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  2. Northern Thailand
  3. Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Ethical Tour

Product ID: 121815
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Interact with elephants up close at the cruelty-free Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. Give the elephants a bath and learn all about the program to protect rescued elephants.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Thai, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Connect with elephants up close and learn about the program to protect them
  • Watch an elephant mud bath and then bathe with them in the river
  • Learn how to make herbal vitamin balls and then feed them to the elephants
Full description
Depart Chiang Mai and journey into the mountains of northern Thailand to visit the ethical Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary (approximately 1-hour drive from the city center).

Upon arrival, learn about the elephant conservation program and benefit from an introductory talk and the chance to interact with the rescued animals. Get the chance to give them a hug and discover how to prepare a healthy meal to feed them.

Go for a walk around the sanctuary with the elephants and stop to give them a mud bath to keep their body temperature down and protect them from parasites. Feed them before enjoying a homemade lunch at a restaurant inside the sanctuary.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch and seasonal fruits at the sanctuary (homemade vegetarian food)
  • Water
  • Bananas and sugar cane to feed the elephants
  • Uniform of big bamboo hat and boots
  • Towel
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Accident insurance of up to 1,000,000 Thai Baht (approximately $30,000) cover
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for the guide/driver (optional but appreciated)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Change of clothes
Know before you go
• No riding of the elephants
• Please bring your camera, sunglasses and sun lotion
• Please remember to bring any personal medication
• A change of clothes is recommended as you may get wet whilst bathing the elephants
• Children (under the age of 9) are welcome at the sanctuary with a 50% discount
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 423 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Lanna Kingdom Tours

Product ID: 121815