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2 days: private eco-trekking & Elephant sanctuary with hill tribe overnight provided by Chiang Mai Trekking

2 days: private eco-trekking & Elephant sanctuary with hill tribe overnight

2 days: private eco-trekking & Elephant sanctuary with hill tribe overnight
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Live the best experience of your life: discover elephants in the middle of the jungle, without any chains, any hook, anything except the liberty to be free and walk around as they want! Closer to the elephants: 1 day with elephants and 1 day private trek An authentic experience out of the beaten tracks, with free and well treated animals Live the best experience of your life: discover elephants in the middle of the jungle, without any chains, any hook, anything except the liberty to be free and walk around as they want! Our camp is not like the others, next to the road and built for tourists! Not at all, our elephants are living with the people of the ethnic hill tribe of the White Karen, as your guide! * 2 people minimum
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Day 1 ----- ♦ Pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse between 8am - 8:30am ♦ Stop at a traditional local market to buy some food and discover thai specialties ♦ Arrive at the elephant camp, surrounded by sugarcane plantations ♦ Discover the place, and see the elephants ♦ Learn about them and their History ♦ Enjoy thai lunch ♦ Learn how to make medicine balls ( daily vitamins supplements ) and give them to your new friends ♦ Walk around and take pictures. Elephants are completely free in the nearby hill! ♦ Drive until a Waterfall and a Royal Project ♦ Go to the White Karen village ♦ Discover the family of the guide and your house for the night ♦ Have a dinner, then sleep in the village Day 2 ----- ♦ Wake up around 7h30 ♦ Enjoy a thai traditional breakfast ♦ Start walking in the jungle for about 1.5 hour ♦ Have a break at a waterfall where you can swim ♦ Enjoy the lunch ♦ Walk in the jungle, surrounded by the flower agriculture and rice fields ♦ With your guide, plant some trees in the jungle to help to reforest ♦ Do some bamboo rafting if you want ♦ Back to Chiang Mai around 5 / 5:30pm
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Day 1 ----- ♦ Pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse between 8am - 8:30am ♦ Stop at a traditional local market to buy some food and discover thai specialties ♦ Arrive at the elephant camp, surrounded by sugarcane plantations ♦ Discover the place, and see the elephants ♦ Learn about them and their History ♦ Enjoy thai lunch ♦ Learn how to make medicine balls ( daily vitamins supplements ) and give them to your new friends ♦ Walk around and take pictures. Elephants are completely free in the nearby hill! ♦ Drive until a Waterfall and a Royal Project ♦ Go to the White Karen village ♦ Discover the family of the guide and your house for the night ♦ Have a dinner, then sleep in the village Day 2 ----- ♦ Wake up around 7h30 ♦ Enjoy a thai traditional breakfast ♦ Start walking in the jungle for about 1.5 hour ♦ Have a break at a waterfall where you can swim ♦ Enjoy the lunch ♦ Walk in the jungle, surrounded by the flower agriculture and rice fields ♦ With your guide, plant some trees in the jungle to help to reforest ♦ Do some bamboo rafting if you want ♦ Back to Chiang Mai around 5 / 5:30pm
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58190P4
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and around
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and around
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Jenna F
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Getting an Authentic Taste of Thailand
Jan. 2020
Chiang Mai Trekking was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. It is a 2-day adventure in which you get to get up close and personal with nature as well as experiencing life as a native for a short period. It started out with about a 3-hour long hike. The hike takes place mostly through the woods, and there are some hills which allow you to witness the beautiful views from various perspectives. During this hike you are accompanied by a few guides that navigate and help you along the way, and I found that they are very friendly and fun to talk to. At the end of the hike you reach a native village, where you stay the night in their simple, yet comfortable, wood homes. The village residents are very welcoming and hospitable. They make dinner and breakfast for you, and at night they will likely teach you some of their traditional dances. We ended the night by setting off floating lanterns. For the overnight stay, you sleep on thin mattresses on the floor with mosquito nets hanging around you, so you don’t have bugs bothering you, and blankets are provided. After breakfast the next morning you set off down the river on hand-made bamboo rafts. Each raft has a guide with a pole to navigate down the river and avoid rocks, and one of my group members had a pole as well to help in the back. We chose to stand the whole time, which I felt made it more exciting because there is nothing to hold onto, so you are relying entirely on balance. Rafting back down the river took about 2 hours, but we stopped halfway through at a rope swing into the water. After the rafting, lunch is provided at another village, and then it is time to head to the elephant sanctuary. You can feed bananas and cucumbers to the elephants and then bathe them in the river, which is an amazing experience. I highly recommend doing this as it is unlike anything else.

