Elephant Rides in Chiang Mai

By Viator, September 2015

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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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Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Reviews

For the truly adventurous! Approximately 37 miles north of Chiang Mai, situated on the banks of the Ping River, is Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.05

Baanchang Elephant Park Conservation Experience from Chiang Mai

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Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Flexible

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Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

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A pleasant morning is spent in the company of the magnificent gentle giants of Chiang Mai - the Elephant.

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.65

Full-Day Mahout's Life Experience

Ever wanted to be a Mahout for the day, if so this could be the perfect experience for you!! On this trip you will learn everything a Mahout would do. You ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.65

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