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Half day morning At ChangChill, an observation-only 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

$85

AUD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch - local Vegeterian Thai food
    What's excluded :

  • 10:00 am Arrival and introduction to ChangChill’s past, present and future and the program’s schedule.
    10:30 am Visitors begin their elephant walk, and follow their guide into the forest to observe the elephants grazing, socializing, while observing from a safe distance.
    11:30 am
    Visitors arrive at a rest station for traditional Thai refreshments – The rest station is above a mud pit, where on a hot day, the elephants love to bathe and play together.
    12:00 pm
    Visitors move down to the riverside sala where they learn a bit about enrichment, help fill feeding tubes with corn, sugar cane, grass, bananas and any other supplementary food on hand.
    12:15 pm Visitors having a lunch
    1:00 pm
    Visitors will learn about the community’s history and the traditional method of weaving clothing and bags at the Karen Cultural Centre. Visitors can try this method of weaving with the guidance of local community members and purchase item that were made by hand in the village.
    1:30 pm Finish Program

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any Hotel in Chiang Mai CityAirports
    • Chiang Mai Intl Airport, Chiang Mai Thailand
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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

15

Organised by Happy Elephant Care

Activity ID: V-65347P2

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