Elephant Day Care at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary

Klook

Care for these intelligent animals for a day

Wishlist
  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • English / Chinese
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Get to experience what it's like to care for elephants at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary
  • Enjoy a bath or a natural mud spa with the playful elephants in the river!
  • Get to experience trekking with elephants into the jungle, learn how to feed and groom them, and more!
  • Travel with a small group to ensure you have quality time with the elephants
  • No riding, no hooks, and no chains means no animal cruelty - the ideal way to interact with these lovely animals
  • Travel hassle free with a roundtrip transfer from anywhere in Chiang Mai to the sanctuary
Most Recent Review

  • 24 May 2018
    Best experience. Never thought i would ever have a close encounter with an elephant and care for them, i strongly encourage to participate if you do visit chiang mai. All the elephants seem well loved, meet "Jackie Chan" the baby elephant, he is the highlight for being mischievous 😝

US$ 39.2 47.0

  • Available Today
    Available Tomorrow
    Earliest available date:
    Currently Unavailable
    Instant Confirmation
  • 2.5k Booked
    (89)

Get free credits when you complete an experience

Get US$1.3 off your first Mobile App booking with promo code mobile10
Download App
EXCLUSIVE OFFER

Promo Code:

Package Options
Please select a sanctuary visit date 
  • Half Day Visit

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip transport
    • Lunch (vegetarian options available)
    • Free drinking water
    • English or Chinese speaking guide
    • Insurance provided by the operator

    US$ 39.2

    47.0

    Select Date

    Select Time

    Package Quantity

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip transport
    • Lunch (vegetarian options available)
    • Free drinking water
    • English or Chinese speaking guide
    • Insurance provided by the operator
  • Full Day Visit

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip transport
    • Lunch (vegetarian options available)
    • Free drinking water
    • English or Chinese speaking guide
    • Insurance provided by the operator

    US$ 47.0

    56.4

    Select Date

    Select Time

    Package Quantity

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip transport
    • Lunch (vegetarian options available)
    • Free drinking water
    • English or Chinese speaking guide
    • Insurance provided by the operator
What To Expect

Spend a fulfilling day at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary for an opportunity of a lifetime! Start the day with a pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai, then drive for an hour to the sanctuary, nestled in the jungles of Northern Chiang Mai. Once you arrive at the family-run sanctuary, change into your traditional Lanna clothing, and head inside for an experience you'll never forget! Together with a small and intimate group, learn about these fantastic creatures, and how to care for them! Get a chance to make their food, groom them in a natural mud bath, and even go on a thrilling trek to the nearby jungle! If you choose the half day tour, your tour will end with a delicious Thai meal with seasonal fruits. On the other hand, if you choose the full day tour, you'll go on a longer trek into the mountains, plus get a chance to learn about the elephants' daily lives. Your day will end with a trek to a nearby river, where you can get the chance to give the lovely animals a refreshing bath, before heading back to Chiang Mai. The best part? The sanctuary is absolutely cruelty free – which means no chains, no hooks, and no riding; just lots of love to give these animals all year round - the perfect way to interact with elephants!

