Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

4.8 / 5

484 Reviews

Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

4.8 / 5

484 Reviews

Spend a day learning about and observing rescued elephants. Follow the elephants' footsteps and enjoy their day which includes eating local fruits, bathing and playing with mud. This all depends on what the elephants want to do that day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration: 5 - 9 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in the old city of Chiang Mai

Experience

Highlights
  • Treat the elephants with playing in the mud and sand spa
  • Learn about and observe the rescued elephants
  • Observe the elephants playing in the mud and sand spa
Full description
Start your journey in the morning with a hotel pick-up 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, you will get to prepare food and healthy treats for the elephants and feed them afterwards. 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. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery as well. 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, you will take 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
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Accident insurance
  • Food for feeding the elephants such as fresh fruits, sugarcane and more
  • Vegetarian lunch

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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 484 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.7 / 5
    • Organization
      4.6 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.6 / 5
    • Safety
      4.7 / 5
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    There were 7 elephants inside the retirement park and there’s only 5 of us who went for the activity so it was awesome because it’s not that crowded. The staff were really letting us experience how they take care of the elephants and let us immersed in their daily activities.

    March 12, 2020

    One of the beat experiences ever!! The drive was easy and quick from Chiang Mai. Contacting the staff was easy which was great. The elephants seem very happy at the retirement park and are very well taken care of. Being able to care, touch, and bathe the elephants was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever done! This is a must do in Thailand! Thank you for a great experience :-)

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    March 11, 2020

    This was a FANTASTIC adventure. Once in a life time experience!!! At 73 I experienced up close & personal with elephants. One elephant attached itself to me and made me aware of what it wanted ie, go swimming, even to see my sister at another area of reserve. Elephant Thong was my buddy of the day rather I wanted it or not. After an hour with her, I now miss my dear baby!!!!

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    March 8, 2020

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