4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

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

Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

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


  • Learn about the traditional Elephant training techniques and watch the giant creatures in action
  • Have the opportunity to ride on an Elephant
  • Visit the beautiful Mae Sa Waterfall and an Orchid farm
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

In present day Thailand, elephants are only used as tremendously powerful beasts of burden. But in the earlier times, they were a vital part of the King's army and played a very important role in Thai History.

On this trip you will witness the traditional techniques still used in the elephant training process. Wonder at the delicacy and preciseness of such gigantic creatures in action. For a small fee, the adventurous can also enjoy the short but unforgettable elephant ride!

On the return journey to the hotel a stop is made at the beautiful Mae Sa Waterfall, as well as one of the region's orchid farms displaying a full variety of some of Thailand's exquisite blooms.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Punctual, courteous and knowledgeable. I was treaty very respectfully and given assistance when needed with traffic, seating, steps I can highly recommend the service

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Fabulous e is the only way I can describe this trip, to be snuggled by a baby elephant is indescribable !! This is definitely a trip worth going on, we would have liked to ave done the whole day trip but my husband has had major surgery, so we thought tis was second best.... It wasn't, it was an amazing experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

we were picked up on time in a van with 5 other people. we loved the small group experience. the elephants were marvelous and our hour long treck on top of one in the jungle was amazing. we had the added bonus of going to the butterfly farm, and one of the other couples wanted to go to tiger kingdom, so our tour guide took us, and while we didn't get down in the cages with the tigers, my husband and I did take many pictures of others doing that. I also had the chance to have a fish pedicure., which was fun, but I don't ever need to repeat. the tour, however was fabulous, and the company and guide were excellent. we used them again the next day to go to several local places and had a wonderful time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

our tour guide made this good experience even better.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Amazing show by the elephants although I would have liked to get more comments about the training method.

Shaun K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

Absolutley amazing show. Highlight of our trip to thialand, we were also given a chance to take a 1 hour elephant ride had to pay extra which we did and I would recommend to anyone also. Only downside was we felt we were rushed out afterwards without being able to buy soverniers, only to be taken to a "gift shop" down the road some way which was just overpriced market stuff not related to the elephant camp..

Elaine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

This was the very best one of our 7 tours. Elephants painting were mind boggling. No one believes us except that we have the photos to prove it and we were also there to experience it.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

We were able to fit in 3 activities during this tour. First was the Orchid Farm, second was the elephant camp, and third was the tiger kingdom. It was a very enjoyable tour. I got to witness Thailand's wildlife, greenery, and beautiful exotic plants. Both the tour guide and driver were very welcoming, and informative.

If you want a short tour just for the morning, I would recommend this one.

Gordon M
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended June 2012

good trip - upgrade to the elephant ride -

4 star rating: Recommended February 2011

The tour guide was very friendly and informative and we enjoyed the morning very much. The elephant ride was brilliant and was a highlight of our holiday. However we were disappointed that although paying for this tour everything involved extra costs even having to pay to go to the tribal village.
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