CARE FOR ELEPHANTS

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Fri, 10/05/2019 - 12:18
CARE FOR ELEPHANTS

This project provides a caring home for three elephants now retired from a life of arduous work in the logging industry and elephant riding. The elephants living here now get to spend much of the day doing what comes naturally – roaming through the jungle, foraging for wild vegetation, bathing in the river, giving themselves a mud bath, scratching against trees, and socializing with each other. At this project, an emphasis is placed on providing visitors with insights into caring for elephants, their habits, and how to interact with them respectfully.

The program offers day trips where a small group of visitors accompanied by a tour guide has the opportunity to walk through the jungle in the presence of relaxed elephants and experience being close to these enchanting animals. Guests spend time with the elephants feeding them fruit and vegetables, bathing them, and observing them in nature while they explore their newfound freedom. The tour includes a visit to Elephant Nature Park where you can enjoy watching the resident herds relaxing in the late afternoon. It is hoped that over time, a growing number of people will embrace the opportunity to be with elephants interacting freely with each other in their jungle home.

Venture into the jungle and walk with elephants while feeding them and observe instinctual elephant behavior

Activities

  • Greeting and introduction to the project
  • Wash and cut fruit and vegetables and feed the elephants
  • Prepare healthy treats for the elephants made from banana, maize, tamarind, rice & salt
  • Take a jungle walk with the elephants, feeding them along the way
  • Vegetarian buffet lunch at the top of a hill in the forest with great views
  • Cut bananas from the hillside plantation to feed the elephants
  • Walk to the river to bathe the elephants
  • Visit Elephant Nature Park to observe the herds

Tour Details

Number of Guests: 10
Number of Elephants: 3
Tour Type: Full Day Visit
Fitness Level: Moderate
Age Suitability: Adults & Children 12+

What's Included

  • Transportation from Chiang Mai city to and from project
  • Freshly prepared vegetarian buffet lunch
  • Admission fee
  • Qualified English speaking tour guide
  • Afternoon visit to Elephant Nature Park

Tour Price

Adults & Children 12+: 6,000 Thai Baht

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