One Day with ATV At Karen Hilltribe Elephant Sanctuary



Welcome to the Karen Hilltribe Elephant Sanctuary. Our sanctuary is located at Sobwin Village, Mae Wang district in Chiang Mai province. For hundreds of years we the Karen people have lived and worked with elephants in Thailand. We want to share with you our love and respect for these truly amazing animals and at the same time help protect this endangered species. At our sanctuary you will have the chance feed, bathe and give a healthy mud spa to our rescued elephants in a area of natural beauty just over an hour south of Chiang Mai's historic old city.



  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pick up from your accommodation. 
  • Drive approximately 1.20 hours to south of Chiang Mai
  • Stop at market to experience local culture.
  • Arrive at Karen hilltribe Elephant Sanctuary & into traditional
  • Karen hill tribe clothing.
  • Meet our elephants feed and take photos with the elephant in their natural life, learn how to make medicine for elephants.
  • ​Mud spa with the elephants.
  • Walk with our elephants to the river to bathe and brush the tour guides, sorry the elephants.
  • Next we have a traditional Thai meal followed by seasonal fresh fruit.
  • Drive ATV for 1 hour to a beautiful waterfall.
  • Relax in the cool water, beer optional (not included). 
  • 17:00 Return to your accommodation​​

What to Bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal medicine


  • English speaking guide
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Drinking water
  • ​Lunch

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