Elephant Jungle Sanctuary’s ‘Watch Me’ experience offers visitors to EJS an unrivalled opportunity to behold elephants displaying natural behaviours in a pristine jungle environment in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand. Immerse yourself in the tranquil pace of an elephant’s routine, and marvel as they roam, forage, and bathe freely.
This observation-focused experience is ideal for photography enthusiasts, as well as anyone who wishes to witness elephants interacting with their environment in a natural way. Experience the joy of feeding elephants in an intimate setting, then watching as they roam and forage freely throughout their environment. Through the simple beauty of mindful observation, visitors may gain a deep insight into elephant behaviour and learn about the unique personalities of the beautiful creatures who call EJS Chiang Mai home.
With an emphasis on education, our ‘Watch Me’ experience aims to impart knowledge about every aspect of elephant care to those who visit. Witness remarkable behaviours firsthand and see herd social dynamics in action as you observe from a viewing platform and follow the elephants through their habitat. Learn about an elephant’s dietary requirements as you help prepare food and nutritional supplements for these majestic animals, then help feed them by hand, or simply relax and watch as they enjoy their freshly prepared meal!
|Pick up from your place of accommodation in Chiang Mai.
|Drive approximately 1.5 hours south of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and picturesque farmland.
|Arrive at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and complete necessary registration forms. Meet your friendly tour guides and listen to an introductory educational talk. Learn about elephant anatomy and behaviour, as well as the history and cultural significance of elephants in Thailand.
|After the educational introduction and a safety briefing, you will move to a viewing platform to observe elephants engaging in natural behaviours in a beautiful jungle setting. Not only will you have the chance to take photos of elephants in spectacular natural scenery, but this will offer the elephants a chance to notice you and become accustomed to your presence while maintaining a respectful distance.
|Assist your guide to create a nutritious breakfast for the elephants, consisting of organic seasonal fruits and vegetables. Learn how to prepare elephant dietary supplements to be served alongside the main course. Help deliver the food and experience the magic of interacting closely with elephants as you feed them by hand. (Please note that, for safety and comfort, a barrier will separate elephants and visitors during feeding, and visitors may not place food directly in the elephants’ mouths.)
|After the elephants have finished their delicious snack, watch them as they return to their regular routine of eating, swimming, and interacting with other members of the herd naturally. Observe the elephants as they roam and forage freely throughout their environment, noting their individual personalities and behaviours.Participate in an open discussion about the elephant behaviours you witnessed throughout the afternoon. Your guide will offer a brief Q&A session, during which you can share your observations, insights, and photos with other visitors and the EJS team, and ask any questions you might still have about elephants.
|Learn how to prepare a special Thai dish in a cooking demonstration, then enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh seasonal fruit. Learn to brew artisanal drip coffee using sustainable, locally sourced materials.Help design and prepare a nutritious fruit and vegetable platter for the elephants as a farewell treat, and watch as they enjoy their delicious feast!
|Depart from Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai and return to your place of accommodation in Chiang Mai.
|Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.
CHILD (4-10) ฿1,500
Infant (0-4) FREE
11:30-12:00 | From your hotel or accommodation in Chiang Mai
• Collection times may vary slightly depending on pick up location.
• We offer a free transfer service to/from 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. 18:30
WHAT TO BRING:
|• Insect Repellent
|• Change of Clothes
|• Walking Shoes
|• Copy of Passport Photo Page
(or Passport Number)
|• Reusable Bottle
- Round-Trip Transfer to/from your Accommodation in Chiang Mai
- English-Speaking Tour Guide
- Drinking Water
- Elephant Food