Chiang Mai & Elephants Overview

Help feed and bathe Chiang Mai elephants at a rescue centre dedicated to helping Thailand's working elephants. See the spiritual side of Chiang Mai with a day spent learning temple life.

    • 3
    • TTAE
    • Total twin price tool tip
      GBP £225
      NZD $450
      ZAR R3,460
      CHF FR325
      USD $345
      CAD $365
      AUD $380
      EUR €265
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      GBP £320
      NZD $635
      ZAR R4,870
      CHF FR460
      USD $485
      CAD $515
      AUD $535
      EUR €370
      *
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    • Short Breaks - Group Adventures, Wildlife
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Delight in visiting Chiang Mai elephants and experience Chiang Mai's spiritual side

See a different side of Chiang Mai by hanging out with the gentle giants of the Elephant Nature Park. Be greeted by an expert guide and learn about the plight of this humble species - whose mistreatment is sadly prevalent in many parts of South-East Asia. Help out by feeding one of these friendly creatures from the viewing platform. Then, for those who don't mind getting a bit damp, don some bathers and get wet and wild during bathing time. Wave goodbye to new friends and return to Chiang Mai to make offerings to monks, explore Kad Ton Payo flea market, enjoy a spot of meditation or taste regional specialties.

  • Learn about the plight of Thailand's elephants Delight in elephant feeding time Try not to get wet while bathing an elephant! Take a songthaew to Kad Ton Payom flea market and purchase offerings to give to monks Dine on delicious local specialties Talk with the abbot at the 600-year-old Wat Umong Temple Take a basic meditation class at War Suan Dok

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus, Songthaew
  • Included activities:

    Day trip: Elephant Nature Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    61kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. 2. The tour finishes on day 3 at approximately 12pm 3. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.

  • Total price from

    GBP £225
    NZD $450
    ZAR R3,460
    CHF FR325
    USD $345
    CAD $365
    AUD $380
    EUR €265
    *
    Price information
  • OR
  • Total price from

    GBP £320
    NZD $635
    ZAR R4,870
    CHF FR460
    USD $485
    CAD $515
    AUD $535
    EUR €370
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    GBP £106
    NZD $211
    ZAR R1,623
    CHF FR153
    USD $161
    CAD $171
    AUD $178
    EUR €123
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Chiang Mai & Elephants Summary

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Day 1 Chiang Mai Arrival

There's so much to see and experience in Chiang Mai, you can always arrive earlier to spend a few more days in this vibrant northern city.

Day 2 Elephant Nature Park

Visit the Elephant Nature Park, a scenic drive from Chiang Mai through the Mae Taeng Valley. Spend a day with these magnificent creatures - learning about their lives and why it is so important to protect them, feeding them lunch and joining in with bath time - if you don't mind getting wet of course!

Day 3 Chiang Mai Departure

Take an early morning Songthaew ride to the Kad Ton Payom flea market where alms can be bought to offer passing monks. Sate appetites with a breakfast of local specialities before heading to peaceful Wat Umong to revel in the ambience and hear the abbot speak about Buddhism and Dharma. Then, mingle with monks at Wat Suan Dok and learn some basic meditation techniques.
    • 3
    • TTAE
    • Total twin price tool tip
      GBP £225
      NZD $450
      ZAR R3,460
      CHF FR325
      USD $345
      CAD $365
      AUD $380
      EUR €265
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      GBP £320
      NZD $635
      ZAR R4,870
      CHF FR460
      USD $485
      CAD $515
      AUD $535
      EUR €370
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Short Breaks - Group Adventures, Wildlife
    • Original
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