Posted by Elephant Retirement Park on Friday, 27 January 2017

Elephant Retirement Park is a very popular elephant camp in Chiang Mai. As the name suggest, it is home to retired-from-work elephants, and also rescued elephants.

Like many other elephant camps, Elephant Retirement Park has a policy of no riding, chaining, and beating of their elephants and all of their elephants are very well taken care of.

Chiang Mai Elephant Retirement Park

These elephants live in a natural environment in their elephant family group and, on a normal day, are allowed to roam freely.

Elephant Retirement Park is located at Mae Taeng, which is a 40-minute driving distance from Chiang Mai city. But they have a booking office at Chiang Mai city, located at Kotchasarn Rd, merely 10-minute walking distance from Tha Phae Gate.

What is included in this tour?
Transportation to the elephant camp and back to your hotel, drinking water, lunch, English speaking tour guide, fresh fruits for feeding the elephants, tour insurance, and they also take photographs of you with the elephants at no additional charge.

What do I need to bring?
Swimming suit (you will get wet), flip-flop, sun protection and dry cloth for change.

How long is the tour?
Elephant Retirement Park offers Half Day, One Day, Two Days and even up to 7 days of volunteering and home stay tour. It is better to book your tour with them at least one day before your desired date.

How to book my tour and go there?
You can book directly at their booking office, or book with the tour agent. Or you may ask the staff at your hotel/guesthouse and book directly with them as most of the hotel/guesthouse in Chiang Mai city sell tours and travel packages too. The price will be the same.

Once confirmed, you will be informed about the time they will come to pick you up at the hostel/guesthouse. Remember to keep your receipt as the tour bus driver will want to check it before letting you on board.

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