Chiang Mai is famous for its elephants. Many people come here to visit one of the sanctuaries. But which elephant sanctuary is really ethical? We made a selection of sanctuaries that you can trust.

 
 

 
Chiang Mai Elephant Land

Chiang Mai Elephant Land - Full Day Program

Chiang Mai Elephant Land promotes sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly tourism and ensures your elephant experience does no harm to the animals or to the environment. From feeding to washing and bathing, hugging and holding, we offer you a unique opportunity to care for these amazing creatures. Elephant Land, a special place for elephants and humans.

 
Chiang Mai Elephant Land

Chiang Mai Elephant Land - Two Days Program

Chiang Mai Elephant Land promotes sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly tourism and ensures your elephant experience does no harm to the animals or to the environment. From feeding to washing and bathing, hugging and holding, we offer you a unique opportunity to care for these amazing creatures. Elephant Land, a special place for elephants and humans.

 
 

 
 
Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary - Full Day Program

Founded in 2017 this is one of the newest elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai. Run by local Lanna people who absolutely love their elephants. They have four older elephants and two babies of around 1 year old. You will spend the day feeding, observing, washing and walking with the elephants. The entrance price for this fantastic sanctuary is unbeatable.

 
Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary - Half Day Program

Founded in 2017 this is one of the newest elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai. Run by local Lanna people who absolutely love their elephants. They have four older elephants and two babies of around 1 year old. You will spend the day feeding, observing, washing and walking with the elephants. The entrance price for this fantastic sanctuary is unbeatable.

 
 

 
 
Elephant Care & Grand Canyon

Elephant Care & Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is an experience you do not want to miss if you love adventure, especially cliff jumping. Jump off points vary in height, so you can choose the one that gives you the biggest adrenaline rush! You can also just enjoy a relax swim or laze around, meet new friends and get a nice tan. The onsite restaurant offers a wide variety of food and beverages to refuel after all those calorie burning activities.

 
 

 
 
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary - Full Day Program

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 60km from the city of Chiang Mai. 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.

 
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary - Half Day Program

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 60km from the city of Chiang Mai. 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.

 
 

 
 
Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park

Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park. Park visits are about spending quality time observing and being with the herd. We do not adhere to a strict schedule. The best way to make the most out of your visit is to relax and to watch and learn from the elephants.

 
 

 
 
Elephant Retirement Park

Elephant Retirement Park - Two Days Program

The Elephant Retirement Park has been established to create a haven for retired elephants. The sole focus of the Elephant Retirement Park is to promote the wellbeing of retired elephants. Visitors and volunteers to the park can expect an enjoyable and rewarding experience working with the local mahout people to care for these majestic symbols of strength and peace.

 
Elephant Retirement Park

Elephant Retirement Park - Full Day Program

The Elephant Retirement Park has been established to create a haven for retired elephants. The sole focus of the Elephant Retirement Park is to promote the wellbeing of retired elephants. Visitors and volunteers to the park can expect an enjoyable and rewarding experience working with the local mahout people to care for these majestic symbols of strength and peace.

 
Elephant Retirement Park

Elephant Retirement Park - Half Day Program

The Elephant Retirement Park has been established to create a haven for retired elephants. The sole focus of the Elephant Retirement Park is to promote the wellbeing of retired elephants. Visitors and volunteers to the park can expect an enjoyable and rewarding experience working with the local mahout people to care for these majestic symbols of strength and peace.

 
 

 
 
Happy Elephant Home

Happy Elephant Home - Full Day Program

We are a small sanctuary with between 5 to 10 elephants. All our elephants are rescued from places where they had to work hard, without much time to eat, drink and socialise with other elephants. At our farm they can roam free, swim in the river, take a mud bath and eat whenever and as much as they want.  Come and experience a fantastic day, helping us take care of these amazing creatures. Spend the day feeding, bathing and learning interesting facts about Asian elephants in their natural environment.

 
Happy Elephant Home

Happy Elephant Home - Half Day Program

We are a small sanctuary with between 5 to 10 elephants. All our elephants are rescued from places where they had to work hard, without much time to eat, drink and socialise with other elephants. At our farm they can roam free, swim in the river, take a mud bath and eat whenever and as much as they want.  Come and experience a fantastic day, helping us take care of these amazing creatures. Spend the day feeding, bathing and learning interesting facts about Asian elephants in their natural environment.

 
 

 
 
Into the Wild Elephant Camp

Into the Wild Elephant Camp - Full Day Program

At Into the Wild the elephants are free to do what they love the most as they roam in the vast forest, play contentedly in the refreshing river and enjoy their long lives post retirement. We recently established our camp with their well-being in mind and they have returned to their natural habitat, the serene jungle of Northern Thailand.

 
Into the Wild Elephant Camp

Into the Wild Elephant Camp - Half Day Program

At Into the Wild the elephants are free to do what they love the most as they roam in the vast forest, play contentedly in the refreshing river and enjoy their long lives post retirement. We recently established our camp with their well-being in mind and they have returned to their natural habitat, the serene jungle of Northern Thailand.