Ethical elephant experiences for a day at Blue Tao Elephant Village. Where you will take care of those giant pachyderms ( No Riding ), cooking healthy treats for elephants, feeding, cuddling, walking with elephants through the most beautiful lush forest of Chiang Mai, see terraced rice paddy fields of The White Karen Hill Tribe, fun elephant bathing at the gorgeous The S Frame Waterfall, observe happy elephants throwing dirt & foraging behavior in the forest. ( Private transportation just for your party. PRICE: 3,700 THB /person )
BLUE TAO ELEPHANT VILLAGE
unique place is located among the hill tribe rice paddy fields, natural
streams, waterfalls, large beautiful pine woods and lush
forest of the backside of Doi Inthanon Mountain, Southwest of Chiang Mai.WHERE ARE THEY FROM ?
( Majestic elephants ).
are the important treasure from the White Karen hill tribe ancestors
since 400 years ago, from generations to generations until
The original village of these elephants is a small White Karen tribe
village called " Baan Sob Mae Satop", it is located in the
the mountain jungle of Mae Chaem District, further Southwest of Chiang
Mai Province, Thailand. In the past they were the
important vehicles for hill tribe people to carry rice, salt, tobacco among Mae Chaem - Chiang Mai - Mae Hongson.
used to work really hard in timber industry in Northern Thailand region
for some British timber companies, later they had entered
tourism by carried tourists with the howdah chair on top of their back,
then became a part of team elephant shows in some large
safari camps in the North of Chiang Mai. Nowadays the Karen hill tribes
who own the elephants decided to dump the trekking
howdah chair and regrouped into an Eco tourism way at Blue Tao Elephant Village.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT ?
tour is not only to make you happy with those domesticated elephants in
a truly beautiful nature environment, but it is also giving a
chance to support the hill tribes and local Thai farmers who live in
villages nearby our elephant village, we buy some agricultural
products from them such as : Napier grasses, sweet corn stumps, rice grains, tamarinds, sugar canes and bananas.BASE CAMP FACILITIES ?
We provided basic facilities for your comfort here, such as Metal storage lockers, Western toilets, shower rooms, and elephant
interaction outfits.Gallery Blue Tao Elephant Village pics set 1 pics set 2 pics set 3 pics set 4 pics set 5 pics set 6Watch videos
YouTube 1 YouTube 2 YouTube 3 YouTube 4 YouTube 5 YouTube 6 YouTube 7 YouTube 8 YouTube 9 YouTube 10 YouTube 11 Youtube 12 Youtube 13 Youtube 14 Youtube 15Itinerary 09:00 AM. - 05:30 PM. [ No Riding ] .
09:00 AM. Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai city and transfer to Blue Tao Elephant Village. .
On the way, we will make a short stop at the local market, your tour guide will buy some fruits and snacks
for your party. Around 10.45 am. we arrive at the elephant village, get change into the elephant keeper outfit. .
Briefing about Asian elephants and
cooking healthy treats from local cultural products for elephants. .
Learn how to approach the elephants,
feeding bananas and healthy treats, taking pictures with elephants. .
Enjoy delicious lunch with fresh fruits at our jungle restaurant with excellent view. .
You will walk with elephants for 45 minutes & downhill through the jungle until you reach the beautiful waterfall
in the middle of lush forest called " The S Frame Waterfall
" here you will have fun time bathing & giving body scrub
to those massive elephants. Relax on your own leisure time and hiking back to our elephant village by following the
elephants' slow pace.
Feeding some more foods to the elephants and say goodbye to those giant pachyderms. .
Enjoy eating some seasonal fresh fruits, leave the elephant village and return to Chiang Mai city. .
05:30 PM. We arrive back at your hotel and end of our wonderful elephant tour. PRICE: 3,700 THB / person * Minimum 2 persons in each private party.
we can also accommodate a single traveler. Price: 6,000 THB / you solo.
THIS PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES
- Private transportation just for your party / family, from & to hotel by air conditioned minibus or suv car. - All activities as mentioned in the itinerary above.
- Lunch with seasonal fresh fruits at our elephant village.
- Bottled drinking water service free all day long.
- Food & healthy treats for feeding elephants.
- Local 1st class travel accident insurance.
- English speaking tour guide. ( He /she will take photos for you, please bring your own camera ).
WHERE TO PICK UP & DROP OFF ?
- It's free pick up & drop off at any hotels, resorts located in Chiang Mai city area only.
- But, additional charges will apply for any hotels, resorts located off Chiang Mai city area.
- If your pick up place
is a private house, condo booking through Airbnb
website, we need to know the
host's name with phone no. ? exact location ? building's name ? and Google maps.WHAT TO PACK ?
- T-shirt & long pants, training shoes and flip-flops, swimming suit, towel, a change of cloth and underwear.
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, and camera.
- Kindly note : the elephant keeper outfits ( blue denim color ) will be provided for you by Blue Elephant Team.