Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Care Experience for Couples

1. Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Care Experience for Couples

Start the adventure with pickup from your hotel and travel to the nature park to meet the elephants. Listen to your guide share information about the Elephant Retirement Park and the story of the rescued elephants that live here. After that, prepare some healthy treats and a meal to take up to the mountain where the fun begins. Get up close and personal with the elephants as you feed them a selection of fresh fruits and sugar canes. Enjoy this exclusive romantic experience with your partner and admire these incredible mammals in their natural habitat. After you’ve fed the elephants, it’s time for your lunch too. Enjoy a sumptuous traditional Thai lunch, that you can learn to make yourself in the kitchen. After lunch, learn how to bathe the elephants and scrub them with mud to protect their skin from sunburn and insects. Marvel at the elephants as they play around in the mud and make a splash, this is a truly unique and immensely fulfilling experience that will be remembered forever. At the end of the experience, wash off the mud at the onsite shower, where towels and soap are provided. Then enjoy some free time to relax with a cold beverage and admire the beautiful scenery of mountainous Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

2. Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

Begin your private experience with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 8:00AM. From there, take a scenic journey to a private elephant estate where you will be their caretaker for half a day. Upon arrival, Walk to the main base camp to get changed into an elephant caretaker outfit and prepare yourself for a day of fun. Hear about Asian elephants' long and fascinating history as you learn to cook healthy herbal treats for them to eat for a snack. Afterwards, feed the handmade treats to them and walk along their side through the beautiful lush forest. Following that, your tour continues with elephant bathing in the river before you say farewell to your new friends and set off on the next part of your tour. Following the sanctuary, take some your time out of day to enjoy a delicious Thai lunch. Savor local dishes accompanied by rice, and finish off your meal with a selection of fresh tropical fruit. After lunch, continue to the Buatong Sticky Waterfall. Whilst there, enjoy some walking and climbing from down below the falls to all the way up to the very top. As the waterfall is constructed from natural lime stone, you can walk and climb easily to the top, enjoying the clear water to cool down. As your tour concludes, depart from the waterfall to return back to Chiang Mai at approximately 5:00PM.

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Chiang Mai: Segway and Eco Canopy Zip-Line Adventure

3. Chiang Mai: Segway and Eco Canopy Zip-Line Adventure

This 9-hour program begins at 09:45 across from Ta Phae Gate in central Chiang Mai. Enjoy a 2-hour Segway tour of the ancient city’s historical sites including Wat Pra Singh, 3 Kings Monument, Wat Chedi Luang and more. A snack and drink are included. Following the 2-hour Segway tour, you board a luxury, air-conditioned van for the drive to Mae Kampong, about an hour from Chiang Mai, for a zip-line adventure like none other on the planet! Soar through the lush, ancient rainforest on Southeast Asia’s number 1 zip-line eco-adventure, Flight of the Gibbon. Experience beauty, magic and adventure deep inside one of Thailand's most pristine rainforests, and hopefully see wild gibbons during the journey. On this unforgettable day, you’ll soar through the jungle enjoying the same spectacular views as the gibbons. In the treetops on a mountain outside of Chiang Mai, you'll glide through the jungle canopy on 5 km of zip-line wires in the jungle eco-system. The course features 33 different platform stations, 3 hanging sky bridges and 2 rappel descents. The longest zip-line in Asia spans over 800 meters. The zip lines conform to International safety standards and the safety record during 9 years of operation speaks for itself. There are 2 experienced and qualified Sky Ranger guides for every 9 flyers. A detailed safety briefing is provided. Education about wildlife and vegetation is provided along the journey. The commitment to responsible eco-tourism ensures that part of your money goes to conserving the spectacular rainforest. While this is certainly an adrenaline-pumping experience, it’s also a family-friendly activity that almost anybody can enjoy. You don’t need a high degree of physical fitness, just a positive attitude. After the zip-line tour, which lasts around 2.5-3 hours, an authentic Thai meal is served before you return you to your hotel. The entire adventure takes approximately 6-7 hours with all transportation and activities included, so please plan accordingly.

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Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

4. Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai accompanied by a Spanish-speaking guide and spend a day learning about these gentle giants, playing and bathing with them. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and a visit to a colorful orchid garden.  Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and drive for 45 minutes to the Elephant sanctuary. Upon arrival, out on your caretaker clothes and then get an introduction about the sanctuary and the elephants that live here.  Prepare breakfast for these magnificent animals and then get a chance to feed them up close. You will get opportunities to interact and play with them in a natural environment as the guide explains their behavior and history.  Enjoy a short walk with the elephants next to the river before lunchtime. Feast on traditional food like Pad Thai, Chinese rolls, and local fruit then prepare to leave the sanctuary. As Thailand is the pioneer country in the cultivation of orchids, you will stop in an orchid garden where you can see different types of orchids and learn about their cultivation.  The return journey back to Chiang Maitakes approximately 45 minutes and you will arrive at your hotel around 2:00 PM.

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Chiang Mai: Full-Day Nature & Countryside by Bicycle

5. Chiang Mai: Full-Day Nature & Countryside by Bicycle

8:30 AM: Pick up from your Chiang Mai accommodation and transfer to our cycling starting point, South of Chiang Mai. 9:15 AM: Get ready to start pedaling the rural countryside roads. After a brief review from your leader, set off and enjoy panoramic views of rice fields and encounters with local village life. You will be cycling about 12 or more miles, with plenty of stops to enjoy your surroundings. 12 PM: Finish the ride and relax with a delicious homemade lunch. 1 PM: Short cycling, or vehicle transfer to the river bank where we can start our paddling adventure. After a short briefing, we board the two-person sit-on-top kayaks and paddle our way down the river. Along the river, we might encounter fishermen and see birds sometimes dropping from the sky to catch fish. Approximate paddling is 3.5 miles and should take approximately an hour and a half. 3:30 PM: End the paddling and meet the vehicle. Make a brief stop at the house for a change and enjoy a tea, before transferring to your accommodation in Chiang Mai.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Great excursion with bike tour and boat trip

Punctual collection and after a short drive a first stop at the Poopoopaper Park. Then straight to the starting point of our bike tour. Although the landscape is almost flat, my wife found it a bit too exhausting after an hour. But it was not a problem, because she could continue the excursion in the support vehicle. Our guide was really great. He was always trying to explain culture and landscape and there was enough time for photo stops, After the bike tour that I could do alone with the guide in the second part and an authentic lunch we went on to the boat trip back to Chiang Mai. The end of the boat trip was near the flower market. We then went through the market together, with a few tastings at the end. Many thanks to "3" for the great trip!

The Segway tour was super fun. I was worried at first because I’ve never been on one before and Thailand streets aren’t really the friendliest, but I got the hang of it really quickly after our 5 minute lesson and was ready to go. I was the only one at that time so it was really tailored to what I wanted to do, which was mostly just ride around and see the city. We stopped for refreshments at a cute little cafe and just rested for awhile. My guide, Josh, was great and I always felt safe with him.

An exceptional experience, everything was perfect. Thank you

The day was unforgettable, Bass is a very good guide and the professional and pleasant trainers. The welcome was very nice, the lunch a real treat and the bath with the elephants a magic moment. Elephants have space, are well treated and happy. Thank you for everything . I recommend +++

It's been a fulfilling day!

I enjoyed both the Segway and the zipline. The staff was also very kind and very kind to me who didn't understand the language. thanks so much. I will also book this activity when I visit Chiang Mai again.

The zipline was amazing! The staff was very nice and safe. The lunch was good and generous portions! The Segway was a fun way to see the city!!