Maerim Elephant Sanctuary - Full day

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai is an 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.

You will spend the day observing, feeding, bathing, playing and walking in the jungle with the elephants. Our guides will explain you where the elephants come from and how to take care of these intelligent animals.

For lunch we will teach you how to cook your own real Thai noodle soup.

Children 4 to 7 years of age pay only 1000 Baht entrance. Children 1 - 3 years of age can join the trip for free.

Itinerary & Practicalities

Price: 2000 THB

  • Pick up from your hotel between 9:00am – 9:30am.

  • Drive approximately 45 minutes from Chiang Mai to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary.

  • Arrive and change into traditional Karen mahout clothing.

  • Greet the elephants with your basket of bananas.

  • Play with our elephant family while you learn about their behavior and past.

  • Enjoy the mud spa with the elephants.

  • Relax and enjoy in the sun at our swimming pool.

  • Learn how to make your own traditional noodle soup.

  • Help us forage the jungle for elephant treats.

  • Walk in the jungle along a stream surrounded by nature and local farms.

  • Bathe the elephants and play with them in the water.

  • Leave the sanctuary and drive back to Chiang Mai.

  • Return to your hotel around 5:00pm.

Included in the price: Transportation, food, water, insurance, experienced local tour guide and food for the elephants.

What to bring: Swimming gear, towel, mosquito spray, sun screen and flip flops.

How can I book this tour? Please fill in the booking request at the bottom of this page. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

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


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