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“Amazing Experience, Amazing Staff”

Elephant Rescue Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Elephant Rescue Park is a happy land for homeless elephants,located in the green valley of Chiang Mai. We target on rescue poor elephants from circus,hard work and mistreatment.We try to keep them happy and healthy as they should be in nature. Please join us to help them.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Spent the full day with a small group learning about and caring for the Elephants. Our guide was incredible and I could tell all of the staff have a deep connection to the animals and they have devoted their life to saving them. Highly recommend the full day tour with lunch included (Home cooked authentic Thai meal)! They pick you up at your hotel and drop you off, so transportation is very easy. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Thailand and definitely worth it!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Nomad770385
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I put in loads of research when booking an elephant experience as I wanted to make sure they’d be treated well and thankfully elephant rescue park did this. We did the full day experience which included a visit to the elephant poo poo paper recycling factory. I absolutely loved this it was great to see such a eco friendly project being shown off. It was also really good fun as we got to make little souvenirs with the paper which we really enjoyed. Later we arrived at the park where we prepared some food for the elephants then went to meet them. Our guide, Nancy, was absolutely lovely and incredibly knowledgable about the elephants she taught us loads! The elephants were gentle and the mahouts clearly had an excellent relationship with them. After we’d had a lovely lunch we went for a wander into the hills which was really relaxed and fun. Seeing the elephants roam freely was great. Finally we had a swim/bath with the elephants and washed them off after a hot busy day. Some of the nice touches this park offers which others don’t were:
-poopoo paper factory
-a traditional outfit to wear (stops you getting your own clothes filthy)
-free chilled bottled water throughout the day
-prepping vitamin balls for the elephants
-really ethical treatment of the elephants
- Nancy the amazing guide
- a fantastic photographer who capture memories of the day for you so you can concentrate on enjoying it!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LucyFH
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

What can I not say about this incredible place. The staff are all extremely hands on. Limited resources but give everything to the elephants they rescue.
No ride or show. Just getting to hang out with the elephants feeding them. Walking and even bathing them.
They provided uniforms and food. A wonderful local lady was there to take pictures of us all day for a very low fee. Highly recommend. We have over 200 pictures from two staff members taking pictures.
It was one of favorite things we did this trip to Thailand. I would return.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Allie R
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Blown away an amazing time with these majestic elephants. The whole time we were there it was relaxed and informative all about the Elephants and what the rescue park does for them. We loved every minute being with them feeding, walking and washing them in the lake. The mahouts really know the elephant they take care of and you can see their passion great guys and so friendly. We had a lovely home cooked lunch which everyone said was great and we all couldn’t stop smiling.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dundrell
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

My husband and I did the Private Serene Boutique Elephant Care in April, 2018. The entire experience, from the time we were picked up at our lodging to when we were dropped back off, was amazing. Every detail was well-thought-out, with the elephants' care and wellbeing their first priority. We highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Samwise4
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