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.

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

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Four Seasons Hotel Departure
Code: CNX39F

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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: Paul S, August 2014

I know some people think that working animals is cruel. But these elephants are treated very well. I absolutely loved this tour. Riding the elephant through the jungle was a bucket list moment for me. I was very lucky that I was the only person on this tour. Pong my guide was excellent. The raft ride down the Mae Ping River was excellent as well very peaceful. The buffet lunch was great and was at the orchid, butterfly park. Hotel pickup and drop off is included in this tour. I stayed at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel which is excellent. Great day out in this beautiful region of Thailand.

Reviewed by: Nicola M, August 2014

The elephant trekking was amazing, we spent about an hour and a quarter on the elephant, followed by a stunning rafting trip. Followed by a great meal and then visiting a hill tribe. Our guide Peo was fantastic, he knew so much, and was really friendly. This day was the highlight of our holiday!!

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Tour code: 3685CNX28