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Day 01: Chiang Mai – Hmong Village – Elephant camp (L, D)
At 8:00am, we pick you up at your hotel and drive up north in about 1.5 hours. On the way we will stop at local market to buy some foods. We will have lunch at Tung La Korn village and take a short rest. In the afternoon, we drive to Hmong ethnic village. Our guide will provide you with full information about the tribal culture, history and life style while walking to visit around the village. Then we start trekking through the beautiful jungle from this village. Since it takes 4 hours to go, we will take it easy by stopping along the way to enjoy the nature, views and also find some herbs for elephant. We also stop at waterfall to relax and swim. We will arrive at the camp around 4pm. At night we can enjoy chatting, singing and playing games together. Overnight in the camp.
Day 02: Mahout training & Elephant riding (B, L)
After breakfast at the camp, you will meet our staffs and trainer. They will help you familiarize with elephants by feeding them some fruits. The trainer also introduce you all information about elephant. Then, in the mahout training course, you can learn basic elephant language as well as elephant riding skills and techniques. You will get certificate when finishing the course. After that is the time for lunch.
In the afternoon, the trainer lets you control your elephant by yourself to the river. Here you can experience bathing and brushing an elephant. Then you ride your elephant bare back following river by scenic walk with open views of the surrounding hills as well as the fields of local people. And take the elephant to the mud pool, you can enjoy take a mud bath with your elephant as you wish. After that, you learn to re-plant food for the elephant to ensure a sustainable food supply for the elephants or making vitamin for the elephant. Don’t forget to take some picture and say goodbye with them. Next we transfer to the rafting camp to get experience on bamboo rafting for 1 hour. Finally, we drive back to your hotel in Chiang Mai. End trip around 5:30pm.
139.00 (per person)