1 Day Chiang Mai Elephant Volunteer at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Excellent Experience at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 60km from the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Founded in July 2014, it is a joint initiative between members of the Karen hill-tribes and Chiang Mai locals who were concerned about the welfare of elephants in Thailand.

Tour Overview

Overview : A full-day Elephant Jungle Sanctuary package offers visitors the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviours. Experience life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment which is both safe and sustainable. Located beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.

At this point during the day, you will walk alongside the elephants to a nearby river and join them for a bath in the refreshing water. Here, you will have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants while they enjoy wading through the water. Next, it will be time for a therapeutic mud spa. Feel free to get muddy as you cover the elephants in a protective layer of mud. Have fun playing with them and watch as they joyfully frolic in the mud spa.


  • 08:00-08:30   Pick up from your hotel or accommodation.
  • 08:30   Drive approximately 1.5 hours outside of Chiang Mai through rural landscapes, agricultural areas, and forested hills.
  • 10:30   Arrive at the Karen village. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the village to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behaviour.
  • 11:00   Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home as you learn about their behaviour and history. Take photos with the elephants.
  • 12:00   Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.
  • 13:00   Walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.
  • 14:00   Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.
  • 15:00   Change clothes and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Karen village.
  • 15:30   Leave the Sanctuary and return to Chiang Mai.
  • 17:00-17:30   Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.

Tour Price/Person

1 Day Elephant Volunteer at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

  • price/person
  • Pickup Time
  • 08:00 – 08:30 a.m.
  • Return Time
  • 05:00 – 05:30 p.m.

Children < 10 years old 1700 THB

Children < 3 years old Free of charge


  • Transportation: Chiang Mai city to/from park
  • Photographer & Online photo album (Facebook)
  • English speaking guides
  • Traditional Thai buffet lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding elephants


  • Items of a personal nature


  • Hat, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
  • Change of Clothes, Towel, Bathing Suit
  • Walking Shoes, Camera


Full day tour

Number of passengers maximum group size will be 12 persons

We use a truck for transportation

Insurance cover medical bills up to a maximum amount of 1,000,000 baht

songtaew, truck