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2 Day Combination Program

 1 Day :

  • We will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai between 07:30 - 8:00.
  • Upon arrival you will change into traditional northern style clothing.  You will receive a briefing on elephants during which time you will learn the basic words for controlling your elephant.
  • We will pay respect to Ganesh, the Elephant Buddha.
  • You will feed your elephant sugar cane to become familiar with your new friend.
  • After practicing how to get on and off your elephant, you will ride up into the jungle.
  • We will have lunch in the jungle.  All leftovers can go to the elephants so nothing is wasted and no trash is left behind.
  • Visit the natural black mud spa to play in the mud with the elephants.  The mud is very good for your skin as well as the elephants’ so enjoy.
  • After getting muddy you and your elephant will want to take a bath in the river.  Wash your elephant and have fun swimming!
  • Return to the Thai Elephant Home and take a shower.  Enjoy freshly cut fruit and experience an optional Thai herbal spa for your hands and feet.
  • Relax the rest of the afternoon.
  • Dinner is a traditional mahout B-B-Q of meat roasted over a charcoal along with sticky rice you help prepare and cook in bamboo over the fire.
  • Say goodnight to the elephants around 8:00 p.m. when you feed them grass.

    2 Day :

  • Visit the elephants at 7 a.m. to clean up their areas before feeding them.
  • Breakfast between 8:00 – 8:30 where you can make your own toast over a charcoal fire.
  • Learn more elephant commands and practice using them.
  • Travel by car to the nursery.
  • Enjoy a refreshing cup of herbal detox tea prepared in bamboo over a charcoal fire.
  • Bond with the elephants as you feed them bananas and sugar cane.
  • Play with the baby elephants as you walk around the valley floor.
  • Eat a delicious jungle mahout lunch.
  • Watch as a mahout makes a bamboo elephant bell and explains it use.
  • Walk with the elephants along a jungle mountain path as you take photos.
  • Join all the elephants in the mud bath for some fun as they splash around.
  • Bring the baby elephants to the river and give them a bathe.
  • Take a shower and change clothes.
  • Eat fresh fruit and say goodbye to the baby elephants.
  • Return to Chiang Mai in the afternoon when you are ready.

                    Price   9,000.00 Baht/Person.   BOOK NOW!


Include : Mahout clothes, transportation, insurance, food, fresh fruit, dvd pictures, video clips and English speaking guides.

Bring : Sun glasses, sun block lotion, insect spray, sandals or flip-flops or water shoes, camera, hat and a change of underwear.

Please note :

  • Some visitors may experience skin allergies or mild sensitivities as a result of riding the elephants. If you suffer from sensitive skin we recommend that you wear legging style trousers beneath the clothing we provide as an extra precaution.
  • Due to unforeseen weather conditions, there may be times during the rainy season (May-September) which results in the local river flooding and therefore becoming dangerous to cross. Unfortunately, this may restrict the accessibility to the elephant mud spa area.
  • Nevertheless, this will not effect the program any further and guests will still have the opportunity to spend one on one with their elephants and enjoy bathing time in a smaller river.
  • Thai Elephant Home has no control over this situation and can only apologise in advice should the weather prohibit the mud experience.
    • Children under 6 years pay 500Baht per day.
    • Children 7 - 12 years 50%.
    • Children riding alone need to pay full price.