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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 60km from the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Founded in July 2014, it is a joint initiative between members of the Karen hill-tribes and Chiang Mai locals who were concerned about the welfare of elephants in Thailand.
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Morning Half Day Tour

A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to observe elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent observing these amazing animals.
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3 hours
from $56.78

Afternoon Half Day Tour

A close encounter with Thailand’s national animal, the Thai elephant, is a popular choice for tourists – but it can be hard to know whether you’re booking an ethical experience just by reading a website or talking to a travel agent. Save yourself the stress with this afternoon observation experience at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. Watch these gentle giants from a distance in an expansive jungle habitat – no riding, just elephants playing and feeding on their own.
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3 hours
from $56.78

Half Day Cooking Class Including Market Tour from Chiang Mai

Learn the art of Thai food in a dedicated Chiang Mai cookery school. Sample fresh produce and test ingredients at a local market, then explore the organic kitchen garden and get to work. Each participant has their own individual station, making this a great option for solo travelers and passionate cooks. Choose from morning, evening, and full-day courses: half-day options feature three dishes and the full-day course includes five.
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5 hours
from $26.72

Full-Day Cooking Class Including Market Tour from Chiang Mai

Spend a day exploring Thai food and flavors at a full-day Chiang Mai cooking class set in an organic vegetable garden. You’ll visit a local market, prepare a full menu of five dishes, spring rolls, and Thai-style milk tea, then enjoy the Thai feast you’ve prepared. This 8-hour cooking class experience includes round-trip hotel transfer and recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
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8 hours
from $33.40
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BuaOrakot wrote a review Sep 7
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a great time hanging out with these beauties. We get to feed them and learn a little about them. Too bad we can’t do bathing with them due to Covid-19 which is understandable but would be nice to know early on upon booking.
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Response from EJSChiangmai, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai
Responded 2 weeks ago
It’s fantastic to hear that you had such a great time and we really appreciate you coming to support us! The elephants were so happy to meet you and I know that they can’t wait to see you again someday soon.
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caroler54 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sedro Woolley, Washington198 contributions27 helpful votes
This was one of our highlights. My husband and i both cooked a meal along with 6 others. Super tasty and fun. It was a HOT evening and the food was hot but we did have some control over that. Enjoyed the garden and market tour. Love that the school is owned and run by women only!! I think this is the one we went to?
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Date of experience: March 2020
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mystery606 wrote a review May 2020
England53 contributions9 helpful votes
This was a great half day learning about the elephants and spending time with them. We made the food, washed them, fed them bathed them in the river and generally just hung out with them. good times. Photos uploaded on facebook afterwards as well.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from EJSChiangmai, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai
Responded Jun 6, 2020
Wow. What a lovely openly honest review you have written. Whilst we may not be perfect, we do truly love and want the best for the elephants in our care, and hope to keep on saving more lives without a voice in the future with the support we receive from individuals like yourself. Thank you!
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Merry M wrote a review Apr 2020
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Best part of this trip was definitely bathing with elephants, and we enjoyed very much the time spent with elephants. I would say that the trip until camp was almost 2 hours(both ways), with their famous red truck ( Songthaew), which we did not enjoy very much, because you could breath pollution particle and each bump. I would recommend to pay attention to the transportation vehicle, but these are the main cars in this north part of Thailand.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from EJSChiangmai, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai
Responded Jun 6, 2020
Our elephants can sleep happy at night knowing that you have chosen to support them in their new forever home.
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Peter R wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom236 contributions95 helpful votes
There are many elephant santuary experiences advertised and we chose this one based upon a recommendation. It was only for the morning but it felt like the whole day, based on what was packed in to it. We fed and washed the elephants including in the water applying mud. The workers supervising made the experience fun as well as safe. The only negative aspect (which is why it doesn't get 5 stars) is the transport from the hotel, which was an open back jeep, which required an 1.5 hour drive each way in a city which has significant fume and pollution issues.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from EJSChiangmai, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai
Responded Apr 3, 2020
EJS would like to sincerely thank you for your support and your wonderful and honest review. The elephants in our care can live long and happy lives, free from cruelty, because you have chosen to support our sanctuary.
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