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Elephants, Rafting & Cave Tour




ERC1) Elephants, Rafting & Cave Tour - Chiang Mai


Chiang Dao Nest - Chiang Mai Tours - ERC1) Elephant / Rafting / Cave Tour
Enjoy a day in picturesque rural Northern Thailand with an extended elephant ride, bamboo rafting and Chiang Dao Cave.

 

Highlights

- Fascinating Elephant Show at the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center. (Traditional logging skills demonstrated, not circus style.)
- 1 1/2 hour elephant trek through beautiful forest to a Lisu Village
- Bamboo rafting down the Ping River
- Amazing Thai / Northern Thai Lunch at Chiang Dao Nest 2
- Explore the famous Chiang Dao Cave
- Visit a local market

This popular day tour is based around the Chiang Dao area, which is famed for it's natural beauty.
Availability: - Private tours available daily. Non-Private Group Tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Private Tours and Non-Private Group Tours
Departs from: Chiang Mai
Suitable for all. Minimal exercise involved.
Itinerary:
7.30am - 8.00am
Pick up from your Chiang Mai Hotel / Guest House in an air conditioned minibus / minivan. Drive for just over an hour.
- We endeavour to only use new, clean and comfortable transport for this tour.
For an idea of the minibus / minivan (subject to availability) please see the following pics.. 1, 2, 3, 4
9.00am - 10.00am
Bamboo rafting down the Ping River, starting from the Elephant Training Centre (this is not whitewater rafting! It is a gentle float down this beautiful river).
The rafting usually takes around 55mins, but will be less when the river is flowing fast. At the end of the rafting you will be driven back to the Elephant Centre.
10am - 10.45am
Watch the Elephant show at the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center.
The show includes the elephants bathing, aided by their mahoots, followed by a demonstration of their skills, strength and intelligence used in the past for logging.
11am
1 1/2 hour elephant ride at the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center to a Lisu hilltribe village
Look around the Lisu hilltribe village. Followed by a 30 min drive to a picturesque location for lunch.
1.00pm
Lunch at Chiang Dao Nest 2 - famed for it's high quality cuisine - variety of Thai / Northern Thai dishes. Enjoy the stunning views of the Chiang Dao Mountain.

2.00pm
Explore Chiang Dao Cave with a guide.

Enroute back to Chiang Mai a visit to a local market
Transfer back to your Chiang Mai Hotel / Guest House. (arrive back around 4.30pm - 5.30pm)
Non-Private Group Tours - price from Chiang Mai - until 30th September 2012
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Rate per person in Thai Baht
2795
(Minimum of 2 people signing up to this tour on any day - Maximum 8 people per guide - Non-Private Group Tours Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only)
 
Private Tours - price from Chiang Mai (Just you and your friends/ family - available daily) - until 30th September 2012
Number of people in group. Rate per person in Thai Baht
6+
2295
5
2445
4
2645
3
3045
2
3695
1
6295

Non-Private Group Tours - price from Chiang Mai - from 1st October 2012
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Rate per person in Thai Baht
2895
(Minimum of 2 people signing up to this tour on any day - Maximum 8 people per guide - Non-Private Group Tours Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only)
 
Private Tours - price from Chiang Mai (Just you and your friends/ family - available daily) - from 1st October 2012
Number of people in group. Rate per person in Thai Baht
6+
2495
5
2645
4
2845
3
3445
2
3795
1
6495
Price Includes
- Transport to and from your Chiang Mai Hotel or Guest House in an air-conditioned minibus / minivan. If your accommodation is far from the centre of Chiang Mai there may be an additional charge for transport. This will be confirmed when you inform us of your pick-up location.
- English speaking, experienced, friendly, knowledgeable and officially registered guide. (maximum of 8 people per guide)
- Entrance to the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center
- 1 1/2 hour elephant ride at the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center (based on two people sharing an elephant)
- Approx. 55mins bamboo raft (based on three people sharing a raft) N.B. The length of time on the raft varies depending on the speed that the river is flowing. At the height of the dry season (March/April) if the river is not at a suitable level we may substitute the bamboo rafting with visiting another attraction or doing another activity.
- Thai and Northern Thai Lunch at Chiang Dao Nest 2, fine dining in a spectacular loction (please specify any special food requirements when booking, thanks)
- 20 Baht per person donation to the school next to Chiang Dao Cave (this school provides an education for the poor children from this area. They often struggle to have enough funds for a decent lunch. Many of the students are from the Lisu hilltribe villages in the surrounding mountains, whose families have very little.)
- Entrance to Chiang Dao Cave
- Guide(s) with lanterns for inside the cave.

Price does not include
Insurance - please make sure that you are adequately covered.
Drinks.
Dessert - Chiang Dao Nest 2 has some tempting desserts!
Souvenirs.
Additional Donation to the school.
Tips.
Customer Review
"just a quick note to thank to you and your staff for a memorable excursion today, I really enjoyed it so much. Both the elephant ride and the rafting were real opportunities to get close to nature around Chiang Dao area I was glad to have survived the hermits cave and our lunch lived up to the promise on your website. The whole trip offered fantastic value and a special thanks to our guide who could not have done more to have helped make the day memorable" . James, UK
Booking & Payment
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