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  • Chiang Mai is mostly known for its trek routes, beautiful landscapes and the hospitality provided by people. Besides elegant mountains and lush jungles, Chiang Mai is mostly famous for its elephant camps. You can experience elephant bathing, feeding and riding in these elephant camps. We have mentioned two must-to-visit Chiang Mai elephant camps.

    It is the time to learn how to take bare back elephant rides at the Baan Chang Elephant Park. The Baan Chang Elephant Park is a beautiful sanctuary located at Mae Taeng. You can enjoy quality time with the elephants. There is a special training program, in which you can learn elephant feeding, how to give a shower bath to elephant and how to do their medication.

    One of the excellent places for family outings, where you can interact with this beautiful animal. The 'Elephant Owner for a Day' is a special programme created for everyone to learn and interact and take care of an elephant such as any owner would do on a daily basis.


    Here are some of the best Chiang Mai Elephant Camps:

  • 01Full Day Jeep Safari, Bamboo Rafting & Elephant Camp Tour

    Full Day Jeep Safari, Bamboo Rafting & Elephant Camp Tour
    • h10 Hours
    • lChiang Mai
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      Code: 5276834
    About the Activity:
    • Enjoy an amazing day out exploring Chiang Mai and it's many wonders while taking part in a plethora of activities.
    • Get picked up from you hotel at around 8:30 AM and drive up to a beautiful orchid farm and to the north of Chiang Mai, Mae Tang.
    • Feel ultimate exhilaration as you experience rugged off-road driving along mountain trails. Relax by a river and indulge in a cool dip at a waterfall.
    • Head on over to a famous elephant camp where luxury meets nature, you will be able to spend one and a half hours with these peaceful elephants and learn a lot about them. 
    • Your guide will show you how to treat and control elephants and you can also indulge in a rare opportunity of feeding, bathing and brushing the the elephants in a nearby river.
    • Relax as you take part in a fun bamboo rafting experience for an hour and conclude your trip by returning back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM.  


  • 02Trekking, Elephant Camp and Jungle Camping Package

    Trekking, Elephant Camp and Jungle Camping Package
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lChiang Mai
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      Supplier
      Code: 5276834
    About the Activity: 
    • Spend 2 days exploring the beautiful areas within and surrounding Chaing Mai and indulge in a plethora of local activities and cultural experiences. 
    • Your tour will start with a pick up from your hotel or residence in Chiang Mai after which you will drive down to Tung La Korn village and Mhong tribal village.
    • Your guide will give you a breifing about these quaint village's lifestyle culture and history. Spend time walking around the village and interacting with the local tribes. 
    • Embark on a peaceful trek through a marvelous jungle until you reach the famous Elephant camp. At the camp learn how to treat and care for these magnificent creatures, You will also have a hand and bathing, feeding and cleaning them. 
    • Indulge in a relaxing bamboo rafting experience before concluding your tour with a drop back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM on the second day. 

  • 03Elephant Camp Tour and Ox Cart Ride in Chiang Mai

    Elephant Camp Tour and Ox Cart Ride in Chiang Mai
    • h7 Hours
    • lChiang Mai
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    • Kaite
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      Kaite
    About the Activity:
    • Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and embark on this trip to the Elephant Park and watch the magnificent elephants bathe and demonstrate their skills. 
    • Witness the demonstration as they pick up tiny objects with their massive trunks and perform.
    • Climb on the elephant's back and ride down through a slope and into a river to observe the rich flora and fauna and to enjoy the ride.
    • As you return to land and enter the lush jungle, stop by at a small Lisu Hill tribe village to observe this indigenous life and culture. 
    • After your all the fun which you had, get a chance to thrill yourself again, enjoy a delightful Ox-cart ride while going to the camp for lunch.
    • Post lunch, cruise at the river on a bamboo raft and return back to the main land around 04:00 PM.
  • 042 Days Golden Triangle & Elephant Camp Tour

    2 Days Golden Triangle & Elephant Camp Tour
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lChiang Mai
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      Code: 5276834

    About the Activity: 

