The Chai Lai Sisters Elephant Rescue and Eco-Lodge

Unplug and unwind while Glamping with Elephants in Thailand

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.

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 foot (4 hour trek) or a truck with 4 wheel drive. There is no wifi which means no social media and that is hard from some people so we are warning you now. It's like camping. If love camping you will be very happy here.


These elephants have been rescued from working elephant camps and have come here to retire. The 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.



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