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Full day Chiang Dao elephant safari and bamboo rafting

Explore the natural and architectural wonders of Chiang Dao with this fascinating full day tour from Chiang Mai. Known as the city of the stars for its high perch, this quaint northern town nestles among limestone cliffs. Check out Chiang Dao’s charming town centre filled with traditional wooden structures. As you drive to an elephant camp, relax and cast your eyes over the gorgeous scenery. Enter into the natural habitat of the elephants. This isn’t a zoo; the elephants roam freely and live well. Their handlers are trusted friends that teach them skills from pulling logs to painting. Watch the elephants taking their morning bath and demonstrating some of their skills. These well-trained, docile creatures will even give you a lift. You will learn how to properly ascend the elephant and together you will lumber along a trail in the dense, leafy forest and along the Mae Ping River. Famished from the ride of a lifetime, it’s time for lunch. Afterward, you will get an up-close look at the river on a bamboo raft trip. You will languidly cruise past traditional teak houses high on stilts along the lush banks. Bidding farewell to chilled-out Chiang Dao and its gentle people won’t be easy. Soften the blow with a stop at an orchid farm on your return to Chiang Mai. Revel in the assortment of colours and designs from stripped to dots. At the end of the day, you’ll have seen that Thailand’s natural bounty is an open-air art museum. Explore the natural and architectural wonders of Chiang Dao with this fascinating full day tour from Chiang Mai. Known as the city of the stars for its high perch, this quaint northern town nestles among limestone cliffs. Check out Chiang Dao’s charming town centre filled with traditional wooden structures. As you drive to an elephant camp, relax and cast your eyes over the gorgeous scenery. Enter into the natural habitat of the elephants. This isn’t a zoo; the elephants Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels lobby in Chiang Mai. Start or opening time: 7:45am End or closing time: 3:45pm. Languages: English. Others: Tour is not wheelchair accessible.