A full-day Elephant Jungle Sanctuary package offers visitors the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors. Experience life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment which is both safe and sustainable. Located beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.
Then you will meet and interact with each of our friendly elephants personally. Learn about elephant’s behavior, and discover the unique and interesting history of each
elephant as you touch, play, feed, and photograph them. Once you have met and spent time with each of the elephants, you can retire to a relaxing platform overlooking a
picturesque river and jungle. There, you will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit, before being re-united with your elephant friends.
At this point during the day, you will walk alongside the elephants to a nearby river and join them for a bath in the refreshing water. Here, you will have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants while they enjoy wading through the water. Next, it will be time for a therapeutic mud spa. Feel free to get muddy as you cover the elephants in a protective layer of mud. Have fun playing with them and watch as they joyfully frolic in the mud spa.
When it’s time to say goodbye to the elephants, you can take some final photos with them to preserve this precious memory, then head upstream and wash off your remaining mud, or relax with a swim in the fresh, clean water. Finally, you will change clothes and take a scenic walk back through the Karen village. You will then part ways with your local guide, and return to Chiang Mai, experiencing the drive through picturesque rural scenery in the pleasant glow of the afternoon sun.
*Please Note: Due to governmental guidelines related to the pandemic, EJS is able to offer certain participatory activities, including bathing with elephants and entering mud areas, only to those visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Visitors who are not yet vaccinated, or who are partially vaccinated (according to Thai vaccination standards), may participate in an interactive elephant shower experience while following social distancing guidelines. Such visitors are, at the present time, unable to enter the mud ‘spa’ with the elephants, or to participate in bathing/swimming activities at any EJS location, however they may observe these activities from nearby. These changes are effective from 1 October, 2021 until further notice.
|08:00-08:30 AM||Pick up from your hotel or accommodation|
|08:30||Drive approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.|
|10:30||Arrive at the Sanctuary. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Jungle to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior.|
|11:00||Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.|
|12:00||Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.|
|13:00||Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the Elephants and then walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.|
|14:00||Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.|
|15:00||Change clothes and say good bye to the elephants|
|15:30||Leave the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Chiang Mai.|
|17:00-17:30||Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.|
CHILD (4-10) ฿1,800
Infant (0-3) FREE
08:00-08:30 Hrs. from your hotel * Collection times may vary slightly depending on pick up location. We offer a free transfer service to all places of accommodation within a 5km radius of Chiang Mai’s Old City. Transport from locations outside this area will incur a surcharge.
FINISH TIME:APPROX. 17:30 Hrs.
WHAT TO BRING:
|Change of Clothes||Camera (Optional)|
- PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN CHIANG MAI
- ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
- DRINKING WATER
- FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS