itself is...More

Thank Sam E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So, lots of things to say here. About the experience: it is probably the best opportunity you will have to shear with elephants; bath them, feed them and interact with them. Don't expect to be laughing on the river while the elephant shower you with...More

Thank Diego G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family of four (two adults, two teenage boys) did the Elephant Trails single-day tour a week ago and it was truly one of the best travel experiences any of us have ever had. We were part of a group of 12 people who visited...More

Thank Chrisd2323
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing time with the elephants. No bull hooks in site. All the elephants appeared very happy. None of them were forced to do anything. Pretty much they attracted the elephants to certain areas with food. Lovely day.

Thank Flip N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have time to do only one thing while in Chiang Mai, spend the day here. We spent the day "volunteering" to feed, walk, and bathe these magnificent beings. The experience will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Please DO NOT...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must if you are going to be in Chiang Mai. A truly eye opening, educational and hopefully more than once in a lifetime experience. Yes there are many elephant experiences in Thailand. But please please please do some research and stay away...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here and def will be one of our most memorable days in Chiang Mai. Recommend it as this place from moment we were picked up (nice van with tv screen to educate us what happens to elephants in Thailand) to...More

Thank denise21615
Reviewed 4 days ago

I accompanied my students to this park as part of our week long global perspectives trip and this place was the perfect example to expose them to responsible tourism. None of the elephants in this place were directly captured in the wild and none of...More

Thank Allan N
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Ania F
Hi, what was the name of the 'programme'/project you went on? Was it full day?
22 June 2017|
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
it was a full day trip that we booked from the Elephant Nature park office in Chiang Mai. they have half day, full day and up to 3 days for tourist. you can also arrange to volunteer for a week or more.
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
19 June 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.
8 June 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 :)