Fraud Blocker 1 Day Hug Elephant Sanctuary - Bon Voyage Thailand
From ฿2,500
  • Elephant Kissing at Hug Elephant Sanctuary
  • Elephant Bathing
  • Mud Spa
  • Feeding Elephant
  • Elephant near the river
  • Girl with elephant mud tattoo
  • Elephant splashing water
  • Swim at the Waterfall

1 Day Hug Elephant Sanctuary

  • Location: Mae Wang, Chiang Mai Province
  • Highlights: Learn about the elephant's behavior and history, Feed, Mud spa with the elephants, Swim in the waterfalls
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Group Tour
  • Free cancellation - 24 hours in advance
฿2,500 /adult


Spend an unforgettable day in the jungle with Thailand’s most revered animal, the elephant. The gentle giants at Elephant Hug have been rescued from a life of work and riding camps and now spend their days doing what they like best – taking mud baths, playing in the river, and eating their favorite snacks. This family-friendly tour is also educational, so you will learn about their history, health, and behavior, too.


  • Meet in your hotel lobby
    • 8 AM to 8:15 AM : the area of the old city center and Night Bazaar
    • 8:15 AM to 8:30 AM : within 3 km outside the old city
  • 10 AM : Arrive at the Hug Elephant Sanctuary and meet your local guide
  • 10:15 AM : Learn about the elephants’ behavior and history and then feed and play with them in their natural jungle home
  • 12 PM : Enjoy a lunch of tasty Thai food and fresh fruit
  • 1 PM : Have a mud spa with the elephants and then walk with them to the waterfalls
  • 2 PM : Bathe and brush the elephants and swim in the waterfalls
  • 3 PM : Change into dry clothes
  • 3:30 PM : Depart from Hug Elephant
  • 5 PM : Return to your accommodation

Please Note: You will spend as much time as possible with the elephants depending on the weather and traffic. Therefore, the times of the activities in the above schedule may vary.

What we’ll do

About the 1 Day Hug Elephant Sanctuary Tour

After you are picked up from your hotel, take a scenic drive through the Thai countryside to Hug Elephant. This is a special home to elephants that no longer carry heavy logs or give rides to tourists. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your local English-speaking guide and learn all about the history and behavior of these beautiful animals.

Next, meet the elephants! One by one, learn their names and win them over by feeding them a few of their favorite snacks. Take a break and enjoy your own lunch of Thai food and fresh, tropical fruit before giving the elephants a mud bath. Afterward, rinse them off in a river and go swimming near a waterfall.

Once the elephants are clean, it’s time to say goodbye to them and change into your dry clothes. Relax on an air-conditioned ride back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

What's Included

  • A free pick-up and drop-off service is included within 3 kilometers of the city center
    • If you’re out of town, contact us to arrange a meeting point
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation via pickup truck with driver
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Thai lunch
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Food for feeding the elephants

What To Bring

  • Sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Swimsuit (worn underneath your clothing) and towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera (Optional)

Additional Informations

  • If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform your tour guide. We can serve vegetarian food upon request.
  • This is a small group tour, approximately 25 persons.
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner.

Cancellation Policy

Learn more about our Free cancellation - 24 hours in advance.

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Booking Total Price : ฿2,500

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