Location: Chiang Mai province – Northern Thailand Nearest Airport: - Chiang Mai (CNX)
Duration: Full Day
What you will be doing:
A nearby elephant camp that previously provided elephant riding and trekking has now agreed to take a new approach to animal conservation and allow their elephants to live in a more natural environment, rather than being ridden every day. We are very happy to welcome this new approach and wish to share this experience with you.
Starting From: 8:00am - 8:30am Pick up from your Chiang Mai hotel or you must be at our office at 7:40am. Enroute you are shown a video about elephants which is followed by a safety talk by your guide.
On arrival at an elephant camp further up in the mountains near to Elephant Nature Park, you will meet up with elephants that have been rescued from their daily toil of entertaining visitors. With no riding, you will feed the elephants with seasonal fruits and then walk with these friendly elephants through the dense mountain forests witnessing their natural behaviors and sense of freedom, after their release from the tourism trade.
During the day, will get the opportunity to help us plant trees (rainy season only) to increase the reforestation of the area. You will enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the forest and then move on to the mud pit to observe the elephants enjoying themselves.
Before leaving the project, you will have chance to join the elephants in the river where you will experience elephant´s great joy submerging themselves in the water. After getting changed into dry clothes, enjoy the taste of seasonal fruits while overlooking the beautiful rock garden and river then say good bye to the beautiful majestic.
All About Your Trip:
Starting From: 8:00am - 8:30am. Pick up from your Chiang Mai city hotel, or you must be at our office at 7:40am - (Please check map)
If you are staying out of town (outside Middle ring-road) additional charges apply. Please advise on your reservation form
Returning: Back in Chiang Mai city approximately 4:40pm.
Baggage / Luggage allowance: One small day pack per person
What to Bring: Hat, Sunscreen, Shoes for walking, Camera, Bug Repellent, Refillable Water Bottle. A change of clothing would be ideal as you are likely to get dirty.
Trip Operational Months: All Year Round
Age Suitability: Adults & ChildrenOnly 12+
Fitness Level: Capable of walking in mountain terrain.
What is Included: Water, Lunch (vegetarian buffet), Transport & Guide
Meals: Vegetarian lunch with the elephants
Transportation: From Chiang Mai city and return
Bookings close: 2:00pm (GMT+7), on the day before you are due to visit. A deposit is required to secure your place(s).
Trip costs (per person)
Adult Rate: 2,500 Baht