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Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

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  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3685CNX28

For the truly adventurous! Approximately 37 miles north of Chiang Mai, situated on the banks of the Ping River, is Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled setting, marvel at the worlds largest land animal, performing amazing feats of strength and skill, at the command of their 'mahouts'.


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  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Then follow an exhilarating elephant trek through the neighboring jungle, past bamboo trees and hanging creepers, upwards toward a remote Lisu hilltribe village. The Lisu hilltribe people originated in Tibet and their villages are usually located in the mountains around 3280 feet. Local lunch is provided. After lunch, you will enjoy a thrilling river rafting adventure down the Ping River.

On return to Chiang Mai, the journey continues by road to an Orchid Farm at Mae Sa. There is ample time to stroll around this scenic area where a picturesque forest waterfall can also be found.

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  • Tour departs from Chiang Mai Town Area hotels and Four Seasons Hotels
Departure Time:
  • 8:45am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

7 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
  • Returns to original departure point

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Chiang Mai Town Departure
Code: CNX28T

Departs from hotels in Chiang Mai town area

USD $79.85
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Four Seasons Hotel Departure
Code: CNX39F

Departs from Four Seasons

USD $131.15
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Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour including Lunch

  • Elephant trek
  • Lunch
  • River rafting
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Itinerary may be subject to change
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Donna S, January 2016

Viewing how the elephants are cared for, feed, washed and played with was wonderful. Riding on them through the forest was such a unique experience and then up the river was unforgettable. Lunch was lovely after rafting down the river and we shared it with a great bunch of people. our visit to the Orchid farm on the way to the elephants was just beautiful and we snapped off many photos. great tour. thank you

Reviewed by: Tsz Chuen Sunny H, November 2015

More than 60 minutes ride on a natural stream, several minutes on a 1m deep river.

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Tour code: 3685CNX28