    • Get picked up from your hotel at around 8:30 AM in Chiang Mai town.
    • Head on over to a famous elephant camp in Tung La Korn village where luxury meets nature, you will stay in the private accommodation at this wonderful camp situated at the banks of a river.
    • Visit the famous of Chiang Dao cave and Fang district, famous for it's hot springs. You can relax and bathe in the springs.
    • Drive to Mae Sai at the Thai-Myanmar border. Visit the fish and monkey cave where you can feed these animals. 
    • Visit the beautiful the Golden triangle, where Thai-Laos-Myanmar borders meet, enjoy a boat trip along the Khong river.
    • Marvel at the breathtaking cultural city of Chiang Saen (the ancient city over 1200 years old).
    • Conclude your trip by driving back to Chiang Mai at aroun 7:00 PM after 2 days of amazing sightseeing and activities. 
  • 05Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre

    Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre were established in 2009 with the motive of rescuing ill-treated elephants and saving them with proper shelter, food and healthcare. Though this initiative started with a single elephant but it later on got transferred into a business. Tourists visit this destination on a daily basis and enjoy interacting with the elephants and help them in their daily schedule which is an equally interesting activity. In the centre there are various single day programs as well as a multiple day schedules and transportation is available from the hotel.

     

    Image Credits : Andrew Codrington



    There are exclusive riding tours available which can be included in the package. White water rafting is an entertaining activity in this center. Another popular program here is the baby care programs where one needs to take care of the baby elephants and spend time with them. Its a memorable experience for all. 

    Location
    : Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timing: 8am-5:00pm
  • 06Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

    The government owned Thai Elephant Conservation Centre was established in 1993 and from then it has been a pioneer attraction and a prominent tourist destination for all visitors. Having a strength of nearly 50 gigantic mammals, this camp entertains the visitors with an opportunity to experience being up close with the elephants and help them feed, bathe and play. The employees here are well trained and can share immense knowledge about these animals, their conservation process and environmental protection.



    The animals here stay in private stables where they do their daily chores. The most entertaining part is watching these elephants play musical instruments or paint which is truly outstanding. The conservation centre is about 70kms from Chiang Mai and closes by 3:30pm as the animals then retire for rest in the jungle. 

    Location
    : 28-29 Lampang-Chiang Mai Highway, Thailand

    Timings: Till 3:30pm daily

    Price: Admission: 200Baht and Training: 3500Baht
  • 07Mae Ping Elephant Village

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    One of the main attractions of Chiang Mai is the multiple elephant camps and training schools spread across the location. This is all the more since elephants consisted of an integral part of Thailand rich and royal culture. However among all these camps the Mae Ping Elephant Village comprises of special importance because here the camp thrives to take care of the former working elephants and most of them have real mahouts or trainers who are professionals and knows how to take care of these gigantic animals. Moreover its a real training camp and not just set for the tourists.

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    One can enjoy good interaction with the elephants in presence of the trainers like feeding and bathing them. Also the elephants put a great painting show to entertain visitors.

    Location: 60km north of Chiang Mai
  • 08Maetaman Elephant Camp

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    Image Credit : Miguel Vicente Martínez
    Located at a distance of less than an hour from Chiang Mai this camp is located in forested environment. With a total strength of 60 elephants these elephants are owned by mahouts who are experienced professionals training the animals. The visitors here can enjoy exclusive time with the gentle giants and spend quality time helping with their daily activities. Even the baby elephants are a joy to see, feed and bath. There are opportunities to take bare back elephant ride and enjoy interacting with them.

    Image Credits : Miguel Vicente Martínez



    The environment here is very good and clean and all the elephants are well maintained and properly taken care of. Apart from the usual interaction elephant show, ox cart rides and bamboo rafting are premier attractions. There is opportunity here to purchase real elephant paintings as a souvenir. 

    Location
    : Rim Tai, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timings
    : 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • 09Maesa Elephant Camp

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    Image Credit : Jinny
    If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in an assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with the modern process, they are all now taken care of in these centers for conservation and training.

    Image Credits : Jinny



    Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here. 

