Unique Experiences:

•  Wash, swim and play with these majestic animals
•  Interact and get close to the elephants (small groups only)
•  A day on the elephants’ terms without riding or hurting them
•  Small groups of max 15 people giving you a closer interaction


Shared Group Experience – normally has more than 2 people in a group and expect to share your experience with up to 15 others.
Please note that this tour have limited availability, so we recommend you to check and book in advance to secure your preferred departure day.

Trip Length: 1 Day(s) 0 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season:

All year. In northern Thailand, the Jun - Oct rainy season can bring heavy and regular rainfall. The best time to visit is Nov - Feb, when it is dry and temperatures are at their lowest around 20-25 degrees. From Mar - May the temperature can rise to 39 degrees.

Type of Transportation:

Aircon mini bus

Physical Rate: 1/5
Child Policy:

Child Age: 3-7 years of age

Included in Price:

Meals: Lunch – either Thai food or vegetarian option (please inform us in advance)
Transport: Mini bus
Activities: A day as elephant caretaker

There is no overall guide on the tour, but a driver who speaks basic English. The English speaking staff at Happy Elephant Home will guide you through the day according to the itinerary.

Excluded from Price:

All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Chiang Mai
Start City:
Chiang Mai
End City:
Chiang Mai


Day 1: Chiang Mai – Spend a day caring for the majestic Asian Elephant
The tour starts from your hotel in Chiang Mai and you will go to Happy Elephant Home by mini bus. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, change into your provided mahout clothes and have an introduction to the itinerary of the day. The morning will be spent feeding, washing and getting to know the elephants.

After a delicious lunch consisting of Thai food or a vegetarian option you have the opportunity to cool off in the swimming pool and enjoy the views, and later you can join the elephants in a mud bath. Afterwards, walk with the elephants to the Mae Taeng River where you can wash, swim and play with them. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Walk back to the camp accompanied by the elephants. Now it’s time for them to roam free and enjoy some more food.

After a lovely day with the elephants you will be transported back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Key: Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D

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