Doi Inthanon Hiking & Elephant Sanctuary Program

Unforgettable Doi Inthanon Hiking & Elephant Sanctuary Experience :

Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Wonders. Feed, Bathe, and Connect with Elephants, Then Embark on a Majestic Journey to Doi Inthanon. Explore Thailand’s Highest Mountain, Twin Pagodas, Botanical Garden, and Indulge in an Enchanting Hike through Lush Landscapes. Return with Memories etched in your Heart.


Remarkable adventure that combines the Elephant Sanctuary experience with an exciting Doi Inthanon Hiking journey. The day begins with a cheerful hotel pick-up, heading for a scenic drive through rural landscapes. Where fresh mountain rivers, verdant rice fields, and flourishing plantations create a captivating panorama.

Arriving at the Living Green Elephant Sanctuary, you are warmly welcomed and dressed in traditional northern clothing. It’s time to meet the sanctuary’s stars – The Elephants.Engage in feeding and interacting with these gentle giants while learning about their history and gain insight into their behaviors as knowledgeable guides share their wisdom. Walk alongside the elephants as we make our way to the river for a refreshing bath. We respect their preferences, allowing them to decide if they want to enter the water.

Enjoy a delicious local meal while observing the elephants in their relaxed state. Say farewell to these magnificent creatures and start heading towards another adventure. Next, we venture to Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand’s highest mountain. Feel the cool breeze and mist as we reach the summit, offering breathtaking views. Explore the Twin Pagodas, a symbol of cultural heritage, and wander through the vibrant Botanical Garden.

The journey takes a delightful turn as we start trekking along the Pha Dok Siew nature trail. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauty, spot rare wildlife, admire lush rice terraces, and take a refreshing dip in a waterfall. Visit an organic Karen hill tribe coffee farm, adding a delightful touch to the experience. As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to Doi Inthanon mountain, carrying memories of its magnificence. Reflect on the profound connection with elephants and the wonders of nature as we journey back to Chiang Mai.

*All activities of elephants are based on animal welfare. No force elephants.*

ITINERARY : (Duration of program : 11 – 12 Hours)




We also offer an additional photography service at no extra charge. Our photographers will take pictures throughout the day, and we will upload them on the website including a link on facebook for your ease of access.


Schedules may switch morning – afternoon based on camp capacity.

At our Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. We don’t follow a strict schedule, and the timings mentioned here are only approximate, with the exception of designated pick-up times Pha Dok Siew hike is of medium difficulty, suitable for those with a basic fitness level & recommended for children above 5 years old Collection times may vary slightly depending on pick up location. We offer a free transfer service to/from all places of accommodation within a 5 k.m. radius of Chiang Mai’s Old City. Transport from locations outside this area will incur a surcharge.

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