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3-Day Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai provided by Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

3-Day Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai

3-Day Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3 days
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3 days
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Come and see elephants in the most ethical way — in their natural habitat run by a non-profit foundation. Immerse yourself in hill-tribe culture by staying and cooking in a traditional hill-tribe homestay and learning the basic skills that have been passed down through their generation such as basket weaving and bamboo cup making. Hike through the jungle to find the elephants and spend your days near them. Eat lunch with the elephants in the forest and take part in many community and teaching projects to help provide an alternative and make a difference with our local village.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42726P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation (homestay)
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Small group tour with local guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mae Chaem
  • Entry/Admission - Mae Chaem
  • Entry/Admission - Mae Chaem
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expenses
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from our meeting point at Sleep With You Hostel
  • Sleep With You Hostel, Sriphum, 32 Singharat Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Muang, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand At reception
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • A moderate amount of hiking is involved
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation (homestay)
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Small group tour with local guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mae Chaem
  • Entry/Admission - Mae Chaem
  • Entry/Admission - Mae Chaem
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from our meeting point at Sleep With You Hostel
  • Sleep With You Hostel, Sriphum, 32 Singharat Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Muang, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand At reception
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • A moderate amount of hiking is involved
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
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Julia W.
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Jul 2018 • Solo
I spent 3 days with Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary and it was by far the most fun that I had on my trip.

A few months back, I booked a stay at this “elephant sanctuary” that had been recommended to me by a friend and I had no idea what to really expect.

I signed up as a solo traveler, but there was also a couple and a group of 4, so they are flexible with the amount of people in a group.

Kerri, a founder and programme director, is very communicative and gives great instructions in terms of what to expect from this experience, pick up locations/time, and a list of recommended things to pack.

The sanctuary is located about 5 hours north of Chiang Mai and they provide the transportation from Chiang Mai to the village. That being said, do be prepared for a bit of a drive (plenty of time to get to know your fellow travelers or people from the KSES team).

Upon arrival, Kerri greeted the group, gave us a quick rundown of the plan for the day, and explained how the homestay programme works (you get to stay with the villagers in their homes and experience their day to day lives and cook with them etc.). My family had a home in the middle of the village, and they were very welcoming despite the language barrier.

Something you must know, in order to see the elephants, you will have to do a bit of light hiking. You don't have to be fast or an extreme hiker, but don't just expect the elephants to be at your doorstep in the morning. KSES does not chain their elephants to one location, so you get to adventure every day to a new location in order to locate the elephants. One day it took us 2 hours to find the elephants, however the next morning it only took 45 minutes!

The elephants are stunning, it's hard to actually even explain. Because KSES gives backgrounds on all their elephants, it's even better to see them roaming freely somewhere that they truly belong. *definitely bring along a camera!*

In addition to getting to interact with the elephants, there are also activities set up with the villagers (such as basket weaving, a small "shopping" experience where you can buy handmade goods from the villagers, and teaching lessons with the children from the village).

During my time at KSES, the children were on holiday, but we were able to do a fun game day with the kids and played all afternoon.

I can't begin to express how much I enjoyed my time with this sanctuary. They really do strive to educate people and they provide a top notch experience.
Written 18 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary
HelenA11031959
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A fantastic experience with kindred spirits!
This was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had - can’t stop talking about it. We loved the elephant trek and w
Kunsang50
Kunsang50
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A Great Week at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary!
After looking into different elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, I finally settled on Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctua
katemS9233IM
katemS9233IM
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Once in a lifetime internship
After nearly a year of researching Thailand and combing through elephant “sanctuaries”, I found Kindred Spirit! I w
TParker922
TParker922
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Experience of a lifetime
I visited the sanctuary shortly after its opening and I loved every minute of it. The village is so welcoming and
FeeLeakey
FeeLeakey
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Incredible, Rewarding, Exceptional Life Experience
Where do I start? Want to experience an authentic Thai village? Want to interact with Elephants in an ethical way?
Jade9333
Jade9333
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100% ETHICAL Elephant Sanctuary! Must visit
I researched ethical sanctuaries for months before my trip to Thailand. I was terrified of getting there and it tur
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