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  • Location:Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Best Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe

Take a combo adventure tour and experience the best of rural Chiang Mai’s exciting excursions! You’ll spend the morning at a small elephant camp where you can ride an elephant, and then get a taste of whitewater rafting on the rapids of the Mae Taeng River. After fortifying yourself with a buffet Thai lunch, you’ll spend the afternoon in the jungle soaring along ziplines! Finish your action-packed day with a stop at a village where you get a glimpse of northern Thailand’s hill tribe cultures.


  • Chiang Mai adventure combo tour with elephant camp, zipline, whitewater rafting and hill tribe culture
  • Visit an elephant camp and have the option to ride an elephant
  • Get the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Mae Taeng River
  • Experience tranquility while floating on a bamboo raft
  • Zipline and rappel through the jungle of Mae Sa Valley
  • See northern Thailand’s hill tribe cultures up close at a demonstration village

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Just outside of Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, you can get out in nature and have great adventures in the jungle and on the river!

What You Can Expect

Best Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe

Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long Neck Village

After pickup at your hotel, travel with your guide about an hour outside of Chiang Mai to Mae Taeng district. First you’ll visit a small elephant camp where your guide will explain the elephant’s importance in Thai culture and the challenges facing elephants today. Interact with the large intelligent animals and have the option to take a 40-minute elephant ride (own expense) with a mahout (elephant trainer) there to assist you at every step.

After the rush of seeing the elephants, you’ll head to the river for another type of thrill: white water rafting! Expert river guides will provide safety gear and a briefing on river safety and skills. Once you’re ready, hop aboard the raft for a fun and wet trip on the rapids. After about 40 minutes, you’ll switch to a traditional bamboo raft for a short float on a calm stretch of the river. Bring along dry clothing to change into after the river fun.

Your next adventure takes you to Mae Sa Valley where you’ll replenish your energy with a Thai buffet lunch, then get ready to zipline! Get fitted in your safety harness and receive a safety talk, then follow your expert guides to the first platform. Sail from platform to platform on 16 different ziplines through the treetops. Revel in the views of the forest canopy and the thrill of flying! You are attached to a safety line at all times and you can quickly become confident about being up high. Also enjoy a nature walk between sections of the zipline park.

Your day ends with a stop at a demonstration village where your guide explains the cultures of northern Thailand’s hill tribes including the Long-neck Karen, Lahu, Hmong and Lisu peoples.

Your guide returns you to your Chiang Mai hotel at the end of your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Totally awesome - guide was fantastic - had a great day - would highly recommend. Great day trip outside of Chiang Mai proper.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Wow, what can I say. Great fun packed day, great people and a great memories made. Highly recommend to fun loving people, be advised this tour is not for the faint hearted though!, we are a young couple that like travel and this day was one we will never forget and the highlight of our holiday. Great price too. We went in late August and were the only ones there so no queing and private tour of the tribes.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

There were 4 of us and we had a private tour - we were collected from our hotel in a lovely air conditioned van - our guide and driver were really lovely. First we stopped off at a local food market, as in a lot of other reviews i am not too sure if the elephants are treated that well where we were taken to but we had a short ride on them then we got changed and done the whitewater rafting which was good then changed down river to a bamboo raft - back in the van then onto the zip wires - we are all 50 and we thoroughly enjoyed this experience - was a bit scared at first but after a couple of lines us girls were fine and really enjoyed it then back into the van to the long neck tribe - it was very interesting but even thought we didnt buy anything as we walked through the market you felt and though you should have - we then went onto the elephant poo place where they make paper which again was very interesting - it was a long day but we done a lot and enjoyed most of it

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This was a wonderful day and trip. We were the only ones in the group and so the individual attention was great. We had a really good guide who was fun and entertaining. The one thing that bothered me -- we did not have control of the elephant camp we visited. We were rushed through the camp and only spent time riding the elephant and then were rushed to white water rafting. Also, I didn't feel that the elephants were treated as well as I would have preferred. While this tour does NOT say you are visiting an elephant conservation camp, I wish that it had been a more conservation-focused elephant camp rather than a camp where they walk the elephants in a circle over and over.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Wonderful tour guide, amazing rafting and zip lining. We would have liked to spend more time with the elephants who were adorable and the day is very very long so we skipped the long neck tribes

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