Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

4 DAYS /3 NIGHTS

Spend time taking care of elephants when you add a 3 day Elephant sanctuary package to any Thailand trip. These beautiful creatures need your help, are you ready to come assist them in their rehabilitation or retirement?

 

A 2-day Elephant Jungle Sanctuary package offers visitors the opportunity to interact with, learn about, and understand the elephants and local people on a deep, personal level. Gain a thorough insight into life in a Karen village with an immersive overnight stay, and witness the breathtaking jungle scenery as you explore the local area at your own pace.
The 2-day package begins by following the 1-day package itinerary, including the elephant feeding, mud spa, and bathing. At approximately 3pm, however, you will say goodbye to the 1 day visitors. When you are ready to leave the Sanctuary for the day your guide will show you to your accommodations in a local family home, and introduce you to some of the friendly local people. Learn about local customs, language, and traditions as you become immersed in the serene mountainside village and picturesque scenery. Feel free to explore the area and photograph the rural views, or relax in your peaceful quiet surroundings as you watch the sun set. After a short time, it will be time for dinner. You will be invited into a local kitchen, where you can watch or help out as traditional Thai food is prepared over the fire. Enjoy a nutritious dinner of local food made from wholesome, natural ingredients. Speak to the Karen people and learn about the intricacies of life in the jungle as you eat your delicious meal.
After dinner, you can choose to relax some more and converse by candlelight, or retreat to the family home for an early sleep. The traditional house features both single and double sleeping areas, warm linen, and mosquito nets, to ensure your comfort during the night. Fall asleep to the soft sounds of the nocturnal jungle life in your natural surroundings and replenish your energy for the second day of your Elephant Jungle Sanctuary experience.
Awaken early for a brilliant view of the rising sun, or rest a little longer and wake up just in time to eat a healthy breakfast. Choose coffee or freshly brewed herbal tea to complement your breakfast of fresh, organic local foods. Following breakfast, accompany your guide on a jungle trek to a nearby waterfall. During the hour-long hike, you will discover local animal and plant life, visit village houses and organic farms, and become deeply immersed in the jungle environment. When you arrive at the pristine waterfall, you can choose to swim in the cool, clear mountain water, take a rest in the shade nearby, or relax in the sun on the warm river rocks. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit beside the waterfall, before continuing to hike through the jungle and agricultural areas. Trek to another Elephant Jungle Sanctuary camp before hiking back to the edge of the jungle with your guide. There, you will meet your driver, say goodbye to the jungle, and return to your place of accommodation in Chiang Mai.

* Please Note: At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule and aside from pick-up times, the times shown here are approximations.

 

PICK UP TIME:
08:00 – 8:30 AM from your hotel *Collection times may very slightly depending on pick up location. We offer a free transfer service to all places of accommodation within a 5 km radius of Chiang Mai’s old city. Transport from locations outside this area will incur a surcharge.

 

WHAT TO BRING: Hat, Sunscreen, Towel, Change of Clothes, Flashlight (optional), Bathing Suit, Insect Repellent, Walking Shoes, Camera (Optional), Any personal medicine.

INCLUSIONS

• All services as mentioned in your itinerary.
• Pick up/Drop off to your place of accommodation in Chiang Mai
• Meals : 1 breakfast-  2 lunches – 1 dinner (Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner; Day 2 – Breakfast & Lunch)
• 1 Night Accommodation in a Karen Village
• Food for feeding elephants
• English speaking tour guide services provided in the requested languages, unless otherwise mentioned in the itinerary.
• Ground transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicle.
• Drinking water and cold towels during sightseeing.
• All applicable local taxes.

 

Not included: International flights and domestic flight tickets  or visa fees – drinks and meals if not mentioned in itinerary- Gratuity for driver and guide- Optional tours

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DAY 1 CHIANG MAI

After clearing Customs and Immigration, and collecting your baggage, please follow the signs to exit door, where our representative will be waiting for you holding a sign which will note your name or your agent’s name. Your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers and all contact information of your guide and local offices. Then transfer to hotel.
Accommodation: Chiang Mai for 3 nights

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DAY 2 -3 CHIANG MAI

What you day will look like on days 2&3

08:30 Wake up in the Traditional Karen House
09:30 Enjoy coffee/tea and a delicious breakfast of locally sourced organic foods.
10:00 Join half day morning group and trek for approximately 30 mins through serene, rural and jungle landscapes
11:00 Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit at the waterfall
12:00 Trek to visit Another Elephant Jungle Sanctuary camp, pass by an organic farm
13:00 Enjoy time with the Elephants
17:00 Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your accommodation

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DAY 4 DEPART FROM CHIANG MAI

Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for flight departure to next destination (Air ticket is excluded)

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.