Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Ethical Tour

Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Ethical Tour

From $79.03 per person

Interact with elephants up close at the cruelty-free Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. Give the elephants a bath and learn all about the program to protect rescued elephants.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 5 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Connect with elephants up close and learn about the program to protect them
  • Watch an elephant mud bath and then bathe with them in the river
  • Learn how to make herbal vitamin balls and then feed them to the elephants
Full description
Depart Chiang Mai and journey into the mountains of northern Thailand to visit the ethical Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary (approximately 1-hour drive from the city center). Upon arrival, learn about the elephant conservation program and benefit from an introductory talk and the chance to interact with the rescued animals. Get the chance to give them a hug and discover how to prepare a healthy meal to feed them. Go for a walk around the sanctuary with the elephants and stop to give them a mud bath to keep their body temperature down and protect them from parasites. Feed them before enjoying a homemade lunch at a restaurant inside the sanctuary.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch and seasonal fruits at the sanctuary (homemade vegetarian food)
  • Water
  • Bananas and sugar cane to feed the elephants
  • Uniform of big bamboo hat and boots
  • Towel
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Accident insurance of up to 1,000,000 Thai Baht (approximately $30,000) cover
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for the guide/driver (optional but appreciated)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Change of clothes

    Know before you go

    • No riding of the elephants
    • Please bring your camera, sunglasses and sun lotion
    • Please remember to bring any personal medication
    • A change of clothes is recommended as you may get wet whilst bathing the elephants
    • Children (under the age of 9) are welcome at the sanctuary with a 50% discount
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 583 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    A wonderful experience. The animals clearly feel good, are not forced to do anything and live in harmony with their keepers. Everything promised - feeding, bathing, getting to know the animals exactly, arrival and departure as well as snack - was exactly as described. We would highly recommend the tour to anyone.

    March 16, 2020

    I loved this day! This has been my favourite activity in Thailand they were really beautiful friendly creatures and I enjoyed every minute of the day. Really glad I chose the full day option as we got time to do a lot more than just take a couple of photos with them. Really friendly, easy going staff and mahouts, a very relaxed and enjoyable day. Lunch was delicious and we were supplied clothes and shoes to wear with the elephants (it does get a little wet and muddy) and towels to shower with after.

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    March 12, 2020

    Prompt pick up from hotel - warm guide - an interesting drive our to sanctuary-about 1 hour - met, fed, kissed elephants - made vitamin pill and fed to elephants! Watched them bathed although could have helped! Pad thai lunch - a very worthwhile charity - TB 1,000,000 minimum to buy and save elephant plus ongoing costs! Worthwhile cause - I will be awaiting births!

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    February 29, 2020

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