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.
Morning Trip 07.00 AM to 13.00 PM
Amazing half day program and you will get a full experience immersion into the life of the elephants living at the Elephant Retirement Park!
Learn about the history and culture of the elephants, prepare their food & healthy treats, feeding time, mud + sand spa, bathing with them.
- 07.00 am. - 07.30 am.
We will pick up you at your hotel. Drive about one hour through countryside of Mae Tang district to the park.
- 08.30 am.
The guide will give the information about the Elephant Retirement Park and story of our retired elephant. After that, Learn & prepare about healthy treats and the food for feeding the elephants (fresh fruit, sugar cane etc.) and enjoy feeding with the elephants.
- 10.00 am.
Time to cleaning elephant by bathing with the elephants and scrub mud for protect elephant skin from the insect + Look the happy time of elephant playing in the sand area.
- 12.00 pm.
Time for lunch, our lunch is a traditional Thai buffet, which is suitable for vegetarians.
- 13.00 pm.
Say goodbye elephants and back to Chiang Mai and drop off at your hotel. (Take drive 1 hour back to the city)
Afternoon Trip 12.00 PM to 16.30 PM
- 12.00 - 12.30 p.m.
We will pick up you at your hotel. Drive about one hour through countryside of Mae Tang district.
- 13.30 p.m.
After arriving at the Elephant retirement park around the guide will provide the clothes for you, change your clothes to the local clothes, get information about elephant behavior, how to care for them, and our retirement elephant from the experienced guide.
After that, prepare food for feeding the elephants (fresh fruit, sugar cane etc.) and enjoy feeding the elephants. After the feeding time, we will walk together with elephant to the jungle. Observe elephant when they get freedom , find foods by themselves.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and walk back to the platform then take a rest and changing your clothes before taking a break with coffee and tea.
- 15.30 p.m.
We will leave from the park to the city.
- 16.30 p.m.
Arrive back in Chiang Mai and drop off at your hotel.
- English speaking guide
Instant confirmation booking.
||Price: 1700 Baht