Mahout Training Day

(Private Day Tour)



baanchang bareback elephant riding chiang mai
Bareback Elephant Trek

baanchang happy elephant blowing water
Play Time

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Elephant bathing

  • This amazing day tour will take you to an elephant sanctuary where you will learn to Become a Mahout (elephant handler) for the day
  • Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel or from the airport and drive you north of the city for about 50 minutes through Thai countryside, until you arrive at the elephant camp
  • When you arrive at the camp, you will change into your new Mahout Clothes.
  • Your day will start with and introduction to the lifestyle and behaviour of Thai elephants, before it is time to Feed the Elephants with bananas and sugar cane
  • You will learn the Basic Commands and the techniques needed to Ride an Elephant bareback. At this elephant camp, there is no use of the heavy seating that is commonly used elsewhere
  • After your morning with the elephants, you will enjoy a tasty Thai Lunch at the camp
  • In the afternoon, you will put your newly-learnt skills to the test as you Ride Bareback around the hills that surround the camp
  • It is then time to get into the water with your animal, where you will Bathe the Elephant and scrub it down with brushes
  • Before you head back to your hotel, there is plenty of time to use the shower facilities that are provided, with free soap and towels
  • After a wonderful day, you will bid a fond farewell to your elephant and your guide and driver will return you to your hotel, or to the airport.
Price for each person having own elephant
1 person 1 elephant 7700
2 people 2 elephants 10450
3 people 3 elephants 13200
4 people 4 elephants 15950
5 people 5 elephants 18700
6 people 6 elephants 20900
Price for sharing elephants
2 people 1 elephant 7700
3 people 2 elephants 10450
4 people 2 elephants 11000
5 people 3 elephants 13200
6 people 3 elephants 13750


What is included in the price

  • English speaking professional mahout
  • Private vehicle with driver
  • Entrance fees and tuition
  • Mahout clothes
  • Lunch
  • Water in your vehicle and at lunch

What is not included in the price

  • Drinks other than water
  • Gratuities

Departure Time: 08.30

Duration: 8 hours

Departure Point: All city centre hotels or Chiang Mai Airport

Wheelchair accessible: It would be difficult to complete these activities. Sorry!

What to bring

  • Light, comfortable clothing
  • Camera
  • Towel and change of clothes

Private Day Tour Booking Form

Please complete the booking form, and we will be in contact with you to confirm availability. Cash payment should be made on the day of the tour. Alternatively, you may make payment into our bank account by prior arrangement (funds must be cleared before the date of the tour).

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