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Chiang Mai Chai Lai Orchid

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Chiang Mai Chai Lai Orchid

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Wake up to the sunlight shining through your windows in this little gem featuring elephant views, stone shower and jungle vine-covered roof. Great for couples or solo travelers. En-suite bathroom. By choosing The Chai Lai Orchid eco-lodge, you are helping us to rescue 11 elephants, including 4 babies. We offer a humane elephant experience including baths, bare backing riding and lots of bananas! You can book day trips or stay overnight.


Laptop friendly workspace
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


191 Reviews

Melissa User Profile
June 2018
This place and the initiatives at chai lai are so beautiful and we are grateful to have been a part of it! Got coconut water and information packets on arrival - info was really appreciated. There is a hang out/cafe area for lounging that we loved! Rooms were rustic - we found a …
Alan User Profile
May 2018
The Orchid was one of the best places I stayed in during my trip to Thailand. Upon arrival we were greeted with fresh coconuts and a view of elephants playing in the river. The whole experience was highly interactive as we could freely approach the elephants and even fed them our…
Abbey User Profile
April 2018
Chai Lai was a remarkable place. We enjoyed the staff's friendliness and the opportunity to meet the elephants up close. Restaurant across the bridge was good.
David & Amanda User Profile
David & Amanda
March 2018
Alexa is a fantastic host. I wished she got more credit for what she’s doing with her two projects. Everything was perfect and beyond what we expected. The girls do an amazing job with the guests.
Emily User Profile
March 2017
Had a great time staying at this elephant sanctuary/jungle resort. It was a unique experience that I won't soon forget. It is a very rustic accommodation and it is an hour out of Chiang Mai so keep this in mind when booking but I would recommend this place for a unique experience…
Nicolas User Profile
July 2016
What an amazing place to stay...there are really no words that can describe the true experience of staying at Chai Lai Orchid resort. Do yourself a favour and come immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of Thailand and feel the warm reception of all the staff that work tireles…
Simeon User Profile
July 2016
This place was great. It was a nice getaway from the bustle of the bigger cities in Thailand. The view from our room was amazing and the staff were so kind and friendly. Although I never met Alexa, she was very helpful leading up to our trip there with setting up transportation a…

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Mae Win, ThailandJoined in May 2012
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1765 Reviews
1 Reference
We are the Chai Lai Orchid team and we are happy to welcome you to our home! We live at an elephant camp that is also a safe home for refugee and ethnic minority women. Our home is part of the anti-human trafficking project Daughters Rising. It serves as a vocational training…
Languages: English
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