The Thai Elephant Conservation Center is a government-owned and run Elephant Park that was founded in 1993 under royal patronage.
The Thai Elephant Conservation Center offers visitors opportunities to watch elephants bathe, watch an elephant show and allows riding of elephants with a howdah (2-person saddle/chair).
Thai Elephant Conservation Center Prices, Lampang Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Day Trip option offers a 40-minute show where the elephants will demonstrate logging techniques, will paint pictures, make music and demonstrate their agility. The shows are scheduled at 10am, 11am and 1.30pm. Visitors can also watch the elephants bathe at 9.40am and 1.10pm. Visitors can also view elephants in the hospital and can take elephant rides. The elephant rides use as howdah to ride the elephants into the forest. Rides can last 30 minutes or 1 hour. If you are interested in visiting a NON-RIDING park, check out the Elephant Nature Park.
The Overnight option offers visitors a homestay option where visitors will spend the evening staying at the home of the mahouts (elephant handlers) as you interact with an elephant during the day. There are also trekking programs where you learn more about the day to day life of the mahout and involves camping in the forest with the elephants overnight.