Mahout Program (1 to 4 weeks)

gathering food walking with elephants Preparing food Preparing sticky rice

Do you love elephants and would you like to take care of one? Learn how to be a mahout!

Once you are involved with an elephant, you have to be involved with their mahout, the elephant caretaker. Mahouts stay with their elephant all the time to take care of them. By participating in our mahout program you will help the mahout with taking care of an elephant. This includes feeding the elephant, bathing the elephant in the river, observing the elephant’s behavior and making sure the elephant is healthy.

This is a unique and unforgettable experience and will give you a glance in the life of being a mahout!

By participating in our mahout program you will:

  • Learn about the Asian elephants
  • Enjoy close contact with elephants and take care of 1 elephant during your stay
  • Learn the elephant commands
  • Feed the elephant and gather food for the elephant (by cutting banana trees or grass, preparing sticky rice and unloading trucks with elephant food)
  • Clean the elephant’s area
  • Experience Thai culture and the mahout life

Bear in mind that being a mahout is hard work, but it is a very rewarding job!


1 Week
20,000 THB (7 days, 6 nights)
2 Weeks
40,000 THB (14 days, 13 nights)
3 Weeks
60,000 THB (21 days, 20 nights)
4 Weeks
75,000 THB (28 days, 27 nights)

Transport to and from the city of Kanchanaburi, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, coffee and tea, two mahout T-shirts, accommodation, a mahout certificate.

Age limit
Only for participants 18 years and older

Payment will take place when you arrive at ElephantsWorld.

* Unfortunately, if you leave the program early we cannot give you a refund.

* Please enter the preferred length of stay in the “Comments and questions” field of the booking form.