Walking with elephants, Chiang Mai
Thailand, North and East

Info : Walking with elephants

Trek into the wild to find elephants living in the forests north of Chiang Mai as part of a camping experience with a Karen hilltribe community. A pioneering project, set up by the UK based Mahouts Elephant Foundation, it's a brilliant way to see this majestic creature living naturally and in harmony with rural communities. 

Camping for one or two nights lets you have the best experience trekking. Day trips from the village can also be arranged though should camping be a concern.

With an expert guide each day, you'll track the movement of the elephant herd and find them foraging together in natural surroundings. Try to spot matriach Thong Kam who is a wonderful and caring mother to her little baby sunti. You might also see Mario, a surrogate child to Thong Kam who loves to scratch his ears on the trees as he wanders through the foliage. He also loves a good mudbath and you can tell if he's had one recently by seeing if his back is all dusty.

You can also enjoy a spot of fishing in a river running through the forest, learn traditional weaving and have a go at harvesting rice in the paddy fields. 

It's a brilliant experience for travellers wanting to do an 'elephant experience' in Thailand, authentically. 

Popular Holiday Itineraries including Walking with elephants

You can book this experience on its own, with flights or as part of an Experience Travel Holiday Itinerary.

Here are some of our popular holiday tours or we can create bespoke itineraries specifically tailored to you...

Customer Feedback
I started doing a search on the net for specialists and came across Experience Travel Group. I liked a lot what I saw on their website so started an online dialogue with one of their operators. She quickly realised what we are looking for and got one of her colleges who was a specialist in this area. A chap called David Gookey called me back to chat about what we wanted. We gave David a brief for our budget and the type of things that we wanted to do and he did the rest. All I can say is he put together the perfect holiday, sorted out the best tours and some incredible hotels. All guides, flights, transport and transfers taken care of. If you're reading this David thank you once again.

Customer Protection


The air holiday packages shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9324. Please see our booking conditions for more information.

Call Now
Arrange your travel consultation
0207 924 7133

Go Top