Spending quality time with elephants as an elephant keeper for a day at Blue Tao. On this private tour you will cook healthy treats for elephants, feeding, cuddling, walking with elephants through the jungle for 2 hours, fun bathing, observe happy elephants throwing dirt & foraging behavior in the forest. ( Private transportation only for your party / family. PRICE @ THB 4,900 /person )
BLUE TAO ELEPHANT VILLAGE
unique place is located among the hill tribe rice paddy fields, natural
streams, large beautiful pine woods and rainforest of the
backside of Doi Inthanon Mountain, Southwest of Chiang Mai.WHERE ARE THEY FROM ?
( Majestic elephants ).
are the important treasure from the White Karen hill tribe ancestors
since 400 years ago, from generations to generations until
The original village of these elephants is a small White Karen tribe
village called " Baan Sob Mae Satop", it is located in the
the mountain jungle of Mae Chaem District, further Southwest of Chiang
Mai Province, Thailand. In the past they were the
important vehicles for hill tribe people to carry rice, salt, tobacco among Mae Chaem - Chiang Mai - Mae Hongson.
used to work really hard in timber industry in Northern Thailand region
for some British timber companies, later they had entered
tourism by carried tourists with the howdah chair on top of their back,
then became a part of team elephant shows in some large
safari camps in the North of Chiang Mai. Nowadays the Karen hill tribes
who own the elephants decided to dump the trekking
howdah chair and regrouped into an Eco tourism way at Blue Tao Elephant Village.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT ?
tour is not only to make you happy with those domesticated elephants in
a truly beautiful nature environment, but it is also giving a
chance to support the hill tribes and local Thai farmers who live in
villages nearby our elephant village, we buy some agricultural
products from them such as : Napier grasses, sweet corn stumps, rice grains, tamarinds, sugar canes and bananas.BASE CAMP FACILITIES ?
We provided basic facilities for your comfort here, such as Metal storage lockers, Western toilets, shower rooms, private table
at lunch time and elephant riding outfits.I t i n e r a r y : 09:30 A M. - 06:00 P M. .
09:30 AM. Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai city and transfer to Blue Tao Elephant Village. .
Around 11.00 am. we arrive at the elephant village, get change into the elephant keeper outfit.
ELEPHANTS' STORY - COOKING HEALTHY TREATS.
Briefing about Asian elephants and
ooking healthy treats from local cultural products for elephants.
MEET THE ELEPHANTS - FEEDING - CUDDLING. .
Learn how to approach the elephants,
feeding bananas and healthy treats, taking pictures with elephants. .
Enjoy delicious lunch with seasonal fresh fruits at our jungle restaurant.
WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS FOR 2 HOURS THROUGH THE JUNGLE & HIGHLANDS. .
You will walk with elephants for 2 hours go up & downhill through the rainforest & pine woods. .
On the elephant's slow pace, you can see elephant always foraging such as roots,
leaves, grasses, branches,
tree barks ( let the elephant's
molars strong and working well ). We have 1 resting stop in the
middle way for
stretching your legs, then we will walk with elephants
downhill to the river right near our base camp.
BATHING IN THE RIVER - 2ND TIME FEEDING. .
Fun time bathing & scrubbing elephants in the natural stream pool,
feeding some more foods to the elephants. .
Observing elephants throwing dirt on themselves, giving a hug and say goodbye to your massive friends. .
Walk back to our base camp for a cool shower and changing back into your cloth. .
Relax and enjoy eating some local treats, then transfer you back to Chiang Mai. .
06:00 PM. We arrive at your hotel and end of our wonderful tour. PRICE : THB 4,900 / person * Minimum 2 persons in each private party.
* Remark :
we can also accommodate a single traveler @ THB 7,000 / you solo.
THIS PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES: - Private transportation just for your party / family, from & to hotel by air conditioned minibus or suv car. - All activities as mentioned in the itinerary above.
- Lunch with fresh fruits at our elephant village.
- Bottled drinking water service free all day long.
- Food & healthy treats for feeding elephants.
- Local 1st class travel accident insurance.
- English speaking tour guide. ( He /she will take photos for you, please bring your own camera ).
WHERE TO PICK UP & DROP OFF ?
- It's free pick up & drop off at any hotels, resorts located in Chiang Mai city area only.
- But, additional charges will apply for any hotels, resorts located off Chiang Mai city area.
- If your pick up place
is a private house, condo booking through Airbnb
website, we need to know the
host's name with phone no. ? exact location ? building's name ? and Google maps.WHAT TO PACK ?
- T-shirt & long pants, training shoes and flip-flops, swimming suit, towel, a change of cloth and underwear.
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, and camera.
- Kindly note : the elephant keeper outfits ( blue denim color ) will be provided for you by Blue Elephant Team.