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Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

1. Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

Begin your private experience with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai. From there, take a scenic journey to a private elephant estate where you will be their caretaker for half a day. Upon arrival, walk to the main base camp to get changed into an elephant caretaker outfit and prepare yourself for a day of fun. Hear about Asian elephants' long and fascinating history as you learn to cook healthy herbal treats for them to eat for a snack. Afterward, feed the handmade treats to them and walk along their side through the beautiful lush forest. Following that, your tour continues with elephant bathing in the river before you say farewell to your new friends and set off on the next part of your tour. Following the sanctuary, take some time out of your day to enjoy a delicious Thai lunch. Savor local dishes accompanied by rice, and finish off your meal with a selection of fresh tropical fruit. After lunch, continue to the Buatong Sticky Waterfall. Whilst there, enjoy some walking and climbing from down below the falls to all the way up to the very top. As the waterfall is constructed from natural limestone, you can walk and climb easily to the top, enjoying the clear water to cool down. As your tour concludes, depart from the waterfall to return back to Chiang Mai.

From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Day Trip & Hike

2. From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Day Trip & Hike

Explore the Thai jungle and embark on a guided hike on this day trip from Chiang Mai. Marvel at Thailand's highest mountain, visit pagodas and the rainforest, and feast on a delicious lunch as you go. Begin your experience in Chiang Mai and meet our guide for the drive to Doi Inthanon National Park. The park is home to Thailand's largest mountain which rises 2,565 meters above sea level, and has air that is cool year-round. Upon arrival, take a walk around the Angka Nature Trail. Experience an authentic rainforest environment filled with rare flora, animals, and birds. Continue on to visit 2 pagodas, built in honor of the King and Queen of Thailand for their 60th birthdays. There, take a stroll through the Hmong Market, and shop for local products like vegetables and seasonal fruits. Next, head to the Royal Project restaurant for lunch. Load up on energy to get ready for your afternoon hike. Have peace of mind knowing that free drinking water is also available during your experience. Begin your hike along the scenic Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail. Trek through shady forests and authentic jungle. Absorb a panoramic view of the rice terrace, and learn all about rice paddies. Conclude your hike at the Karen Hill Tribe Village, and find out about the villagers' way of life. Savor some freshly ground and brewed coffee before your return journey back to Chiang Mai.

Private Doi Suthep Temple and Sticky Waterfall Tour

3. Private Doi Suthep Temple and Sticky Waterfall Tour

Get picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Chiang Mai and drive up the curvy mountain roads to Doi Suthep - Pui National Park. You will visit the most important temple here. Walk up 306 steps (or, if you prefer an easier method, take a funicular ride) to the temple, which sits at 1,100 meters above sea level. The famous golden pagoda is stunning and the temple contains the relic of the Lord Buddha. Here, you'll also have the chance to get a holy blessing from a Buddhist monk and participate in a wrist tiding ceremony. From the balcony, enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai. Next, you'll continue to Bua Tong waterfalls. Swim around the clear water or climb the "sticky" limestone and enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery.

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Trip

4. From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Trip

Soak in the waters of the Mae Kajan hot springs and visit the White Temple on this day trip from Chiang Mai. Ride in an air-conditioned coach or van. Savor and authentic Thai lunch, tasty snacks, and fresh fruits. Go to a market on Don Sao Island, the Opium House Museum, and the Long Neck tribe. Depart Chiang Mai and journey towards Chiang Rai, stopping at the hot springs of Mae Kajan to soak your feet in the healing waters. Then, visit the temple of Wat Rong Khun and marvel at is white exterior inlaid with mirrored glass. Enter the "Golden Triangle" to see the city of Chiang Saen. Enjoy lunch at a famous restaurant before climbing aboard a boat for a ride along the Mekong River (optional). Cross into Laos and go to the market at Don Sao Island. Visit the Opium House Museum to learn more about opium and why it was once as expensive as gold.  Get the chance to stop at a hill tribe village en route back to Chiang Mai and meet the people of the Long Neck tribes.

Chiang Mai: 8-Hour Van Service with Professional Driver

5. Chiang Mai: 8-Hour Van Service with Professional Driver

Have your very own private driver for the day. Ensure a smooth trip in an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver to take you around Chiang Mai. Enjoy the full flexibility of how you would like to explore places in fascinating Chiang Mai city or the provinces nearby. Whether it's for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping or business, the driver will accommodate your requirements and make sure you have a great experience.

From Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Private Chiang Rai Tour

6. From Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Private Chiang Rai Tour

On this private, customizable tour of Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai, you call all the shots and create your own itinerary. Enjoy a private driver that will bring you wherever you want to go in an air-conditioned vehicle and learn about the sights you see with a local guide. Following hotel pickup, head to Chiang Rai to start your personalized itinerary with your driver and guide. Throughout your trip, your personal guide will share their local know-how to help you learn historical details, cultural insight, and other stories about the attractions you visit. While often overlooked, the northern city of Chiang Rai is another cultural gem you should add to your Thailand bucket list. With historic temples, bustling street markets, outdoor parks, and indigenous villages on its resume, there are plenty of activities and things to do in Chiang Rai. At checkout, simply indicate the three to four attractions you want to see, with a few additional sights so that your guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. Choose from the following sights to see on your tour: • White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)• Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten)• Black House (Baan Dam Museum)• Golden Triangle• Mae Khachan Hot Spring• Wat Phra That Pukhao Temple• Mae Sai border• Hilltribe Museum and Education Center• Khun Korn Waterfall• Pu Kaeng Waterfall

