Visit or volunteer in a sanctuary in Kanchanaburi with elephants rescued from Showbiz and construction industries. Meet elephants, feed them, pet them, and enjoy their company while they're being themselves, without abusing them.
You can come as a visitor, for a day or include on overnight stay.
Whichever you choose - you'll get to see the elephants, meet the different families, join feeding time, and help bathe the elephants in the river. During your visit you'll learn about the elephants and their behaviors, their past, and how funny and different from each other they are. You'll enjoy a full delicious meal, and may also choose to meet the dogs and other animals of the sanctuary.No elephant rides or shows are to be expected.In fact - no contact at all is forced upon the animals. They will come to you because they want to, not because they have to.
for more details about the different visiting options see:
or the following programs Volunteering outside the park:
There are also additional programs outside the sanctuary, both for volunteers and visitors. Some of them may be a bit hard emotionally, since they involve working with elephants and locals in their villages, where elephants are still being exploited for work. for more projects outside visit:
Kanchanaburi is located 130 km west of Bangkok. Our team from Elephant Nature Park have been working together with the mahouts at Sai Yok trekking camp in Kanchanaburi to taking the chain off and bring a freedom of life to the elephants. Yesterday was a first opening day for Single day and Overnight visit at Elephant Haven Sai Yok Kanchanaburi Project. Thank you to all our guests whom supported our project. Our elephants were very happy to be free and our guests also enjoy to watch elephants in the beautiful jungle. It is a wonderful beginning to save our beautiful creatures. Your visiting can help us to save more elephants, they are still waiting for a chance to be free.
Elephant Nature Park:
Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center for Asian elephants that have been badly abused in the touristic or construction industries in Thailand and it's surroundings.
The elephants often arrive in bad physical and mental conditions, and in the sanctuary they get to live as natural of a life as possible in non-wildlife conditions. The elephants get to roam free in the sanctuary, form families and friendships, bathe in the river and enjoy their life. Each elephant is accompanied by a personal carer (Mahout) everywhere it goes, but unlike in the industry - no force is used (no bullhooks! no slingshots!), and only positive reinforcement is practiced.
In addition to elephants, the park serves as a home to many rescued buffaloes, dogs, cats and other animals. ENP is part of the "Save The Elephants" foundation