Chiang Mai Elephant Friends
Chiang Mai Elephant Friends is located 50 km south of Chiang Mai, 1 hour to 1 hour 30 drive, dependent on traffic, near Mae Wang National Park. If you are going to Doi Inthanon, we are the perfect place to stop.
Our address in Thai:
202 หมู่ 9 ต.แม่วิน อ.แม่วาง จ.เชียงใหม่ 50360 แม่วาง
Our address in English:
202 Moo 9, T. Mae Win, A. Mae Wang, Chiang Mai 50360
GPS: 18°38’23.816″N 98°41’58.333″E | 18.639949, 98.699537
We will meet you at the reception and arrange your tour with elephants or bring you to your room if you have booked one. After crossing the river by a bridge, you will have to walk 150 meters to join your bungalow. Don’t worry, we will carry your bags!
You can also call us:
Thai: +66 (0)99 551 4514
We can arrange a driver to pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai city or the airport.
The price per way is 700 THB by car or pickup and 1,200 THB by van (up to 8 people) from Chiang Mai city, and 100 THB more for the airport pickup. There is a 200 baht supplement between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The transport from and to Chiang Mai city is free if you have booked an elephant full-day visit with us for at least 2 adults.
We accept cash, bank transfer (with a Thai bank), and Credit or Debit Card with a 3% fee (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club, Discover, Union Pay, American Express, Alipay, WeChat Pay)
The cool season starts from mid-November to February, it’s also the high season. During the day, the temperatures are pleasant, around 30°C (86°F) but bring warm clothes because the temperature drops rapidly after sunset, sometimes as low as 10°C (50°F).
The hot season is from March to May, daytime temperatures are especially hot this time of year, but we still have some fresh air by night thanks to the river and forest. The smoky season generally occurs during March and April, the pollution can be terrible because of the burning.
The rainy season, also called the Green Season, is from June to October when the jungle is at its greenest. The rains begin to fall around early June and continue until late October. The temperature falls to an average of 32 °C (89 °F) during the day and a pleasant 20 °C (70 °F) at night. It rains almost every single day during the rainy season but almost never continuously, typically, the rain stops after an hour. It’s also the period when you have the most bugs and mosquitoes.