    Location
    : Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

    Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins
  • 10Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

    65km from Chiang Mai International Airport, the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp is a ideal location to enjoy elephant trekking, pleasant stay, excellent meals and superb spa treatment. The arrangements are superb with 15 tents with white crisp bedding, copper tubs, and leather recliners setting the jungle safari mood. The brilliant ambience of the forested environment, the excellent elephant rides and superior Thai massage after a elephant rides along with excellent relaxation makes it a preferred destination in Thailand.



    One can explore the flora and fauna, get up close with the elephants and enjoy a entertaining day with the luxury of a resort to stay. Riverside pool and river boat trips are some additional entertaining activities done here.

    Location: 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai City.


  • 11Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

    The government owned Thai Elephant Conservation Centre was established in 1993 and from then it has been a pioneer attraction and a prominent tourist destination for all visitors. Having a strength of nearly 50 gigantic mammals, this camp entertains the visitors with an opportunity to experience being up close with the elephants and help them feed, bathe and play. The employees here are well trained and can share immense knowledge about these animals, their conservation process and environmental protection.



    The animals here stay in private stables where they do their daily chores. The most entertaining part is watching these elephants play musical instruments or paint which is truly outstanding. The conservation centre is about 70kms from Chiang Mai and closes by 3:30pm as the animals then retire for rest in the jungle. 

    Location
    : 28-29 Lampang-Chiang Mai Highway, Thailand

    Timings: Till 3:30pm daily

    Price: Admission: 200Baht and Training: 3500Baht
  • 12Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp

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    Image Credit : PROBertrand Duperrin
    To experience the best eco travel tour and immerse in the beauties of nature Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp is the best experience. One can spend the days, feeding, bathing, playing and taking care of the gentle giants. There is option for elephant ride which is equally interesting. The visitors of this camp need to accommodate in eco hut and enjoy the panoramic beauty of nature. Be it river rafting or swimming in the cool pools, enjoying the mountain sun or tasting the sweetest juicy fresh fruits, life here is simply entertaining.

    Image Credits : su-lin



    Elephant experience here can be either enjoyed with a single elephant or with shared elephant. With friendly staff and excellent trainers the experience is a pleasant one guaranteed.

    Location: Mae Win, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 13Thai Elephant Home

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    Image Credit : Cedar
    One of the best destinations to enjoy brilliant time with the gentle giants, Thai Elephant Home is located in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The camp has sufficient number of elephants all rescued and conserved in the camp to make them lead a happy life. Tourist can visit the destination and enjoy feeding, bathing and taking care of both the bigger and baby elephants.

    Image Credits : Cedar



    There are several packages which can be opted for to ensure some decent time spent playing with these animals. It’s a eco friendly tourism where apart from enjoying the elephants one can also take pleasure in beautiful lush greenery and natural pools. The home has beautiful eco huts on a twin sharing basis with all necessary utilities for travellers to enjoy their stay for as long as they want.

    Location
    : 2 Kuedchang Maetang Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 14Woody’s Elephant Training

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    Image Credit : Venson Kuchipudi
    Located in Mae Tang, Chiang Mai, Woody’s Elephant training camp is almost a sanctuary where elephants are treated as family members, taking utmost care of the same. The elephants live here happily and contented with peace and harmony in utmost care. The elephants are given training as mahouts or profession trainers and they mix easily with the humans. The visitors can interact with them as per guidance from the trainer and enjoy an instant friendship with the gentle giants. Woody Trek is one of the premier attractions in this place where there are options of 2-3 days trekking in midst the forested areas and enjoys nature at its best.

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    The basic commands to control the elephant, feeding and bathing them, enjoying virtual shower are some of the interesting activities performed here. One can expect transportation facility like pick up and drop off from hotel from the camp.

    Location: 59/3 M.1 T.cuodchang A.Mae Tang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 15Jumbo Elephant Camp

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    Image Credit : Dan Costin
    Jumbo Elephant Camp is known for the authentic elephant experience in Thailand. Located in Elephant Valley about 40kms from Chiang Mai, this is a beautiful camp established in 1999. A perfect location for trekking and rafting one can have excellent elephant experience in this camp interacting with them in every way. The daily routine of the elephants are being shared with the visitor where each visitor is allotted a single elephant.

