Once you have made a booking with EVT, you can be assured that your visit to us will not harm the elephants and that your money will go to benefit elephant welfare and conservation efforts.

Both of our elephant sanctuaries practice some of the highest ethical animal welfare and care standards in South East Asia.

  • Visit Options

    We have various visit choices for nature lovers of all ages from 2 hours to 2 weeks+.  You can visit us for a half or full day or if you are not in a hurry, stay for as long as you want in our renovated, dorm-style, homestay.

    All options are all inclusive and feature the following :

    • Pick up at 8.30am or 11.45 am from your accommodation or our city center shop.
    • Full morning OR afternoon experiences with the elephants observing them roaming in the grass fields and forest and just being….well…. real elephants!
    • Opportunity to feed the elephants their daily supplement of bananas or banana trees.
    • Lots of time to relax in our calm and tranquil sanctuary and take some amazing photos.
    • Incredible learning experience for those who want to know more about what our elephants are up to.
    • Delicious Northern Thai style lunch that we can cater to your taste (vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian/gluten free and specific foods can be provided and all standard allergies can me catered for), so let us know what you would like to eat !
    • Drop off before 2pm/5.00pm at the location of your choice : White Temple, Chiang Rai Night Marketbus station (1 and 2), your accommodation or even the Chiang Rai Airport (2pm/5.30pm) can be provided.
  • ELEPHANT LOVERS (Half Day Program)

    1,400 THB

    Spend either a morning or afternoon with the elephants. Enjoy following, photographing and even

    feeding these majestic creatures as they get to enjoy being elephants again.

    We have various idyllic elephant habitats including bamboo groves, forest, grass lands

    This tour is ideal for those who are in a rush and have limited time in Chiang Rai. This popular half day tour comes with lunch and drinks included as well as city center pick-up and drop off. Departures from the sanctuary are typically at 1 pm after lunch or after 4.30pm. Contact our team to find out more.

  • ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE (Full Day Program)

    1800 THB

    This full day visit is perfect for those who want relax and unwind watching elephants live the life they are meant to. If you love elephants then this is the tour for you and an unforgettable tour with elephants should not be missed!

    You will get to meet the elephants in the morning and learn about their stories, history and future while trailing them in their natural habitat, followed by a delicious Lanna Style lunch. After Lunch you will again head out to relax and enjoy these amazing animals.

    Often we find that when couples and or/groups come to visit not everyone loves elephants and sometimes people like to get dirty and help out onsite with some volunteering so also check out out volunteering option.

    Contact our team to find out more

  • ELEPHANT VOLUNTEER (Full Day)

    1800 TBH

    The Elephant Volunteer Program is very similar to the Elephant Experience but you will spend your afternoon learning what it’s like to volunteer at the sanctuary by helping out onsite with a possible assortment of activities. Every week we have different projects underway from planting, growing and cutting elephant food to helping with our with the latest construction projects. Often though our team of fantastic staff just generally need a hand with whatever we are doing to make our place even more awesome for elephants!

    Be prepared to get sweaty and dirty, so bring a long sleeve shirt, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent and a spare water bottle and prepare for a really enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Please check out the video below to get an idea about whats involved or if you are using a phone click on this LINK

    Please note that this is entirely optional and if after an hour or two you want to stop and go back to watching elephants with one of guides that completely okay too! The elephants are after all simply awesome.

  • Overnight Options

    1400 BHT/per night (all inclusive)

    Our new Elephant Valley Homestay is now OPEN!

    We have worked very hard to renovate an old farmhouse on the property and have surrounded it with several acres of beautiful gardens and big strong elephant proof fence. Each room has views of the elephants as they walk past not to mention a plethora of wildlife that comes and goes. Each room has comfy beds, fans, mosquito nets and WIFI and shared bathrooms that have western toilets and hot showers. If you want to escape the city and spend a few days living with elephants then this is the perfect option for you.

    All overnight stays include meals while on site and transfers within the Chiang Rai Area.

    Please contact us for more details and availability and to enquire more about which optional package is best.