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.
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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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Absolutely love this place. I live in Chiang Mai and heading to Mae Wang for a weekend of relaxation and elephants – Chai Lai Orchid is the perfect getaway. Also, its an excellent place to take visitors who can only spend a short time in the area, because it includes all the highlights Northern Thailand has to offer tied up into one feel-good package: elephants (new baby just born!), bamboo river rafting, hill tribe trekking, and excellent Thai food at their restaurant (the curries are…

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