Chiang Mai

Mahout Training Program

Have you ever dreamed about being a mahout? Here is your chance to be mahout for a day. The program includes theory on becoming a mahout;

  • Learn how to ride, bath and give basic commands to the elephant.
  • Knowledge of elephant biology and basic elephants’ health care.
  • Mahout certificate

The day starts at approx. 7 am, with the pick up from the hotel and your private transfer to the elephant camp.

Before you meet with “your” elephant, you will get basic instructions and a safety course. As well as a meeting with the camps veterinarian and instructor team. You will also see the daily elephant show. After that, things become “serious” at the training- camp, as you learn how to bath the animal. Lunch will be served on the sight of the camp, before you get to learn some of the basic commands to guide the elephant. At the end of the day, you will receive a “mahout certificate” before returning to the hotel.

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep & Meo Hill tribe

Visit a Meo hill tribe village set in an attractive hillside spot and see the Meo tribes people dressed in their colorful traditional costumes.  The tour also takes you to Wat Phratat Doi Suthep, which contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. The view of the city  from  3,500 feet above sea level can also be quiet breathtaking.

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