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2 Day Hiking to find Elephants!

2-day adventure

2 Day Hiking to find Elephants!

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Hike through the jungle to find Elephants and immerse in Karen culture
Duration
2 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
2-day adventure

2 Day Hiking to find Elephants!

2-day adventure

2 Day Hiking to find Elephants!

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Hike through the jungle to find Elephants and immerse in Karen culture
Duration
2 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation

What you'll do

If you want to have a unique experience of hiking in the forest to find the elephants everyday and observe their natural behaviours in their home environment, then you have found the right place. Come and join us for the experience of a lifetime! Volunteers and visitors must be physically fit to hike everyday up and down mountains to get to the elephants. Day 1: Pickup from Chiang Mai at 9am at our meeting point. You will then travel through a national park and stunning mountains inhabited by local hill tribes until you arrive in our unique village. You will meet your homestay family, our friendly staff and the other volunteers, immerse yourself in hilltribe culture by cooking with your homestay and learning how to basket weave from one of the elders in the village. You will also have the opportunity to purchase unique woven souvenirs from the women in the village if you so wish. Day 2: Wake up early and come to breakfast at 7am at our base hut. We provide a basic but delicious western breakfast. We will then begin the hike into the forest and find our elephants. Hikes usually last for an hour and a half each way to find the elephants. You will then spend all morning/afternoon observing and learning about them and their natural behaviours. You will have lunch in the forest with the elephants and return to Chiang Mai in the afternoon.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Kerri

Kerri

I am co-founder of Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary and I have been living and working with elephants in Thailand for over 6 years now. I set-up KSES in May 2016 along with my Thai/Karen husband to not only help give elephants a better life, but also to help the local hill-tribe communities. We work very closely with our community to bring elephants home to the forest and provide observation opportunities, as well as provide alternative livelihoods to our village. We bring guests and volunteers to help promote and progress our elephant and community projects.

About the organization

Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

We are a Non-Profit Foundation who are dedicated to giving our elephants the best life possible with the help of our visitors and volunteers. Our aim is to bring elephants home to the forest by working with the local communities to not only provide a haven for our elephants, but also provide an alternative livelihood for their mahouts and owners.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.

What's included

Accommodations
1 night in a house
Food
2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee
Transportation
2 off road rides

Where you'll be

This experience is available starting May 03, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate.

More tips

We will meet at Sleep with you hostel in Chiang Mai. A packing list will be sent to your before arrival.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Kerri
2-day adventure
2 Day Hiking to find Elephants!
From $444/person
From $444/person