This exciting full-day trip will take you to the beautiful mountain jungle and rivers of Mae Tang, just north of Chiang Mai where you will: visit an ethical elephant rescue camp and learn how to feed and care for Thailand’s rescued Asian elephants; walk alongside the elephants and observe their natural behaviours; visit the beautiful and fun Sticky Waterfalls where you can cool off and relax.


  • Feeding and walking with rescued Asian elephants in their forest sanctuary.
  • Climbing up a waterfall into cascading water – a unique experience!

Full description

Pick up 08.00-08.30 // drop off 17:00

Following pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai City, the drive to the elephant sanctuary is about 1.5 h. You will learn about the rescued Asian elephants and how to safely feed and interact with them: you will walk with them in their jungle habitat where you can observe their natural behaviours such as foraging for their favourite foods and scratching on trees.

Lunch is provided

13:30 depart to the Sticky Waterfalls

The Sticky (Bua Tong) Waterfall is a remarkable natural wonder. The natural porous composition of the Bua Tong limestone makes them incredibly “sticky” which enables visitors to climb up the waterfall without slipping. It’s a lot of fun. After, you can relax and explore the walkways to the “Fountain of seven colours” where you can learn about the legend and origin of its local name and that of the waterfall.

Drive back to your chosen hotel in Chiang Mai.


Price 2,000 Baht / Person (minimum need 2)


  • Accident insurance
  • Food for the elephants
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup, transfer between activities, and drop-off in Chiang Mai old city (or nearby)
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Towels are available at the elephant camp
  • Traditional elephant carer (mahout) clothing for the elephant experience

Not suitable for

  • People with insect allergies
  • People with impaired mobility and/or vision
  • People with a low level of fitness
  • Pregnant women

Important information

What to bring

  • Sandals
  • Comfort shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Insect spray
  • Phone/camera
  • Child safety seat
  • Personal medication
  • Cash

Please note before you go

  • Elephant-based activities require their cooperation: they are all free to roam the sanctuary forests and are never coerced. 
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to bad weather or other events beyond our control.


How to book: Kindly fill up the booking form. Or another way to directly contact by email: [email protected]

Make a call or WhatsApp to +66 (0) 62 4566 839

Our team will follow up with you shortly.


Sticky waterfall or Buatong waterfall
Sticky waterfall or Buatong waterfall