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Elephant Nature Park

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Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 818 932
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Elephant (and dog and cats) rescue centre

Genuine elephant rescue centre (no riding etc) well worth a visit. A bit processed and lunch was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave W
via mobile
Amazing and Unforgettable

You truly become humbled and awed the second you come close to one of these amazing animals. And... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Genuine elephant rescue centre (no riding etc) well worth a visit. A bit processed and lunch was a tad sparse if you are last in the queue but still worth the 5 stars.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed yesterday

You truly become humbled and awed the second you come close to one of these amazing animals. And Elephant Nature sanctuary lets you experience this the proper way. There is a clear message about the past and the abuse these animals have sustained, and there...More

Thank ryleyherzog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed overnight at the sanctuary and had the most amazing experience. We got to interact with over 50 elephants, make their food, feed them and wash them in the river. Our guide Dao was so nice and was very informative. The rooms were very...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed yesterday

This was a really wonderful experience. In total we were 10 people, so it was an intimate experience. We were picked up at our hotel on time, and the guide was very friendly and informative. We spent about an hour walking with 4 lady elephants...More

Thank robyn h
Reviewed yesterday

Being able to hear about and connect with these rescued elephants was a truly remarkable experience. This is a must for any traveler in the north of Thailand - it's so important to see people doing the right thing here, and gives you hope for...More

Thank danny492
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Words cannot begin to describe how wonderful this place is. We started the day making rice balls to feed the elephants. After that we fed the elephants the rice balls we had made for them and some fruit, we trekked through a river and hilly...More

1  Thank sflaherty
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such an amazing up close experience with 3 elephants. We signed up for “Care for the elephants” package and loved every moment of it. Such a wonderful organisation and their park is absolutely breathtaking! This is the best tour we have ever done!!

1  Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

We selected the Elephant Nature Park based on the recommendations on the reviews we read. We did the Elephant Trail experience with 10 other people. You are taken by minibus to the ENP which takes about 2 hours from Chiang Mai. Once there we spent...More

Thank andysteve01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reusable mugs, cloth towels, and all vegan buffet. Our tour guide did not seem like an activist, but his clear message about the abuse that their elephants have endured speaks volumes. Thong was our guide. Catarina was the head of the volunteers at the dog...More

1  Thank Billy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent two days and one night at ENP. The experience was organized with military precision and we were kept well informed as to which activity was coming next. During your free time, you can interact with hundreds of rescued cats and dogs or enjoy...More

1  Thank Alex G
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17 January 2018|
Response from bunnize103 | Reviewed this property |
Prob about an hour I would say. we did the saddle off and ventured into the village. The sanctuary itself is also a similar ways out. They make a mid stop though. They pick you up from chiang mai though and take you on... More
16 January 2018|
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Response from Torontocritic33 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recommend doing more than the 'half' day. It's a fairly long drive from the City, and I felt as though I'd seen everything after a couple hours.