Elephant Sanctuary Jungle Tour

Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Meet Thai elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
  • Feed and bathe the gentle giants in their natural habitat
  • Visit the Karen Village and interact with its people
  • Transfer services and an English-speaking guide are included on this tour
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is located in the northern part of Thailand, particularly in the city of Chiang Mai. It was established in 2014, when the Karen hill tribes and other locals of the province expressed concern for the welfare of Thai elephants. The sanctuary is now home to over 30 elephants that now embrace freedom after having been formerly mistreated. It also serves as a source of livelihood for Karen tribes, providing them with employment and financial support.

On this tour, you will be taken on a one-and-a-half-hour ride from your hotel to the south of Chiang Mai. Upon reaching the site, you will have the chance to play with the elephants and feed them in their natural habitat. You will also experience walking them to the river, where you will bathe them and even join in a therapeutic mud spa session. For a full day tour, you will pay a visit to the Karen Village after the elephant sanctuary trip to interact with the people.

Price Includes

  • Finger food or snacks
  • Transfer services
  • Guide
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Lunch
Notes:
- At the sanctuary, you will be allowed to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. This means that aside from pickup times, there will be no formal schedules.
- A Chinese-speaking guide will be provided only if the minimum of five persons per booking is met.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time slot.

Additional Inclusions:
- Lunch is included in full-day tour.

What to Wear:
- Modest, comfortable set of clothes
- Good pair of shoes

What to Bring:
- Swimwear
- Extra clothes
- Bottled water
- Face towel
- Hat or cap
- Sunscreen
- Insect repellent

Warnings of the activity

- In cases of extreme weather conditions, this tour may be cancelled or the itinerary may be changed. Please contact your host.

Safety and insurance:
- Children must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.
- An elephant could only carry up to 25 percent of its body weight; however, it is advisable that it will only carry up to 200 kilograms or two persons.
Half-day Itinerary:
Pick up from your hotel within four kilometre radius in Chiang Mai City Centre
Start Time: 06:30 to 07:00, or 11:30 to 12:00

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Drive approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas. Arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Walk through and learn about the elephants, change into traditional Karen clothing and make medicine for the elephants.
Time: 07:00 to 08:30, or 13:30

Meet the elephants
Feed, give medicine, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Time: 09:00, or 14:00

Mud Spa with the elephants
Enjoy a mud spa with the gentle giants.
Time: 09:45, or 14:45

Walk the elephants to the river
Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
Time: 10:30, or 15:30

Meal
Enjoy a sumptuous traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
Time: 11:30, or 16:30

Drop off at your hotel
End Time: 13:30, or 18:30


Full-day Itinerary:
Pick up from your hotel within four kilometre radius in Chiang Mai Centre
Start Time: 08:00 to 08:30

Karen Village
Arrive at the Karen village. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the village to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behaviour.
Time: 10:30

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.
Time: 11:00

Lunch
Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.
Time: 12:00

Walk the elephants to the river
Walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.
Time: 13:00

Mud Spa
Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.
Time: 14:00

Karen Village
Change clothes and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Karen village.
Time: 15:00

Drop off at your hotel
End Time: 17:00 to 17:30

*The timings of each stop are local. The itineraries may be changed due to weather conditions, traffic, and other factors. Thank you for your understanding and kind consideration.
  • Meeting Point:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off. Roundtrip transfers are available to and from hotels within four kilometre radius from thapae gate in Chiang Mai. Other areas will be for additional charge. Please provide your hotel details on payment section
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Product ID: 16501

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  • 47.30
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  • Meet Thai elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
  • Feed and bathe the gentle giants in their natural habitat
  • Visit the Karen Village and interact with its people
  • Transfer services and an English-speaking guide are included on this tour
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is located in the northern part of Thailand, particularly in the city of Chiang Mai. It was established in 2014, when the Karen hill tribes and other locals of the province expressed concern for the welfare of Thai elephants. The sanctuary is now home to over 30 elephants that now embrace freedom after having been formerly mistreated. It also serves as a source of livelihood for Karen tribes, providing them with employment and financial support.

On this tour, you will be taken on a one-and-a-half-hour ride from your hotel to the south of Chiang Mai. Upon reaching the site, you will have the chance to play with the elephants and feed them in their natural habitat. You will also experience walking them to the river, where you will bathe them and even join in a therapeutic mud spa session. For a full day tour, you will pay a visit to the Karen Village after the elephant sanctuary trip to interact with the people.

Price Includes

  • Finger food or snacks
  • Transfer services
  • Guide
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Lunch
Notes:
- At the sanctuary, you will be allowed to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. This means that aside from pickup times, there will be no formal schedules.
- A Chinese-speaking guide will be provided only if the minimum of five persons per booking is met.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time slot.

Additional Inclusions:
- Lunch is included in full-day tour.

What to Wear:
- Modest, comfortable set of clothes
- Good pair of shoes

What to Bring:
- Swimwear
- Extra clothes
- Bottled water
- Face towel
- Hat or cap
- Sunscreen
- Insect repellent
Half-day Itinerary:
Pick up from your hotel within four kilometre radius in Chiang Mai City Centre
Start Time: 06:30 to 07:00, or 11:30 to 12:00

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Drive approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas. Arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Walk through and learn about the elephants, change into traditional Karen clothing and make medicine for the elephants.
Time: 07:00 to 08:30, or 13:30

Meet the elephants
Feed, give medicine, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Time: 09:00, or 14:00

Mud Spa with the elephants
Enjoy a mud spa with the gentle giants.
Time: 09:45, or 14:45

Walk the elephants to the river
Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
Time: 10:30, or 15:30

Meal
Enjoy a sumptuous traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
Time: 11:30, or 16:30

Drop off at your hotel
End Time: 13:30, or 18:30


Full-day Itinerary:
Pick up from your hotel within four kilometre radius in Chiang Mai Centre
Start Time: 08:00 to 08:30

Karen Village
Arrive at the Karen village. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the village to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behaviour.
Time: 10:30

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.
Time: 11:00

Lunch
Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.
Time: 12:00

Walk the elephants to the river
Walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.
Time: 13:00

Mud Spa
Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.
Time: 14:00

Karen Village
Change clothes and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Karen village.
Time: 15:00

Drop off at your hotel
End Time: 17:00 to 17:30

*The timings of each stop are local. The itineraries may be changed due to weather conditions, traffic, and other factors. Thank you for your understanding and kind consideration.
  • Meeting Point:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off. Roundtrip transfers are available to and from hotels within four kilometre radius from thapae gate in Chiang Mai. Other areas will be for additional charge. Please provide your hotel details on payment section
    view on map
  • Activity Details

    9 hrs

    Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Join-in Tour

  • Group Size:
    min - 1 pax | max - 10 pax

Price Includes

  • Transfer services
  • Guide

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