elephant day care chiang mai sanctuary
Travel to Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary for a chance to take care of elephants
elephant day care chiang mai sanctuary
Trek with the intelligent animals to a nearby jungle
elephant day care chiang mai sanctuary
Take a dip in a relaxing bath with the elephants!
elephant day care chiang mai sanctuary
Learn how to care for the elephants from feeding to grooming, and more!
elephant day care chiang mai sanctuary
It's a fantastic opportunity to get to know and spend time with these lovely animals
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Please note that this itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and animal behavior
Half Day:
Morning/Afternoon:
  • 8:00am-9:00am/1:00pm-1:30pm pick up from your hotel
  • Drive approximately 1 hour to the north of Chiang Mai
  • Arrive at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary and change into traditional Lanna clothing
  • Learn about our elephants, elephant care, and Chiang Mai Mountain facility
  • Meet, feed and play with the elephants in the jungle forest hills
  • Walk with the elephants through the forest about 30min
  • Enjoy a mud bath, brush and play with the elephants in the mud bath surrounded by mountain views
  • Freshen up, change back into your clothes. Enjoy traditional Thai lunch and seasonal fruit prepared by locals
  • 1:30pm/5:30pm return hotel drop off
Full Day:
  • 8:00am-9:00am pick up from your hotel
  • Drive approximately 1 hr to the north of Chiang Mai
  • Arrive at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary and change into traditional Lanna clothing
  • Learn about our elephants, elephant care, and Chiang Mai Mountain facility
  • Meet, feed and play with the elephants in the jungle forest hills
  • Learn how to make organic traditional herbal medicine and feed the elephants
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch and fresh fruit prepared by local
  • Trek with the elephants for 90 min along the sanctuary's trails
  • Learn about the elephants' daily lives
  • Mud bath with the elephants in a natural mud bath
  • Walk with the elephants to local river to bathe and brush the elephants
  • Change back into your clothes
  • 5:30pm return hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Child ticket: Age 4-9
  • Children aged 0-3 are not allowed to participate in this activity
  • If you have any dietary requirements, please indicate your preferences at checkout
  • Please indicate your booking time at checkout for the Half Day Visit package
  • Please indicate your preferred language at checkout
  • Roundtrip transfers included for hotel or location within 5km radius of Chiang Mai City
  • For all other areas, please pay an additional surcharge (depending on the distance) in cash on site
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Time: 8:00am-9:00am (Morning Visit and Full Day Visit), 1:00pm-1:30pm (Afternoon Visit)
  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Address:
  • 96/8 Ratchiangsean Rd., Tumbon Haiya, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
View All
Reviews (89) 4.4
  • Wendy 24 May 2018
    Best experience. Never thought i would ever have a close encounter with an elephant and care for them, i strongly encourage to participate if you do visit chiang mai. All the elephants seem well loved, meet "Jackie Chan" the baby elephant, he is the highlight for being mischievous 😝
  • Zhi Hao 12 May 2018
    Great experience with elephants! Picked up at AIRBNB, late confirmation but able to find us. Tour guide well verse with English, sufficient time spend with elephants, as we took the morning slot only. Clothes provided to wear, consider to wear swimming costumes inside before coming. No riding but is as much fun when you participate in everything!
  • Clifford 26 Apr 2018
    Went for the afternoon half day with elephant mountain sanctuary. Pick up was on time at our hotel as specified. We went to pick up people at two other hotels then went to sanctuary in reasonable time. Arrived to a great pad Thai and some fruits which were very nice. Then the guide explained some components of elephants and how to care for them. Very knowledgeable. We were given a t-shirt and shorts from the guide. Pants go up to xl and shirts xxl. We went to feed the elephants some bananas to the elephants to get acquainted with them. We then got sugar cane and each group picked an elephant to walk with it in the field behind the main base. It’s is not a jungle but a very large field. We then brought the elephants to a mud hole however our elephant was the only one to take part which was great for us! We went to their small pool and washed two elephants as one again did not want to take part. Guess he was grumpy that day :) A fun day, I would say the place is new but smaller than we are led to believe but they seem to take good care of the animals
  • Suet Yee 9 Apr 2018
    It was a wonderful experience! However same as other customer I didn’t get a confirmation email from Klook or the sanctuary and I had to call the night before to make sure the pick up is confirmed. I got an confirmation later at night so that was ok. The visit at the elephant sanctuary was great! Feeding and bathing the elephants. However I also doubt if the elephants are there to entertain us more than really taking their daily activities. However this sanctuary seems ethical and no chain or hook on the elephants. I just hope the elephants are treated well and our activities fee all goes toward supporting them. Highly recommended if you are in Chiang Mai!
  • Wai Shan 1 Apr 2018
    It’s a fantastic experience for both adults & kids! My son have great fun playing with elephants. The overall arrangement was good! Only food served to guest is not tasty.
  • TSUI YING 31 Mar 2018
    Nice experience with elephants though the swimming pool is not a natural one.
  • Priscella 28 Mar 2018
    It's awesome to get so close to them and watch how elephant interact with each other and people. Spending time with these elephants is a once in a lifetime experience that shouldn't be missed. we opted for the evening tour. Please noted that you'll be walking through high grass, wear bug spray or mosquito repellant is most recommended.
  • Robert Ian 28 Mar 2018
    What an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Kalayan, was lovely and very attentitve. Our day started out having to feed the elephants before taking them to a 2 hour jungle trek that ended in bathing the animals in mud before finally leading them to a river for a scrub. The elephants were well taken care of and seemed happy. Great fun indeed!
  • Daniella Joyce 20 Mar 2018
    I love everything about it from the food to the car ride. Feeding the elephants was my favorite part
  • Luigi 14 Mar 2018
    Beautiful activities, beautiful emotions! I recommend it to everyone!
FAQs
Klook Help Center
While you're here, check these out too!

Psst! You can get off this booking using promo code on the Klook App!

No thanks, I don't want a discount