Founded in 1969, Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center is one of the first elephant camps in Chiang Mai. Offering the most beautiful natural setting, the center is surrounded by small hills, natural forest and the Ping River where all 32 elephants feel like home.
Wanna see how these talented elephant being trained? You can participate in 2 of the one-hour elephant training session everyday at 9 AM or 10 AM. Or enjoy a two-hour elephant riding program with the basic how to friendly train, bathe, and feed them at 10 AM or 2 PM.
Immerse yourself in the traditional yet simple lifestyle at the eco-tourism homestay where the companionship of men and elephants has been established over centuries.
Every year on April 16, the centre organizes traditional Dam Hua, traditional Lanna rite of showing respect to elders on the Thai New Year. The elephants will also participate on this day to be thanked, apologized, and given respect for the past year of obedience and friendship.
Opening hours: Daily 07.00 AM – 09.00 PM
Contact: Tel: 0 5329 8553, 0 5386 2037, www.chiangdaoelephantcamp.com