Tours and Treks

The Chai Lai Orchid offers sustainable, eco-friendly tours including elephant experiences, day treks and overnight homestays in hill tribe villages. Our tours reflect our core values of respecting nature and local traditions and culture.

 
Mae Wang Waterfall

Mae Wang Waterfall

ELEPHANTS + WATERFALLS 1 DAY

Become friends with elephants through ethical interactions like feeding, bathing and optional bareback riding. See some of Northern Thailand’s most scenic landscapes on a hike through jungle rice terraces and Karen hill tribe villages. Swim in waterfalls and float down the Mae Wang river on a traditional bamboo raft.

 
Karen Homestay

Karen Homestay

waterfall trek, elephant experience and homestay- 2 Days

All of the above plus an overnight homestay in a Karen hill tribe village. Voted by guests as their most eye-opening, authentic cultural experience. Miles away from the bustling city and tourist traps you have a chance to unplug and relax. Enjoy dinner cooked over the fire and peaceful nights under the stars as you learn from your hosts about the traditional Karen way of life.

 
Elephant Bath

Elephant Bath

Hidden Jungle Temple

Hidden Jungle Temple

Elephant Caretaker EXPERIENCE half day

Learn what it’s like to care for an elephant! Meet our elephant family, including three adorable baby elephants. Feed your elephant and bathe her in the river. Learn how to give basic commands and ride bareback or walk with her through the jungle. You may work with your own elephant or share with a friend.

CUSTOM CHIANG MAI CITY AND JUNGLE TOURS

Want to feel more like a local than a tourist?  We offer private, fully customizable tours as an alternative to the big group tours sold elsewhere. This allows you to have the best experience possible, spend your time wisely and get all the best insights on the Chiang Mai area from those who know it best – the locals!  Check out our custom private tours page for ideas.