Elephant Experience in Chiang Mai
Set in the stunning Mae Wang valley, the elephant home has been created by local elephant owners through their commitment to a move away from the traditional and out of date elephant riding / human centered interactions to an experience where visitors get the opportunity to learn about, care for, and work alongside the local mahouts helping to show that this is the right future for human / elephant interaction - one which puts the elephants well-being first and allows people to see them for the wonderful creatures that they are. Through living and working on site with the mahouts and the elephants, visitors can spend as much time as they wish with the elephants (although always in the presence of mahouts), help prepare their food, feed them, help clean their living area and walk with the elephants and bathe them in the local river. In addition to this fantastic opportunity, the one week programme includes a great trek through the surrounding hills accompanied by a Karen Hill tribe guide, bamboo rafting through the local valley and time spent learning about the local village and the life of the people there. The two week option not only includes more time with the elephants (of course) but also a visit to the Friends of the Elephant Hospital in nearby Lampang province and a 2 day, 1 night tour of Chiang Mai city and an insight into the history of the Lanna Kingdom and culture. Both the one and two week options included transfers to and from Chiang Mai city.
Call 0333 321 0099