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Chiang Mai & Elephant Experience

Chiang Mai & Elephant Experience

From $ 360 AUD

Description

See a different side of Chiang Mai on this short but sweet three-day adventure. From your base in northern Thailand’s most vibrant city, visit the ChiangChill elephant reserve to spend the day hanging out with gentle giants and learning how this organisation supports the protection, conservation and lifestyle of free-roaming elephants in the region. Observe the daily patterns of these elephants from a safe distance, seeing how they graze and socialise with each other. You’ll also be treated to a cooking class, where you’ll collect some local produce at the morning market and then learn how to use it, from a local cook who will let you in on all the best kept secrets of Thai cuisine.

Trip Name
Chiang Mai & Elephant Experience
Last Updated
2024-02-14
Days
3
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Meet elephants in a responsible environment when you hang out with the gentle giants of the ChangChill reserve, watching them eat, relax and socialise.
  • Enjoy a live lecture from local guides to learn more about the elephants, the reserve’s sustainable tourism practices and conservation efforts in the area.
  • See a different side of Chiang Mai, with authentic experiences and nitty gritty details all worked out for you. 
  • Head to a cooking class with a local cook, who will teach you how to collect the best produce from the local market, then show you how to cook some of the most delicious Thai cuisine, which you'll enjoy together for dinner.
  • Soak up this vibrant city with loads of free time and the flexibility to choose your own adventures, like wandering the street food markets in search of the yummiest local dishes.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It's important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, political unrest or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your group leader or local representative will keep you up to date with any such changes once your trip is underway. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance fees only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your group leader or local representative know you are interested at the Welcome Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and group leader or local representative are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Chiang Mai
Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. The most vibrant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has many famous temples and an interesting old city area. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7 pm with your local guide. If you arrive early, head out to explore charming Chiang Mai. The friendliness of the people, the interesting old town bound by moats, and the many fascinating temples enthrall travellers from around the world. After the welcome meeting, you 'l have free time tonight. Make sure to sample some delicious traditional northern Thai food in the vibrant night markets – the signature dish is kao soy, yellow wheat noodles in a curry broth, traditionally served with chicken or beef.
Day 2 - ChangChill - Chiang Mai
Today is set to be one to remember as you visit the ChangChill elephant reserve – a truly special experience. Drive out to the reserve and learn how this organisation supports the protection, conservation and lifestyle of free roaming elephants in the region. You’ll observe the daily patterns of these jungle giants from a safe distance, seeing how they graze and socialise with their other friends. The expert local guides will give you a live lecture on the elephants as well as the reserve’s sustainable tourism practices and conservation efforts in the area. Enjoy some refreshments near the elephant’s mud pit, then be treated to lunch in a riverside sala (pavilion) alongside your giant friends, who will be enjoying a meal too. Return to Chiang Mai for an evening at leisure.
Day 3 - Chiang Mai
This morning you'll be treated to a Thai cooking class. If you're a foodie, then you’ll love this one! First, explore the local market with a local guide who will teach you how to select the best produce and where to find the key ingredients for your dishes. Then, head to your class and learn how to use them (and what to use in their place if you can’t get them at home), picking up some well kept secrets on making delicious Thai cuisine. As well as taking your own comprehensive recipe book home with you after the class, you'll of course feast on the fruits of your labour for dinner. after, your trip comes to an end. There is no accommodation included tonight. If you'd like to stay in Chiang Mai and explore the city further, just speak to your booking agent.

Trip Dates

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29-03-202431-03-2024AUD $ 360-
31-03-202402-04-2024AUD $ 360-
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27-09-202429-09-2024AUD $ 360-
29-09-202401-10-2024AUD $ 360-
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03-11-202405-11-2024AUD $ 360-
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10-11-202412-11-2024AUD $ 360-
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15-11-202417-11-2024AUD $ 360-
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01-12-202403-12-2024AUD $ 360-
03-12-202405-12-2024AUD $ 360-
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08-12-202410-12-2024AUD $ 360-
10-12-202412-12-2024AUD $ 360-
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17-12-202419-12-2024AUD $ 360-
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Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Transport

Mini bus,Songthaew

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