In the top three best experiences of my entire life. We paid a bit extra to do a small group specilty tour ourside the nature park. we chose the Karen Elephant Experience and we were SO THRILLED with out choice.
We spent the entire day with 4 elephants who were roaming free after having been rescued. There were 9 people and 4 elephants so very good ratio. We fed them, went for walkes and hikes throguh the forest/jungle to watch them in their natural habitat. We gave them mud baths and then went swiming with them in a river to bathe them. This experience seemed a little expensive but now that I have done it I would gladly pay and recomend this to ANYONE who is able to get to Chiang Mai.
Feel free to cntact me for more info, timing, and photos if you are considering this. I would be very happy to share this life changing experience.More