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I never thought that normal people could interact so closely with elephants. Our guide Carmen had worked extensively with the Chang Mai University program to monitor captive asian elephants. The group is working to build system to ensure animal health and good treatment. She could...More
Cocoa was our private guide and was fantastic. We were greeted warmly, changed into attire comfortable to ride bareback, fed beautiful elephants bananas, rode them (each had our own, including a small one for my 7 year old, and medium for my 9 year old)...More
Had a wonderful time. We took a two hour tour that included a ride on the elephant and bathing the elephant.
The staff spoke good English. They offered free showers that had hot water.
Another bonus was the photos were included!
The Elephants seemed happy and well cared for. We spoke with the owner and he confirmed that most of their elephants are rescued from logging etc. I didn't love to see ropes around some of the elephants but I also understand that this amazing animals...More
This is the best 3 days of my entire life. Once arrived the owner Joe and photographer Luke and Def greeted me. Once changed into mahout uniform I am being led to play with little T Noi who is 2 months old. T Noi is...More
I went many times to Thai Elephant Home and I went there last July (2018) for 3 days again.As always it was a unforgettable moment and experience.The day started with a short briefing about elephants and about the daytrip.Than we changed clothes (the people of...More
The staff was great - friendly, hospitable, and helpful! They gave a good, brief overview before we started our excursion. I felt very safe and also felt that the animals were treated well the entire time we were there. And they sent pictures via email...More
My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 nights as volunteers at the thai elephant nursery and it was the best experience of our lives. Staying there meant we got to live like a mahout and see the elephants and how the live over a longer...More
Small group of 7, three of us (two adults and one 13 year old boy), one couple on their honeymoon and another couple from Japan staying overnight. After changing into mahout clothes, our day started with a quick and informative presentation on the mission of...More
While the total time riding the elephants is 2 hours, the overall trip is much longer when you add feeding the elephants, the mud bath (super cool), lunch and playing with them in the river. We LOVED it but riding through... More
While the total time riding the elephants is 2 hours, the overall trip is much longer when you add feeding the elephants, the mud bath (super cool), lunch and playing with them in the river. We LOVED it but riding through the jungle is hard and uses your core muscles, you’ll be tired but really happy at the end of the day. The nursery is 30 minutes away so I don’t think it’s possible to see the baby elephants and do the day with elephants. This place is so fantastic that whatever you pick you can’t go wrong. May be worth a call to see if there’s any way they can schedule a personal tour where you do both.
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For 1 day trip it don't go to waterfall but out goes to black mud spa. Elephant favourite is black mud spa. Full riding lasted about from 9am to about 3 or 4 pm. To me the best is Thai Elephant Home. They have baby now and... More
For 1 day trip it don't go to waterfall but out goes to black mud spa. Elephant favourite is black mud spa. Full riding lasted about from 9am to about 3 or 4 pm. To me the best is Thai Elephant Home. They have baby now and the baby name is T Noi. Very playful and cute. By the way I did the 3 days tour and will be back again next year.
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The journey is close to 1 hour 15 minutes. It is located in Mae Taman village Mae Taeng on the way to Chiang Dao on the north of Chiang Mai. For you and wife riding is no problem at all but with a toddler of 2 years I think... More
The journey is close to 1 hour 15 minutes. It is located in Mae Taman village Mae Taeng on the way to Chiang Dao on the north of Chiang Mai. For you and wife riding is no problem at all but with a toddler of 2 years I think it will be better to visit their elephant sanctuary instead. You can book direct on their website.
Hi! I came in a 3 weeks to Thailand and the next stop is Chiang Mai. I would love to go on a 1 day visit to an elephant park, not to ride one but to see and interact with them in their natural environment. Some friends advised me the Thai Elephant Home and The Elephant Nature Park but they're already full. Can you suggest another? Thank you so much for ur help!
November 13, 2013|
New York City, New York
2 1/2 days in Chiang Mai (7 Replies)
hi, first time posting on a TA forum. been reading a lot of great info here lately. I will be traveling to Chiang Mai as part of my honeymoon. My fiance and I are trying to plan a day maybe two with Joy (based on all the great reviews). I have been in contact with him and here is what he recommends- D1 To see Chiangmai old city moat + Chiangmai old city temple ( Wat Umhong ) + Doi Sutehep temple + Arts & Crafts center to see how do they work for Umbrella Making & Painting , Thaisilk weaving...More
May 26, 2012|
Hi, Chiang Mai is easy enough to get around on foot to visit the Temples. However, you would need to take a songtaow to visit Doi Suthep, this will cost you in the region of 500 baht and the driver will wait around for you. I can't place where the Art & Crafts Centre is. I suspect your day one schedule will be too much to do in an afternoon. You can also take a regular songtaow from the Zoo to Doi Suthep. This will work out a lot cheaper.
My itinerary - comments and suggestions please (3 Replies)
Hi! We are a family of 6 - w adults and kids aged 15, 11, 8 and 6, travelling to thailand for the first time in April 2014. This is my attempt at an itinerary, please leave your comments and suggestions| Day 1 arrive - either baan orapin or rimping village- look around the old city Day 2 - elephant camp - either Thai elephant home or elephant nature park Day 3 - doi inthanon and hill tribe village. I was thinking of just hiring a mini bus or a tour guide for this day Day 4- tiger...More
December 06, 2013|
It all sounds good. If you are there on a weekend, try to fit in one of the walking street markets. Also, make sure you leave some spare time to wander around the old city and look at some of the temples. There are plenty of tuk tuks in case you get tired of walking and they are very cheap to use. We always kept a card with the address of our accommodation on it to show the drivers and had no trouble getting back to where we were staying.