Chiang Mai - 2D1N - Elephants, Homestay and Waterfall Trek
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai - 2D1N - Elephants, Homestay and Waterfall Trek

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Created: Monday, April 11, 2022
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Created: Monday, April 11, 2022
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18 Apr
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2D1N - Elephants, Homestay and Waterfall Trek

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DAY 1 CHIANG MAI - CHAI LAI ORCHID CAMP (-/L/D)

08:00am - 09:00am : Get picked-up from your Chiang Mai hotel. Transportation is a traditional Thai songteaw (covered pick-up truck). Explore the traditional way of life in a Pga k’ nyau/ Karen Hill Tribe village. See traditional  Karen houses, and learn how local villagers raise animals, plant crops, and enjoy living sustainably in nature. There are local shops in each village, so this can also be a place to grab a quick snack or sample a local delicacy.

The length and difficulty of the jungle hike can be adjusted to fit your ability, just let us know! On average our guests prefer to hike 2-3 hours through lush jungle terrain. Along the way you will see a wide variety of animals and plants, and your guide will share their expert jungle knowledge!

This tour offers a  waterfall picnic lunch. Your guide will pack a traditional vegetarian meal and fresh seasonal fruits, and you can enjoy your lunch next to a gorgeous jungle waterfall. Depending on the weather and season you can bbq over a fire. Please let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions so we can accommodate them. Or go with the flow and try some new tastes!

Relax beside the fire in the evening as you enjoy the company. The guide  will prepare a traditional seasonal meal, often including freshly foraged ingredients. Enjoy your meal and the stillness of life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Mealtime brings everyone together around the fire, especially in the chilly winter months. 

Karen homestays offer open-air showers and eco-friendly bamboo/ wood huts. Fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle paradise.


DAY 2 CHAI LAI ORCHID CAMP - CHIANG MAI (B)

Enjoy a traditional breakfast of and locally-sourced seasonal fruits.

Hike through beautiful jungle that spills out onto sun-drenched rice paddies and Northern Thailand landscapes. 

Make some elephant friends at our elephant camp! Feed them snacks, take selfies, and learn how to approach them and communicate using simple commands. Each elephant has their own mahout, who will show you how to speak to them, stay with you for the duration of your experience, and tell you about the personality of their beloved elephant. You will also get to take a walk with your elephant through the lush jungle.

After walking through the jungle, what’s better than cooling off in the river by giving your elephant a bath? Elephants love playing in the Mae Wang river, so be ready to get wet! They love splashing and swimming and you will share their happiness.

This tour offers a delicious riverside lunch. Enjoy a traditional vegetarian meal and fresh seasonal fruits as you take in the beautiful jungle scenery. Please let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions so we can accommodate.

Finish off your day by cooling off in the lazy Mae Wang River on a traditional bamboo raft ride! Your guide will steer you around the winding river and small rapids as you relax. Drinks are allowed on the raft but PLEASE do not litter. Depending on the seasonal height of the river, rides can be from 40 min to 1 hour in duration. While most areas of the river are very shallow, lifejackets are available upon request.

After changing into dry clothes, say one last goodbye to your elephant friends before heading back to Chiang Mai. Your transport will be waiting for you at Chai Lai Orchid elephant camp.

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Address
Hotel in Chiang Mai
Departure time
08:00 AM
End time
05:00 PM
Included
  • Good Karma : 100% of the proceeds benefit marginalized indigenous community
  • English Speaking Guide Pga k’ nyau Guide
  • Transportation Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner + Drinking Water.
  • Accident Insurance.
  • Digital Detox.



Excluded

Beer, Additional Beverages, and Snacks.

Optional Gratuities for the Guides or Mahouts.

Surplus Transportation Fee for Pickups Outside of Chiang Mai.


Hotels

1 Night at Chai Lai Orchid elephant camp.


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