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  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

For the truly adventurous! Approximately 37 miles north of Chiang Mai, situated on the banks of the Ping River, is Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled setting, marvel at the worlds largest land animal, performing amazing feats of strength and skill, at the command of their 'mahouts'.

Highlights

  • Follow an exhilarating Elephant trek in the remote jungle of northern Thailand
  • Visit the ancient culture of the Lisu Hilltribe which originated in the remote mountains of Tibet
  • Visit Mae Sa, where you can take a stroll through the Orchid Farm and picturesque surroundings
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

River rafting on Ping River - Chiang Mai

Then follow an exhilarating elephant trek through the neighboring jungle, past bamboo trees and hanging creepers, upwards toward a remote Lisu hilltribe village. The Lisu hilltribe people originated in Tibet and their villages are usually located in the mountains around 3280 feet. Local lunch is provided. After lunch, you will enjoy a thrilling river rafting adventure down the Ping River.

On return to Chiang Mai, the journey continues by road to an Orchid Farm at Mae Sa. There is ample time to stroll around this scenic area where a picturesque forest waterfall can also be found.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I know some people think that working animals is cruel. But these elephants are treated very well. I absolutely loved this tour. Riding the elephant through the jungle was a bucket list moment for me. I was very lucky that I was the only person on this tour. Pong my guide was excellent. The raft ride down the Mae Ping River was excellent as well very peaceful. The buffet lunch was great and was at the orchid, butterfly park. Hotel pickup and drop off is included in this tour. I stayed at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel which is excellent. Great day out in this beautiful region of Thailand.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The elephant trekking was amazing, we spent about an hour and a quarter on the elephant, followed by a stunning rafting trip. Followed by a great meal and then visiting a hill tribe. Our guide Peo was fantastic, he knew so much, and was really friendly. This day was the highlight of our holiday!!

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