A morning with the Elephants in a Jungle Sanctuary
Interact with Thailand’s most iconic and best-loved animal in their natural habitat
Support the ethical and eco-tourism project by helping to feed and care for their rescued animals - each and every day counts!
Get a glimpse of life in the native Karen hill tribes; the project provides many Karen (indigenous) people with employment, education, and financial support
Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch
- Trip Duration: 6hs
- Available Languages: English / Chinese
- Pickup & drop off to your hotel
- Instant Confirmation
- Food and/or beverages
- Special gear and equipment
- Certified tour guide / instructor
There is nothing like waking up in the morning to meet and greet a group of elephants. These gentle giants are sure to teach travellers what it means to love the outdoors.
The trip will start at 6:30am, as you are picked-up from their hotel. You will meet your tour guide at a Karen Village, where you will take a 10-15min. walk to the sanctuary. Once you arrive, you will change into traditional Karen attire. By 9:00am, the elephants are introduced. You can feed, play, and pet the animals, as you learn about their history and behaviour. For the next hour, you will be able to give the elephants a mud spa and bath. When lunch hits, you will eat a traditional Thai meal and say goodbye to your pachyderm buddies. You will return to Chiang Mai by 12:00pm and be dropped off at your hotel by 1:30. Throughout the whole trip, transportation is provided to and from the hotel. This tour promotes a sustainable relationship between humans and elephants.
- 06.30am – 07.00am
- Pick up from your hotel or accommodation
- Drive approximately 1.5 hours outside of Chiang Mai through rural landscapes, agricultural areas, and forested hills.
- Arrive at the Karen village. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the village to the elephant sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behaviour.
- Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home as you learn about their behaviour and history. Take photos with the elephants.
- Mud Spa with the elephants
- Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
- Eat a traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
- Leave the elephant santuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Chiang Mai
- Drop off at your hotel or accommodation
After being with the elephants I just love them even more. These creatures are gentle giants. There was this one elephant during this tour that was always by my side. He kept nudging his head on my shoulder even while he was bathing. I felt sad to say goodbye though.
I literally woke up early for this! I could hardly contain my excitement. Elephants are just one of those animals I don't see everyday. And when I heard that I could get a chance to play and even bathe them I had to sign up. Best decision of my life.