     

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    The trainers are experienced mahouts sharing their knowledge about elephants from ancient times. The expert trainers help in river rafting, bamboo rafting, swimming in the waterfalls and experiencing the local wilderness. One can stay at Pagoda Inn at the heart of the city with all necessary amenities.

    Location: Chang Moi Soi, Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 16Elephant Life Experience

    The only name that pops up in mind, while speaking about boutique elephant camp in Thailand is E.L.E or better known as Elephant Life Experience. The beautiful place provides an opportunity to all its visitors to come close to elephants and spend quality time with them. They can share their daily routine where the visitors can better interact under the expert guidance of the trainers. The camp has beautiful natural setting with cascading river flowing close by.

     



    The environment is peaceful and harmonious to match the temperament of the gentle giants. There are lodges for comfortable accommodation where all necessary facilities are available. It’s a romantic gateway where the vacation can truly turn special in the midst of natural beauty.

    Location: Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • 17Baan Chang Elephant Park

    Based at a distance of 50 minutes from Chiang Mai, The Baan Chang Elephant Park is a beautiful sanctuary located at Mae Taeng. The place is by far one of the best locations to be up close with elephants and enjoy quality time with them. It’s a beautiful park dedicated to provide good life to the elephants. The special program named as Magical Elephant Mahout Training is scheduled here to make the visitors learn, know more and interact with this giant, clam and beautiful animal. Elephant feeding, elephant bath, bare back elephant ride, their medication and interacting with them all are included in this program. It organizes usually a day tour where lunch is included in the package.

    Image Credits : Dave Lonsdale



    Location
    : Ratchadamnoen, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Price: Starting from 2900 Baht
  • 18Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center

    At Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center primary importance is given towards making the elephants feel comfortable in a natural environment. As a result the camp provides an experience to its visitors which combine both jungle activities and training schedules with a one to one interaction with a single elephant making the whole experience more interesting and absolutely unforgettable. There are about 32 elephants which provide excellent rides in the adjacent teak forest and the nearby Ping River. The highlight of the destination is watching the baby elephants get trained in the morning with lessons on how to walk, how to bath etc. Bamboo rafting sessions are also available here on the Ping River. A visit to hill tribe village is also organised.



    Location
    Chiang Mai-Fang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timing: Open daily from 7 am Price: Starting from 60 Baht.
  • 19Elephant Nature Park

    Based in Ratmakka Road, the Elephant Nature Park offers an excellent tour programs for its visitors which includes scenic and adventurous trips and multiple ways to be up close with the gigantic mammals and know more about their conservation of the same. The paved pathway of the ruiral countryside in the Nature Park provide an ideal site for a drive and visualize plenty of rescued animals leaving happily and roaming in the sanctuary. There are special programs which entitles hands on experience with the beautiful elephants and taking care of them. The park has exclusive pick up and drop facility for the visitors. There are arrangements of single day visit, multi day visit and also an exclusive package for night stay.



    Location
    : 1 Ratmakka Road, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timing: 8am-5:30pm

    Price: Single day visit (with transport & lunch) 2,500 Baht (adults), 1,250 Baht (children)
  • 20Patara Elephant Farm

    One of the excellent family outings can be scheduled at Patara Elephant Farm where the exclusive Elephant Care Program includes interaction with the wonderful elephants and getting to know more about this gigantic mammal. The training and interaction session includes health check up og elephants, taking care of the pregnant female elephants, walking with them, feeding them, making them drink water and accompanying them in their bathe time. A bare back ride on these elephants is equally entertaining and quite adventurous. Special time is allotted for baby elephants where one gets to play, feed and bathe with them. There is both half a day and full day program package in these elephant farm.

    Image Credits : Mike Gifford



    Location
    : Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Timing: 8am-5:30pm

Attractions

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Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

Price: The experience is free. 
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Maesa Elephant Camp

If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with modern process they are all now taken care of in these centres for conservation and training. Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here.



