3 Days 2 nights Hiking Experience: the Chiangmai Elephant Home offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home. As well as gain an insight into their history and behavior. You will enjoy your time trek through the jungle and agricultural areas. And learn about tropical ecosystems from your local guide. And then spend a wonderful time learning and interacting with these majestic animals on your second day. On your third day you will learn to be a farmer and gardener with a hand on experience. After that enjoy an adventure time with a zipline and bamboo rafting.
We would love to tell you that we aim to provide a better life for the elephants. Therefore we do not agree in ELEPHANT RIDING and ELEPHANT PERFORMANCES within our program activities. In all of our program activities visitors can observe or participate with the elephants in nature. So you will have an opportunities to walk, feed, bath and play with them close up. We are happy to provide them a safe, loving and secure environment for them to roam free in a natural environment.
Juste MAGIQUE! Sanctuaire recommandé par plusieurs locaux, cadre magnifique et reposant, moments de partage avec les... éléphants (attention il n'y en a que 2 : une maman et son bébé mais vous aurez bien un moment privilégié avec eux), laissez-vous porter et prenez la journée complète!read more
Une journée magique, des accompagnateurs au top
Pour une déconnexion totale et une vraie découverte des éléphants... (parole de quelqu’un n’ayant pas la fibre avec les animaux). C’est un vrai moment de partage. Les éléphants se balladent en libertéread more
Sur une journée complète, nous avons passé en tout et pour tout 1h avec les éléphants.
Nous sommes... arrivés vers 10h au sanctuaire. Nous nous sommes changés pour mettre leur tenue qui va bien, puis nous avons préparé la nourriture pour les éléphants.
Nous nous rendons ensuite auprès des éléphants, pardon 1 seul et unique éléphant présent (heureusement que nous n'étions que deux), pour le nourrir. Moment agréable mais très fugace car dès que la nourriture s'épuise l'éléphant s'en va (normal il fonctionne à la nourriture). Nous l'observons de loin...
Il est 11h30, on nous sert le repas (fried rice simple), puis on nous met dans un coin pour un temps calme jusqu'à 13h00.
3 autres personnes arrivent pour le programme d'une demi-journée et commence à preparer la nourriture pendant que nous nous rendons auprès, toujours, du seul et unique éléphant pour le bain de boue et la toilette dans la rivière.
Nous sommes dans la boue, nous lui faisons des petits massages. Très vite l'éléphant en a marre d'être assis et se lève. Pas de problème, il ne faut pas le forcer, c'est tout à fait normal.
Nous nous dirigeons vers la rivière à 50 mètres pour le rincer sauf que pendant ce temps, à 20 mètres l'autre groupe commence à donner à manger au 2ème éléphant revenu de sa balade. Donc obligatoirement, "notre" éléphant sent la nourriture et s'en va.
Fin du temps avec les éléphants il est 13h30.
Puis nous partons pour voir une cascade et on nous ramène à l'hôtel à 15h30, alors que la journée devait se finir à 17h30.
En plus, la personne de Chiang Mai Elephant Home voulait à tout prix nous prendre en photo avec son portable et pas les nôtres en nous disant qu'elle nous les enverrai, 1 mois et 3 relances après nous attendons toujours.
Je vous recommande Maerim Elephant Home. Nous sommes arrivés pour uniquement nourrir les éléphants mais c'était beaucoup plus sympa et beaucoup plus de proximité avec LES éléphants (dont un petit) sans pour autant qu'il y ait de maltraitance.read more
Sehr gastfreundlich! Roni ist ein ganz toller Guide!!! Er hat sich sehr um uns gekümmert! Wir haben viel über Elefanten... gelernt und durften mit ihnen eine schöne Zeit verbringen.
Roni erzählt dazu viel über das Land die Menschen und die Natur. Habe schon viel gesehen, aber der Kurztrip hat sich sehr gelohnt!!! Gerne wieder!!!read more
Une superbe expérience, à faire absolument, les guides sont top et l'excursion est très bien organisée 👌
Attraction... très respectueuse des animaux.
Sans problème avec des enfants en bas âge, pour la demi journée. Ce que nous avait conseillé les guides.
