Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !
As the number of elephants is lower, so Maesa Elephant Camp has dedicated our knowledge and expertise to help increase the number of elephants in the country. Our success in reproduction of elephants is passed on via this elephant nursery where the little elephant babies live with their mothers during childhood and their mahouts who fully provides care. We also promote succeeding to Thai elephant species in corporation with various organizations in study and development of elephant reproduction in both natural way and artificial insemination.
Elephant is the largest mammal surviving in the world at present. And Thailand is also another source of elephants. Elephants in Thailand are classified as the Asian elephant, in subspecies of India (Elephant maximus indices). Since the ancient time, the elephant was raised by men for many advantages such as a royal vehicle of kings in the wars, or even as worker in the forest. So, the elephant is considered greatly beneficial to Thai people. The current roles of the elephant have changed entirely.
Where is the elephant cemetery. Truly, from Mr. Choochart Kalmapijit who found The Maesa Elephant Camp. He said that,the elephants, after retired, we led them free in the jungle near by Maesa Elephant Camp. We have to take care them because they do not know how to survive by In the past, There were not many people who knew, where did the elderly elephants live after they were not able to work. Where did they live and what did they do?What happened for their life. When they died, buried or cremated?.
A fantastic chance to get to know the real professional mahouts are? Find out what they do everyday and the secret of becoming a Mahout!Start by the introduction of instructions and elephant health care, the language to communicate with elephant followed by hand on practices. Additional surprising details are for you to find out by yourseft with the highlight of the program!
|Remark : Child = 4-8 years old. The age less than 4 years old is FOC.|
|Detail||estimate time||Price||remark||Book now|
|Long track||45 minutes||1,500฿||1 elephant|
|Short track||25 minutes||1,000฿||1 elephant|
|Mini track||15 minutes||800฿||1 elephant|
|Full package show+riding(1 persons)||45 minutes||3,000฿||1 elephant|
|Full package show+riding(2 persons)||45 minutes||4,000฿||1 elephant|
Remark: Limit only 2 persons per elephant and total weight should not more than 170 kgs.
Both side of howdah must be balance.
Pregnancy is not allow.
|Full day program(MH501/502)||6,000.-|
|2 days/1 night program(MH601/602)||9,000.-|
|3 days/2 night program(MH701)||12,000.-|
Note: Minimum 2 persons
The child over 5 years old shall pay same as adult.
Own elephant one by one.
Each client will receive one full set of Mahout's outfit/1 digital photo and photo CD/1 painting by Elephant artist/meals and water/Certificate of achievement
|MAHOUT TRAINING HALF DAY||2,500฿||1,500฿|
Note: Join program 4 persons per elephant.
Lend the mahout uniform.
Round trip transport within Chiang mai city is included.
feeding set is included.
program available for children 4-8 years old.
Taking care old and retire elephants
Introduction about life of elephant's retirement
Separate area from mahout area
Open daily from 08.00 A.M. to 04.00P.M.
|ELEPHANT CARE CENTER||200฿||120฿|
Introduction about elephant care center and objectives.
Learning about old elephant and elephant's foods and herbs.
Feeding food for elephant (feeding set included)
Visiting educational hall and elephant cemetery
Time available 09.00-10.15 A.M. and 01.30-02.45P.M.
|Half day program(EC101)||2,000.-||1,300.-|
|One day program(EC102)||3,000.-||2,300.-|
|2 days/1 night program(EC201)||7,000.-||4,900.-|
|3 days/3 night program(EC301)||10,500.-||7,400.-|
|Elephant bathing program(EC501)||1,500.-||1,200.-|
Note: Child (4-8 years old)/baby(less than 4 years, FOC)
We are the only place that can offer you a round trip pick up from your hotel and take you back. We use UBER team to serve you. One car can contain 4 passenger only
For round trip within first ring road price 750 baht.
For round trip outer than third ring road price 900 baht.