Elephant Safari and Long Neck Hill Tribe Village 

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Join this tour and experience the best activities all in one day. One of the most popular things to do in Thailand is to go on an elephant ride. In Chiang Mai, there’s an elephant camp where you can take a ride on these amazing gentle giants and watch them perform talented feats during a show. The tour also includes bamboo rafting and riding on a traditional ox-drawn cart, as well as visits to a butterfly and orchid farm and local Long Neck Karen hill tribe village.

Sites and Activities

Pickup will be between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM if your hotel is in the Old City and Night Bazaar area. Pickup will be between 8:30 AM and 8:45 AM if your hotel is within 3 km outside of the Old City.

  • 10:00 AM : Arrive at the Mae Tamaan Elephant Camp 
  • 10:15 AM : Bamboo rafting (approximately 45 minutes)
  • 11:00 AM : Visit the Long Neck Karen hill tribe village (approximately 30 minutes)
  • 11:30 AM : Watch elephants bathing and an elephant show (approximately 40 minutes)
  • 12:10 PM : Eat lunch at a restaurant near the river at the elephant camp
  • 1:00 PM : Take an elephant ride (approximately 25 minutes)
  • 1:30 PM : Take an oxcart ride  (approximately 20 minutes)
  • 2.30 PM : Depart from the Mae Tamaan Elephant Camp
  • 3:00 PM : Arrive at the Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm (approximately 30 minutes) 
  • Optional Tours: Monkey training school, cobra show, Tiger Kingdom, shooting range, bungee jumping, and all-terrain vehicle. Please speak with your tour guide about arranging these side trips. 
  • 4:00 PM : Depart from the orchid and butterfly farm
  • 5:00 PM : Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai

Please Note: You will be allowed to spend as much time as possible at each event depending on the weather, traffic, and other visitors. Therefore, the times of the activities in the above schedule may vary.

About the Long Neck Hill Tribe Village and Elephant Camp Tour

Your day starts off with an easy ride down the Mae Taeng River on a traditional bamboo raft. Take in the surrounding sights during this peaceful journey through the jungle and then visit a nearby Long Neck Karen hill tribe village. Here you will see firsthand the women who wear the brass rings that create the illusion of an elongated neck.
Next it’s time to see the elephants! Since elephants love water, watch as the mahouts (elephant trainers) lead their gentle giants down to the river for a refreshing bath before the day’s activities. It’s the perfect opportunity to take photos while the elephants play in the water! Afterwards, the elephants will go to the camp’s riverside showground and put on a performance that includes playing football, performing tricks, and painting colorful pictures.

Afterwards, have a delicious Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant followed by an elephant ride down a natural trail to a local Lisu hill tribe village handicraft center. Return to camp via an ox­cart ride through the jungle. Your final stop will be at an exotic butterfly and orchid farm before heading back to Chiang Mai.

This Tour Includes

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Transportation via minibus with air conditioning and driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Thai buffet lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Travel accident insurance

What to Bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Any comfortable hot-weather clothing
  • A light raincoat or poncho (during the rainy season of July, August, and September)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Camera (Optional)

Additional Information

Add-on activities to the Long Neck Karen Village and Elephant Camp Tour in Chiang Mai are also available for an additional cost. Please speak with your tour guide about arranging a trip for the following activities:

  • Monkey training school
  • Cobra show
  • Tiger Kingdom
  • Gun shooting range
  • Bungee jumping
  • All-terrain vehicle

If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform your tour guide. We can serve vegetarian food upon request.

Pick up and drop off

Included in each tours from any Chiang Mai City Hotel or Guesthouse in a 3KM radius. From out of town we need to make arrangement or you need to meet us in the city to a meeting point.


  • This is a Join in Group Tour, approximately 12 persons.
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner

Join-in Tour Price

1 Adult ฿1,400.00
Children (age 2-9)
1 Child ฿700.00

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