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Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

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Learning about and observing rescued elephants at a sanctuary. Observe elephants respectfully in quaint surroundings, and enjoy a delicious vegetarian Thai buffet lunch.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch elephants play in the mud and sand spa
  • Learn about and observe the rescued elephants' behavior
  • Prepare food and feed the elephants
  • Eat a delicious traditional Thai buffet lunch
  • Enjoy a relaxing pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
Full description

Meet and feed elephants on this elephant sanctuary tour from Chiang Mai. Watch these majestic creatures up close and learn about them from specialists. Sit down to an authentic Thai lunch and stay hydrated with complimentary water.

Start your journey in the morning with a hotel pickup from Chiang Mai city center. Take the 1-hour ride to the countryside of Mae Tang district.

Get changed into the local clothes and be ready for the fun activities. The experienced guide will provide information about the elephants' behavior and how to provide proper care for them. Then, prepare food and healthy treats for the elephants and feed them afterward. After that, you and the elephants will walk to play in the mud and sand spa. During this time, you will have a chance to observe their behavior, in beautiful natural surroundings.

After your time with the elephants, change your clothes, shower, and then enjoy a delicious traditional Thai buffet lunch, which is suitable for vegetarians. After lunch, relax on the 1-hour journey back to the city and will be transferred back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city center.

Includes
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Chiang Mai city center
  • Live guide
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • Vegetarian lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Flip-flops
    • Insect repellent

    Know before you go

    • Please note that all activities mentioned will be based on the elephants, who are not forced to do any activity they do not want to do
    • Once booked, the local operator will confirm the pick-up time with you again
    • Your visit will help support the work and future elephant rescues
    • This tour supports ethical elephant tourism with greater welfare
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 636 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Spent half an afternoon with the elephants. It was great and wouldn't want to do this for a full day either. Half a day was perfect because of the heat. It was really magnificent. An experience we will never forget. Praise for the people who buy up these elephants to provide a better life than they have! Keep it up!!

    July 27, 2022

    This is a MUST DO activity in Chiang Mai! We chose the whole day experience and it was the best choice ever. They truly care about the elephants. We learned a lot about elephant behavior and their needs. Our elephant was named Mum, we fed him, walked with him, gave him a mud spa and bath. Definitely, the best day in Chiang Mai! Also, the vegetarian lunch was delicious. Book this, Right now!

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    July 27, 2022

    Incredible! Woody was our guide, as well as several of his colleagues. They made sure we had a great time! The bathing and feeding experience was so fun. It's so clear the elephants are treated well as they very clearly have a strong bond of trust with the people that work there. A lovely experience that was guilt free due to how well the elephants are treated.

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    July 23, 2022

    Product ID: 154758