Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe

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Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe information and booking

10 hours
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Tour description provided by Viator

Take a combo adventure tour and experience the best of rural Chiang Mai’s exciting excursions! You’ll spend the morning at a small elephant camp where you can ride an elephant, and then get a taste of whitewater rafting on the rapids of the Mae Taeng River. After fortifying yourself with a buffet Thai lunch, you’ll spend the afternoon in the jungle soaring along ziplines! Finish your action-packed day with a stop at a village where you get a glimpse of northern Thailand’s hill tribe cultures.

After pickup at your hotel, travel with your guide about an hour outside of Chiang Mai to Mae Taeng district. First you’ll visit a small elephant camp where your guide will explain the elephant’s importance in Thai culture and the challenges facing elephants today. Interact with the large intelligent animals and have the option to take a 40-minute elephant ride (own expense) with a mahout (elephant trainer) there to assist you at every step.

After the rush of seeing the elephants, you’ll head to the river for another type of thrill: white water rafting! Expert river guides will provide safety gear and a briefing on river safety and skills. Once you’re ready, hop aboard the raft for a fun and wet trip on the rapids. After about 40 minutes, you’ll switch to a traditional bamboo raft for a short float on a calm stretch of the river. Bring along dry clothing to change into after the river fun.

Your next adventure takes you to Mae Sa Valley where you’ll replenish your energy with a Thai buffet lunch, then get ready to zipline! Get fitted in your safety harness and receive a safety talk, then follow your expert guides to the first platform. Sail from platform to platform on 16 different ziplines through the treetops. Revel in the views of the forest canopy and the thrill of flying! You are attached to a safety line at all times and you can quickly become confident about being up high. Also enjoy a nature walk between sections of the zipline park.

Your day ends with a stop at a demonstration village where your guide explains the cultures of northern Thailand’s hill tribes including the Long-neck Karen, Lahu, Hmong and Lisu peoples.

Your guide returns you to your Chiang Mai hotel at the end of your tour.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Ziplining

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Elephant ride