Closer to the elephants: 1 day with elephants and 1 day private trek

A truly authentic journey off the beaten path with well-cared for and free animals.
Private trekking
Booking for 2 persons minimum, and 8 maximum!
Experience the ultimate adventure and witness elephants in their natural habitat, unencumbered by chains or hooks. Our camp, located deep in the jungle, offers a unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures as they roam freely.

Unlike other camps, our location is not near a road and is not built for tourists. Instead, our elephants coexist with members of the White Karen ethnic hill tribe, who serve as your guides.

Our family camp is home to just five elephants. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to meet your new gentle giant friends and receive information on the daily schedule.

Elephants are truly awe-inspiring creatures, but they are also known for being friendly and inquisitive. There is no need to be scared, once you are ready, you can join the elephants for a mud spa and then assist in cleaning them in the river.

Throughout the day, you will learn how to create nutritious treats for your elephant companions and take guided walks through the hills behind the camp. As the elephants are free to roam, be prepared to follow them as they forage for food from bamboo tree to bamboo tree.

As the sun sets, you will visit a picturesque waterfall and an agricultural royal project before heading to the local village of your guide where you will meet his family and learn about the local culture. If you choose to, you are welcome to assist in preparing dinner and spend the night reflecting on your incredible day with the elephants.

On the second day, you will have the opportunity to explore the wild Thai jungle. After a delicious breakfast, you and your guide will depart from the village and embark on a 2-hour hike, where you will discover the natural beauty of the area, including flower farms and breathtaking rice terraces.
As it is a private trek, you have the flexibility to adjust the level of difficulty to your own abilities. Your guide will take you off the beaten path and provide a break, including the option to swim, at a secluded waterfall.

After the lunch, it will be time to go down to the village and the civilization. If you want, you can enjoy some bamboo rafting before to drive back to your hotel in Chiang Mai around 5pm.  

The program of Closer to the elephants: 1 day with elephants and 1 day private trek

Day 1

  • Pick-up 8-8:30am from hotel/guesthouse
  • Stop at local market for food and Thai specialties
  • Explore elephant camp surrounded by sugarcane plantations
  • Learn about elephants and their habits
  • Mud spa with elephants (bring swimwear)
  • Clean elephants and yourself in river
  • Thai lunch
  • Make medicine balls and feed to elephants
  • Walk and observe elephants, take pictures
  • Drive to waterfall and organic plantation
  • Visit White Karen village and stay with guide's family
  • Explore village, cook dinner (optional)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in village.

Day 2

  • Get up at 7:30am
  • Have Thai breakfast then pack
  • Hike for 1.5 hour in the jungle
  • Take a swim at a waterfall if you want
  • Enjoy a Thai lunch
  • Plant trees in the jungle with your guide
  • Optional bamboo rafting
  • Back to Chiang Mai around 5pm.


  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • 2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and drinking water
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • Bamboo rafting

Not included

  • Drinks other than water
  • Any tips for your guide or elephant mahout



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