After researching options available for an elephant experience in Chiang Mai we eventually choose the Thai Elephant Home and we were not disappointed.
The Elephant Home appears a smaller family run elephant conservation farm and appeared genuinely caring of their elephants.
Our family of 2 Adults & 4 Children were provided 4 Elephants and 5 Mahouts. We trekked through the forest and down to the river for a swim & play. A private experience of 2-3 hours, a lot more intimate than a group tour and the larger alternatives that were on offer. (Personal opinion)
The elephants were gentle giants, well cared for and well behaved. I saw no evidence of mistreatment or anything inappropriate.
Cold water & snacks provided
I would recommend Joe (The Owner) who coordinated picked up & organising the day, his team of friendly mahouts and beautiful elephants for anyone (Particularly Families) looking for a genuine bare back elephant experience - No Baskets
If you own or manage Thai Elephant Home, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.