Smart Elephants Family

Smart Elephants Family is a family-run elephant camp to the north of Chiang Mai in Mae Taeng district. This elephant sanctuary is open to small groups of visitors who may interact with the elephants ethically.

Smart Elephants Family

You will get dirty! The focus of this camp is getting up close and personal with the elephants. Shower facilities are available at the completion of each program.

We suggest you bring sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, and also swimwear to wear under the provided clothing if you like.

Smart Elephants Family – Group Tour

Visit Smart Elephants Family Chiang Mai, a strictly no-riding elephant sanctuary. This is a half day group tour with shuttle transport and on-site guide service provided by the elephant camp.

Smart Elephants Family Group Tour


per person

Pick up: morning 7:45-8:00 a.m. afternoon 1:15-1:30 p.m.

This is a half day group tour with shuttle transport provided by the elephant sanctuary.

Visitors are never permitted to ride the elephants, instead you will have the opportunity to hand feed the elephants, walk with the elephants as they forage their own food, and bathe with the elephants.

Itinerary & Inclusions

  • Shuttle transfer to/from your hotel (camp is 1 hour north of Chiang Mai city)
  • Mahout clothing is provided
  • Shower facilities available
  • A light lunch is provided on site
  • On-site guide to explain everything to you and help you have a great day.

Smart Elephants Family – Private Tours

If you want to combine your visit to Smart Elephants Family with other nearby attractions, a private tour will suit your needs.

Nearby Attractions

Araksa Tea

Sticky Waterfall

Wat Ban Den

Elephant EcoValley

Mok Fa Waterfall

Mae Ngat Dam

Smart Elephants Family