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thank you so much for this wonderful day.We are so happy to have had this experience.A wonderful place , a great team ,... we have learned a lot of new things .. it was amazing .. thank you so much :)read more
If you have a love for elephants, this is the place to be! the love that the workers have for these beautiful animals,... is enormous. They do so much for them and the guests visiting the elephants. We had the pleasure of feeding them, bathing them, rubbing them in mud, and making up their vitamins. all whilst learning about their history and life. we have taken so much from this experience and it is a memory that I will continue to share. I cannot wait until I am able to visit Chiang Mai Elephant Home again. Such an unforgettable experience. you are missing out if you do not go.read more
Los elefantes están cuidados y protegidos. Se ve que están educados y no sabemos qué se esconde detrás de eso pero... prefiero verlos en el campo correteando y jugando en el río que en las calles de Chiang Mai montados por turistas como si fueran máquinas de carga. Gracias por esta experiencia Chiang Mai Elephant Home y a nuestra guía que fue un encanto. Sorry pero no recuerdo su nombre.read more
es gefällt der doch ziemlich natürliche Umgang mit den Elefanten die nach ausgiebigen Füttern mit ihren "Trainern"... sogar in die Nähe "nach Hause" gehen. kein Reiten, nur Schlammbad, fressen, duschen im Fluss. Das unspektakuläre Abenteuer. Die Fahrt dorthin durch den Nationalpark-Dschungel ist etwas spektakulärer.read more
We booked the whole package with rafting, tracking and elephant feeding. It was all an unforgettable experience. We can... highly recommend, especially our guide Ronie Handyman who told us a lot of funny stories and made sure we had the best time possible.read more
Fue una experiencia increíble! Muchas gracias por todo y por el cuidado que le dan a los animales!
It was an... incredible experience! Thank you so much for everything and for taking care the animals! 👍read more
We went to the camp in Chiang Mai area. First we changed our clothes, got some explanation about the day and the... elephants,and went to make their medicine.
When we went to feed them they seemed super hungry and snapped the food. The workers pulled the elephants' ears to make them move from place to place and the next group already came to feed the elephants when we came back from bathing them. Overall the elephants seemed fine but it felt like the place cares more about making money from groups then taking care of the elephants.read more
My wife and I lucked out during a visit to Chaing Mai. While stopping to take photos of a local Wat (temple), we met a... friendly Thai man visiting with his family from Bangkok. He told us he had been to the Chiang Mai Elephant Home the previous day and higy recommended it. He showed us where in Chiang Mai to book it (as some of the tourist traps book you in one location and then send you somewhere different). We were looking for a Sanctuary that did not encourage riding of elephants. Booking was easy and straightforward. My wife and I chose the full day plus hike option. We were picked up from our hotel at 8am by Ronnie, and driven out to the countryside in the back of a pickup truck (standard method of transportation for Chiang Mai). Along the way we stopped at a country market for a washroom break, snacks, and refreshments (get a Thai style iced coffee...very decadent!). The entire trip took about 75 minutes to our first stop, which was a bamboo rafting trip down a gentle river. Ronnie passed us off to a local river guide, and we took a leisurely 45 trip down the river. The river was calm with only a few small rapids...nothing to worry over but you will get a bit wet so a bathing suit is ideal for the ride. Plenty to see on the river as well...elephants, cows, oxen, snakes (tiny and harmless). After the river excursion, we met up again with Ronnie, who gave us the option of hiking to a waterfall OR a white sand beach. He recommended the waterfall, which was a shorter and easier hike, so we followed along. The hike was pleasant, not challenging for someone who frequently walks, and Ronnie regaled us with stories of elephants, his home life, and Thai traditions. After an hour or so, we arrived at the waterfall (very picturesque and romantic for this honeymooning couple), and we had 45 minutes to swim and explore. After that, it was another 30 minute walk through beautiful hilly countryside to the elephant home. Immediately on arriving we were seated to a nice Thai lunch...rice, curry potatoes and chicken, eggs and fruit. Once lunch was done, we changed into the provided elephant clothes (colorful and a bit ridiculous...but cute nonetheless), and were sent over to the food prep area. Ronnie explained to us what the elephants ate while we prepared food balls wrapped in banana leaves. My wife and I lucked out in out choice of program, because it ended up being only the two of us. Because of this, Ronnie was able to get us some extra alone time with 5 very hungry elephants (3 adults and 2 wee ones) who were more than happy to be fed, talked to, and petted. There were other groups of 10 people, but because they had chosen half day programs, we were able to get in with the elephants earlier. Ronnie was able to tell us about each elephant, their histories, and how they differed in personalities. Once the feeding was done, we switched back into our swim suits for some elephant bathing. A gentle big guy let us slather him in mud, and then took us down to the river where we were able to wash him off with big buckets of water. All the while Ronnie and the other handlers were there to make sure everything went smoothly. We opted for a photo / video option for an additional 550 Baht and were given a USB stick with everything on it before we left...a nice way to relive the memories whenever we want. At the end of the day Ronnie drove us back to our hotel and provided us with some recommendations of what we should see during our remaining time in Chiang Mai. Overall, it was a great day and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cruelty-free experience with elephants. Ronnie was an excellent guide as well, so ask for him if you get the chance.read more
Fue una experiencia increíble! Repetiría sin duda.
