Arrive in Chiang Mai on Day 1 and head to the Elephant Nature Park on Day 2, a home and refuge for magnificent elephants that have been rescued from dangerous situations. Learn about their lives, why elephant riding is considered animal abuse and why it is important to protect them. On Day 3 visit the unique Kad Ton Payom flea market, and taste regional specialities before heading to peaceful Wat Umong. Visit the Wat Umong temple to see monks, hear the abbot speak about Buddhism before your trip comes to an end in Chiang Mai.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival Chiang Mai
Today you will arrive to Chiang Mai on your own and get settled in to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to get to know Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai and its surroundings. Please make your own way to the accommodation upon arrival.
Day 2: Elephant Nature Park (B)
Today you will depart Chiang Mai for your trip to the Elephant Nature Park. Take a scenic drive through the Mae Taeng Valley admiring the picturesque landscapes along the way. Upon arrival, you will be able to spend a day in the company of these magnificent elephants, learning about their lives and the importance of protecting them.
Day 3: Chiang Mai Mind & Soul (B)
Today you will have the chance to get to know Chiang Mai on a day trip around the city. Your day will begin with a scenic songthaew (traditional public bus) along Suthep Road with a stop at the Kad Ton Payom flea market, famous for its mouth-watering cuisine characteristic of northern Thailand. We will enjoy a delicious traditional Chiang Mai-style breakfast and have the opportunity to earn our merit with local monks by offering them alms. Our trip will then continue on to the 600-year-old Wat U-Mong temple known for its peaceful atmosphere, mysterious underground tunnel and large painted pagoda. Walk around the grounds to contemplate life and learn a little bit about Buddhism. Our next stop will be Wat Suan Dok temple where we can take a peek in to the lives of modern monks and possibly learn a little bit about basic meditation techniques. End the day by making an offering to the Sangkha and then return to Chiang Mai where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Your trip will come to an end upon arrival. We wish you a safe journey for your onward travels.
NOTE: Please dress conservatively today as we will be visiting several temples. Appropriate clothing should cover your shoulders and knees. We recommend wearing loose-fitting, lightweight clothing which will be respectful and cool in the hot climate. You may be denied access to the temples if your shoulders and knees are not covered.
Accommodation Pick Up/Drop Off
Transportation as per Itinerary
2 Nights Accommodation in Chiang Mai 3* Hotel
Meals: 2 Breakfasts
Local English Speaking Guide
Elephant Nature Park Day Trip
Chiang Mai Mind & Soul Adventure
All Entrance Fees
Airport Pick Up/Drop off
Tips for Guides & Drivers