Conserve Natural Forests
Conserve Natural Forests
5
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is a NonProfit charity foundation focused on forest restoration and wildlife conservation located outside of Pai, Northern Thailand. CNF has dedicated itself to restoring and enriching natural ecosystems through reforestation efforts as well as reproducing, rehabilitating and reintroducing endangered indigenous species populations to their native environment. A tour of our site maintains a balance between intimate time spent with endangered species on-site, the elephant(s) we are rehabilitating for release back into the wild, and education on the evolution of ecosystems and forest habitats in Thailand. Individuals who visit our site will leave with an intricate understanding of how elephants contribute to maintaining a healthy, bio-diverse ecosystem and how important it is to restore them to their natural environment to have successful reforestation efforts. Our organization maintains a focus on honesty and integrity in conjunction with our mission.
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  • flavie dube
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amplifying Positive Environmental Impact
    I came to do an internship here as a student of forest engineering in order to learn as much as I could about Thailand's tropical forests and ecosystems. However, being a part of this amazing team and witnessing the amazing work they do has taught me so much more than just the basics of this topic. I gained a lot of knowledge about the forestry problem that Thailand faces as well as the various strategies this organization has implemented to contribute to the solution. This organization is indeed working very hard to restore the ecosystems of once-healthy and intact forests. After ten years, the results of the reforestation work done by this organization on plantation grounds are already spectacular, demonstrating the potency of their Framework Species Method replanting technique. Not only have I enhanced my understanding of the various environmental issues that touch this country, but I have also gained significant insights into the diverse range of solutions that exist. Being a part of this NGO's work has truly been an honor, allowing me to contribute and learn in meaningful ways.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Ju W
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing and interesting afternoon activity
    I like the mission of the CNF. After being picked up in town, we walk some metres through the forest and received info about plants, animals and their actions which are impressive. The tour was not too long and afterwards we spend time there with drinks and snacks. We also watched the elephant eating snacks. It was a friendly atmosphere and I enjoyed the afternoon there.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Sam S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience!
    I visited this amazing organisation and was so impressed with their setup and mission that I decided to stay for one month and volunteer for them. Miguel and Anchala are excellent and welcoming hosts, and the rest of the site staff are diligent and friendly. Overall they have created an amazing atmosphere and make you feel right at home immediately. The forest itself is beautiful and the history is very interesting. I learnt about the issues of deforestation in Thailand and the government/NGO initiatives to reverse this trend. CNF have re-introduced a wide variety of tree species to restore a thriving eco-system to land that was being abused by farmers Kamee the elephant is definitely the highlight for me! So nice to see her in her natural environment, roaming free and not being used as a slave for tourism like in other elephant shelters. She comes and goes as she pleases, and turns up for her afternoon snack at the end of the tour. I would highly recommend visiting this fantastic experience!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Gatien D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    I stayed there for 1 month and it was incredible! I was a guide there for the tour during this month and I can guarantee you that it is a must to visit in Pai! All the projects they have carried out on the site are as interesting to see as they are to learn. It was a pleasure to have been able to contribute to this beautiful and great project!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Sierra S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must go!!
    Absolutely amazing experience. I learned so much about… so much. From biodiversity, to deforestation, to the reality of the life of elephants. This was a great experience. The team working there cares so much about what they do and it shows. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is coming through the area.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 December 2023
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Sargon N
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went with children aged 6, 9 and 12 and they all had a fantastic time - as did their parents. If you're in Pai you should definitely take the time to visit.
Written 20 December 2023
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Sierra S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely amazing experience. I learned so much about… so much. From biodiversity, to deforestation, to the reality of the life of elephants. This was a great experience. The team working there cares so much about what they do and it shows. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is coming through the area.
Written 1 December 2023
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Gatien D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I stayed there for 1 month and it was incredible! I was a guide there for the tour during this month and I can guarantee you that it is a must to visit in Pai! All the projects they have carried out on the site are as interesting to see as they are to learn. It was a pleasure to have been able to contribute to this beautiful and great project!
Written 23 November 2023
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Sam S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I visited this amazing organisation and was so impressed with their setup and mission that I decided to stay for one month and volunteer for them.

