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
      USD $375
      CAD $400
      AUD $415
      EUR €287
      GBP £247
      NZD $477
      ZAR R3,777
      CHF FR355
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      USD $545
      CAD $580
      AUD $570
      EUR €390
      GBP £330
      NZD $635
      ZAR R5,505
      CHF FR475
      *
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    • Short Breaks, Wildlife
    • Original
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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

    USD $375
    CAD $400
    AUD $415
    EUR €287
    GBP £247
    NZD $477
    ZAR R3,777
    CHF FR355
    *
    Price information
  • OR
  • Total price from

    USD $545
    CAD $580
    AUD $570
    EUR €390
    GBP £330
    NZD $635
    ZAR R5,505
    CHF FR475
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $181
    CAD $193
    AUD $190
    EUR €130
    GBP £110
    NZD $211
    ZAR R1,835
    CHF FR158
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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
      USD $375
      CAD $400
      AUD $415
      EUR €287
      GBP £247
      NZD $477
      ZAR R3,777
      CHF FR355
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      USD $545
      CAD $580
      AUD $570
      EUR €390
      GBP £330
      NZD $635
      ZAR R5,505
      CHF FR475
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Short Breaks, Wildlife
    • Original
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