Visit a unique elephant rescue project in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. Established in the 1990s, the objective of the project is to provide a sanctuary for rescued elephants. Participate in feeding and bathing these incredible creatures.
What to Expect
On this full-day excursion you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Chiang Mai for a scenic drive through the agricultural countryside of the Mae Taeng Valley en route to the elephant park.
When you arrive you’ll hear personal stories of the rescued elephants told by the expert guides. Learn about the problems the elephants faced before they arrived at the park. The guides will also explain how the park is helping in the treatment and care of Thailand’s dwindling elephant population.
You’ll be able to help out by unloading and distributing fruit treats, and then you’ll have the chance to feed the elephants from the viewing platform.
A sumptuous and varied buffet lunch follows.
After lunch take a walk with the staff to a nearby river and learn how to safely and properly bathe an elephant. It’s up to you if you want to plunge into the water to scrub their backs as they splash around. If you don’t feel like having a bath with the elephants you can stay dry on the riverbank while watching the elephants at play.
After bath time, it will be time to say goodbye to the elephants and to the park. You’ll be transferred back to Chiang Mai and dropped off at your hotel.
- English-speaking guide
- Buffet lunch
- All activities
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
What's Not Included
- Activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• You will receive confirmation within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• You should wear shorts and a swimsuit and bring a change of clothing
• The tour is suitable for all ages