A place of solace for elephants

and a recreational spot for you!

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Chiang Mai

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a wildlife refuge nature center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, popular for different types of elephant-related recreational activities such as feeding elephants, watching them bathe, swimming with them, elephant ride and one of the best interactions with them, having a therapeutic mud spa with him.

Visiting Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is one of Thailand's best places to tour, a refreshing take to a standard zoo experience. However, visiting the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary requires some things to know prior to the visit to ensure a very great experience.

So let's have a look at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and see the wonders this center holds.

A walkthrough of Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

The journey to the famous Elephant Jungle Sanctuary starts in the morning when transportation picks you from your accommodation at Chiang Mai and take you to the destination through the stunning agricultural countryside. It takes roughly around 1.5 hours.

Once you arrive at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, you are welcomed by the place staff who greet you and provide you with a bit of information about the elephants and the general lifestyle. After that, you are asked to change into the traditional Karen Clothes, and from there, the guide takes you to the Sanctuary, gives you various edibles to feed the elephant such as sugar cane or bananas and after you are all set, they take you to your ultimate destinations 'To the elephants'.

Upon interacting with the elephants, you will be familiar with how friendly they are; you'll get to know about each of their stories, their behaviour, you will get to touch them, feed them, play with them, ride them, and photographed with them.


Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary


After having a fun time with the elephants, you are taken to a relaxing room where you can have a picturesque river and dense jungle view. You are offered delicious mouth-watering authentic Thai food, fresh fruits and refreshing drinks so that you can get all energized and get back to the elephants with more zest.

The next activity with the elephants is to swim with them in the nearby river; While they bathe, you can brush them, swim around them, have a shower from their trunk, and so much more.

Once the refreshing bathe and swimming are done, you are taken to a therapeutic mud spa, where the elephant is covered in mud and play around. The sight is not only fun but cute too.

As this last activity comes to an end, you are asked to take as many pictures with the elephants. After that, you say your goodbyes to the elephants, go clean yourself, change and head out in the scenic beauty of the Karen Village.


Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary


Covid Protocols at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Visits

Don't worry if you want to visit Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and are skeptical about the covid situation and how it will affect your visit. The park's management takes extra care and precautions to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. Following are some of the protocols they take;

  • The number of visitors is reduced
  • Strict SOPs are followed
  • Social distancing is religiously followed
  • Constant disinfection is done
  • Hand sanitizers are given to everyone, visitors and staff
  • All the clothing and gears are sanitized
  • Wearing masks is compulsory
  • Temperature screening is compulsory

Facilities included for Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Tour

  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Traditional Thai food and fruits for lunch
  • Well versed guides
  • Insurance
  • Drinks

Things to known before the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Trip

  • The tour is 8 hours long, from 8:00 am to 17:30 pm
  • Dress code is casual, ideally something comfortable and flowy
  • Keeping sunscreen is a must
  • People with mobility issues are not recommended to visit
  • Kids under 18 need a supervisor