The Chai Lai Sisters Elephant Rescue and Eco-Lodge

Unplug and unwind while Glamping with Elephants in Thailand

Enjoy tranquility of pristine jungle in the Doi Inthanon mountains.  Located less than 2 hours from Chiang Mai, this nature retreat features 7 individual bungalows each with beautiful river views.

Best eco lodge

Eco Travel + Conservation

The Chai Lai Elephant Rescue is located deep in the lush mountainous jungle outside of Chiang Mai, close to Doi Inthanon. There are elephants on our property, providing each guest ample opportunity to interact with them during your stay and observe them in a respectful way. The property features a beautiful waterfalls where you can swim. Walk with elephants, enjoy fireside dinners under starry skies and sleep in a private riverview cabin. Learn about the indigenous Karen lifestyle, a world away from your daily grind. The lodge is operated by Chai Lai Sisters, Thailand's first indigenous women's tour/ trekking company. These cabins are already included in 2 day adventures such as the Waterfalls and Elephant trek and Doi Inthanon and Elephants trip. Use the links below to book just a room without a tour. 

Nature Lovers Only

This retreat is perfect for people who authentically love nature and escaping the crowds. The location is remote and secret. There is no address and it is only accessible by a truck with 4 wheel drive or by foot (4 hour trek). There is no WiFi, which means no social media - are you ready to unplug and get in touch with your wild side? It's like camping. If love camping you will be very happy and in your element here with us.


These elephants have been rescued from working elephant camps and have come here to retire. They tend to interact less with visitors than the elephants we visit at the other camp you visit on the next day.  Therefore, they do not do any elephant rides, shows or tricks - they now spend their lives just being elephants. You can feed them and watch them walk in the jungle sanctuary that surrounds the eco lodge. 

Proceeds from your stay benefit Daughters Rising, our nonprofit which serves at-risk ethnic minority and refugee women.



Don't have AirBnB? Can't decide which room to choose? Not a problem! Just send us an email and we can book it for you.  

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