Beautiful and cozy Thai style bungalows offer the ultimate private mountain experience and you can watch a family of elephants pass by your windows all day long. The huts feature traditional grass roofs, queen-size beds, mini-bars, mosquito nets, fans, and private outdoor space.
Here you can spend your days caring and interacting with elephants — playing, feeding, and bathing them. Cool off with an afternoon swim in a fresh mountain water pool. Ride down the river in a bamboo raft, or simply float away in a tube without a care in the world. Picnic in a sprawling garden, eat fresh fruit right from the tree and relax in a hammock. Go trekking or on endless trails that lead to secret waterfalls, beautiful vistas, Hill Tribe villages and hidden spots unreachable by car. And at the end of the day, come gather around the fire pit and experience local Hilltribe music and dance performances that date back generations, while gazing at a sky full of stars.
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Price includes 1 (per guest) American or Thai style breakfast in our cafe which is open everyday form 7am to 10pm.
We are located in Mea Win, Mea Wang, 1 hours drive from the city and airport pickup can be arranged in advance. Nearby attractions include several waterfalls, the hill tribe villages, Buddhist temples, bamboo rafting, trekking, mountain biking, and of course the Doi Inthanon National Park with highest peak of Thailand.
free wifi in the cafe
I am here most days and we have a full time staff to take care of guests and help them to feel at home.
We enjoyed the natural environment of this stay which is what we were seeking. It is not the home environment as we have experienced through airbnb in the past. It is more a business venture. Accommodation is basic however suits the context. The food was fantastic. As the camp is really the only source for meals the high standard needs to be maintained. Staff at the café were friendly as were the guides and mahouts. Thank you Alexa for this lifetime memory. Keeping in budget for everyday people to experience we think is so important.
Amazing place! Easily the best place I stayed at in Thailand. Staff was super friendly and being that close to the elephants was unreal.
chai lai is a great place to stay and relax. the room was clean and comfortable. your will definitely enjoy your stay! and all the people of here are nice and warm-heat. if you want to be out of the city, here could be the best place for you. strongly recommended!
I'll remember my stay at the Chai Lai for the rest of my life I'm sure. ...Hopefully I'll even go back. It was exactly as advertised. The activities offered where just amazing. And as hard to top as the experience was -- knowing that the whole thing is run with such a good mission made it all the more special.
Chai Lai is a wonderful place to stay if you're planning to be out of the main city. Very secluded, peaceful and beautiful place. Main city is an hour away, so transportation cost can add up if you decide to go back n forth. Only downfall was that bathrooms are not in the rooms. They are outside shared bathrooms/showers..
It was wonderful to meet Alexa and her team! They're all awesome!
Thank you for everything Alexa. The place is amazing. Would defo recommend. An amazing experience.
wonderful location and great activites offered by the elephant camp
Wow, what a hidden gem! Literally elephants all around you, all the time. I really enjoyed my stay at the elephant camp! The restaurant they run is absolutely delicious and Alexa is a great host. I would definitely recommend staying here!
We had a wonderful experience here and I would recommend it to anyone traveling in the Chiang Mai area. The staff was friendly, helpful and easy-going. The food was some of the best I've had in Thailand! Being able to take some time to relax and hang out with elephants was truly an amazing way to spend a few days. Thank you and I look forward to my next trip!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Chai Lai Orchid - it was such a surreal experience walking around seeing elephants everywhere you go! The bareback elephant rides were well worth doing while you are there. We were upgraded to a beautiful room with a large balcony and each day we would see elephants walk past with their mahoots. The people there are all so passionate and inspiring, something you don't often see to that extent. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves elephant, or if you are just looking for a relaxing escape from the city!
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