Glamping with Elephants in Thailand

If you love cultural immersion and elephants with a bit of rural luxury; this is the perfect adventure for you!

Our partners want to be able to provide you with the opportunity to explore and experience living in the forest with our elephants and in a remote Karen community with as many comforts from home as possible without making an impact on the surrounding forest, the village or our elephants. Whilst also allowing you to step away from daily routines, reconnect with nature and create memories that will last beyond your departure date.

The guesthouse has been built adjacent to a local family, with spectacular views overlooking the mountains. Your host family is very welcoming, friendly and takes great joy in making you feel at home. The guesthouse is equipped with comfortable beds, mosquito nets, a large communal area with facilities to make a hot cup of tea or coffee and a private bathroom with a western toilet and a hot shower – a very foreign and luxurious concept within the village.

Our glamping site is nestled deep in the forest and our tents are designed to make you feel as if you are part of the surrounding landscape, while still providing some creature comforts.  Each of our private glamping tents are equipped with comfortable beds and solar power to provide you with a few hours of extra light. Throughout the evening there will be time to sit and enjoy the company of our mahouts and soak up the tranquility of your surroundings. We consider our glamping site to be at one with the forest and built sustainably, having the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1: arrive in Chang Mai, transport to village (4 hour ride), village tour, stay in guesthouse
  • Day 2: trek into the forest, arrive at base camp, observe the elephants, stay in glamping tents
  • Day 3: observe the elephants, take down camp, trek back to Karen village, stay guesthouse
  • Day 4: breakfast with host family, transport back to Chang Mai

Additional activities included.  Please inquire for more details.

Included in Glamping with Elephants in Thailand:

  • Accommodation in our local partner’s guesthouse and glamping tents
  • All meals included during your stay
  • Home stay fee in the village
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Local guide and team fee
  • National Park fee
  • Donation for the elephant fund


Number of PeopleCost per Person

Transportation Cost (additional): Transportation from Chiang Mai to the village is about 4 hours up into the mountains. Our local partners HIGHLY recommend using their fully-insured, knowledgeable drivers. The village can be difficult to find and relying on a 3rd party driver could result in not finding the village. This round-trip cost is £157, but it’s split if there are more than 1 individual being driven.



To book a non-volunteering tour with GOAT Volunteers, please submit an inquiry via the Contact Us page.

Disclaimer:  GOAT Volunteers receives a small commission on the sale of the above programs.  Prices subject to change without notice.  Please inquire for current pricing.