El trato hacia los elefantes es excepcional, se nota la... compenetración entre los ellos y sus cuidadores.
Los trabajadores son muy simpáticos y agradables, te informan de la personalidad de cada elefante para que los conozcas y sepas como tratar a cada uno, además la comida está genial.
Un 10♥️🐘read more
My husband and I did a tour here, and our tour guide Goy was absolutely amazing! She was super friendly and fun, and... was very accommodating. She did an excellent job explaining about the elephants, their diet and personalities. We had such a great time caring and feeding the elephants. We would highly recommend!read more
The best way to show you care about elephants is to actually care for them! This elephant home was everything I... expected and more, when you visit Thailand please don’t exploit them by taking rides on hot pavements, learn something about them and don’t be afraid to get a little dirty! 💕🙏🏻 thank youread more
Une excellente excursion dans un endroit où l’on prend soin des éléphants.
Si le prix peux vous freiner un peu comme... nous l’avons été, sachez simplement que les soigneurs nous ont donné les coûts pour nourrir un seul éléphant par jour, et que presque les 2/3 de ce que vous versez partent directement dedans.
Très beau moment passé avec des une guide sympa qui donne plein de conseils pratiques sur les environs aussi
Had such a great experience, our guide was great and the elephant are so beautiful and well take care of. You can tell... by how they play with us and how they feel calm around us (shoutout to the one splashing water in my face I love you! ahah) Would definitely recommend! Thank you!read more
it was an incredible experience. The guide and the people is wonderfull. They are really good with kids. We loved evety... minute of it. We had the All day Plan and it was just great. Thanks for everything you did for us.read more
We did the full day hike and elephant experience package with our 4 year old daughter. It exceeded all of our... expectations and was and absolutely perfect day.
Thank you to the wonderful staff.read more
We loved this elephant tour! We got to feed the elephants pretty much the entire time. Our guide DeeDee was amazing and... we loved that it was a small group, only 8 of us compared to a group of 20! We each got our own elephant to feed and give a mud bath. highly recommend this company!read more
My first time to Chiang Mai was definitely a memorable one, especially with the opportunity to go to the Chiang Mai... Elephant Home. The guide, Goi, was wonderful and definitely an expert—you ask any question about the elephants or the sanctuary, she has an answer right away despite being only an apprentice.
Another thing I loved about this tour is that the place lives up to its name, that it really is an ‘Elephant Home’. It’s an ethical elephant sanctuary, and thus there is no elephant riding involved; they are really taken care of physically, emotionally and mentally. Moreover, the experience of feeding the elephants first-hand was a happy one, for both elephants and tourists alike! And of course, getting to try the mud spa and bathing the elephants in the river was just as interesting and fun.
Overall, this Chiang Mai experience is definitely worth all the time and money, and a moment worth sharing. I’d love to go back again soon with friends and family.
My first time to Chiang Mai was definitely a memorable one, especially with the opportunity to go to the Chiang Mai Elephant Home. The guide, Goi, was wonderful and definitely an expert—you ask any question about the elephants or the sanctuary, she has an answer right awayread more
We truly had a great experience at Chiang Mai Elephant Home, one of those magical day that will stay stuck in your... memory forever! Not only the place where the sanctuary is located is amazing and beautiful, but our guide Yun and the masters of the elephants were the nicest. The elephants have all the space to play, walk, eat and be well treated, there are of course no chains, very few fences and no riding... you can see the elephants are truly happy and cared! Feeding them and bathing them were two amazing moments, in real connexion and respect of those wonderful animals. Big plus for the delicious local lunch and the waterfalls at the end of the day! Thank you again for you kindness everyone and say hi again to the elephants for us! 🐘 Estelle & Guillermoread more
I loved the experience in this Sanctuary, you see how well elephants are treated and they even explain that they would... rather have less elephants, but to treat them well. It was an amazing experience I really recommend itread more
This was a very special gift from my son to give my friends and my daughter and me the chance to experience such a very... special trip to see the elephants in a safe environment with such amazing friendly caring staff on 22 nd January . Thank you so much to all the staff for welcoming us and making it such a special trip 🙏❤️Jenny Maddocksread more
this place is amazing, we had Goi as our guide and she was very informative and truly loves what she does. she took... great pictures of us, which was helpful when I found out my gopro memory card was full.. the elephants were loving and it was even better than I had imagined it!read more
My husband and I had a blast here when we did the 2 day 1 night package. It was imperative to me to find an elephant... company that did not support elephant riding so I'm very glad to have found Chiang Mai Elephant Home.
