Located about one hour from Chiang Mai, the Chai Lai Orchid has two idyllic properties. Live with elephants in our nature retreat featuring riverside bungalows, surrounded by lush tropical forest, or wake up with elephants above the clouds in a peaceful mountain retreat with stunning panoramic valley views from the top of the mountain. Both locations offer our signature Elephant wake-up call!
Chai Lai Orchid River Eco Lodge is the base camp for our jungle treks and ethical elephant adventures. This riverside location features individual bungalows, on-site restaurant and private grounds that are home to a family of 12 Asian elephants. Spend your days hiking to secret waterfalls, and bamboo rafting. The Chai Lai Orchid Riverside bungalows are located one hour from Chiang Mai.
Conveniently located close to the Chai Lai Orchid base camp, at Chai Lai Mountain, guests enjoy all our usual elephant activities plus the serene views of the entire valley below. Sunrise over Mae Sapok is a guest favorite. It’s perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat in a secluded eco-resort. Enjoy rustic accommodation in teak wood and bamboo bungalows with authentic thatched roofs and panoramic views. Spend your days hiking to secret waterfalls, lounging in hammocks, playing in the river, or volunteering some of your time The Chai Lai Orchid Mountain view Bungalows are one hour and ten minutes from Chiang Mai airport. Located on the way to the beautiful Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthonon is highest mountain in Thailand and it is actually part of the Himalayas.