Elephant Day Care at Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary

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Care for these intelligent animals for a day

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  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
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  • English / Chinese
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  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • 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
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  • lynda 19 Mar 2019
    the full day care elephant was really good, we enjoyed this excursion it was a really god experience with the elephants and we were lucky because I think we had one of the best guide, his name's Tony, he explained us everything and he was very helpful and kind. I really recommand this experience

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  • Half Day Visit

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

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  • Full Day Visit

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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!

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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/12:10pm-12:45pm 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
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • You are recommended to wear walking shoes for this activity and also bring flip flops for elephant bathing
  • A change of clothes will be provided onsite
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), 12:10pm-12:45pm (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
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Reviews (389) 4.5
  • lynda 19 Mar 2019
    the full day care elephant was really good, we enjoyed this excursion it was a really god experience with the elephants and we were lucky because I think we had one of the best guide, his name's Tony, he explained us everything and he was very helpful and kind. I really recommand this experience
  • Julie Anne 1 Feb 2019
    Thank you to our tour guide, Tonee! His knowledge and expertise with the elephants were amazing. Also, we basically had a private tour since it was just my wife, Tonee, and myself, during the half day afternoon tour. It was amazing playing with Mojo. We enjoyed it so much!!!
  • Miki 3 Mar 2019
    The full day tour was great! The best part was taking a hike up the mountains with the elephants. We loved getting in the mud and river to play with them and feeding them along the way. A nice 1 hour hike. The only downside was that we stopped by a place that recycles elepant poo into paper. All of us were excited to see elephants so some people looked disappointed when we found out that was our first stop. Also our tour guide showed us a picture of a dead human body that was squished by an elephant. As much as we know the importance to explain the dangers when interacting with elephants, the photo was too graphic and would have better just been explained.
  • Manuel 23 Feb 2019
    As elephants are my favourite animals, I couldn't wait to actually meet them and I was not disappointed. They are so lovely and very smart, I couldn't get enough of them! As far as I could see, the sanctuary treated the elephants with care and you got the feeling that they are happy, it was such an awesome experience!
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  • REN 8 Feb 2019
    Highly recommended to joining this group. There able to communicated with some elephants and feeding to them. Walking with them together. I learning how to accurate to chopping sugarcane... and one more important thing the local tour his name is Tony who is very professional and nice guy 👍
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  • YICHEN 7 Feb 2019
    We had a wonderful day at the elephant sanctuary! 30 mins after we set off to the sanctuary we stopped in a workshop and experienced how to make paper with elephant poos which is quite eye opening. Me and my parents totally enjoyed feeding, petting and walking with the elephants! The small elephant is only 3 years old and he brought us a lot of laughter by being a mischief. The walk with elephant is not even and we need to cross the river so to whoever is interested in this trip please bring your waterproof samples with clasp as the water will flash away your flip flops.
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  • Camille Aliana 7 Feb 2019
    This experience was an extraordinary one. Me and my sisters instantly fell in love with this animal. They were so amazing! We learned how to feed them, have a mud bath with them then finally swim with them at the river. It was the best! Playing with them in the water was a lot of fun.
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  • Jasmine 3 Feb 2019
    where to begin what a magical day!! the booking was so quick and easy and had confirmation and correspance straight away with voucher and details of pickup time. pickup was on time and a nice vechile with Aircon. Mickey the guide was so lovely and friendly and funny and kept us entertained the whole day with funny jokes. He gave us alot of information about the sanctuary and the history of the elephants and what our money helps to provide for the elephants with giving them a great home safe environment food, shelter and hospital treatment if this is required for them. he also told us alot of history about the elephants at the sanctuary which was really lovely and you could see how much passion he had for the elephants. we had a lovely phad Thai lunch with a fresh salad and fruit and water was provided. we had a change of clothes provided. and then the fun really begun the day was perfect from start to finish. being up so close and personal with the elephants was truly breathtaking walking around with them feeding them bananas. then we went down the the river and played and washed the elephants it was such great fun the baby elephant who was 3 absolutely loved swimming in the river and we all had such a great time. then afterwards we went for a hike with the elephants it was so lovely to have such personal 1-1 time with them feeding them the sugar canes which they love!!! there was 6 elephants in total and 1 baby elephant who was 3 years old who was very funny and cheeky they all had such great character and it was truly a blessing to be able to have such an experience with them. the day was organised perfectly and you can see how well they are looked after and cared for it was truly the best day of my life and I will never forget the experience. the truly amazing thing was they took pictures which I didn't realise and had put them in a natural resourcful frame which I will have for the rest of my life! great work to the sanctuary and I hope that everyone gets to experience something so magical. thank you very much
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  • Thi Ngoc Be 27 Jan 2019
    That was my first time ever I'd been so close to elephants, touched and hugged them. Thank you Nicky, the tour guide and Noon, the driver for taking care of us so well during the tour. I'm so excited to show my friends our fantastic photos and recommend them to join the tour.
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  • Devesh 26 Jan 2019
    Superb experience. Feeding the elephants, leading them to the mud bath, then bathing them, it was unbelievable and stupendous. Great guide Mr. Tony. Great fresh food as well to top off the experience.
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