Half Day Morning Hug Elephant Sanctuary

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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.

Sites And Activities

Pickup will be between 6:30 AM and 6:45 AM if your hotel is in the Old City and Night Bazaar area. Pickup will be between 6:45 AM and 7:00 AM if your hotel is within 3 km outside of the Old City.

  • 8:00 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
  • 11:00 AM : Take a break and enjoy a light Thai meal
  • 11:30 AM : Leave the Hug Elephant and return to Chiang Mai
  • 1:00 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 pickup and drop-off times are final.

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.

This Tour Includes

  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup 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 Information

  • Please inform your tour guide if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We can serve vegetarian food upon request.
  • Maximum 20 people per join-in tour
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner

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.

Join-in Tour Price

Adult (10 years and older)
1 ฿1,700.00
Child (4 to 6 years old)
1 ฿1,000.00
Child (7 to 9 years old)
1 ฿1,200.00

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