The best elephant sanctuaries in Thailand are in Chiang Mai. Many people come to Chiang Mai to visit the elephants, but which elephant sanctuary is really ethical? We have made a selection of elephant 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 fifteen adult elephants and one baby elephant who is about 2 years of age. You will spend the day feeding, observing, bathing and walking with the elephants. The entrance price for this fantastic elephant 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 fifteen adult elephants and one baby elephant who is about 2 years of age. You will spend the day feeding, observing, bathing and walking with the elephants. The entrance price for this fantastic elephant 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, swimming and 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. In the morning we will visit the elephant sanctuary and take the elephants on a walk to the river where we will bathe them, feed them and observe the behavior of these majestic animals.

 
 

 
 
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary - Full Day Program

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai is a small ethical elephant sanctuary located 40 kilometers north of the old city of Chiang Mai. This cozy elephant sanctuary is a great choice for families with young children because of its location close to the city. Maerim Elephant Sanctuary has 5 elephants rescued from riding camps, circus and illegal logging work.

 
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary - Half Day Program

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai is a small ethical elephant sanctuary located 40 kilometers north of the old city of Chiang Mai. This cozy elephant sanctuary is a great choice for families with young children because of its location close to the city. Maerim Elephant Sanctuary has 5 elephants rescued from riding camps, circus and illegal logging work.

 
 

 
 
Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park - Single day visit

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.

 
 

 
 
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary - Full Day Program

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary offers a retirement home for elephants who have previously worked hard for tourism entertainment or the logging industry. Feed, walk with and observe our beautiful rescued elephants as they roam throughout our sanctuary, socialize and bathe in the river and watch the elephants cover themselves in thick mud as they would do in the wild.

 
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary - Half Day Program

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary offers a retirement home for elephants who have previously worked hard for tourism entertainment or the logging industry. Feed, walk with and observe our beautiful rescued elephants as they roam throughout our sanctuary, socialize and bathe in the river and watch the elephants cover themselves in thick mud as they would do in the wild.

 
 

 
 
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.