Trek to Waterfalls + Karen Hilltribe Homestay + Elephant Caretaker + Bamboo Rafting

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Day 1: Trekking + Lunch + Waterfalls + Dinner + Hill Tribe Village + Sleep In Karen Hill Tribe style Hut at Chai Lai Sisters Camp and Elephant Rescue

DAY 2: (OPTION A) - (NO ELEPHANT RIDING)  : BREAKFAST + HIKE+ MEET THE ELEPHANTS + FEED THE ELEPHANTS + LEARN HOW TO APPROACH AND TALK TO ELEPHANTS + LUNCH + Walk with Rescued Elephants in the Jungle + watch Elephants bathe in the River + Visit Baby Elephants at Elephant Farm

OR

Day 2 (Option B) Visit Sanctuary + Elephant Farm : BREAKFAST + HIKE + BAMBOO RAFTING  + MEET THE ELEPHANTS + FEED THE ELEPHANTS + LEARN HOW TO APPROACH AND talk to ELEPHANTS + LUNCH + BATHE AN ELEPHANT + BAREBACK ELEPHANT RIDE + Visit and Photos with Baby elephants

PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE. THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR NOT A LARGE GROUP, AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED.

 

Trek and Homestay

This was voted as the most eye-opening, authentic experience by past guests. Miles away from the bustling city and tourist traps, you’ll trek to a mountain-top village, swim at waterfalls, enjoy traditional food cooked in the jungle and home-stay with a hill tribe family for the night in a bamboo hut. Free from the buzz of television, and wifi. Some homes only have limited solar power or not at all. Not for everyone, but definitely a unique experience for the true traveler. 

  • We offer private custom tours, you can hike anywhere from 1 to 5 hours depending on what you ask for. If you don't specify what you want, hikes are usually 3 hours and moderate in difficulty

BAMBOO RAFTING

The pace of a rafting trip depends on the height of the water. In rain season, the water is swift and you will see some rapids. In the dry season the river is clear and relaxing. If you are lucky you can see Kingfisher birds and even elephants coming down to the river to drink. The ride is 1 hour. 

  • We suggest leaving your camera and anything you don't want to get wet in the truck, which will meet you at Chai Lai Orchid

 

ELEPHANTS

Spend a day with beautiful Asian elephants. You’ll learn how to be an elephant caretaker.  Get to know the elephants, learn how to approach them and feed them fruit and sugar cane. By participating in this program you are helping create funds to care for the elephants, retire and rescue elephants, and provided them with income so they don't need to perform tricks and do chair rides. 

The elephants on the west side of the bridge (closer to the road) are on break to rest and eat you can spend as much time watching them, petting them and feeding them as you want. Here you can see the baby elephants.

This trip is well organized but relaxed. In order to give you the best experience and maximum time doing your prefered activities, there's not a set schedule.  This is a private tour not a big group so we are flexible to accommodate a different order should you want to spend more time in an activity or change your schedule. The day may feel less structured than what you're used to but rest assured, you'll get a chance to experience everything! See photos from past guests here.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Chiang Mai, City at Three Kings Monument (at the red sign with Chinese characters) or hotel in the old city

DEPARTURE TIME
Approximately 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME
Approximately 6:00 PM (following day)


WHAT TO BRING


Comfortable athletic clothing, athletic shoes with good profile, overnight wear, toiletries, changes of clothes, bug spray, sunscreen, flash light, bathing suit

INCLUDED

  • Good Karma Your purchase of an elephant experience with our organization helps to create a safe and permanent sanctuary for them.
  • Local Indigenous tour guides & trained elephant caretakers
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation 
  • Insurance

NOT INCLUDED
Alcohol & additional optional gratuities

PRICING for 2 days
$140 | 5,000 baht per person (2500 thb per day)

Questions? Email us explore@chailaiorchid.com


If you will be a guest staying @ The Chai Lai Orchid it is not necessary to pay in advance ; just tell the Reception at check-in

Interested in a longer trek? We also offer private custom treks 1500 for each additional day.