Our guide was the awesome Ronie and he took very good care of us. We went hiking on the first day which turned out to be a 5 hour excursion to see three different waterfalls. If the hike is too much for you, they can accommodate the distance for you and you don't have to see all the waterfalls.
The cabin feels like glamping and they are very cute and have all the basic necessities you need including electricity, toilet, a hot shower, some shampoo and soap, very firm mattresses, pillows, blankets and mosquito netting. I'd recommend bringing some earplugs as the roosters will crow, dogs will bark, and elephants will roar throughout the night.
The elephants are treated very nicely here. We made a medicine ball to help with their digestion, fed them bananas and leaves, helped give them a mud bath and then a rinse in the water. The pregnant mama elephant and her adopted son Hing Hing didn't want to get in the cold river water and were not forced to do so, and I thought that was very nice.
We were also treated to a bamboo rafting trip down the river which was cool amd relaxing in the afternoon heat.
Can't recommend this experience enough!read more
Ronnie was our guide. He was absolutely brilliant. Hilarious and knowledgable. Would 100% recommend this experience.... Highlight of our trip so far (and likely to be overall). Thanks for an amazing day!read more
Our guide was Goi. She was so friendly and informative! Wonderful place. I was so happy to see the elephants roam... freely—the way they should. There are no elephant rides or painting involved, which was great. If you research the story behind elephant riding and painting, you’ll see why we didn’t want those activities.
We fed the elephants, bathed them, and saw a beautiful waterfall. The elephants seemed to have a blast too. One baby elephant even came out to play with us! Highly recommended!read more
We liked our guide Didi a lot! So sweet lady and nice friend!❤️
Elephants so nice animals, so strong, beautiful. Please... take good care if them!
I feel happy and tired, i worth to see, to feel, to touch!read more
I did the 2hr trek, bamboo rafting and a visit with the elephants. The whole day was brilliant and really well... organised, with a pick up from my Air BnB in the morning. We were a small group of 6 for the day. The guides were really fun, nice and knowledgable and I learnt a lot. You can tell they really care about the elephants and that the animals are well looked after. I went on my own but was friends with everyone by the end of the day. And there is a baby elephant!read more
Goi was an amazing tour guide. I highly recommend her. She kept us safe and informed during the whole visit and to top... it off she took us on a short hike after our adventure to see a beautiful waterfall. I’ll never forget this experience in Thailand. Thanks again for all that you do for the elephants. 🐘read more
A truly wonderful experience from start to finish. One of the best things I’ve done in my life. Would highly recommend... to anybody who loves elephants. Thanks for having us! I’ll never forget the day.
Special mention to our guide Goi, who made this experience what it was ✌🏻read more
Wir hatten im Rahmen einer Ganztagestour (Elephants plus Waterfall) die Herde besucht und waren ganz begeistert.... Erstaunliche Tiere, die gut gepflegt und genährt wirkten.
Die Mahouts (Elefantenführer) schienen einen liebevollen Umgang mit den Riesen zu pflegen. Zusammen mit 7 weiteren Personen haben wir Vitaminbomben für die Elephants zubereitet, sie verfüttert und mit den Tieren gebadet. Mittagessen und der Trip zum Wasserfall war inkkusive.
Toller Tag ❤🐘❤🐘❤read more
We did the one day with the elephants, it was magic and everyone treat the elephants so well. You can feel that they... really love and care for their elephants! If you go to chiang Mai please go and spend some time with them to learn many things about elephants.
Thank you again Elephant Home and Yoong for such a wonderful dayread more
We had an amazing time at Chiang Mai Elephant Home and I was able to check off something on my bucket list. They are... informative and truly respect these amazing elephants. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone I know travelling to Thailandread more
I highly recommend !! We’ve booked 1/2 day at the elephant home followed by zipline And it was AMAZING!
Ask for... guide’Ronnie’ , the best you Will have ! He Will make your day even more fun!! We had an amazing day! Thank you!read more
We had the best experience, it was the highlight of our trip. The elephants are well taken care of and you are allowed... to feed them, to give them a mud bath and to wash them in the river. The elephants are really lovely. I highly recommend it!read more
A wonderful opportunity to interact with happy, well cared for elephants in a natural environment. Very informative and... incredibly heart warming! Ronie Handyman was the perfect host. A funny, knowledgeable and welcoming soul who obviously loves these majestic animals. One of the best experiences we have ever had! Highly recommended! Geoff & Cindy Wheale, Vancouver, Canada.read more
From start to finish the entire experience was excellent. We did the half day and we’re picked up by a lovely man;... Tony. We chatted as he drove us to the home whilst stopping at the local market (grab the cheap bananas or coconut rice wrapped in leaves for a delicious breakfast!)