Location
: Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins
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Saturday Walking street market

Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand
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Anusarn Night Market

Based near the bottom end of famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, this market is a pleasure to visit. Having its own charm this is equally popular as the famous Night Bazaar. During day time the vendors of the market are usually are not present though the eateries, bars and permanent shops remain open. The market starts in the evening and the key attraction of the market is the low cost delicious meals available here. Be it Asian, Seafood or Indian cuisine all remains available here. Another attraction is the open air Thai message which charges around 60 THB for ½ hour and 120 THB for 1 hour. Apart from this one can find shops of all kinds of goods that includes clothing, electronic items, gift items, accessories, shoes, music stores, and household items

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Fish Massage

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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Chang Puak Gate Night Market

One of the most attractive markets Chang Puak Hate Night Market is quite famous among the tourists. For all those who love to walk around the streets and check out different shops this is the ideal location. With outstanding collection of various goods like clothing, perfume, , wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, shoes, street performers, belts, lanterns, candles, food stalls, sketch artists, house wares one can find it all here. It is quite crowded place and there are unique vendors who sells exclusive Thai foods which is quite delicious and mouth watering. Apart from this there are other stores of clothing, shoes, and accessories with reasonably good stock.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage

Location: Prathu Chand Puak, Thailand
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Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center

At Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center primary importance is given towards making the elephants feel comfortable in a natural environment. As a result the camp provides an experience to its visitors which combine both jungle activities and training schedules with a one to one interaction with a single elephant making the whole experience more interesting and absolutely unforgettable. There are about 32 elephants which provide excellent rides in the adjacent teak forest and the nearby Ping River. The highlight of the destination is watching the baby elephants get trained in the morning with lessons on how to walk, how to bath etc. Bamboo rafting sessions are also available here on the Ping River. A visit to hill tribe village is also organised.



Location
Chiang Mai-Fang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: Open daily from 7 am Price: Starting from 60 Baht.
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Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

65km from Chiang Mai International Airport, the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp is a ideal location to enjoy elephant trekking, pleasant stay, excellent meals and superb spa treatment. The arrangements are superb with 15 tents with white crisp bedding, copper tubs, and leather recliners setting the jungle safari mood. The brilliant ambience of the forested environment, the excellent elephant rides and superior Thai massage after a elephant rides along with excellent relaxation makes it a preferred destination in Thailand.



One can explore the flora and fauna, get up close with the elephants and enjoy a entertaining day with the luxury of a resort to stay. Riverside pool and river boat trips are some additional entertaining activities done here.

Location: 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai City.




















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Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp

To experience the best eco travel tour and immerse in the beauties of nature Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp is the best experience. One can spend the days, feeding, bathing, playing and taking care of the gentle giants. There is option for elephant ride which is equally interesting. The visitors of this camp need to accommodate in eco hut and enjoy the panoramic beauty of nature. Be it river rafting or swimming in the cool pools, enjoying the mountain sun or tasting the sweetest juicy fresh fruits, life here is simply entertaining.



Elephant experience here can be either enjoyed with a single elephant or with shared elephant. With friendly staff and excellent trainers the experience is a pleasant one guaranteed.

Location: Mae Win, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Thai Elephant Home

One of the best destinations to enjoy brilliant time with the gentle giants, Thai Elephant Home is located in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The camp has sufficient number of elephants all rescued and conserved in the camp to make them lead a happy life. Tourist can visit the destination and enjoy feeding, bathing and taking care of both the bigger and baby elephants.



There are several packages which can be opted for to ensure some decent time spent playing with these animals. It’s a eco friendly tourism where apart from enjoying the elephants one can also take pleasure in beautiful lush greenery and natural pools. The home has beautiful eco huts on a twin sharing basis with all necessary utilities for travellers to enjoy their stay for as long as they want.

Location
: 2 Kuedchang Maetang Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sunday Walking Market

Based almost in the middle of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai, the market stretches for almost a km from Phae Gate to Ratchadamnoen Road. The road also famous by the name of walking street remains close on Sunday for the traffic so that all can enjoy the Sunday Market here. The Sunday Market remains very much crowded with both locals as well as tourists. Unlike Night Bazaar one can find here exclusive handicrafts and art of the Northern Thai inhabitants. There are shops of various other goods like clothing, accessories, home décor etc which are perfect for both own use and gifting others. After dark, the Sunday market gets more entertaining with different dance shows and entertaining programs. It’s a km long market and has much to explore.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Foot Massage

Location: Ratchadamnoen Road, Thailand
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Baan Chang Elephant Park

Based at a distance of 50 minutes from Chiang Mai, The Baan Chang Elephant Park is a beautiful sanctuary located at Mae Taeng. The place is by far one of the best locations to be up close with elephants and enjoy quality time with them. It’s a beautiful park dedicated to provide good life to the elephants. The special program named as Magical Elephant Mahout Training is scheduled here to make the visitors learn, know more and interact with this giant, clam and beautiful animal. Elephant feeding, elephant bath, bare back elephant ride, their medication and interacting with them all are included in this program. It organizes usually a day tour where lunch is included in the package.