Miguel and Anchala are excellent and welcoming hosts, and the rest of the site staff are diligent and friendly. Overall they have created an amazing atmosphere and make you feel right at home immediately.

The forest itself is beautiful and the history is very interesting. I learnt about the issues of deforestation in Thailand and the government/NGO initiatives to reverse this trend. CNF have re-introduced a wide variety of tree species to restore a thriving eco-system to land that was being abused by farmers

Kamee the elephant is definitely the highlight for me! So nice to see her in her natural environment, roaming free and not being used as a slave for tourism like in other elephant shelters. She comes and goes as she pleases, and turns up for her afternoon snack at the end of the tour.

I would highly recommend visiting this fantastic experience!
Written 23 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ju W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I like the mission of the CNF. After being picked up in town, we walk some metres through the forest and received info about plants, animals and their actions which are impressive. The tour was not too long and afterwards we spend time there with drinks and snacks. We also watched the elephant eating snacks. It was a friendly atmosphere and I enjoyed the afternoon there.
Written 23 November 2023
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Jason G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Revisited this amazing organization this year. They're just as incredible as ever!

Always growing. Always learning. They have a huge enclosure for their endangered land tortoises now, and they've built a stunning Botanical Gardens on-site. They're building this out more.

The elephant is just as gorgeous and healthy as ever. The staff are happy and doing well. And the trees just keep growing!

Super excited for their future and to visit again sometime soon!
Written 21 November 2023
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Thierry
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I came back to CNF this year and it was nice to see all the improvements and especially the botanical garden, which is beautiful. There are tortoises at the moment waiting to be big enough to be released in the national park nearby. Planting forests is still a strong activity with thousands of trees planted in different areas in the past months. And the tour is always a nice opportunity to spend an excellent afternoon whilst staying in Pai.
Written 21 November 2023
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Netanel M
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Team members were extremely kind, the mission was great, and the location was beautiful, but kids were bored because there wasn't much to do or see. They call it a donation, but it is not if it is a must. You must pay 1000 baht per person. Families shouldn't spend money on it, and it isn't worth it. If you care about the forest - just donate, you can skip the tour.
Written 7 November 2023
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flavie dube
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
I came to do an internship here as a student of forest engineering in order to learn as much as I could about Thailand's tropical forests and ecosystems. However, being a part of this amazing team and witnessing the amazing work they do has taught me so much more than just the basics of this topic. I gained a lot of knowledge about the forestry problem that Thailand faces as well as the various strategies this organization has implemented to contribute to the solution. This organization is indeed working very hard to restore the ecosystems of once-healthy and intact forests. After ten years, the results of the reforestation work done by this organization on plantation grounds are already spectacular, demonstrating the potency of their Framework Species Method replanting technique. Not only have I enhanced my understanding of the various environmental issues that touch this country, but I have also gained significant insights into the diverse range of solutions that exist. Being a part of this NGO's work has truly been an honor, allowing me to contribute and learn in meaningful ways.
Written 8 August 2023
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De Laroche
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Absolutely incredible experience. If you’re interested in visiting a sanctuary but questioning the ethics of each one, then this is the one for you. Miguel has created an example of what a non profit conservation park can be. Everything you could be doing, he is doing. From creating fertiliser out of elephant/cow poo to hiring ethnic minorities and paying them more than a living wage to planting 300-400 thousand trees a year. He has mangrove, coral and sea grass restoration projects beginning which is exciting! The experience was amazing, we were shown the process of fertiliser making, mushroom farm and lots of endangered plants. The interns here teach local school children and give them food. Their beautiful elephant Cami is being allowed to roam free in preparation for hopefully being released into a national park. We had organic passionfruit g&t’s on the house and snacks as we watched the elephant have hers. This is a gem for nature/wildlife/conservation lovers. If you want an ethical, local conservation project then come here!!! Your money is worth every cent!!
Written 29 January 2023
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