Elephant Rescue Park

Elephant Rescue Park, Chiang Mai: Hours, Address, Elephant Rescue Park Reviews: 5/5

Elephant Rescue Park
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6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
About
Elephant Rescue Park is a happy place for rescued elephants, located in the green valley of Chiang Mai. Our primary objective here is to rescue poor elephants from circus, hard work and mistreatment, provide a safe loving and secure environment for all the elephants that come and live with us, We try to keep them happy and healthy as they should be in nature but this can only be achieved with your help and support. Come and join us today. Don’t forget, all monies raised from our tours goes back to our elephants and towards rescuing new ones. You’ll get to feed them, walk with them, hug them, play with them, bathe with them and so much more.
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More than 3 hours
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Karin M
1 contribution
Half day trip to Elefant rescure park
Oct 2021 • Family
Just had the best experience! Went to the elefant rescure park with my 2 daughters. We just loved it. The guide was amazing and very good at english, and it was so great to see the elefants in their own environment.
Written 24 October 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had the best experience with us at Elephant Rescue Park and that you were able to appreciate our elephants in their natural environment.
Written 24 October 2021
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Alexis et Justine
Nantes, France1 contribution
Best Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai
Aug 2021 • Friends
A must-see in Chiang Mai! The team is very welcoming, attentive and has shared their love for elephants with us.
We had an unforgettable time at the Elephant Rescue Park, we recommend this activity without hesitation!
Written 24 August 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had an unforgettable time with us at Elephant Rescue Park and that you felt welcome and could see the love we all have for our elephants. Thank you for recommending our Park.
Written 26 August 2021
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liz99esc
Santiago, Chile19 contributions
Happy elephants
Jun 2021 • Couples
It was amazing to know this park. The elephants were well cared for and were very happy to go on a walk with us. They explained us how many of the elephants were mistreated before and put to work but now they only have to eat, take walks and baths which they enjoy so much.
Written 8 July 2021
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Thank you for your review. We treat all of our elephants with the love, care and respect they deserve. We really appreciate your support by visiting Elephant Rescue Park during this ongoing difficult time for everyone.
Written 11 July 2021
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Jacey S
Bang Chalong, Thailand7 contributions
AMAZING EXPERIENCE 🐘✨🍉🌍
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was an amazing experience all around staff, elephants, scenery all wonder! I definitely recommend coming here!!
Written 29 May 2021
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Thank you for your review and recommendation of Elephant Rescue Park.
Written 2 June 2021
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hartnell_r1
7 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Apr 2021 • Friends
Really fantastic trip to see these amazing rescued elephants. Steve and Julie were brilliant hosts who showed how much the mahouts and all of the staff at Elephant Resue Park really care for these animals. We got to walk with 3 elephants and were able to watch them do whatever they wanted to do in they're own natural habitat. The elephants are chain free all day and all night. I would recommend this place as the number 1 ethical elephant experience in Thailand.

The entire experience was perfect from start to finish including pick up from our hotel and a wonderful lunch at the park. Couldn't fault it. We'll be back.
Written 7 April 2021
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Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased that our two English Volunteers, Julie and Steve, helped to make your entire experience perfect from start to finish and you enjoyed your journey to and from the Park and your lunch too. It is so rewarding for us all when our visitors recognise how much our mahouts and our whole team care for our elephant family. Walking with our elephants and observing what they do, in their own natural habitat, is a key part of the experience at Elephant Rescue Park. Thank you for recommending us as the number one ethical elephant experience in Thailand. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Written 11 April 2021
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RayFoo
2 contributions
Great Visit! Rewarding Experience
Dec 2020 • Solo
I visited on the morning half day program on boxing day and it was one of the best presents I ever had. My guide Sam took the time to explain everything about the elephants and their natural habitat. We fed them, walked with them and bathed them. It was a richly rewarding experience that I would recommend to any animal lover. Kudos to founder Kid and his team at ERPK. God bless their heart and give them the determination to continue doing a great job of caring for these charming, intelligent, wonderful creatures amid difficult times of this pandemic.
Written 27 December 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your whole experience with us. At Elephant Rescue Park we treat our elephants with the love, care and respect they deserve. As you recognised, it is particularly challenging for us all during these difficult times as we endeavour to keep our elephants safe and healthy. Thank you also so much for sponsoring our elephant Boon Ma, your support really does make a difference to us.
Written 30 December 2020
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James W
Bangkok, Thailand26 contributions
Beautiful Experience - a must for animal lovers
Nov 2020 • Couples
Wow, what a privilege this experience was.
In the past, like many, I have fell into the tourist trap of elephant “sanctuaries” where the promise of happy well kept animals is the tag line - with the reality being somewhat different but this experience was on a whole new level. No rides, no chains, no cages and no shows makes this a truly intimate and unique experience. The Elephant Rescue Park is a lush and expansive landscape where the elephants get to enjoy freedom and above all else around the clock care, love and attention.

