We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Thai Elephant Home

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+66 89 434 2047

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 791 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 536
  • 60
    Very good
  • 15
  • 6
  • 8
Unforgettable experience!

Our family spent most of the day at the Thai Elephant Home and visited the Elephant Nursery as well. We were picked up at our hotel in Chiang Mai at around 9 a.m. After a 45 min... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Luis F
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

791 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 625: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family spent most of the day at the Thai Elephant Home and visited the Elephant Nursery as well. We were picked up at our hotel in Chiang Mai at around 9 a.m. After a 45 min ride we arrived. We were provided with clothes that protected our skin from the rough skin of the elephants. In addition, we left... More 

Thank Luis F
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what an amazing day. We booked a half day at Thai Elephant Home Nursery. We were picked up in a clean air conditioned car and driven out towards the nursery. Our first stop was at a local fruit and vegetable market for a look around. Back in the car and head off to elephants. We received a warm welcome... More 

Thank TracyNGrant
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you care about how elephants are treated and do not want to support companies who uses saddles on them or chain them up then go and visit Thai Elephant Home. Here they treat the animals very kind and with respect. We went to see their nursery where they have 1 adult and 5 baby/younger elephants that all walks free.... More 

Thank Pernille H
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the most beautiful and memorable day of my life. And it broke my heart into a million pieces. The ride through the rain forest on my elephant, was quite possibly the most emotional day of my life. It was a dream come true. She was a young sweetheart. She was the runt. We got to the river portion... More 

10 Thank YazzyS2020
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to experience the elephants in Chiang mai, but not devote a full day. The 2 hour elephant experience was the perfect option for us. We got to feed the elephants, ride them and then also play with them in the river. The company was very professional, provided hotel pickup and also gave us a free... More 

3 Thank Alexandra M
Maui, Hawaii
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you want an authentic elephant experience, Thai Elephant Camp is the best of them all. You'll learn about elephants, you can ride them (bareback, one person/one elephant - the best for the elephant), give them mud massages and play in the river with them. We didn't visit the elephant nursery (where the babies and moms are) but we hear... More 

3 Thank Makawaomama
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was my second time riding elephants, and I would recommend spending the extra $$ to do this and have the 1:1 time. Didn't know we were suppose to bring money to buy extra sugar cane to give the elephants. Bring some 20s. There are people selling in tall huts on your way back, and the pictures of you feeding... More 

Thank Tripgal5555
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife Betsy and I were able to build a full day itinerary, personalized to us. We did 2 hours riding elephants in the morning, then 2 hours at the nursery, and ended the day at Tiger Kingdom. We worked with Joe to plan our day, and he was very flexible when we wanted to change our plans. He picked... More 

3 Thank Joseph V
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
128 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We wanted to be able to tailored our visit so we could spend our time with the baby elephants and their keepers and the Thai Elephant Home allowed us to do that .Our day was spent with one mom (15 years old) her 4 year old female and her 1 month old male. There was also another 4 year old... More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We looked into all the elephant experiences and this one was a bit more expensive but sooo worth it. I highly recommend doing the 2 hour elephant base camp and the nursery in the afternoon. It was only us and another family at the nursery getting to play with a baby elephant. Truly one of the greatest experiences my husband... More 

3 Thank Allison S

Travellers who viewed Thai Elephant Home also viewed

Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Province

Been to Thai Elephant Home? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thai Elephant Home and other visitors
27 questions
Ask a question
Scottsdale, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (27)

Questions? Get answers from Thai Elephant Home staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?