Per person price will depend on your group size as indicated in the pricing table below
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
* For the transport to the elephant camp we will transfer to a seated and covered pick up
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
What to wear and bring on this tour
• The Northern Thailand climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes: Shorts (or long pants if you prefer), T shirt and a sun hat are ideal attire. Please wear sturdy foot ware for the trek. Please wear sports shoes and not sandals or thongs
• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Chiang Mai rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. A lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution
• You will get wet during the bamboo rafting and bathing with the elephants swim wear is recommended as you will be getting wet and muddy. If water conditions allow swimming at the waterfall is also possible.
These elephants live up in the forested hills in the Mae Wang area and Blugecko believe the elephant owners provide a good standard of elephant welfare but please note the following:
• A bull hook is used on occasions to ensure control and safety of both the elephant and client
• A limited amount of bareback riding is allowed - no riding apparatus or seats are used
Please be aware and understand the above if you are uncomfortable with any use of the bull hook then please do not do not book this tour
if you have any further questions on the elephant welfare on this trip please ask us.
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.
If conditions allow (if the flow is not too strong) it is possible to take a dip and shower in the cascading waters of Mae Wang Waterfall so you may want to bring a swim suit.
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1. pick up at your Chiang Mai hotel 7:30am
2. Local buffalo market at Sanpatong (saturday only)
3. Elephant feeding
4. Elephant Bathing
6. Visit Karen Village (Not Long neck)
8. Mae Wang Waterfall
9. Bamboo Rafting
10. Return to your Chiang Mai hotel
The day will start with an early departure from your hotel in Chiang Mai. If you are taking this tour on a Saturday then we will be stopping by at the Sanpatong Buffalo Market on route to Mae Wang. Following the market we will continue towards the hills in the Mea Wang area. Our first activity of the day will be to meet the elephants. To reach the home of the elephants we will need to transfer to a sturdy 4 wheel drive vehicle as we will need to head up into the hills on a dirt track to reach the elephants home. You will spend about 1 hour with the elephants you will have the chance to get up close and feed these lovely animals then take some time to to give them a scrub in the river. After the mornings elephant activities we will head back down to the valley for lunch before starting our trek for the afternoon. The trek will start at a Karen Village (not long neck) you will have a bit of time to take a look around the village then head off on a 1.5 hour walk in the hills. The finishing point will be Mae Wang Waterfall where if conditions allow you can take a swim in the cool waters. The final activity of the day will be to take bamboo rafts down the Win River. You will get wet for this activity so be prepared! The tour will finish when we make the return drive to Chiang Mai and transfer you back to your hotel.
Included in this tour
Licenced English speaking guide
Not included in this tour
Privately escorted tour just for yourselves and your group of family or friends.
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