Half day afternoon At ChangChill, an observation truly elephant-friendly camp

ChangChill, located in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, started its journey in 2017. ChangChill (meaning “relaxed elephants” in Thai) is now ready to reopen its doors – offering a better life for elephants and a unique experience for visitors. the six resident female elephants the freedom to roam the valley, graze, and bathe in the river, mud and dust, while socializing with each other. Visitors are no longer encouraged to interact with the elephants, but are now given the chance to see how the elephants choose to spend their days in the forest. Observe elephants navigate the lush forest, learn about Karen hill tribe culture with local community members, or enjoy the breathtaking view from the elephant observation deck – it’s not only the elephants that get to “chill” here.

per adult from

$91

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch

  • 11.00-11.30 AM
    Pick you up from your hotel. It take one and a half hour from Chiang Mai city to ChangChill.
    12:30 AM
    stop on the way at a typical Thai market where you can buy some traditional food for your lunch, eat fresh fruits or drink an iced coffee or tea.
    1:00 PM
    Arrival and introduction to ChangChill’s past, present and future and the program’s schedule.
    1:30 PM
    TRADITIONAL HERB LESSON
    Visitors will gather around ChangChill’s traditional herb garden to learn which plants are used as medicine for healing both elephants and people.
    ELEPHANT COOKING CLASS
    The guide will explain details about elephant health, diet, and the benefit of each of the added ingredients. visitors get to know the elephant that they’re “cooking” for and the mahout who cares for her.
    MAHOUT CHAT
    The mahouts will join ask/answer questions with the visitors, giving the group a true understanding of a mahout’s role in Thai culture.
    3.00 PM Visitors begin their elephant walk, and follow their guide into the forest to observe the elephants grazing, socializing, while observing from a safe distance.
    4:00 PM FINISH HALF DAY AFTERNOON PROGRAM
    5:30 – 6:00 PM DROP YOU OFF AT YOUR HOTEL

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from any hotel in Chiang Mai City
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Happy Elephant Care

Activity ID: V-65347P3

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