Karen Elephant Retirement

1 Ratmakka Road, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Karen Elephant Retirement - Single Day

Location: Chiang Mai province (Mae Wang Area - South-West of the city) – Northern Thailand

Nearest Airport: - Chiang Mai (CNX)

Duration: Full Day (This trip does not visit Elephant Nature Park)

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Bathing with Elephants - Elephant food preparation and Feeding - Short forest walk (around 30 minutes) - Vegetarian lunch - Karen tribal hospitality

For more than 20 years, Karen tribes have rented their elephants to Elephant Camps because they could no longer legally use the elephants for logging work. The elephant owners have changed their way of caring for their elephants, with the support of Save Elephant Foundation. These lucky elephants now roam free in their natural habitat, without riding. It is truly wonderful what you can see, when elephants are allowed the freedom to be themselves.


  • Attire in traditional Karen clothing
  • Elephant food preparation, feed the elephants with seasonal fruits, sugar cane and bananas
  • Walk with the elephant in the forest
  • Vegetarian buffet lunch
  • Prepare banana mix with herbs for the elephants (banana herbs balls)
  • Enjoy watching the elephants having mud bath and join them in the mud pit
  • Refreshing in the water with elephants
  • Feed banana herbs balls to the elephants

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.

Travel Time: Around 1 hour 45 minutes (educational video about Asian elephants / safety video en route to project).

Additional Details: Transfer from an air-con minivan to a 4WD vehicle for the last 10 minutes of your journey to the project.

Return: Arrive back in Chiang Mai city 4:00pm – 4:30pm.

Baggage Allowance: One small day pack per person.

What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, sandals/flip flops, change of clothing (as you may get muddy or wet), towel, walking shoes, camera & insect repellent, Refillable Water Bottle. Operational Months: All year round.

Age Suitability: All from children over 2 years old to retirees Fitness Level: Good fitness level for walking on mountain side

Topography: Grassland, hills, forest & cascading stream.

Location: Mae Wang, South of Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand)

What is Included: Water, Lunch (vegetarian buffet), transport, guide

Transportation: Included from Chiang Mai city to/from project, admission fees, project guides

Bookings close: 2 pm (GMT+7), on the day before you are due to visit. Payment is required to secure your place(s).

Trip costs (per person)

Adult Rate: 2,500 Baht (+12 years old)

Child Rate: 1,250 Baht ( 2 - 11 yrs)

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