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The Chai Lai Orchid

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202 Moo Mae Win, Mae Wang 50360 Thailand See on map
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hi, im Luna from spain, i really enjoy the last time in chai lai, the place is so beautiful, the staff very friendly and the tours are awesome. but for me the most important part in this experience was meet the organitation "daugther rising", what...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Luna A
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

I had a great couple of days at Chai Lai. It's a beautiful property and the staff are all so kind. I love the mission behind the place -- it's not only an eco-lodge that promotes the ethical treatment of elephants, but it also puts...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank algard123
Response from ChaiLaiOrchid, Manager at The Chai Lai OrchidResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We're so happy you took the time to learn about our mission - we're all about giving back to our community and empowering young women to rise up.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The elephants at this park are treated terribly. It was so horrifying to see them chained and obviously stressed. If you love elephants please do some research and find a place that actually treats elephants with respect. They are used as a money making object...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank kelseyevans9
Response from ChaiLaiOrchid, Owner at The Chai Lai OrchidResponded 3 days ago

This review was obviously written by someone who has not actually been a guest at our camp (we have no record of a Kelsey Evans staying with us) and understands little to nothing about ethical elephant care in captivity. In fact it appears that you...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is no denying this is a magical place..due to the elephants of course. However on arrival I was approached by a highly intoxicated elephant trainer who was totally unprofessional and irrationally behaved. The following day he couldn't remember us. This put me off going...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank kimhaley
Response from ChaiLaiOrchid, Owner at The Chai Lai OrchidResponded 3 days ago

Dear Kim, We would like to respectfully respond to some of your statements: We are saddened that you had a negative experience with one of the elephant mahouts. While they are not actually part of our staff, we do work closely with them in regards...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do not support chai lai orchid eleohants alays chained exceot when tourust pays to play with them they have one or two they allow lose for while but rest spend life in chains Falsely advertising as a camp for rescued. Manager reply was that it...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from ChaiLaiOrchid, Owner at The Chai Lai OrchidResponded 3 days ago

Dear Katheryn L, We provide extensive and transparent information on our website (https://www.chailaiorchid.com/elephant-facts-and-myths/) on how we work to create the most humane experience for our captive elephants. It is unfortunate that you did not read any of it before visiting us. Also, to say that...More

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The Chai Lai Orchid is a nature retreat nestled beside the river and surrounded by lush tropical forest. The eco lodge is a social business working to empower Karen and Kayan women. Here you can spend your days More swimming with elephants in the river, lounging hammocks, and trekking to visit near by waterfalls and hill tribe villages. The Chai Lai Orchid is currently working to rescue elephants from their daily chair tours and long hours. We offer our guests the opportunity to bathe, bareback ride and play with the elephants and proceeds go towards our cause. If you'd like to learn more, visit our website! #DontLetDeeDeeDown Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
$60 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Chai Lai Orchid Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Location
Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Mae Wang
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
$60 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Chai Lai Orchid Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Location
Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Mae Wang
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Dining (37)
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984kristint
January 13, 2019|
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Response from Lipptylou | Reviewed this property |
No. Honestly you won’t need one. Your in the jungle. Wash your hair and off you go and enjoy the wonderful quite no hustle day. Take old clothes.
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Kat S
December 10, 2018|
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Response from Lipptylou | Reviewed this property |
Get in contact with Alexia who manages the Chai Lai Orchard. Go anyway if you have a love of elephants and enjoy a quite, peacful environment. It’s a real fun experience. I’ll be returning as soon asi can..They also conduct... More
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from 4EverTraveler66 | Reviewed this property |
No need for hiking boots but sturdy sandals or shoes are recommended. Enjoy, it's a wonderful place!!
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Room Tips
"I really love the day in the home stay, and the trekk to the secret temple."
286lunaa
3 days ago
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"Cabins up the hill are more peaceful but the rooms by the river are closer to the cafe and elephants."
T5078QMjulies
2 weeks ago
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"River rooms would be appealing in my opinion. We didn't have that option due to not booking soon enough."
homegirltiffany
Nov 20, 2018
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"Bungalow with air conditioning"
Lipptylou
Oct 3, 2018
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