3 days and 2 nights trekking and elephant car tour. Care for the elephants, trekking, waterfalls, Karen hill tribe and bamboo rafting.
The majestic Elephants is certainly our favourite animal and now you too can have the chance to take care of elephants with this 3 days and 2 night Elephant Care and Trekking tour.
The tour starts early with a pick up from your Chiang Mai hotel when we embark on a journey 1.5 hours south west of Chiang Mai city. On the way we will need to stop at a local Thai market to stock up on fresh ingredients for our trip. We then drive through the mountains until we get to the elephant camp. Upon arrival you will change into the mahout clothing provided for you before playing and taking care of the elephants. After feeding the elephants some yummy bananas and sugarcane (their favourite) we will ride the elephants bareback down to the river. Here you will have a once in a lifetime chance to swim and bathe with the elephants.
After a lunch of Thai food and fruits we will take a walk to the natural waterfalls. After cooling off for a bit, we will then start trekking through the jungle and rice paddies to visit the White Karen hill tribe. Here we will all cook Thai food together and we will sleep overnight in this village.
On the second day, we will wake up and have breakfast then start our morning trek the the Red Karen Village where we will tour the village and then the guide will cook lunch for you. After lunch we will take for around 1 hour until we reach the waterfall camp. Here we will cook food together and stay overnight at the camp.
After enjoying a healthy breakfast we will take a 1.5 hour trek upstream to the Shan village we the bamboo rafting station is. Here we will sit on the bamboo rafts and float downstream. After this we will return to home camp, have lunch and the drive back to the city to drop you off at your hotel.