Tong Bai Elephant Tour

Give yourself the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the elephants of the Tong Bai Foundation. You will experience the serenity and the friendliness of the elephants and will be brought closer to their affectionate world. The Tour welcomes all including children. The Tour is not for those who want to see elephants perform shows, dance and paint pictures.

The Tong Bai Elephant Tour is organized in cooperation with the Tong Bai Elephant Foundation. The Tong Bai Elephant Tour is a trademark of Green Trails Co. Ltd., Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel at 0830. You will drive through a beautiful landscape to Sanpatong and onwards to Mae Win. Here we will spend most of the day with the elephants of the Tong Bai Foundation. The maximum group size is 8 people, due to this you will have plenty of time with the elephants.

We will provide you with trousers and shirts to change into for trekking and bathing with the elephants. A hot shower and towels will also be available for you. Please respect the Thai culture by dressing modestly and consider that bathing in swimsuits is not appropriate.

Note that all activities and timings are approximate. Every day is slightly different to the day before depending on the needs of the elephants


  • Wednesday and Saturday
  • Minimum: 2 persons
  • Maximum: 8 persons per group
  • Tour Operates: All Year Round

Things to bring:

  • Shorts
  • Flip-Flops/Sandals
  • Bathing suite (to put under the bathing tunique)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect spray
  • Your Camera
  • And most important a good mood to meet the elephants
  • Transportation in a minivan
  • English speaking guide
  • Elephant expert from the Tong Bai Foundation
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Certificate
  • Use of farmers tunique for the bathing
  • Medical insurance
  • All drinks except water
  • treats for elephants

Price = 5500 THB per person
(Price based on minimum 2 persons traveling.)


Because we care!

More than half the tour price goes directly to the Tong Bai Foundation

You will receive a numbered certificate issued by the foundation with your name, stating that you have contributed to the foundation.

We limit the daily visits to maximum 8 visitors.

We prefer small groups so that we will be able to pay attention to each persons wishes.

Our first concern was the well-being of the elephants.

When we designed this program our first concern was the well-being of the elephants in the care of the Tong-Bai Foundation. They should have a pleasant experience during your visit.

Only walking, feeding and bathing your elephants.

You can sit playfully on the neck of the elephant during bathing but there is no riding allowed.

Let us make your elephant experience authentic and special!

The best information on elephants

The elephants of the Tong-Bai Elephant Foundation will have a great time during your visit. The tour was designed with their wellbeing  as the main priority. This tour is about them, the elephants. They should enjoy this day as much as you. They are not being bossed around and forced to do things they don’t want to. If you will treat them gently, they will love you in return.

Meet our happy elephants

They will feel comfortable not being around too many people. Due to our limited numbers you will have plenty of time to interact with them on a personal basis, take pictures, cuddle and take a bath in the river with them.

Limited group size of maximum 9 persons

Our mission is to contribute to the future existence and the well being of the Asian Elephant (in particular those within the care of the foundation) by creating awareness about elephants and their situation. The Asian Elephant is an endangered species and its future is uncertain.

Find us here

Tong Bai Elephant Tour 111/70 K-Park Business Mahidol Road, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel. 053 141356 Fax. 053 141357 E-mail: Website:

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