Biking, hiking, elephant sanctuary and bamboo rafting. One night in a resort with swimming pool, one night in a local hill tribe house. Adventure for the whole family. The first day our tour guide will take you on a ride through traditional villages, rice fields along lazy back roads and the forest areas near the foothills surrounding Chiang Mai. You explore the local farmers’ lifestyle, might encounter water buffaloes or other animals and stop in local markets. The second day you hike up into the mountains and jungle to visit a hill tribe village where you spent the night. The next day you hike to Mae Wang, to an elephant sanctuary for feeding and bathing the elephants. Then a hike towards the river for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing bamboo rafting with great scenery.
Minimum 2 people
95 % flat paved country roads, 5 % small unpaved road
Select your departure day, package and participants, then click proceed booking. For questions or tour booking less than 24 hours before departure please use the enquiry form or contact us via the red contact button in the lower right corner of the page. To complete the booking we ask for a deposit of only 30% to lock your dates and allow us to make the necessary arrangements. Solo travellers, please check the FAQ section of this tour.
The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel or the airport/train station and drive to a small traditional village about 20 minutes outside Chiang Mai. Here the cycling commences and you will visit traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts, stop at a village school, ride through the rice fields along lazy back roads and the forest areas connecting the small villages. The tour explores the lifestyle of local farmers and explains the process of seasonal rice farming. Encounters such as water buffaloes crossing the street or children surprised by the unusual sight of foreigners cycling through their village can be expected. There is sufficient time to stop, have a rest or refreshment and chat with the villagers to get a feeling of the local life. You will stay at a resort with teak wood buildings and saltwater swimming pool.
In the morning we drive north and make a stop at a local market where the guide will buy food for the trek and you can buy some water. Then we drive on, into the mountains to the starting point of the trek. The hike itself is about 3 hours through the beautiful jungle with stunning views and lush greens, to end at an authentic hill tribe village. We take it easy on the way and can stop if and when we want, picture taking or a swim at a waterfall as often as you like. We spent the night in the village.
After breakfast we will walk for about 2 hours to reach the elephant camp in the town of Mae Wang, you will assist in feeding and bathing the elephants, take a cooling dip in the river while cleaning and playing with the elephants in the water.
From here another 1.5-hour walk to the river where your guide will prepare lunch. And then onward to rafting. The rafts are made from bamboo, by connecting long bamboo sticks to each other. You will descend the river at a relaxing pace, enjoying the natural surroundings and beautiful mountain views to Sop Kai, the point where our truck is waiting to transport us back to Chiang Mai.
Yes, but only if there is no other booking/participant for the tour you booked. The single supplement, in that case, will be 3900 Baht. Please use the enquiry form to book as a solo traveller.
Yes, this tour can be booked as private tour. Please put this as a remark in the ‘notes’ section of the booking form. The surcharge for this tour as a private tour is 8800 Baht.
Yes, if you cancel more than 7 days before your booking date your deposit will be refunded after deduction of possible payment fees. If you cancel within a week of your booking date the deposit will not be refunded.
For other questions please check our FAQ page or contact us via the enquiry form or the red contact button in the lower right corner of the page.