From ฿1,700
  • elephant kissing a lady in river
  • Elephant Kissing at Hug Elephant Sanctuary
  • lady looking at elephant in forest
  • Elephant Bathing
  • Mud Spa
  • Feeding Elephant
  • Swim at the Waterfall
  • Girl with elephant mud tattoo
  • Elephant near the river
  • Elephant splashing water

Half Day Morning Hug Elephant Sanctuary

  • Mae Wang
  • Elephant's Behavior and History lesson, Feed Elephants, Elephant Mud Spa, Bathe Elephants, Waterfall, Swimming
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Join in Group Tour
  • Free cancellation - 24 hours in advance
฿1,700 /adult


Take a trip to meet elephants that have been rescued from the hard labors of logging and riding camps. Learn about their history and unique behavior from a local Thai guide and then have fun feeding and playing with them in their jungle home. Afterward, give them a mud bath and then join them for a swim in the river. It’s an unforgettable experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come. This half day tour is also offered in the afternoons.


Pick-up will be between 6:30 AM and 6:45 AM if your hotel is in the Old City and Night Bazaar area. Pick-up will be between 6:45 AM and 7 AM if your hotel is within 3 km outside of the Old City.

8 AM
Arrive at Hug Elephant and meet your local Thai guide
8:10 AM
Learn about the behavior and history of elephants and then feed and play with them in the natural home
8:45 AM
Give the elephants a mud bath and take them for a walk down to the waterfalls
9:30 AM
Give the elephants a bath and then swim in the waterfalls
10:30 AM
Change into your dry clothes
11 AM
Take a break and enjoy a light Thai meal
11:30 AM
Leave the Hug Elephant and return to Chiang Mai
1 PM
Arrive at your hotel or guesthouse

Please Note: You will spend as much time as possible with the elephants depending on the weather, traffic, and other visitors. Therefore, the times of the activities in the above schedule may vary; only the pick-up and drop-off times are final.

What we’ll do

About the Half Day Morning Hug Elephant Sanctuary Tour

Take an early morning drive through the Thai countryside on your exciting trip to see elephants. After you’ve arrived at Hug Elephant, you will meet your English-speaking guide, who will tell you all about the history of the Asian elephant and their health and behavior.

Now it’s time to meet the meet the elephants. Learn their names and how to tell them apart by their different sizes and special personalities. Pet them and feed them their favorite snacks before getting messy and joining the elephants for a mud spa. Once they are thoroughly covered with mud, take a walk to a waterfall and then scrub them clean in the river.

Afterward, clean up and change into dry clothes. Rest a bit and have a Thai meal and then relax on the ride back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

women playing with elephants in forest

This Tour Includes

  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Transportation via pickup truck with driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Thai snack
  • 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 Join in Group Tour, approximately 20 persons.
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Complimentary pickup and drop-off is included for hotels and guesthouses within a 3-kilometer radius of Chiang Mai Old City. If you are out of town, please make arrangements to meet us in the city at a predetermined meeting point.

Cancellation Policy

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

Book Your Tour


Booking Total Price : ฿1,700

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