Kanta Elephant Sanctuary
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 45 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Founded in March 2015. An happy and ethical way of meeting, feeding and touching the elephants in the wild open space of Mae Taeng area.
We offer 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.
Itinerary & Practicalities
Price: 2500 THB
Pick up from your hotel between 8:30 – 9:00 AM.
Drive approximately 1 hour to Kanta Elephant Sanctuary.
Arrive at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and change into traditional clothing.
Prepare fruit for our elephants.
Spend time to meet, greet, feed and play with our elephants.
At our sanctuary we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants.
Prepare and cook sticky rice mixed with herbs for our elephants. This is good for their digestion.
Learn about background, health care and behavior of elephants.
Enjoy more time roaming, feeding and take the elephants on a walk to the river to bathe and scrub them.
Tea or coffee break.
Observe the elephants enjoying their freedom, scratching, rubbing and throwing dirt on their body to protect themselves from the sun.
Enjoy the view and take a lot of pictures before heading back to Chiang Mai
Drive back to Chiang Mai and arrive at your hotel around 5:30pm.
Included in the price: Transportation, lunch, water, fresh fruit, English speaking guide and insurance.
What to bring: Swimming suit, towel, shoes, mosquito spray and sunscreen.
Would you like to visit Kanta Elephant Sanctuary for half a day instead? Check out the half day tour >>