Why is it so expensive to visit the elephant park?
Taking care of an elephant requires a decent budget. As most sanctuaries, Elephant Peace Travel buys most of the food for the elephants. Then there is also the mahouts to be paid, as well as the medicine required for the elephants, staff and visitors (mostly the elephants, since they are on a diet of about 250-350 kg per day). Besides that, there are extra costs to be covered such as license fees, land rental, transportation, visitor insurance, elephant insurance, website maintenance and so on. The money that’s left, is purposed to provide sponsorship for people in need, by supporting health care, education and living conditions of hill tribes.