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Timings : 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Entry Fee :
THB 250
Elephant rides- THB 1,500 for 45 mins
THB 1,000 for 25 mins
THB 800 for 15 mins

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Maesa Elephant Camp, Chiang Mai Overview

One of the largest elephant relief camps in the city, Maesa Elephant Camp is a conservative which houses elderly, baby and rescued elephants. They strive towards providing full comfort to them, tending to their dietary and healthcare needs. Visitors can enjoy several talent shows and skills performed by the elephants, among which painting and football are the most popular.

Nestled within Chiang Mai's lush tropical jungles of Maesa Valley, Maesa Elephant Camp houses a large elephant family along with their mahout caretakers. Functioning since 1976, this conservation camp is home to unemployed elephants from the logging industry that ended up roaming the Thai streets with their mahouts. Maesa Elephant Camp focuses on building a healthy and natural environment for elephants to work happily. They also aid in breeding these giants due to the decreasing number of Asian elephants.

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Things to Do in Maesa Elephant Camp

Basic Mini-Mahout Training Course
In this course, visitors are given insights into the elephants' behaviour and other essential information about the elephant in their natural environment. Additionally, visitors also get to learn basic elephant commands and other skills and mahout aspects. Visitors can also bath the elephants, ride with them, feed them sugar cane and bananas and also visit the baby elephants.

Mahout Training One-Day Program
Visitors are given general essential information about the elephants and are taught basic words of command. After which they get to ride the elephants across the hill to a nearby village where the visitors explore eight village tribes. Later, these elephants are taken back to the camp by the visitors, where they bathed. After the bath, the visitors can join the fun of painting with the elephants and also end the course by feeding them.

Mahout Training One-Day Program
Here, visitors learn more about elephants and their behaviour in addition to the basic commands while elephant riding. Visitors further get a chance to take an elephant ride to the Thai Elephant Care Center where they interact and learn more about the elderly elephants. The visitors then get back to the camp where they can bathe the elephants, join the elephants for a painting session, and also feed the elephants.

Mahout Training Two Days 1-Night Program
Along with learning essential information about the elephants and commands for riding, visitors opting for this program can bathe the elephants in the Maesa stream and also ride with them through the lush forest. Visitors can also learn and Thai cuisine, head to the village to see the eight tribes, paint with the elephants, and learn commands that send the elephants back to its resting area.

Mahout Training Three Days 2-Night Program
Other than learning about the elephants, commands, riding, and bathing them, in this program, visitors can enrich the elephant lives through the elephant enrichment lessons. Also, they can visit the baby elephants, make DIY toys, and even feed the elephants.


  • Pick up and drop off will be provided by the organization.
  • Bring along towels, walking shoes, sunscreen, bug repellent, and a camera (optional).

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