Mahout Programme (1 Weeks)

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

The role of the Mahout is to be the one-to-one caretaker for an elephant. Mahouts stay with their elephant all the time to take the best care of them. By participating in our mahout programme, you will learn how to help the mahout take care of an elephant. This includes feeding, bathing, observing the elephant’s behaviour and making sure the elephant is healthy and happy.

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 in-depth about the Asian elephant 🐘
  • Enjoy close contact with elephants and take care of an assigned elephant for the duration your stay
  • Learn the elephant commands 🗣️
  • Gather and feed your elephant (by cutting banana trees or grass, preparing sticky rice and unloading trucks with elephant food)🍽️
  • Clean and maintain the elephant’s living area
  • Experience Thai culture and the mahout life🇹🇭

Be aware – Being a mahout is hard work, but it is a very rewarding job!

Check out these testimonies:

Jen from Australia said “Learning to care for Gai Na, getting to know Chit (her Mahout) and spending time at ElephantsWorld has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life”

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1 Week
20,000 THB (7 days, 6 nights)

Transport to and from the city of Kanchanaburi, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, coffee and tea, two mahout T-shirts, accommodation and a life changing experience!

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.

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