Elephant Care Programs

Elephant Care Programs give you the opportunity to feed, ride bareback, bathe and play with the elephants. We use several small family-operated elephant camps in idyllic country settings outside Chiang Mai.

You will receive instruction on safety around the elephants and learn basic commands in Thai language to communicate with the elephants.

Mahout clothing is provided and shower facilities are available at the completion of each program. The bareback riding is best experienced with bare feet – so we suggest you wear flip-flops so you can walk from the camp entry to the elephants.

Elephant Care – Typical Program

  • Change clothes & receive instruction about elephants and basic commands’
  • Feed elephants with banana and sugar cane & learn how to mount and sit on elephant bareback. Ride elephant through farmland and along the river.
  • Enjoy bathing and playing with your elephant in the water.
  • Take a shower and enjoy complimentary drinking water.