How to pick an elephant camp in Chiang Mai

Elephants are an important part of the history of Thailand. For thousands of years, they were captured and used for heavy labour. Elephants in Thailand used to haul heavy logs through forests and provided jobs to the locals. Following the 1989 ban on logging, the elephants were brought to big cities to roam the streets and beg for food. This later turned to elephants working to entertain tourists to gain profits.

With every corner in Thailand offering tours to elephant sanctuaries including this list from Trip Advisor, how do you go about choosing the right one to pick?

Let us help you on that.

1. A good camp has mahouts (elephant trainer) treating the elephants well. Mahouts are there for the guests’ and the elephant’s safety. A good elephant camp treats the elephants before, during and after the guests left.

2. A good camp lets the elephants roam freely.

3. The elephants are not forced to do funny tricks to entertain the guests.

4. A good camp doesn’t offer elephant rides, either bareback or in a frame seat on its back.

We at Doi Inthanon Elephant Park guarantees that you have a great time during your visit and at the same time protecting the elephants.

Visiting our camp, you can learn and experience first-hand how to take care of our elephants. There is no riding or any other activities which are not natural for the animals. A day trip with Doi Inthanon Elephant Care will be for sure an unforgettable memory!

Please click here for the complete list of our tours.

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