Visit or volunteer in a sanctuary 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.
There are many different ways to experience this place. You can come as a visitor, for a day or several; and you can come as a volunteer.
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.
a tip: If you stay overnight - don't miss on the opportunity to watch the sunrise from the bridge, and hear the morning sounds of the elephants! It's absolutely magical!
for more details about the different visiting options see:
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:
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