Chiang Mai: Customizable Chiang Mai Surrounding Areas Tour

7. Chiang Mai: Customizable Chiang Mai Surrounding Areas Tour

See what's outside Chiang Mai on this customizable guided tour. Visit the roaring Wachirathan Waterfall, relax in the calming San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, or see indigenous Thai plants at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden. Enjoy pickup from your downtown Chiang Mai accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver. Meet your guide in the car and head out. You can opt for a guide who speaks English, German, or Spanish. When you checkout, choose 3 to 4 sights or attractions that you must see, with a few additional optional sites so that your guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. Nature-loving customers might enjoy the Doi Inthanon route, with a hike in the Doi Inthanon National Park, and a visit to Wachirathan Waterfall. If you’re thinking of taking the Mae Rim or Mae Taeng route, visit Mon Jam Highlands and Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden. Adventure and relaxation enthusiasts will love San Kamphaeng Hot Springs and Ban Mae Kampong Village. To help keep your travel time down, consider sights within 3 different routes. Doi Inthanon Route: • Doi Inthanon National Park (Doi Inthanon summit and Angka Nature Trail)• Wachirathan Waterfall• Twin Royal Pagodas (Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri)• Inthanon Royal Agricultural Station (Royal Project)• Mae Klang Luang Village (Hill Tribe Village, Pha Chor Canyon, Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong) Mae Rim and Mae Taeng Route: • Mon Jam Highlands• Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden conservation center for indigenous Thai plants with a canopy walkway)• Pongyang Zipline and Jungle Coaster• Mae Sa Waterfall, Wat Pa Dara Phirom Temple• Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Center• Plai Fa Strawberry Farm, Mae Taman Elephant Camp• Baan Tong Luang Hill Tribes Village (long-necked Karen village)• Wat Ban Den• Bua Tong Waterfalls (Sticky Waterfalls)• Nam Phu Chet Si Spring• Chiang Dao Cave San Kamphaeng and Ban Mae Kampong Route: • San Kamphaeng Hot Springs• Ban Mae Kampong Village (ziplining activity and cafes)• Mae Kampong Waterfall• Wat Mae Kampong (hidden temple)• MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum• Muang On Cave, Baan Jang Nak (Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings)• Bo-Sang Handicrafts Centre• San Kamphaeng Saturday Walking Street (Saturdays only)

Ethical Elephant Caretaker & Doi Suthep Temple Private Tour

8. Ethical Elephant Caretaker & Doi Suthep Temple Private Tour

Begin your private experience with a pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city and take a scenic journey to a private elephant estate where you will be their caretaker for half a day. Upon arrival, Walk to the main base camp, located up the hill, get changed into an elephant caretaker outfit and prepare yourself for a day of fun. Learn about Asian Elephants' long and fascinating history as you learn to cook healthy herbal treats for them to eat for a snack. Afterward, feed the handmade treats to them and walk along their side through the beautiful lush forest. Continue with elephant bathing in the river and say a farewell to your new, big friends as you set off on the next part of your tour. Take some time out of your day to enjoy a delicious Tha lunch, eating dishes with rice and finishing off your meal with a selection of fresh tropical fruits. Then, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the temple that is situated on the top of a mountain. You can reach the top by walking up or using the elevator. At the very top, there is a golden chedi and terrace adorned with small shrines, breadfruit trees, rock gardens and, an Emerald Buddha statue. From the mountain top you will be treated to breathtaking views of the lush greenery below.

Chiang Rai: Small Group Sightseeing

9. Chiang Rai: Small Group Sightseeing

Meet at Meeing point Tower clock at 10.00 am or Front gate of white temple at 10.30 am First stop is the Chiang Rai White Temple, a unique and impressive temple known worldwide for its alternative figures and drawings. Then, visit the Big Buddha, an impressive figure at the top of a small hill. Go up inside the Buddha's head and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. Next stop is Black House, a group of houses decorated using a lot of different color blacks, Stop for Lunch enjoy Thai food include it and then discover the Blue Temple, with its impressive murals.  Then journey back to Tower clock in Chiang Rai, where you will arrive around 4:00 PM. or if who want to continue to Chiangmai let us know , we can drop you in Chiangmai hotel , but please let us know for space baggage

Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

10. Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai accompanied by a Spanish-speaking guide and spend a day learning about these gentle giants, playing and bathing with them. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and a relaxing swim.  Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and drive for 45 minutes to the elephant sanctuary. Upon arrival, out on your caretaker clothes and then get an introduction about the sanctuary and the elephants that live here.  Prepare breakfast for these magnificent animals and then get a chance to feed them up close. You will get opportunities to interact and play with them in a natural environment as the guide explains their behavior and history.  Enjoy a short walk with the elephants next to the river before lunchtime. Take a dip in the pool before feasting on traditional food like Pad Thai, Chinese rolls, and local fruit then prepare to leave the sanctuary. The return journey back to Chiang Maitakes approximately 45 minutes and you will arrive at your hotel around 2:00 PM.

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4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

It really was a wonderful day. We had a very nice guide who took us to all the spots we wanted to see. She was very patient and explained a lot to us about the individual temples. always my pleasure

Very nice evening and very nice bar discoveries It was for December 31, and the pinnacle: fireworks! The guide (Yee Yee): she is great. Thanks again for discovering the wine bar

Pon was exceptional! In addition to being our driver, he was also a mini tour guide and told us where we can go at each spot we visited. Would definitely recommend

Great tour. Our guide Maggie was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We had a ton of fun with the elephants and the temple was beautiful. Highly recommend.

Vicky was an amazing guide. She is very knowledgeable and funny and speaks great English. Highly recommend.