It was truly amazing to be able to walk alongside and interact with these wonderful animals whilst they went about their everyday life. This beautiful habitat rescues elephants from various backgrounds including logging, riding and circus industries and gives them a place to live their life surrounded by everything they enjoy.

The carers were amazing with a clear and special bond between them and the animal and it was a joy to watch the interaction.

UK based volunteers Julie and Steve were very knowledgeable, super inviting and a pleasure to be in the company of. They looked after us during our time at the park and made us feel welcome at every opportunity - thank you!

If you are looking for a truly special experience and have a love for elephants then this is the place for you, don’t even consider other attractions no matter how many bells and whistles they may offer. I will definitely be making another trip here given the opportunity, it was incredible.

Thank you Elephant Rescue Park, Steve & Julie and everyone else for an unforgettable experience. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Written 28 November 2020
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Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are so pleased that you found your whole experience at Elephant Rescue Park a beautiful experience and a privilege. We all work so hard to give our visitors a personal experience and for them to feel that they are observing our elephants in their own environment, behaving naturally. Our two volunteers love to share their knowledge of elephants with visitors and I know they had a fantastic time with you during your visit and enjoyed your company. Your recommendation to choose Elephant Rescue Park for a truly special experience makes us all so happy. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written 4 December 2020
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N&N
1 contribution
Experience of a lifetime
Nov 2020
Elephant Rescue Park is truly a paradise for elephants. They are being cared of in an excellent way. The elephants were so gentle, and we could feel that they were happy. They live in natural surroundings without being chained up. They get to eat good and healthy food, and walk in the mountains. We could interact with them in the most natural way. We wished we could stay there longer. I'm missing these happy and gentle elephants already. We will definitely be back here once we go to Chiang Mai again. I would recommend this place to everyone, to feel the true elephant experience.
Written 21 November 2020
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Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you found Elephant Rescue Park to be a true paradise for elephants as that is what we are aiming to achieve. It so pleasing to our whole team when our visitors recognise our elephants are happy and enjoy interacting with them in their natural environment. Thank you for your recommendation, we hope to see you at the Park again soon!
Written 27 November 2020
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Andy H
1 contribution
Educational and enjoyable experience
Nov 2020
We had a great time at the elephant rescue park.It was a pleasant and peaceful environment. It was informative and enjoyable.
It was good to see the elephants so content and happy in their natural habitation .The volunteers ,Julie and Steve did an excellent job in leading our adventure and introducing us to the situation and goals of the park and the habits and needs of the elephants.It was an educational experience for us as well as refreshing and relaxing.
It was especially rewarding to see how this park has sought to rescue and restore elephants that have not had a good past ,been mistreated or abused.
We would recommend this park to those who have a passion for animals happy ,healthy and treated in the best way possible in their own environment ,to learn more about elephants and have a hands on experience with them.
Written 11 November 2020
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Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you had a great time and found your visit both informative and enjoyable. Education is a key part of our programme at Elephant Rescue Park and we are delighted that you found it an educational experience. Our two English Volunteers love sharing their knowledge and experience with our visitors and their passion is clear to see. Thank you for your recommendation, it means so much to us all when our visitors recognise our elephants are happy, healthy and treated in the best possible way in their own environment.
Written 13 November 2020
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Ross C
4 contributions
A special Elephant park experience
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited the Elephant Rescue Park for a half day tour with our 2 children (aged 3 and 5). We were warmly greeted at our hotel by the fantastic volunteers - Julie and Steve. We then travelled by minibus to the park. We sat with coffee for a short time while Steve and Julie taught us more about Elephants and they were great at involving and engaging our children. After changing into the clothes provided we fed 3 of the Elephants and then went on a short walk through the jungle. We had an opportunity to bath the Elephants with the support of their carers. We finished the tour with a lovely homemade meal before heading back to our hotel. There was also an option to pay a small fee for photos to be taken throughout the trip. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to support the park and learn more about Elephants.
Written 24 October 2020
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Thank you so much for your review and your kind feedback on our two English Volunteers who share the same love and passion for our elephants as the rest of our team. Education is one of our key objectives at Elephant Rescue Park and our team love to share their knowledge and experience with our visitors. We are delighted that your two children felt engaged and involved. Thank you for your high recommendation it means so much to us all.
Written 24 October 2020
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