You’re experiencing one of the best Thailand elephant tours in which you’ll get to know the sweetest and most intelligent creatures in the world. In 19 days of your elephant vacation Thailand, you’ll know how the elephant has shared a close relationship with Thai people and played an important role in Thai society for thousands of years. The trip will culminate with 6 nights at the Elephant Natural Park. With the help of elephant experts and mahouts, you’ll find out problems facing Thai elephants today, feed them, bathe them, do a variety of tasks concerned with elephant care, and experience the day-to-day life of the elephant in their natural habitat from up-close.
Our Thailand travel packages with elephants start from Bangkok with the most impressive temple visit, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai with unforgettable elephant experience, and finish in Phuket where you relax in a luxurious private pool village nestled in pristine nature and beach. No wonder, this is one of the most striking journeys in our Thailand tours.
Arrive in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and one of the most visited cities in the world. We will escort you to the immigration counter without a queue while our staff carrying your luggage at the luggage belt. You’ll meet an English speaking driver who will drive you to the hotel. Once you’ve had some time to settle into your elegant room, you can explore the city on your own or relax at the hotel for the rest of your day.
Begin the excursion today by visiting the Grand Palace. Located in the heart of Bangkok and on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the royal place was built in the 18th century when King Rama I moved to the capital city from Thornbury to Bangkok. We’ll see the most important places and the revered Emerald Buddha before continuing to Wat Pho, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and famed for its 45-meter reclining Buddha that is covered in gold leaf. Appropriate clothing (no exposed shoulders or skin above the knee) is recommended as we visit the temple.
After breakfast, prepare for our flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, meet our private guide and head to the tranquil Rachamankha for hotel check-in. We’ll gather in the evening to go to Chiang Mai Night Bazaar - one of the most famous night markets in Thailand. There is an unlimited selection of souvenirs, food, and handicrafts offering on hundreds of stalls along the road. Once you’ve had a relaxed strolling and shopping, we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant. Get back to your hotel and be sure to get some rest tonight, because we’re hitting the road tomorrow to our most awaited adventure: Elephant tour Chiang Mai
This morning, we’ll set off for our Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park tour. Though elephant sanctuaries can be found across Thailand, this park is a far cry from others. It’s like a haven and healing place for the Asian elephant, where they can roam free in the wild.
Every day in our Thailand elephant vacation will include preparing food for the elephants, feeding them, bathing together in the river, and seeing the delight they have. During the stay, we’ll see for ourselves the challenges facing elephant conservation in Thailand and the part that this project plays in the preservation of their herd. Other volunteering activities can include preparing the elephant bathing sites, cutting food from the plantations and helping with any maintenance tasks around the park. This is a great way to understand and enjoy all parts of the conservation mission, whilst enjoying a place tucked away from the beaten track.
Delicious Thai cuisine served on-site.
Every day at the Elephant Nature Park we have the same tasks as on Day 5. Our day starts with breakfast at 7:00 am and finishes with dinner at 6:00 pm. From close approaching, we learn about elephant families and how they make friends. We also find out how these magnificent creatures think, play, and react in their natural habitat.
After some days at the park, you’ll know why volunteer programs that we are providing are the best Chiang Mai Thailand elephant tours. Here, the elephants are just elephants instead of a logger or an entertainer roaming the street performing tricks to beg for food and money. Despite the fact that many of them were abused in the past, none of them show any signs of stress. They are free-roaming in the wild and playful swimming in the river at the place now they call Home.
During your volunteer week, you won’t just care for elephants. The park has hundreds of rescued dogs and cats that you’ll be happy to lend a hand for help. They’re all clean, well-fed, and healthy.
Every day, we meet volunteers and visitors from all over the world who want to make a difference to the elephant just like us. We’re fed with a large buffet lunch and dinner with many different dishes to choose and fall asleep to the sound of elephants calling.
Another day in our volunteer program and another good day in which we can help the animal that we love. Though many of our tasks are not directly with the elephants, they are usually around us and let us approach to make friends. When we’re not working, we can relax at the viewing platform where we can observe all of the elephants in the park.
Apart from our everyday tasks, we still have leisure time to enjoy social life as sipping a cup of cocktail in the bar on site, being with awesome volunteers at all ages, or exploring the nearby village to learn more about local life.
Enjoy the most of your day because it’s the last day you’re with the elephant. In the morning, we’ll walk with our elephants again to see them roaming in the open pasture then return the park to feed and bathe them the last time. After a week, we’ve known all the elephants so well that we can distinguish them by their shape and attitude.
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After lunch, say goodbye to these highly intelligent and loving elephants. A private car will drive us back to the city center.
Leave early in the morning to visit the sacred mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep. It was built gorgeously in the 14th century when Chiang Mai was the center of Lanna Kingdom. Enjoy a unique blessing and witness the chanting monks- an awe-inspiring and exotic experience that goes some way in reflecting the significance of religion and monkhood in Thai society.
Back to the hotel for breakfast. After that, we continue to Wat Si Suphan - the Silver Temple. Built around 1500, the temple is completely covered by silver from the Buddha statues to roof and walls. Set off for a short drive to Wat Chedi Luang. This ancient temple was once the home of the Emerald Buddha that is now held in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew. Finish our morning with a walk through a local market where most of the produce has come straight from the farm.
