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Family Adventure and Fun in Elephant Valley

April 18, 2019 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

If you’re looking for a great family outing, this full-day tour with the elephants of the Elephant Valley Project is a wonderful experience that will keep your kids completely captivated and leave you in awe of these gentle Asian mammals.

Elephant Valley is a part of the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (ELIE), an NGO that aims to improve the health and welfare of captive elephants in Mondulkiri Province, as well as conserve the natural habitat of wild elephants and support the local people, who work with these magnificent creatures.

 

This is a really fun day for all the family, during which you and your children can learn about and observe Asian elephants in their natural jungle habitat. Currently, there are 10 elephants residing at Elephant Valley. You will spend a full day shadowing two families of elephants in the jungle, including feeding them, learning about their histories, natural habitat, individual characters, and the forest in which they live.

You will also learn about their mahouts, the local Bunong people, who are an aboriginal highland ethnic group living primarily in Mondulkiri Province. The Bunong are believed to have been living in the area for more than 2,000 years, where they follow mostly animist beliefs and traditionally have a strong link with the natural world.

 

Elephant Valley is the largest captive elephant sanctuary in Asia with just over 1,500 hectares of forest, rivers, grassland, and bamboo groves. With only 10 elephants, each animal has plenty of space to roam freely.

Through the project, 50 percent of funds raised also go directly to programs that help more than 2,400 local people living in the area, including healthcare coverage, education, and food subsistence for impoverished families.

After an exciting, educational and very enjoyable day with your family and new elephant friends, you transfer back to your hotel.

Please note that in line with Khiri Travel’s policy against animal cruelty, and that of ELIE, there is no riding of elephants at the Elephant Valley Project.

For more information on this family adventure and other fun family-oriented experiences in Cambodia, get in touch with us at: [email protected].

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