Availability, departures and group
This is a privately escorted tour and you will be supplied with your own guide, driver and transportation, there will not be others on this tour and you will not join a group. We can arrange this tour to suit your own schedule and departure date. On occasions we are fully booked so please book early to avoid disappointment and please also book at least 4 days prior to departure so we have sufficient time to process your booking. Please fill in the booking form with you chosen departure date and we will get back to you within 48 hours confirming availability and price. Full booking and payment instructions are stated on the booking form,
For this tour you will be provided with a modern air conditioned vehicle as follows:
Group size 1-2 persons - you will be provided with a modern air conditioned car or 9 seat Toyota Commuter minibus
Group size 3-9 persons - you will be provided with a modern 9 seat Toyota Commuter minibus
Group size 10-13 persons - you will be provided with a modern 13 seat Toyota Commuter minibus
Pick up and drop off.
for this tour we will pick you up at your Chiang Mai hotel and drop you off there again after the tour.
To secure your booking we will require a deposit paid online of a maximum 20% (minimum 1000 baht) of the tour cost. For the balance payment this can be paid in Chiang Mai with our tour guide on the first morning of the tour. If you have booked hotels through Curious Gecko we will also include in your deposit payment one nights hotel accommodation charge for each hotel booked.
This is a day tour. No accommodation is included in this tour and we will assume you will make your own accommodation arrangements, before and after the tour. However if you would like Curious Gecko to arrange your accommodation then we are happy to provide you a quote.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided on this tour
In line with the requirements of our Tourism Authority of Thailand Licence we will provide accident insurance for all participants up to a maximum value of 100,000 baht to cover medical bills in the event of an accident.
Children above 130 cm tall will be charged as adults
For children 24 months up to 130cm tall there is a 500 baht reduction in price
there is no charge for infants up to 24 months old.
No swim wear is required on this tour
Per person price will depend on your group size as indicated in the pricing table below
Show Some Love
Not included in this tour
Option - Karen Long neck fee 500 baht/person
An early start will be required as we will need to make the drive to Chiang Rai. On route we will stop for a quick coffee break at Mae Kha Jan Hot Springs before proceeding to the first activity of the day which will be the visit to the ethical Chiang Rai Elephant Valley. At his venue you will spend a couple of hours learning about the elephants which reside at the Sanctuary and you will also get to observe and feed the elephants from the viewing platform in the enclosure. The Elephant valley Sanctuary is different fro most as the elephant interests are put first, but you will be able to observe some very contented elephants here. After the Sanctuary we will depart to the nearby Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) This spectacular white temple is still a work in progress after 15 years! On a sunny day the whole temple glitters from the reflection of the inlaid glass. Lunch will be had in the city of Chiang Rai before heading off to see Wat Rong Sear Tean - This temple is now well known as the Blue Temple due to its blue themed decorations. Our final included stop of the day will be at Baan Dam (Black house), Baan Dam is a collection of black themed buildings housing a museum of a very eclectic range of objects and artefacts sent in some pleasant landscaped grounds. Before returning to Chiang Mai you can take the option to see the Karen Long Neck hill tribe. The drive back to Chiang Mai will be about 2 and half hours if you want a break from the driving then give the guide a shout as we can drop in at the Charin Garden Riverside Coffee shop, they make coffee with locally produced hill tribe coffee as well as offering some of the best and tastiest home made cakes in the north of Thailand!.
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Included in this tour
Licensed English speaking guide
1. Pick up at your Chiang Mai hotel 07:00am
2. Coffee and toilet stop at Mae Kha Jan Hot Spring
3. Visit Chiang Rai Elephant Valley
4. Elephant observation and feeding
4. Visit Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
6. Visit Wat Rong Sear Tean (Blue Temple)
7. Visit Baan Dam (Black House museum)
8. Option - Karen Long Neck
9. Option - Stop at Charin Garden Coffee shop on way home
10. Return to Chiang Mai approximately 19:30
Chiang Mai Tours
Privately escorted tour just for yourselves and your group of family or friends.
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