support human rights + immerse yourself in nature + help RESCUE elephants

The Chai Lai Orchid is so much more than a hotel. We are Daughters Rising, anti-trafficking organization, fighting exploitation by empowering young women. By providing a safe home, education and employment, we empower our sisters to rise above poverty and help lift their communities. In a context of unethical tourism, we strive to be different: by prioritising social transformation over profit, we believe we can protect the environment, our community, and the elephants. How we help 

elephant sanctuary

treks and tours starting at $45  Ready for an adventure? You can reserve a day trip or a multi-day tour. Hidden forest temples, elephant parks and idyllic waterfalls and remote, off the beaten path homestays are our specialties. Choose From Overnight or 1-Day Adventures Start Your Adventure →


mae wang waterfall

Satisfy your wanderlust and give back with an eco friendly adventure trek. We offer custom private hikes for beginners deep into the wild jungle hunting hidden waterfalls, take a leisurely ride on a bamboo raft to meet a family of elephants. Walk with the elephants through their forest habitat in the or bathe and play with them in the river. Day trips allow you to experience the best of Northern Thailand’s landscapes and incredible wildlife.

temple trek

Chai lai orchid bungalows

elephant room service

Enjoy the luxuries of nature, then melt the stresses away with Thai massage in your private bungalow. Each bungalow comes with a fan or A/C, and outdoor deck for lounging. The common area is well-stocked with food, drinks, and even WiFi - so you can spend the day watching elephants and enjoying the wonders of the jungle, and still stay connected.

TOURISM in INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES and how Eco tours can help

 Wherever we go, we leave something behind: our economic impact, our environmental footprint, our words, our attitudes, our ideas....

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hilltribe village