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Elephant Rides in Chiang Mai

By Viator, January 2016

4.5 126 Reviews | Add your review

Riding an elephant through the jungle can be one of the most memorable experiences you can have in Thailand. There are more than a dozen elephant camps operating in the Chiang Mai area offering everything from one hour elephant rides to full-day experiences riding, feeding, and bathing these gentle giants.

Most elephant rides take place in the countryside outside Chiang Mai and sitting high on the elephant’s back you’ll have great views of the verdant mountains and rice paddies. You’ll be amazed how nimble the elephants are as they climb up rocky hills and wade through shallow streams. Each elephant is led by a mahout – a traditional elephant trainer – who communicates with the animal via signals and words.

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Baanchang Elephant Park Conservation Experience from Chiang Mai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $83.90
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From USD $90.26

Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $32.98
From USD $127.29
From USD $84.62

Tong Bai Foundation Elephant Tour from Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $173.58

1-Day Happy Elephant Camp Training Course

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 1 day

From USD $70.88

3-Day Lampang Tour with Thai Elephant Conservation Center Homestay Experience

Location: Lampang Luang, Thailand
Duration: 3 days

From USD $753.87

Private Lampang Elephant School and Lamphun Temples Tour from Chiang Mai

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

From USD $135.63

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