Walking with Elephants

Walking with Elephants

Welcome to Mahouts Foundation and Walking with Elephants.

Following our recent walk HOME we now have three elephants settled and living happily deep in the forest.

The next phase of this project is to welcome visitors to the village community. Booking through one of our programs will enable you to spend time with a host family in the village. This is a real exchange of cultures and a total immersion into village life. You will have the opportunity to go out with the family to forage for vegetables, cook with the family over an open fire making traditional Karen dishes. Learn skills such as weaving and basket making and relax in a stunning home set in a small village high in the hills of northern Thailand.

Of course this trip would not be complete without visiting the elephants and this for many will be the highlight of the trip. You will be able to trek out into the forest and camp out there for one or two nights. The elephants are living in a deep part of the forest; we feel this is important to offer them the level of freedom they deserve and also to keep them as far away from farmer’s crops as possible. This does mean a fairly long hike out to see them and an overnight stay in the forest.

The walk is very beautiful and the camp is located next to a large river. The mahouts and villagers are very experienced in living in the forest and camping out, they will take VERY good care of you. You will ALWAYS have an experienced English-speaking guide with you.

Tents and hammocks will be provided.

The trip includes:

  • Private transportation to and from Chiang Mai.
  • All meals included for the duration of the trip.
  • Home stay fee in the village.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Local guide and team fee.
  • National Park fee.
  • Donation for the elephant fund.

If you are interested in joining one of our tours and would like more information please download the information leaflet or to make a booking please contact us.

Thank you so much for your support in our work.

Posted by Sarah Blaine