This unique experience caring for, feeding and bathing Thai elephants at this sanctuary in Chiang Mai will leave you lost for words. Plus you'll also get the chance to experience life as a member of the Karen tribe. An unforgettable day!
Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip
After picking you up from your hotel at around 8 am, we'll set out towards the Elephant Sanctuary. On the hour and a half journey, we'll delve into the Thai rainforest and see various local tribes. When we reach the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary we'll put on the traditional outfits of the Karen hill-tribes from northern Chiang Mai.
Now that we're wearing a more appropriate outfit, we'll prepare food for the elephants and you'll have the chance to hand feed them yourselves! You'll also be able to bathe them in mud, play with them and take photographs. This is an incredible day for all animal lovers! Plus, the guides will teach you all about the elephants, curious facts about them and how to care for them.
After enjoying a traditional Thai lunch, we'll go with the elephants to the river so they can have a bath. Don't forget your swimwear if you want to join them!
After a complete day learning all about these amazing animals, we'll drop you back at your hotel at around 5 pm.
Hotel pick up
This activity includes a pick up and drop off service from accommodation located within 2.5 miles (4 km) of Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai. If your hotel is located elsewhere, you'll be contacted to arrange an alternative meeting point.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 9||Children under 3|
Children between 3 and 9US$ 63.8
Children under 3Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Entrance to the elephant sanctuary.
English speaking guide.
Karen tribe outfit.
Bathing with the elephants.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Chiang Mai local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).