Chai Lai Sisters Elephant Rescue
No Riding, just care for elephants in their natural environment. Your participation in this trip helps us to support and rescue elephants who have survived a life of abuse in the logging or tourism industry.
Visit Elephants in a Jungle Sanctuary
Chai Lai Sisters takes a holistic approach to elephant care and the eco system. You can observe and interact with Asian Elephants while giving them freedom to just be elephants in their natural jungle environment. With your support they can have a safe home where they do not need to perform tricks or give rides or be abused.
Help Rescued Elephants
8:00 This trip starts with a complmentary pick up in the morning from your hotel in Chiang Mai. You will drive for an hour and a half through the beautiful Thai Countryside and mountain tops close to the highest point in Thailand Doi Inthanon National Park. When you reach the elephant rescue we will introduce you to the elephants and your Karen elephant caretaker. They will teach you about the Karen people's history with the elephants, elephant welllbeing, and how to feed the elephants. Next you will walk with the elephants through the beautiful rainforest. Depending on the time of year this area can also be a cloud forest!
Enjoy the Jungle
At around noon you will learn how to cook in the jungle with bamboo and banana leaves. After a delicious traditional jungle lunch you will walk back with the elephants to a waterfall. Then you have time to leisurely relax and swim at the secluded waterfall. After the waterfall your driver will take you to the drop-in point in the river for bamboo rafting and you float down the river for about 1 hour. Bamboo rafting is very relaxing or exciting depending on the time of year and the water levels. Either way the views from the river are uniquely beautiful and it is an unforgettable experience. After rafting you will change clothes and your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel when you are ready.