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Chiang Mai Chai Lai Orchid
Chiang Mai Chai Lai Orchid
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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Wake up to the sunlight shining through your windows in this little gem featuring elephant views, stone shower and jungle vine-covered roof. Great for couples or solo travelers. En-suite bathroom. By choosing The Chai Lai Orchid eco-lodge, you are helping us to rescue 11 elephants, including 4 babies. We offer a humane elephant experience including baths, bare backing riding and lots of bananas! You can book day trips or stay overnight.

Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
House Rules
Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

157 Reviews

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Bhavesh User Profile
December 2017
A nice place to stay with basic facilities in the lodges. All the staff on site are very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Michelle User Profile
April 2017
This place is unforgettable. We stayed for 3 nights and in that short time bathed DeeDee the elephant, floated down the river on a bamboo raft, went on a quad bike up the mountain and saw ancient temples. Chai Lai is amazing ...the food is good, staff are incredible and the loca…

Sean User Profile
August 2016
We stayed at this resort for 3 nights and we had this room for the last one. It was most definitely our favourite room as the views, bathroom and overall accomadation was more suited for us. I can not recommend people to stay here enough. The check in process was smooth and we wh…

Curt User Profile
April 2016
The girls all made us very welcome. The private room was cosy and adequate. Needed the A/C. We booked tours through the hostel. Met some good people there. The elephant rides were as described, pure bliss. The trekking was adventurous although the tribes were a let down and the b…

Laura Anne User Profile
March 2016
The place overall was a amazing experience i will never forget. Everything was perfect. Even though we were almost in the jungle it was like staying in a 5 star hotel. The towels smelt sooo good i could not stop smelling them. It was such a relaxing and unique experience. I will …

Lewis User Profile
February 2016
Loved our stay at the Chai Lai Orchid!! The place looks exactly like the photos. The staff were all so friendly and you could really see the passion the elephant trainers had with the elephants. The highlight of our trip was the trek then the bare back riding and washing of the e…

Lewis User Profile
January 2016
Loved it! Everything I wanted from my trip north of Thailand. Beautiful setting, wonderful staff/people and lots of things to do at whatever pace you feel. Topped off with fantastic riverside accommodation. Thoroughly recommend it.

Mae Win, ThailandJoined in May 2012
Alexa User Profile
We are the Chai Lai Orchid team and we are happy to welcome you to our home <3 We live at an elephant camp and is also a safe home for refugee and ethnic minority women. It serves as a vocational training program where staff are paid to learn hospitality and also taught to be m…
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