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Soft adventure around thte north

3 Days / 2 Nights

Soft adventure around thte north

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Price:

A -> Ends in Chiang Mai_2 pax A -> Ends in Chiang Mai_1 pax
$23550 $40450

Starting from Chiang Mai, this Soft Adventure tour will lead you further North to the picturesque area near Ban Thaton. Experience unforgettable "sights & sounds" in this still rather unspoiled area of Northern Thailand. Tour highlights include Elephant riding, trekking and Bamboo rafting.

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Day 1          Meal code: (at guest expense)
Depart Chiang Mai by vehicle at 0700hrs and travel via the Samoeng Loop road to a remote Elephant Camp in the mountains outside Chiang Mai and commence an 'Elephant Safari' through the surrounding jungle that includes visits to one or two waterfalls. Visit the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens to explore the wide range of flora that represents much of that indigenous to Thailand. Take lunch in a local roadside restaurant in the village of Chiang Dao. Continue north along rural back roads to visit a rare Paulong hill tribe village, and one of the few accessible Lahu Shaleh hill tribe villages in the north. Overnight at the Maekok River Village Resort, an adventure tour base on the banks of the Kok river on the outskirts of the Thai-Burma border village of Ban Thaton.

Day 2          Tour Ref. SA314 A&B (Picnic box lunch)
After breakfast, set off on a 4 hour walk through the hills surrounding the river valley. You will visit several hill tribe villages and enjoy spectacular views of the valley below. Commence a 4 hour bamboo raft trip from a boarding point near Ban Thaton down the Kok river to Ban Pha Tai, a Black Lahu village. A picnic lunch is served onboard. Canoes are carried onboard for those who wish to use them. Stops are made at the Shan village of Ban Mai Mokcham and the old tea loading station at Ban Mae Saluk. Overnight again at the Maekok River Village Resort, an adventure tour base on the banks of the Kok river on the outskirts of the Thai-Burma border village of Ban Thaton.

Day 3          Tour Ref. SA314 A&B (a la carte at guest expense)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning relaxing around the pool, exploring the nearby village, or one of the following options;

  • Option 1. (MRVR000) Using our own 'area map' take a mountain bike ride through the rich agricultural farmlands of the Fang valley. For a few hundred Baht per person (at guest expense).
  • Option 2. (MRVR019) Take a morning course at the resort's Krua Maekok Thai Cooking School during which you would learn to cook 3 Thai food dishes. Approximately 1,200 Baht per person at guest expense.
  • Option 3. (MRVR025) Take a relaxing 2 hour traditional massage at the resort's Nuat Phaen Boran school of massage, followed by a herbal steam bath that is located on the resort. Approximately 700 Baht per person at guest expense.

Then;

  • After lunch, those on tour SA314A depart the resort for Chiang Mai (airport or hotel), stopping at the Snake Farm and the Orchid and Butterfly Farm en route to your hotel or the airport at approx. 1700hrs.
  • Those on tour SA314B depart for Chiang Rai (airport or hotel) arriving at approx. 1530hrs.


                         

    * Prices for the flights included in the above rates might change without advance notice.   

    * The SGL room supplement will be added, if you are for example a group of 5 persons. You plan to book 2 TWIN rooms and 1 SGL room. All 5 persons are paying the rates per person TWIN sharing, for the SGL room the SGL room supplement has to be added.