Then we met our guide Reece. He spoke perfect English, and from the beginning to the end of the day he was patient and gave us just the right amount of information without being a lecture! We proceeded to feed, mud bath and then wash the elephants. The mahouts were hilarious, very friendly and extremely encouraging to be hands on.
You finish the day with a delicious Thai meal and then a trip to the waterfall before being dropped right back to your front door!
There is no need to even comment on the quality of life or treatment these beautiful animals receive as it is clear to anyone these animals are loved, cared and given as much space, time and food as they want!
Recommend this above everything to do in Chiang Mai!read more
The best experience I have ever had!!! such a great day from the start, our tour guide Deedy was just brilliant! such a... kind and knowledgeable woman. You can tell the elephants are loved and it's so nice to spend time with them. I couldn't recommend this tour enough, this one was very personal as it isn't in a touristic area and there were only around 10 of us for the day. worth the money 100%, thank you so much for an unforgettable day ❤️read more
Superbe journée avec les éléphants ! On a pu les nourrir puis on a pris avec eux un bain de boue puis un autre dans la... rivière. On a également appris énormement de choses sur les éléphants grâce à notre guide 🐘
Merci !read more
Had the best day ever with the elephants. Our guide, Deedee was amazing. So happy, funny and full of knowledge.... Elephants are well looked after, they don’t allow riding and ensure the elephants aren’t caged up all day :) and are free to Roam about. Thanks Deedee!! ❣️read more
Amazing experience! I recommend this excursion to everyone. We hiked 2 hrs in the jungle. Our guide was excellent! He... knows everything about elephants 🐘!
The food making and the bath was very special. Totally worth it 🙌🏼read more
pretty dang awesome. didnt know what to expect, but your interaction with the elephants is not something you can get... anywhere. you are feeding them, mud bathing them and washing them off. our guide DeDe was very informative and entertaining. a definite must in Chiang Mairead more
We were picked up on time by Ronnie he was warm and welcoming. Visit with elephants was amazing real hands on feeding,... giving mud bath and washing off in the river. Ronnie took pictures throughout. Had a lovely lunch before going to waterfall. Spectacular however my friend flipped on slippery rocks had nasty bump to her head. Strongly recommend a visit xxread more
I went today with my friend and had the most amazing time with the elephant's, feeding and washing them in the river! ... Ronnie our tour guide was very helpful, I would really recommend going if your thinking of a trip with the elephant's!! you will not be disappointed.read more
The beautiful people at Chiang Mai elephant home provide an amazing experience. You can feel thier passion and love for... these elephants.
if your thinking about going do it! it's one of the most amazing things I experienced and I will be back.
Such a wonderful tour and a beautiful place. The elephants looked so happy and peaceful after being rescued from... working farms/travelling circuses. The elephants were free to roam and you could always see the elephant trainers having to chase the young elephants to try and keep them with the others. Absolutely No riding, no chains, no fences.
You get a lot of one on one time with the elephants, firstly learning to make them nutritional food, then building trust by feeding them. After getting to wash them in the mud and river. To top it of the waterful is a great addition to end the full day tour.
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special day out.
The staff were so friendly and a special thank you to our tour guide for the day. He wasn’t just informative about the elephants but also the land around. He was a fun tour guide, and made the whole tour very personal.read more
Such an amazing experience, once in a lifetime. We were made to feel so welcome by everyone there and got up close and... personal with all of the elephants. Had a quality time and would recommend to anyone thinking about doing it!read more
Unforgettable experience, if they weren't already, elephants will soon be one of your favourite animals. Learn about,... feed, and bathe the elephants in a friendly environment. No mistreatment. Finished off with a swim at a beautiful waterfall.read more
Did a half day experience here and it was amazing. You get to make food for the elephants and feed them. All the... elephants are friendly and have free roam, they also seem to share a good bond with their keepers. Unfortunately for me I had food poisoning when visiting and the staff especially Deedy were more then helpful offering me a place to lie down and water to help me recover. All in would would recommend going to Chiang Mai elephant home!read more
An epic day spent learning about and taking care of elephants, while being also well taken care of.
Thank you,... Chiangmai Elephant Home, for the chance to experience this and do continue doing what you are doing!read more