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Elephant Rides in Chiang Mai

By Viator, March 2016

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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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Baanchang Elephant Park Conservation Experience from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, null
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Baanchang Elephant Park Conservation Experience from Chiang Mai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 202 Reviews

Baanchang Elephant Park is dedicated to providing elephants with the highest possible quality-of-life. The Park is a non-profit organization, meaning we are ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $85.96
1-Day Happy Elephant Camp Training Course, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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1-Day Happy Elephant Camp Training Course

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Reviews

Spend a lovely day with happy elephants in natural surroundings as you help the mahouts in the daily care of these majestic animals. You will get to know the ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $72.62
Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Nature & ... 
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Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1030 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 $82.21
Elephant Trek, Rafting and Hilltribe Village Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Elephant Trek, Rafting and Hilltribe Village Tour from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 296 Reviews

Approximately 60 Kilometers north of Chiang Mai, situated on the banks of the Ping River is Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled setting, marvel at these ...  Read more

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

From USD $92.48
Long-Neck Karen Hill Tribe Tour Including Elephant Ride from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Long-Neck Karen Hill Tribe Tour Including Elephant Ride from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 256 Reviews

Ride an elephant through the forest on a day trip from Chiang Mai! After watching majestic elephants at work at Maesa Elephant Camp, hop aboard and enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.34
Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Reviews

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 $33.79
Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe, Chiang ... 
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Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Take a combo adventure tour and experience the best of rural Chiang Mai’s exciting excursions! You’ll spend the morning at a small elephant camp where you can ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.43
Tong Bai Foundation Elephant Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Tong Bai Foundation Elephant Tour from Chiang Mai

Interact with Asian elephants and learn about their fascinating role in Thai culture at the Tong Bai Foundation on this day trip from Chiang Mai. For ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.92
3-Day Lampang Tour with Thai Elephant Conservation Center Homestay Experience, Chiang Mai, Nature & ... 
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3-Day Lampang Tour with Thai Elephant Conservation Center Homestay Experience

This Thai Elephant Conservation Center Lampang home stay tour provides an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the life of the Asian elephants and ...  Read more

Location: Lampang Luang, Thailand
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $753.87
Full-Day Ran-Tong Elephant Park Experience from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Multi-day Tours
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Full-Day Ran-Tong Elephant Park Experience from Chiang Mai

As part of this amazing experience, Ran-Tong Elephant Camp will teach you how to take care of elephants and how to get to know them better. Capture this ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.98

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