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Thai Elephant Care Center + Long Neck Hill Tribe Village




Overview : { Private Tours & Transportation }

Thai Elephant Care Center, the small centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand. about 25km northwest of Chiang Mai, was set up to provide care for The elephant calves will live with their mothers at this nursery when the age of 2 months -3 year old. Thereafter, the elephant calves will be trained and learn skills from the mahout who has experience then continue to the elderly elephants retired from logging camps and elephant shows. There are no rides and visitors feed the old-timers with ground grass, herb balls and bananas and help out at bath-time, as well as visiting the cemetery of elephants who have died of old age. Spend the time with elderly elephants enjoying their retirement in the jungle  Thai Elephant Care Center Helps to care of the elephants, who need being looked after, after a lifetime of hard work Then continue to Chiang Mai Hill Tribe Community, Learn the lifestyle of hill tribe people such as Lahu, Padong , Palong (the Long Neck Karen), Yao, Akha, Kayaw, Mhong and White Karen. You will be amazed with their native talents including daily farm work such as making scarecrows, ridding weeds in the paddy fields, and demonstrating rice pouring from the watermill. one of several in the region where the various hill tribes have been gathered to live in permanent settlements and practice their life styles. Regading to the old traditional way of preserving in agricuture combination of hill tribes, There are the supports in agricuture occupations and living incomes, to be longer existence, in order to preserve the wonderful life style which not easy to see the present day.

Tour Highlight : Our Thai Elephant Care Centre, Chiang Mai Hill Tribe Community.

- Visit elephant new born with their mums.

- Briefing about the center and purpose.

- Education about elderly elephant, elephant food & herb.

- Feeding the elephants. (feeding set is included)

- Visiting educational hall and elephant cemetery.

- Bath with an elephant.

– We are the first elephant camp which is certified by Thailand Elephant Camp Standard from Department of Livestock. And was honored as the Elephant Camp Model of the standard as well.

- Visit Chiang Mai Hill tribe community, Learn the lifestyle of hill tribe people such as Lahu, Padong , Palong (the Long Neck Karen), Yao, Akha, Kayaw, Mhong and White Karen.

- Flexibility to your itinerary

- Private tour is operated with just your party and Led by a local guide / driver

What You Can Expect :  

Nature & Wildlife Tours / Private Tours / Outdoor Activities.

This Tour Start and End in Chiang Mai!

Tour Locations  :     Maerim Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tour Duration    :     6-7 hours
Tour Departing  :  08:00: am - 02:00pm & 11:00am - 05:00pm
Departs Daily on  Private Basis 

In The Past

There were not many people knew about the new born elephants with the mothers .Where the elderly elephants lived after they were not able to work. Where did they live and what did they do? What happened to their life. When they died, buried or cremated? Where is the elephant cemetery. Truly, from Mr. Choochart Kalmapijit who found The Maesa Elephant Camp. He said that, the elephants, after retirement, we let them free in the jungle near by Maesa Elephant Camp. We have to take care of them because they do not know how to survive by themselves. The problem; when the elephants could not work, there was no income for family, the mahout had to go out for earning elderly elephants were left lonely like people. They were alone until they die, this is the purpose that Mr. Choochart wants to change the life of the elderly elephants. You have met the elephants, you will learn how to prepare appropriate food: ground grass is particularly appreciated, as you will notice when feeding the animals. Your guide will show you the elephants’ cemetery, teach you how to make a fire in a traditional stove and prepare sticky rice ,  the elephants’ favourite afternoon snack.
Later, observe elephants bathing in mud – you can even join them if you want to!  you will learn how to make special cookies that the elephants love, before enjoying a small trek and following a trail of mahout to see where the elephants rest at night. Finally,  Then continue to the Long neck Village, see the incredible length of the ladies's necks just to be the most beautiful lady in the village.

Activities : Tour in the Countryside of Chiang Mai.

Thai Elephant Care Center, Chiang Mai. " No Riding "

– Visit the baby elephants 1 months -3 year old. and the mothers.

– Brief about Asian elephant and safety change uniform

– Visit and interact with elderly elephants,  learn to make grinded grass

– Elephant cemetery and area of resting in the night time

– Learn to make herb balls

– Prepare to bath with elephants 

– Feed elderly elephants with a basket of banana and fruit.

– Have a shower and change your dress for farewell

– Say Goodbye to all friendly elephant keepers.

- Visit Chiang Mai Hill tribe community. ( Long Neck Village ) 



Our Pick up & Drop off Conditions :

– Free pick up & drop off for hotel located in Chiang Mai city area only

– Additional charges will apply for locations outside Chiang Mai city

– If you unsure about the specifics of your hotel or resort location, you can e- mail or call us upfront

This Private Tour Includes :

– All Private transportation  only for your party / family.  

– Takes about 6-7  hours including the traveling time in the car.

– Entrance fees.

- Lunch

– Water, refreshing towel.

– Banana and food for feeding your elephant.

– Local 1 st class Travel accident insurance

– Informative English speaking tour guide.

How to Wear :

– The elephant mahouts outfit will be provided for you by Thai Elephant Care Center Team.

- Nice shower rooms, western toilets, metal lockers at Thai Elephant Care Center.

This Private Tour Excludes :

– Alcoholic drinks.

What to Bring : 

– A change of cloth and underwear

– Sunscreen lotion

– Insect repellent

– Digital cameras or phone cameras

Child Policy :

– Below 3   years old: free of charge

– 4-8 years old child : 40% discount

– 9 years old up or/taller than 120 cm. consider to adult price

Note :

– This package is suitable for all ages 

– Visit and interact with elderly elephants 

Good to know before booking :

The tour price includes one driver and one professional English speaking tour guide. If you prefer to have only English speaking driver. Please contact by email us for special (reasonable) price with the same program.




Tour Code
Private trip costs
Group size (Person)
Price per person Adult (THB) 5,500 3,700 2,800 2,500
Child (THB) 1,900