This morning, we’ll head out to Chiang Rai for the next elephant experience in our elephant tour Thailand. We’ll stop on the way to visit Wat Rong Khun - the iconic temple in the north of Thailand. This intricate structure is a blend of ancient art and contemporary architecture undertaken by a local artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat.
After lunch at a local restaurant, get back in the car to drive to Anantara Golden Triangle. This elegant camp is perched on a ridge overlooking the border with Myanmar and Laos and at the convergence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. Free to explore the resort in the rest of your day.
Being an award-winning elephant camp, Anantara Golden Triangle provides highly acclaimed Thailand vacation packages elephants for animal lovers. You can choose one between two one-of-a-kind elephant experiences:
ELEPHANT LEARNING EXPERIENCE: A great chance to ask an elephant expert all what you want to know about the elephant. Then take the opportunity to spend time with the rescued members: feeding them, taking photos, observing their behavior, and learning how they communicate.
WALKING WITH GIANTS: Walk and interact with the elephants and their mahouts as you’re wandering through the forest. Observe their behavior in their natural habitat and watch they playing joyfully in the bath time.
Thailand elephant vacation isn’t just about elephant. It can be cultural exploration. Today, you’re free at disposal for your own exploration or optional activities of the resort. Bring your passport and your adventurous spirit to explore three countries in one day. Go with an experienced guide to discover the contrasting characters of Thailand and Myanmar, with the option of adding an experience in Laos.
Today, we’ll fly to Phuket - the largest island in Thailand. The southern coast of Thailand, nearly 2 hour flight from Chiang Mai, is home to dramatic karst islands, idyllic beaches, many high-end resorts, and busy markets.
After check-in to your hotel, time will be yours to roam through the town, catch a glimpse of local life, and enjoy lunch and dinner on your own.
Free at leisure to discover the glorious tropical-island beaches and astonishing Phuketian rich culture. Or you can seek privacy in your glamorous pool villa.
Free at leisure to enjoy your hotel’s facilities. Don’t forget to taste the fabulous Thai food which takes on its own distinct character in Phuket.
Private transfer to Phuket airport for your departure flight.
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WOW! What an amazing trip of a lifetime. If you are EVER looking to go to SE Asia, you should look into booking your trip with Exotic Voyages! Our trip was truly amazing based on the customer service we received on this trip. From the moment we thought about going to SE Asia, we knew that we were going to need help booking this trip. From the moment we contacted Exotic Voyages, all of our anxieties about arranging this vacation were greatly put to ease. We had the amazing Vy help us plan out 2 week trip to Thailand so we could attend the Lantern Festival. All the way from the initial questionnaire to the final booking process, she was very helpful and attentive to our needs. We spent time all over Thailand (Bangkok, Krabi & Chiang Mai) and every single day we saw such amazing temples, ate the best food and stayed at some of the most beautiful hotels. Our day guides (Mong in Chiang Mai was the BEST!) made us feel comfortable and we truly felt that we got to know them as family. I am so glad that I used Exotic Voyages to help us plan our trip & they really took all of the hard work of planning out for us. I hope that one day we will return back to Thailand or explore other parts of SE Asia and I KNOW we will use Exotic Voyages. Thank you again for the most amazing trip ever, Eva & JustinREAD MORE
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It was such a pleasure to work with Annie from start to finish. Annie worked patiently with my very particular husband for a good month to plan a 19 day trip. (I think they bonded) We visited Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. EVERY luxury hotel was just over the top beautiful. We took airplanes, 2 cruise boats, and a sea airplane to visit each country. There was always a knowledgeable and interesting English speaking guide to pick us up. She planned interesting tours and gave us plenty of leisure time. She also texted us everyday to see how we were doing! At one stop we wanted to change a tour planned for another and she managed to do that as well......Annie actually met us in Hanoi and we enjoyed a dinner together at one of her favorite restaurants, then took me shopping for a silk dress....really! Thank you Annie for the best trip ever. I will highly recommend you and Exotic Voyages.READ MORE
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Exotic Voyages planned a truly amazing trip for me and my husband. Our travel designer Ha Vy was so helpful and patient as we personalized the trip itinerary and she was very responsive to all of our questions. I'd recommend going in October. It's the end of the rainy season so rates are cheaper. It only rained out our plans one night and it's slightly cooler too. The execution was flawless from the moment we arrived. EV's regional manager Mark greeted us at our hotel with gifts from Thailand. We appreciated all the little details like that. We never had to wait for anything and our guides were completely knowledgeable. They quickly catered to two of our last minute requests and made them happen effortlessly. The hotels we stayed at were impeccable, especially Hotel Muse in Bangkok, Na Nirand in Chiang Mai and Sri Panwa in Phuket. Two things we would change if we'd known would be to add an extra day in Bangkok and stay in a different resort than Paradise Koh Yao. There were a lot of families with kids and it wasn't as relaxing as we would have liked given the noise. All in all, this was a once-in-a-lifetime trip that we're going to be talking about for many years. I had really high expectations and EV exceeded them all.READ MORE
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Lucy(Thu Hang) was our agent and she was wonderful! She checked in w/ my wife on I almost daily to ensure the trip was going smoothly. All of our arrangements were set up and we never had any issues with rides or accommodations. Would highly recommend using Exotic Voyages and Lucy specifically for planning a vacation!READ MORE
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Very genuine and useful service catering for the discerning taste. If you want to enjoy Thailand and prefer to delegate the details to a competent service provider, surely they will not disappoint. Some of the trips may be done independently but if you like certainty this is one of the best options we have seen.READ MORE
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