Explore the beauty of Chiang Mai with a waterfall trekking experience and an elephant sanctuary in one day. Interact with rescued elephants, eat a Thai lunch, and enjoy bamboo rafting in the jungle.
Embark on a one-of-a-kind experience and visit an ethical rescued elephant facility in the jungle outside Chiang Mai. Cool off in a waterfall, savor a traditional Thai lunch, and become a caretaker for the day as you interact, feed, and observe the gentle giants in their natural environment.
Begin with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation in downtown Chiang Mai. Take a scenic drive southwest of Chiang Mai and see local farms, hill tribe villages, and rice fields along the way.
Journey to the Mae Wang Waterfalls, where you’ll relax and take a dip in the water. Arrive at the Pon Elephant Thailand located deep in the jungle. You’ll be welcomed to the sanctuary by a guide who will lead you through the experience.
Get dressed into Karen hill tribe clothing like the ones elephant caretakers wear. Next, get a briefing on Asian elephants and the background of the sanctuary. Come and meet the friendly rescued elephants and feed them bananas.
Walk up the hill with elephants through the forest and watch the elephants forage for food in the wilderness. Observe elephants interacting between families in their natural environment.
Head down to the river and enjoy bathing with the elephants. Walk with the elephants back to the sanatorium and embrace the memories and have time to say goodbye to these marvelous creatures.
Finish off with a scenic bamboo rafting trip along the Mae Wang River before you get dropped off at your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Meet your guide at McDonald’s which is next to the the Imm Hotel Tha Phae.
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You will be picked up directly from your accommodation in Chiang Mai. Please wait in your hotel lobby 10-minute before the confirmed pickup time.
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