Tips:
• The hike has some steep inclines that can be challenging, so good health and fitness will help you conquer those hills.
• Wear athletic attire and make sure you bring a fully filled water bottle.
• It got cold at night, so I’d advise you to bring a sweatshirt and use multiple blankets.
• The raft gets very wet so if you are planning to sit, wear clothing that can get wet.
Written 22 April 2020
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Abby K
10 contributions
Absolute best experience you can have in Thailand
Jan. 2020
I can honestly say that Chiang Mai Trekking was my favorite part of my trip. For me, it was a life changing experience that reinforced my belief that travel is powerful. The Chiang Mai Trekking crew picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the hiking location in their trucks. We stopped to play in a gorgeous waterfall. We stopped at a kitchen where they cooked us some incredible authentic Thai food. There was plenty of food! Next, we drive to the start of the jungle trek. The hike itself was a bit difficult, however it’s great for anyone who loves a challenge. When we arrived at the village we were staying at, we were shown to our cabins. We were also allowed to explore the beautiful village and play with some of the animals roaming around. Our trekking guide cooked us our dinner, which was very, very good. Once it got dark, we gathered in the center of the village around a fire to watch the dances that the villagers preformed for us. We also got to dance with them. My absolute favorite part of the trip was definitely the floating lantern lighting. Everyone was provided a mattress, blankets, pillows, and a mosquito net in the cabin. I would recommend bringing warm clothes to sleep in, as it gets chilly at night. After a night of dancing, we woke up to the amazing breakfast our guide prepared for us before getting on the bamboo rafts to float down the river. At the end of the river ride and lunch, we hopped on the truck to go see the elephants. We got to feed and bathe the elephants, an experience like no other. Overall, everything about the Chiang Mai Trekking experience was truly authentic. I participated in the one-night trekking adventure; however, I would recommend staying a few more nights if possible. Overall, this was an amazing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Written 21 April 2020
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Lauren Binnion
10 contributions
Unique and Amazing Jungle Adventure
Jan. 2020
During my trip to Chiang Mai, a group of about 50 people, of many ages but mostly college students, and myself decided to do an overnight hike with the Chiang Mai Trekking Company and it was the best decision ever. The company was extremely professional and personable and wanted to make our experience amazing. It started with an amazing drive through the hills and valleys where we made our first stop to a waterfall. This waterfall was breathtaking and was so much fun to hang by for about an hour where we swam in the water, which was a little chilly, and took pictures. We then went to get lunch and stock up on supplies for the hike and dinner. This was the best food i have ever had with fried rice, chicken, pineapple, watermelon and more, where we sat outside. After lunch we drove a little further until we reached the start of our hike. While the hike was definitely challenging, as it had many parts that were steep and uphill, it was a great workout and the best part was the scenery. The views were amazing and the guides were so wonderful at helping those who were struggling, either in the heat or with the steep climbing. After about 2 hours we reached the small village where we would stay for the night. This village was full of amazing and very generous families that let us stay the night and made us amazing dinner and breakfast. They even made us sticky rice and put on a dance for the group. The best part was the next morning when we drifted down the river on bamboo rafts and got to see and hang with elephants. This company offered us a wide range of activities and we got an amazing and unique experience I will never forget. While there was no electricity or heat, the guides made sure everyone was warm with a fire and was having a great time. One tip is to wear warm clothes if you stay overnight because as hot as it gets during the day, it definitely gets cold in the mountains at night.
Written 21 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Chiang Mai Trekking
BrendaHoule
BrendaHoule
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Great Tour
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this tour. The hiking had beautiful views and was just hard enough
slever05
slever05
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Awesome experience and one definitely worth doing if visiting Chiang Mai
We did the 2 day, 1 night trek tour which was the perfect amount of time! The white water rafting was a bit tame an
Mazface
Mazface
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Rewarding experience.
I did the 2 day 1 night. You start off with a hike up which isn’t easy! Definitely fitness needed (my friend was ab
SoSo W
SoSo W
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Lovely experience
We finished a 2 day 1 night trek in Mae Taeng area and really liked it. The route is for relax pacers but still som
Chelsea P
Chelsea P
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Amazing and authentic experience!
I wouldn't come to Thailand without doing this. If you are into hiking and connecting with people different than yo
patriciarebello
patriciarebello
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Definitely a highlight of our trip!
We did a 2 day trek with Cool Trekking (the "Non-touristy" eco tour" and it was a wonderful experience. The trek wa
Chris M
Chris M
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Lovely time
Just got back from 3 day 2 nights trekking and absolutely loved it, there was plenty to do and see and the guide "J
kristen h
kristen h
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Fantastic but tough trip!
Liked- our guide bobo was funny and played guitar and sang at night. Very good guide for young and sociable backpac
Grace C
Grace C
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Great trip
I would like to start by thanking the guides and villagers that we stayed with for being so kind and making us feel
Morrisguides
Morrisguides
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Amazing experience
Did a three day trek and stayed over at Karen village. Slept in a hut and Singing drinking local whiskey with the l
MariaSFenech
MariaSFenech
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Challenging but great!
We were a group of 4 and we chose the 2 day trekking package which included 1 night to rest in the bamboo huts. Th