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Day 01: Chiang Mai – Hmong Village – Private accommodation (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 3 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. Our last stop is the private accommodation in the jungle. We will have dinner and overnight here.
Day 02: Tribal village – Elephant camp (B, L)
After breakfast, we trek through jungle to the elephant camp. By walking we stop to visit tribal village. You can spend time walking around and our guide will give you information of their culture, history and daily life. We will have lunch in the jungle and walk to visit the amazing bat cave then. Continue walking, we arrive at the elephant camp around 4pm. Take a short break and meet our staffs. The trainer will give you knowledge about elephants and let you feeding elephants. After that, we have dinner and enjoy chatting, singing and playing games together. Overnight at the camp.
Day 03: Mahout training & elephant riding
After breakfast at the camp, we start mahout training course. In the course you will learn basic elephant language, hoe to control and riding elephants. You will also be trained to ride on their neck by using many different techniques. The trainer will let you practice until you can control them by yourself. 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 bamboo rafting riding on Mae Tang River for 1 hour. Finally, we drive back to your hotel in Chiang Mai. End trip around 5:30pm.
198.00 (per person)