Thai Elephant Home

50 Charoen Prathet
50100 Chang Khlan Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Thai Elephant Home is classified in the following categorie(s): Elephant Park 
Established in 2005, the Thai Elephant Home is the most eco-friendly elephant home in its area. Our elephants are well cared for and happy, and this shows in our visitor experience. At this home, you do not just get a chance to ride an elephant, but to really spend time with it in its natural environment. The profits made from the home are invested into saving the local jungle. We buy areas of the jungle that have been destroyed by elephants left to forage for their own food. We replace the dead vegetation, and protect it while it grows. Almost every customer that comes to our home gets the opportunity to plant a tree in the area to contribute to our reforestation project. This home also involves the wider community by educating local school children about the environment and why it is important that we preserve our local forest. We want our children to grow up understanding global warming and doing their bit to save the planet.

Here at Thai Elephant Home you will learn to ride and command elephants, bathe with them and play in the mud with them. Unlike other similar program in the area we guarantee your own elephant for the day. Learn the quirks and behaviours of your own elephant. Joe and the staff will help you learn to command the elephant and after a day you will feel like a professional mahout as your elephant responds to you and takes you safely back to the Thai Elephant Home. After a long day of riding in the jungle, come back to the house and relax, enjoy a shower and fresh fruit, and learn how you can help with the reforestation project or elephant rescue! You can also try our new Thai herbal spa, a traditional foot and hand soak that heals the whole body through reflexology. Proceeds go to help our young university students continue their education.

If you want to get more involved with the elephants see our Mahout volunteer program. Spend a week with us and become a part of our familly. This will give you a chance to really understand these beautiful animals and the hard work that needed to look after them.

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