A sanctuary for retired elephants, free to roam and graze on the surrounding vegetation. Walk, bathe and feed them. Strict no abuse policy. All welcome.
Elephant retirement park is a grassroots initiative whose mission is to provide a nurturing space for elephant. Our aim is to provide a haven for abandoned elephant, and to simply love and respect all living beings. Also camping events for people to enjoy nature, learn about sustainable living & how to cook Local food, and spend time with the elephants. Imagine an environment with happy elephant roaming around the park, the weather is comfortable all year round for the visitor and elephant. “Everyone is welcome to visit & contribute with us, we appreciate for coming of you!”.
The camps founder, Adulwit khamya, better known as Noi, has created a sustainable habitat for the elephants to live in a safe and natural environment, free from profiteering and neglect. At the elephant park family units are never separated and herbal medicines are used to keep the animals healthy and enjoy a better quality of life.
The elephant retirement park is proud of its strict policy of its treatment of elephants. There is no riding, chaining for beating of any kind. The sole focus of the ERP is to promote the well being of retired elephants. Visitors and volunteers to the park can expect an enjoyable and rewarding experience working with the local Mahout people to care for these majestic symbols of strength and peace.
Full Day Itinerary
08.30 am. - 09.00 am. :
We pick you up from your hotel for a one hour drive through Mae Tang agricultural countryside. When you arrive at the park, the guide will inform you about the Elephant Retirement Park and story of the retired elephants. After that, learn & prepare healthy treats and food to feed the elephants (fresh fruit, sugar cane etc.) and enjoy feeding the elephants.
12.00 pm. - 13.00 pm. :
Enjoy a lunch of a traditional Thai buffet, which is suitable for vegetarians.
13.30 pm. :
After lunch, Time to clean the elephant by bathing with them and scrub mud to protect the elephants skin from insects. You'll quickly find that the elephants really enjoy their happy time playing freely in the sand area.
15.00 pm. :
We supply towels and soap to clean yourself before heading back to the city. After you have taken a shower, there is some time to relax with a cold beverage and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
15.30 pm. :
Back to the City. (Take 1 hour back to the city)
- English speaking guide
Instant confirmation booking.
Full Day Elephant Care: