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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai

Ethical Elephant Attraction in Chiang Mai

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai was among the pioneers of the new ethical elephant attractions which have swept Thailand. Effectively a retirement home for the gentle giants who have worked in the often-unpleasant logging and tourism industries, the sanctuary allows careful interaction between visitors and residents. There are no gimmicks, no circus tricks, and absolutely no riding, as it can harm the surprisingly weak backs of these mighty creatures.

The sanctuary is a paragon of responsible tourism, being operated in partnership with the nearby Karen hill-tribes and locals from Chiang Mai. At the time of writing, the sanctuary is home to over 30 elephants, with several spacious locations around 60 km from Chiang Mai for them to range in peace and comfort. 

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai Tours 

You can choose between a full-day or half-day tour at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai. Full-day tours cost 2,400 baht per adult and 1,800 baht for children aged 3-10 with under 3s going free. The tour starts with being collected from your hotel at around 08:00 for the 1.5 hour drive to the sanctuary. Your day includes feeding and playing with the elephants, as well as a mud spa and a bath in the river.

The half-day tours cost 1,700 baht per adult and 1,300 baht for 3-10 year olds. You can choose to depart from your hotel in the morning (approximately 08:00) or the afternoon (approximately 11:30), depending on your preference. Your day at the sanctuary will involve most of the same activities, but you’ll get less time to enjoy each. For the maximum amount of time with the elephants, there’s also an overnight tour costing 4,900 baht per adult, with on-site accommodation provided. 

What to Bring to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai 

The cost of your visit to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai includes roundtrip transfers from your hotel, English-speaking guides, snacks, drinking water, and food both for you and for you to give to the elephants. Staff photographers will also take pictures of you with the elephants throughout the day, these will appear on Facebook soon after your visit so you don’t have to risk your own camera in the mud bath.

As you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors in rural Thailand, you’re advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy walking shoes. For the mud bath, a bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothes are also highly recommended. 

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