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Address: Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 818 932
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Elephant Nature Park, a unique conservation project set in Chiang Mai...

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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We loved that park. There you can see happy elephants in their normal surrounding. They only let the people pet the elephants that want to be nice to the people. The other ones... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved that park. There you can see happy elephants in their normal surrounding. They only let the people pet the elephants that want to be nice to the people. The other ones are in other areas of the park. They rescue the poor thing put of cruelty. I can only recommend the visit because that is a good thing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We learned so much on our day at Elephant Nature Park. It started with an hour drive outside of Chiang Mai. On the shuttle drive we watched a long video where we saw the sad truth of the way the elephants spirit is broken so that they can be controlled by their handlers, and it is nothing short of torture.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such amazing creatures, so happy we went to see the mums. Was a nice afternoon if you have run out of things to do. We scooter there which was the best decision so we could leave once we where done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I did the all day tour where we walk with, feed and bath the elephants in the nearby river. The trip also included river rafting and a tour of the main reserve park and a very good lunch! The trip was incredible! It was both very fun and entertaining and informative. Our tour was very personalized and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying this is better than a day doing elephant riding. I think the staff and volunteers here mean well. But at the same time I don't think it's as "natural" as they claim. We watched an informative video during the 1 hour drive to the park. We then put into groups of 10-12 people. I estimate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must when visiting Thailand! We did the short park visit. You meet at their office in Chiang Mai and then take an hour shuttle to the park. Along the way you watch a video about elephants in Thailand (this video was the one part of the day I did not enjoy - too graphic in the description... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was the most expensive activity for our group of 9. However, it was worth every baht for the unique and unforgettable experience of learning more about these amazing animals. Quite a number of elephants we saw were maimed by landmines, blind, etc. It was sobering to learn of how cruel humans can be towards them in order to exploit... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a fantastic day with the elephants & menagerie of other rescued animals. The tour guide 'Hit' was great so was the vegetarian lunch. A unique experience with a feel good factor knowing your money goes towards rescuing these amazing creatures.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Elephant Nature Park is a shinning star radiating hope for preserving elephants from extinction. Our guide, Bee Bee, was effevescent as out she shared amazing facts know about elephants; e.g, 16 sets of teeth until approx 65 years of age, incredible memory, family and relationship oriented, mourn their dead, stront bond with "mahout" (trainer). Elephants cared for here were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the half day trips were booked out, so I booked a full day trip called "elephant freedom". It was a fantastic day. Pick up at the hotel was within the time frame quoted, and had to pick up a few more people after me. A total of 8 people were in our group.like everyone else we watched a video... More 

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