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Elephant Retirement Park

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Open today: 06:00 - 18:00
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Very good park !

It was so cool ! We walked into jungle with elephants, then take a mud bath, and then we whashed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lyon, France
via mobile
One of the Best Days of My Life

This was a beautiful and life changing experience. They treat the animals with respect, and immense... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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The Elephant Retirement Park is located an hours drive outside of Chiang Mai city in Northern Thailand. The main focus of the park is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for elephants to live. Established at the beginning of 2014, visitors...more
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:00
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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 2 days ago via mobile

It was so cool ! We walked into jungle with elephants, then take a mud bath, and then we whashed them. It was perfect. Too bad that there were not much bananas to give to elephants. Thanks !

Thank lucilleboirel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a beautiful and life changing experience. They treat the animals with respect, and immense care, and the interaction is awe inspiring.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 6 females when we visited, 3 adults and 3 young ones (2-3 yrs old). Felt that the activities we did at the park were more of feeding and petting rather than to get to know more about the elephants like their diets, their...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended! During my visit there, there were about 6 elephants, of which three little ones. We got to feed them first, which is a perfect way to get to know them and vice versa.. A very tasty lunch was followed by a nap, and...More

Thank Cyril H
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We booked a hole day stay at the retirement park. We got picked up at our hostel from woody. An charming thai guy who was really nice and gave as informations about everything you can imagine. You could literally ask him anything. You could see...More

Thank davidl0cke
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Me, my partner and friends opted for the 2 day, 1 night trip. Alex was very welcoming and stayed with us throughout our trip and made us feel very welcome. The first day included feeding the elephants, a mud bath with the elephants and then...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 1 April 2018

What a place! Stunning scenery surrounded by the most amazing elephants. Would highly recommend the 2 day tour as the fun really begins after everyone has gone home and you get to spend some time with the mahouts and Alex the owner. It is clear...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I have read the negative reviews of this place and from my experience today I saw no evidence of mistreatment. 4 rescued adult elephants and two babies. No riding, no stupid show or tricks, all elephants followed the commands of the mahouts through what I...More

Thank gavin n
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very clear that these elephants are cared for properly! There was a peaceful vibe - and it was very well organized.

Thank MiekeP77
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This park was not our first choice, but we do not regret visiting. Booking was easy and they pick up us in the agreed time. Our group was small ( 6ppl) and a lady who returns there as volentery. We arrived after 40min approx around...More

Thank Stela A
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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
Marissa G
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
Yann B
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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