Kanta Elephant Sanctuary - Half day

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 45 kilometer 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.

Children 3 to 9 years of age pay only 1200 Baht entrance. Children 1 - 2 years of age can join the trip for free.

Itinerary & Practicalities

Price: 1500 THB

Half day morning program:

  • Pick up from your hotel between 6:30 – 7:00 AM

  • Return to your hotel around 12:30 PM

Half day afternoon program:

  • Pick up from your hotel between 1:00 – 1:30 PM

  • Return to your hotel around 6:30 PM


  • 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.

  • Play with our elephants in a natural environment and bathe with the elephants in the mud bath.

  • Enjoy more time roaming, feeding and take the elephants on a walk to the river to bathe and scrub

  • Tea, coffee and seasonal fruit 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 12:30pm (morning program) or 6:30pm (evening program).

Included in the price: Transportation, water, fresh fruit, English speaking guide and insurance.

What to bring: Swimming suit, towel, mosquito spray and sunscreen.

Would you like to visit Kanta Elephant Sanctuary for a full day instead? Check out the full day tour >>


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