Location
: Ratchadamnoen, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Price: Starting from 2900 Baht
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Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre

Rantong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre were established in 2009 with the motive of rescuing ill-treated elephants and saving them with proper shelter, food and healthcare. Though this initiative started with a single elephant but it later on got transferred into a business. Tourists visit this destination on a daily basis and enjoy interacting with the elephants and help them in their daily schedule which is an equally interesting activity. In the centre there are various single day programs as well as a multiple day schedules and transportation is available from the hotel. There are exclusive riding tours available which can be included in the package. White water rafting is an entertaining activity in this center. Another popular program here is the baby care programs where one needs to take care of the baby elephants and spend time with them. Its a memorable experience for all.

 

Location
: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: 8am-5:00pm
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The Tiger Kingdom

The Tiger Kingdom is a great combination of tourism with wildlife preservation. The preservation provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages and sizes that have been raised by hand in captivity since birth. The vicinity also boasts facilities to camp for the night with several amenities.



Location:  Located right next to the Go?Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill. 

Things to Keep in Mind: Before entering the visitors are asked to leave the belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash hands.

Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Price: The approximate entrance fee is around 800 Baht.
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Kalare Night Market

Based towards the end of Night Bazaar, this is one of the prominent markets of Thailand, though the same remains much less crowded. It is much less hectic and it holds a host of shops like artistic studios, garment shops, Jewellery stores, accessories, shoes, gift items and souvenirs. This is almost like an undercover arcade where there are various shops and food court supporting coupon dinning. Here one can find foods of all kinds and can enjoy delicious cuisine of almost all continents. Other attractions here include Thai dance performances which changes every week and puppet shoe which is quite popular among the young crowd. The Warorot Market at a distance of 2 minutes from Kalare Night Market is famous for fresh vegetables and meat.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Have a sketch of own by talented sketch artists

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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White Sands of Turtle Island

Ko Tao or Turtle Island has gained its latter name owing to its resemblance to a turtle nose-diving towards neighboring island of KoPhaNgan. This easily accessible island is much more laid back and is known for providing a completely soothing experience to all its guests as compared to neighboring islands. The powdery white sand touching the azure waters of the beach and the beautiful lining of the coconut trees are certain ingredients that make this place a perfect vacation destination.


Things to Do: Apart from all the pristine beauty there are two specific elements that make this island all the more popular – coral reefs and colorful fish. While here, get ready to explore these stunning beauties by embarking on a thrilling snorkeling trip. At some specific intervals,it is even possible to feed the fish – get ready to dazzle yourself while feeding these diversifies school of fishes.

Getting There: Ko Tao Island is easily accessible via ferry from both KoSamui and KoPhaNgan. You can even opt for an overnight bus journey from Bangkok to Chumphon which will then be connected via boat ride to Ko Tao

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The Night Bazaar

Based on the eastern side of the old walled city, on the Chang Khlan Road, The Night Bazaar is one of the preferred destinations for the shopping lovers. During the day hours the place remains filled with shops, restaurant, snacks eateries, pizza outlets and shopping arcade but all this only fails to match the charm that the Night Bazaar produces in the same location. One can find here goods of all kinds be it clothing, electronic items, accessories, shoes, household items and many others. The key skills for shopping here is bargaining so for the best deal bargain more. About 20 to 30 percent reduction in the prices asked should be made for good deal. There is availability of both branded and local goods.



Open on
: Monday to Sunday, from dusk to Midnight

Highlights: Daddy’s Pizza and Steakhouse Restaurant serving Chinese food.

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand

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