Flanks a rushing river in a beautiful lush tropical valley a mere twenty minutes scenic drive from downtown Chiang Mai. Having been open for nearly thirty years and currently home to seventy eight elephants, we have become leaders and experts in the field of elephant breeding, training, healthcare and sustainable tourism.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Chiang Mai
07:00hrs Transfer from hotel in Chiang Mai city to Maesa Elephant Camp. Check into the Mahout Lodge and change into your personal Mahout outfit. Then meet your instructor and the camps’ veterinarian who will give you a short briefing about the camp as well as the course, followed by lesson 1, basic command for elephants. After lunch at the camp’s restaurant, start lesson 2 of the basic commands for elephants, which lasts until 16:00 hrs (approximately). 18:00hrs participate in a Thai food cooking class and enjoy your own cooked Thai meal. Overnight at the lodge.
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Day 2: Mae Sae Elephant Camp
08:00hrs More practice on the learned commands (lesson 3), then join your elephant in the stream and give her a bath. Ride your elephant back to the rest area. Lunch at the camp’s restaurant. Afternoon, learn more advanced techniques to command and steer your elephant (lesson 4. Ride the elephant to the resting area outside the camp. Evening advanced Thai cooking class and enjoy your own cooked Thai dinner.
Day 3: Departure
Review of lessons 1 to 4. More practice on all lessons given throughout the program and practice elephant riding outside the
camp. Lunch at the camp’s restaurant. 13:30hrs Participate in the actual Elephant show at the Elephant Show Ground and paint with the Elephant artist. The program ends at around 16:00 hrs with a farewell ceremony during which you receive a certificate and digital photograph taken during the course as well as the elephant’s painting as a memorable souvenir of your stay at the camp.