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Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and elephants 4d / 3n

Northern Thailand, the land of elephants


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The Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Elephant tour offers a whole day to get to know the elephants better. Then discover the north of Thailand and the two capitals of the ancient kingdom of Lanna founded in the twelfth century, the mythical Golden Triangle , and an incursion in Laos, beyond the Mekong.

Route

Day 1

Chiang Mai

The elephants and the famous Doi Suthep

Meals

Elephant camp
Start from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 7 h 30 AM.
On the road to the elephant camp, about 90 min.
First approach of the elephants.
Preparing the meal for the elephants.
Learn how to feed them, get to know them, be at them side.
Lunch.

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The riding of elephants is not practiced during this walk.

Walking in nature with elephants to reach the river.

Enjoy watching these animals roam free.
Swimming and brushing the elephants in the river.
Walk in the nature near the elephant camp.

Road to Doi Suthep.
Doi Suthep night tour.
Dinner
Night in a typical Thai hotel.

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The Kampaeng Ngam Hotel and equipment of an outdoor pool and a restaurant with room service. Wi-Fi is free.

Or option hotel category superior.

Day 2

Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao

The Chiang Dao caves

Meals

Breakfast.
Departure from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 7am
Road to Mae Taeng.
Bike ride in the fields to the pier.
Kayak on the lake to the restaurant.
Lunch.

DescriptionX

A covered staircase leads to the Chiang Dao Caves Complex, which consists of more than one hundred caves that stretch for ten to twelve kilometers.
The caves have served as a bivouac for Burmese troops before the attack on Chiang Mai in the mid-1400s.
Inside the cave you can let your imagination play to interpret the shape of stalagmites and stalactites.

Discovery of the caves of Chiang Dao.

Small trek in the jungle to visit a hidden waterfall.
Dinner
Night at Chiang Dao Rabiang Chumpa House.

Day 3

Chiang Mai, Thaton, Mai Sai

Near the Burma's border

Meals

Breakfast.
Departure.
Road to Thaton
Visit Wat Tha Ton, known also as Phra Aram Luang, located at the top of the mountain, beautiful view of the Kok River.
Dinner in a local restaurant.

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In this royal villa, the Mother Princess has spent a lot of time improving the life of local tribes and promotes abandoning the opium culture.

Visit Doi Tung Royal Villa of the Princess Mother

Discovery of a beautiful log palace with a wonderful flower garden.

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Thais, Chinese and Burmese cross the border to Mae Sai to trade and work.

Visit of Mae Sai, Thailand at the Burma border.

Dinner

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De River Boutique Resort is located along the Mekong River and 3 km from the Golden Triangle. It features free Wi-Fi.

Night at Chiang Saen in River Boutique Resort.

Day 4

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Laos

The golden triangle...

Meals

Breakfast.

DescriptionX

The Golden Triangle is a famous opium production area. It is a mountainous region on the Laos, Burma and Thailand borders. The triangular border on the three countries lies at the confluence of the Mekong and its affluent, the Ruak in the agglomeration of Sop Ruak.

Discovery of the Golden Triangle.

Boat ride on the Mae Khong River.
Brief visit to Laos. A visa is not necessary.
Visit of Chiang Rai Province.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.

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Typical of Thai kitsh, Wat Rong Khun is immaculate white. It is encrusted with fragments of mirrors. The temple symbolizes the purity of Buddhism. Its construction began in 1997 under the leadership of a contemporary local Thai artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. Inside murals mingle traditional Buddhist symbols, animals and elements of pop culture: Batman, Matrix, Spiderman... At the foot of the bridge that leads to the main building, a basin filled with hands of the ground and skulls seeming to escape from hell. Porticoes decorated with a death's head evoke the misdeeds of cigarettes and alcohol.

Visit Wat Wat Rong Khun, the white temple.
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Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan is located at Mon Sang Kaew mountain, Mae Suai district, Tambon Chedi Luang. It’s about 50 kms south of Chiang Rai. The monk Kruba Ariya Chart initiated the construction of the temple on May 9, 2006 (2550 B.E.). Sang Kaew Phothiyan is translated as, A lotus that sprout and emerged from the water and emits light like a sparkling gem with brilliant light .

Stop at Wat Sang Keo Phothiyan.

Dinner
Return to your hotel at Chiang Mai.

DescriptionX


The Rompo Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai. It has free WiFi and air conditioning in all rooms.

Night in hotel category ''Standard''.

Prices and terms

Prices per person, minimum of 2 adults

Price by person, minimum of 2 adults

Per person 18 500 THB

Special prices for children under 1,20 m 9300 THB

For more than 4 persons On demand

What\s includes in the price

-  Services of an English speaking guide.
-  Entrances to the activities mentioned in the program.
-  Transport during the tour.
-  Meals.
-  Water during the tour. Water, coffee and tea during meals.
-  Accommodation.
-  Insurance.
-  Booking and payment fees by Paypal

What\s not includes in the price

-  French speaking translator and accompanist .
-  Optional activities.
-  Tips and gratuities.
-  And as a rule everything that is not mentioned in the previous paragraph.

What to bring

Camera, sunglasses, hat, sun lotion.
Your personal medications.Please contact us to check availability or for any other questions.

 

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