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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Endangered Asian elephants are one of the planet’s amazing, gentle creatures; While in Chiang Mai, I had the opportunity to visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary to spend some time with these gentle giants.

The company has multiple camps located in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Pattaya.

All sanctuary locations provide ethical and sustainable eco-tourism. I visited the Chiang Mai location, deep in the mountains of northern Thailand.  It’s a 2-hour drive from the city center in the back of an open-air van to meet a half dozen of the friendliest Asian elephants.

The activities include feeding them, playing in the mud and washing off in the nearby stream.  Overall, this project has excellent intentions to protect the dwindling population of Asian elephants with your help.

The popularity with this destination is very high, however the tour operator limits the number of people per group. You should expect to make reservations in advance. The likelihood of same-day reservations is low.

While on-site, prepare to get dirty! The elephants love the mud and will sling that shit all over you.

Interested in visiting Elephant Jungle Sanctuary? Travel Blogger and author of DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN Sean Brown has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help make your trip a breeze.

What is the closest airport to The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary?

Chiang Mai International Airport (IATA: CNX) is the closest airport to the elephant sanctuary.

What is the local currency at The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary?

Thai Bhat (THB) is the local currency. A single day trip will run 2,400 Bhat (USD 75) which includes transportation to/from the sanctuary, lunch and shenanigans with the most friendly Asian elephants.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

119/10 Thapae Rd, Chang Klan (8,449.19 mi) Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50300

Latitude: 18.684759

Longitude: 98.783787

Telephone: +66-83-562-4263


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