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Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

Product ID: 154758
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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.
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Duration: 5 - 9 hours
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Pick-up from your hotel in the old city of Chiang Mai

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  • 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

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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

From US$ 58.32 per person

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