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Elephant Retirement Park

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The Elephant Retirement Park is located an hours drive outside of Chiang Mai city. The main focus of the park is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for elephants to live. Established at the beginning of 2013, visitors can enjoy a unique...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kotchasarn Rd, Lane 5, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 81 671 9110
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They are new on tripadvisor, but we give them 10 from 10 on quality. We loved our guide Woody. He speaks English well and gives a lot of information.There was enough time for everything , it was no rush , we fed them , take...More

Thank Vytautas K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The van arrived in time and the trip to the Elephant Retirement Park went fine. The time with the elephants was great and it seems like they are well cared upon. The structure provided to the visitors was not very good, though. The showers are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caio_Ribeiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this visit on the basis of elephant care i.e. not riding tricks etc. Had old clothes provided and then had a couple of hours with the elephant. Excellent guides and caring support team. Fed the elephants what felt like a tonne of banal....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cmsd2500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best tours we did in Thailand. It was just amazing with the great elephants and the very friendly guides! FYI: it’s not about elephant riding because some people wonder about this. There are very politely rangers and very care about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Krixxtina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the day, not just a morning. That meant we got to spend more time with the elephants. The Park has a number of elephants, including 3 babies. We prepared food and fed them, went for a walk, gave them a mud bath...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CDNMarmalade
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

I did the half day trip, where we got to feed the elephants, give them a mud bath, and swim with them. I think half day was a perfect amount of time, and would thoroughly recommend. The guide was very informative and friendly, as were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank celesteyo4241
Reviewed 4 February 2019

We had a great day hanging out with all the elephants! We got to feed them in the morning, and go swimming with them later in the day. There were 6 elephants there (including two babies!), and each one very clearly had its own personality....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank siwelnotes
Reviewed 30 January 2019

It was a great experience, we recommend everyone who cares about animals. This was the one of the best experiences in our lives very emotional. Everything was great :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paweł G
Reviewed 26 January 2019

We booked this trip with get your guide which is a company I would recommend they organise trips all over the world, we were picked up from our hotel in Chiang Mai by Pong from the elephant retirement home he was great very informative speaking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Gary K K
Reviewed 4 January 2019

This is a wonderful small and personal place in which you get a great sense that the elephants are really cared for. Being amongst them, stroking them, swimming with them, feeding them and learning more about how they came there, was an amazing experience. Our...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Susan A
12 May 2017|
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Response from Karen N | Reviewed this property |
It is a room with a mattress on the floor and also the meals you will be taken out on both nights
2 March 2017|
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Response from Marjan-Fah | Property representative |
Hi Marissa, The main difference is that it is shorter. So if you don't have a lot of time, you can choose the half day. We know from our customers that the more time you are with the beautiful creatures the more you will... More
2 September 2016|
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Response from Marjan-Fah | Property representative |
Yes, if you ask for vegan food when you make a reservation than we can arrange that for you.
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