1. Thailand
  2. Chiang Mai Province
  3. Chiang Mai

Elephant Retirement Park Volunteering and Homestay Program

Product ID: 145869
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Experience a life-enhancing opportunity of hands-on work in a unique program to help protect elephants.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Thai, English

Pickup included

Pickup at hotels in Chiang Mai city center is provided.

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  • Volunteer at the elephant park and make a contribution to conservation
  • Engage with elephants in a cruelty-free environment
  • Learn how to become a true mahout elephant carer
Full description
Volunteering at the Elephant Retirement Park Chiang Mai provides an opportunity to engage with elephants and can be a life-changing experience. Feed and bathe the elephants regularly and learn about their care. Choose from two to seven-day program options.

On day one, you’ll get an introduction to the park and the elephants. Enjoy a traditional Thai buffet at lunch, followed by a mud spa and shower with the elephants.

On day two, take a trek with the elephants (riding is not permitted). Marvel at beautiful scenery along the way to a waterfall, where lunch will be served.
  • 3 authentic Thai meals per day
  • Hot drinks
  • Round-trip transportation from Chiang Mai city center
  • Mahout training clothing
  • Hand-wash laundry facilities
  • Insurance
  • Drinking water
  • Hot water shower
  • Accommodation throughout the stay
  • Free Wi-Fi
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for the staff
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Elephant Retirement Park does not promote elephant riding in any way
• Be sure to bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, sun protection, and any personal medications you require
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