The ultimate Thailand eco travel experience — immerse yourself in nature while supporting human rights and helping us rescue elephants from a nearby camp.

Spend your days bathing, feeding, riding and playing with elephants. Get to know these gentle guardians of the forests and see why they need our help being rescued from chair tours. Stay in an eco-hut, raft down the river, and cool off swimming in the river. Eat fresh fruit from the tree and absorb the simple pleasure of a hammock in the mountain sun. Hike the endless trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls, secluded streams and Karen hill tribe villages.


We believe that we can all change the world.

Not just charities and nonprofits… but travelers and businesses too. The Chai Lai Orchid is more than a resort, we are a social business that works to promote sustainable tourism, kindness to elephants and helping at-risk women take the first step to get out of poverty and see a future of hope.

A portion of revenue is devoted to these ongoing programs, so you are contributing every time you stay at the Chai Lai Orchid.

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The most exciting experience of my round the world journey… and Alexa is the most inspiring hostess…the staff is a warm and happy family of the best Thai cooks and elephant ‘mahoots’ …I felt like I was in the best scenes of Jungle Book… topped by the natural beauty of the river, the trees, the large pool filled with running spring water!!!… I took my first river rafting trip and I am not a good swimmer…I could do it everday… so relaxing, yet invigorating… so many exciting new friends i…

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