Elephant Valley Project,
Cambodia, Siem Reap, North & East
Info : Elephant Valley Project
Located in the Mondulkiri Province of Cambodia, the Elephant Valley Project is an eco-tourism venture set up in association with the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (ELIE) –to improve the health and welfare of domestic elephants in the area.
The main aim of the Elephant Valley Project is to provide a safe location away from the villages to treat sick or injured elephants whilst working towards improving education and improving attitudes towards animal welfare.
What is really special about the Elephant Valley Project is that it really is one of a kind, particularly in Cambodia where irresponsible elephant trekking outfits with poor animal welfare are common. You can visit the centre for a day, or even stay overnight in their simple accommodation. Experiences can range from hanging out with a family of elephants for the day, learning about the animals, the forest and the local mahouts. You can even opt to spend part of the day with the elephants and the remainder volunteering within the project helping with anything from gardening to participating on small building projects.
If you fancy an overnight stay here, you can get more in touch with the elephants and get stuck in with helping out around the site, helping the project through volunteering your time and skills and thus in turn, helping the elephants! The accommodation is in simple private bungalows or in a backpacker dorm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT RIDE ELEPHANTS AT THE ELEPHANT NATURE PARK.
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