Meet the friendly Thai animals with this Elephant Sanctuary + Rafting Day Trip. You'll also get your adrenaline pumping along Mae Taeng River.
Elephant Sanctuary + Rafting Day Trip
After picking you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai we'll drive directly to Maerim: an elephant sanctuary where you can see these huge and endearing animals up close.
Inside the sanctuary you'll be able to interact with the elephants, feeding them, playing with them or petting them. You'll even have the opportunity to bathe the elephants in the river yourself. Don't worry about their large size: despite their large size, Thai elephants are very calm and friendly.
After the visit to the elephant sanctuary, the day will continue with an exciting white water rafting trip on the Mae Taeng River, the perfect place to glide through the rushing waterfalls! Are you ready to get your adrenaline pumping?
At the end of the rafting activity, we'll offer you the possibility to visit a nearby village free of charge. In this traditional village, we'll learn about the way of life of the women and their families, whose traditions have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.
If you don't feel like seeing the village, we'll return to your hotel in Chiang Mai after the rafting tour. In case you are interested in visiting the village, we'll return to the hotels after learning about their customs and traditions.
The tour does not include the following activities:
- Elephant Sanctuary entrance fee: the price varies according to the season. However, tickets cost between 900 and 1.50 THB (US$ 0).
- Rafting route: you can choose between 6, 10 or 15 kilometres. Prices vary between 700 and 1.50 THB (US$ 0). You'll need to bring clothes to change into after the rafting.
- Lunch: before the tour, you can ask your hotel to prepare a picnic box for you the day before. You can also choose to bring your own lunch.
|Tour in English|
Tour in EnglishUS$ 82.70
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Pick up and transfer back to the hotel.
Transport by air conditioned bus or minibus.
English speaking guide.
Visit to a traditional village.
Entrance fee to the elephant sanctuary.
When to book?
You can book up until 5 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.