We are dedicated to working in partnership with Karen communities and their captive elephants. The communities are rich in culture and elephants are at the very heart of this. When logging was banned in Thailand in the late 1980’s the mahouts and their elephants had to leave their villages to work in the trekking camps around Chiang Mai. There is now a real desire within the communities to return the elephants back to the forests, where they can live as naturally as possible, deep in their forest habitat. Offering observation only guest experiences. By partnering with these communities we are able to help them grow sustainable community based projects, where visitors are able to observe the elephants living naturally deep in the forest and spend time immersed in the community learning traditional skills such as fabric and basket making. Embark on a wondrous journey into the beautiful mountains of northern Thailand and learn about the Karen community and their elephants. Our expert mountain drivers will pick you up in Chiang Mai and escort you to the site near the village of Karen where you’ll be lead on a tour of the local community. The next day, we’ll head into the forest to observe and learn about the region’s elephants, as well as the surrounding forest ecosystem. During this time you’ll learn about the local culture, observe elephants in the forest, and camp.
Mahouts Elephant Foundation
Mahouts Elephant Foundation is a UK registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of Asian elephants and the people that coexist with them. We work on the ground developing inclusive community driven solutions that prioritize elephant welfare and community empowerment. By visiting us guests support the protection of elephants, their habitat and the empowerment of vulnerable communities.
此為社會公益體驗，您參加體驗所支付的費用會全數捐給Mahouts Elephant Foundation 。
2 早餐, 2 晚餐, 2 午餐
You’ll be picked up in Chiang Mai, which is in northern Thailand, and escorted to the project site in Karen village, west of the city. You’ll hike into the nearby forest and stay at our camp.
參加者須年滿8歲。 Hiking distances vary throughout the year but guests should expect to be hiking in steep terrain. 這項探險體驗屬於中等強度活動。
Our team will be in contact with a packing list and trip information. Please Note, solo trips have a 40% premium due to the ground costs of running the trip.
Walk with elephants in Chiang Mai