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See native wildlife in their natural environment
Small group ensures personal service
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Join us at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary! We are a Non-Profit Foundation who are dedicated to giving our elephants the best life possible with the help of our visitors and volunteers. Our aim is to bring elephants home to the forest by working with the local communities to not only provide a haven for our elephants, but also provide an alternative livelihood for their mahouts and owners. Our elephants have been taken from a life of inadequate health care, poor diet, exhaustion and entertaining tourists, they were unable to just be elephants. We brought these wonderful creatures back to their natural environment where they are living in semi-wild conditions, free to roam as much as possible and live their lives how they choose – interacting and foraging. We plan to bring elephants of all ages and sizes home to the forest. Our tours run daily so you can sign up for any day of the week.
Day 1: Pickup from Chiang Mai at 9am. Travel through a national park and stunning mountains inhabited by local hill tribes until you arrive in our unique village. Meet your homestay family, our friendly staff and the other volunteers, immerse yourself in hill tribe culture by cooking with your homestay and learning how to basket weave from one of the elders in the village.
Day 2: Wake up early to hike in the forest and find our elephants. Feed these gentle giant mammals fruit and carry out a health check. Spend all morning and afternoon observing and learning about them and their natural behaviors. Have lunch in the forest with the elephants and return to Chiang Mai in the afternoon.
Overnight accommodation (home stay)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Small group tour with local guide/driver
Thana hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
National Park fees
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Dress code: modest clothes covering knees and shoulders must be worn during the stay
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
A moderate amount of hiking is involved
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Thana hotel in Chiang Mai
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.