Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

(4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
A visit to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai provides you with a chance to feed, bathe, and play with elephants. The sanctuary is home to nearly 20 animals, which do not perform tricks or put on shows. Visitors come here to watch the elephants going about their normal daily routines and enjoying their freedom. The friendly staff can provide photos of your experience, free of charge. Use our Chiang Mai tour planner to visit Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai on your trip to Chiang Mai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We were picked up at our hotel right on time. The team at Camp 6 explained the history of elephants to all of us. Then we got to feed the elephants, mud bathed them, and bathed them with water. The mu...  more »
  • I went on tha amazing trip by myself and it was just and amazing experience. The elephant was treated so well, no chains, no hooks and no riding. The staff their was really funny and you could tell th...  more »
  • Starting with transport, a "pau de arara", without air conditioning and without any security, we shook with 13 other people, totaling 15. The food on site is very reasonable, a chicken with potatoes, but actually you have to fish the chicken. Clearly precarious. Four elephants for 15 tourists .... heard elsewhere you have the option to take care of an elephant alone or, at most, sharing with another person. On bath time with the elephants I took a bucket and went to play water in pets and caregivers of animals started a big bucket and dumped the water, not only on me, just like other tourists. I thought of a disrespect and lack of free huge. I don't mind getting wet, but I didn't want to get out of there soaking wet. Finally, I didn't like the way they treat the animals. I haven't seen a bad deal, but left very suspicious.
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  • This experience put a huge cherry of top of our Thailand trip!! The interaction you have with theses magnificent creatures on such a natural level is inexplicable. They have 50+ elephants, however they are split up into smaller groups of about 8. Even though we were in a large group, there was a perfect elephant-to-human ratio. We were easily able to engage with the elephants. For me, the staff played a significant role in our overall experience. They were knowledgeable & FUN! They kept the group in a constant state of positivity. They played with each other and the group during the mud bath with the elephants. We spent a significant amount of time laughing!! The entire staff were also very tentative with pictures. The photographer they have takes many, many pictures! The elephants happily pose, wrapping your entire body in a trunk hug, & kissing your face with wet trunk kisses! All captured by their photographer & other staff who will grab your personal camera & snap shots for you also. We booked the full day tour, it was very relaxed & we had plenty of time to play with the elephants. Above all, they are treated extremely well!! This is a MUST do!
  • It was good value for money and the elephants are so funny. They are always wanting to eat all the food. The staff treat the elephants so well. If you are reading this don't think too much just go i did the half day and was tons of fun. Its totally the opposite to riding camps.
  • Loved it. If you love elephants, and love animals, you'll love this place. The animals are treated well, unlike other places in Thailand. We did the half day, and for the price we paid, it really is great value for money. They pick you up from your hotel. It is quite a drive, but it's certainly worth it. As for someone else's review about the rough roads. You're in the jungle in Thailand, what did you expect?! Not every country has the luxury of well built roads?! It made it part of the experience for me. We spent a good 3 hours, if not longer with the elephants. Nothing felt rushed. Our lunch was lovely, as well as the staff. Having been previously to a place in Thailand where they mistreat elephants, which was very uncomfortable to watch, it was lovely to see this company helping the elephants. Keep doing what you're doing. I've recommended you to friends heading across to Thailand, and they can't wait. Thank you for a lovely day.
  • Great experience with Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary. Mr. Pop the owner is very knowledgable and very dedicated to the elephants that he has. Coming from a passionate background he has started a great business that is just in its infancy. Not too far a drive from Chiang Mai Lanna Kingdom houses very social and very happy elephants. After speaking with Mr. Pop I highly suggest supporting his cause as he has great plans for expansion to help bring in more elephants to be rescued as well as improving their care and the grounds they live on. Mr. Pop also seems to treat his Mahout's very well and is very thankful for their work as he encourages people to not only support his cause but also his Mahout's
  • Awesome experience! Definitely a good organization dedicated to rescuing elephants from riding camps or the circus. The 1/2 day trip was filled with learning about why Elephant jungle exists, feeding and bathing the elephants. You can tell that the elephants are happy and well taken care of. They train the elephants to behave around people and the "hitting" as one reviewer stated is not more than a gentle tap on the butt. The hosts at camp 6 were extremely friendly and took good care of us.