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Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

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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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 9 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in the old city of Chiang Mai


  • 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.
  • 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • 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 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Important information

    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 505 reviews

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    A true on of a kind experience! And one of the most joyfull days I had four months now in Thailand. The experience of following the elephants programme forna day is totally unique and you do things you dont even imagine. The trainers and all the staff of the park are absolutely amazing and they really care abour the elephants and what they are doing.

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    January 6, 2022

    We were only 2 couples on the trip and it was such a great experience! There were 5 elephants at the park and one of them a 6 months old baby! We walked with two of them, fed them (made food for them) and bathed in the mud, and then had a shower after that muddy bath. The team on the location was great. Highly recommended!

    January 4, 2022

    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

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