TOTO’s elephant sanctuary, waterfall, and white water rafting

This exciting full-day trip will take you to the beautiful mountain jungle and rivers of Mae Taeng, 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; trek to a magnificent 20 m waterfall and relax in the cool mountain water; enjoy the thrill of white water rafting on the Mae Taeng River.


  • Visit an ethical elephant sanctuary in the Mae Taeng Jungle.
  • Walk alongside rescued Asian elephants and observe their natural behaviours.
  • Trek to and bathe at waterfall.
  • Enjoy the thrill of white water rafting on the Mae Taeng River.

Full description

Pick up 08.00-08.30 // drop off 17:30-18:00

Hotel pick up 08.00-08.30 // drop off 17:30-18:00 Take in the beautiful scenery of Northern Thailand on the drive (about 1.5 h) to visit an ethical elephant sanctuary located in the jungle region of Mae Taeng. Learn about the rescued Asian elephants and how to safely feed and interact with them: 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.

After, enjoy a delicious Thai lunch. Take a short drive to the start of a trek (<1 h) to visit the impressive 20 m high waterfall. Here you can relax in the cool mountain water (40 min) before trekking back to your transport. Next, it is off to the Mae Taeng River, considered to be the best white water rafting in Northern Thailand: following a safety briefing and instructions, the experience will cover about 5 km of the river. Drive back to your chosen hotel in Chiang Mai.


      1 Day tour         

                 Minimum need 2 persons   



Rate in Thai Baht/ Person    






  • 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
  • Accident Insurance

Not suitable for

  • Non-swimmers
  • People with insect allergies
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 15 years
  • People with a low level of fitness
  • Pregnant women

Important information

What to bring

Sandals, Comfortable shoes, Personal medication, Swimwear, Towel, Sun hat, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Insect spray, Phone/camera, Personal medication, and Cash.