5 Days Trip

Northern Thailand: Elephants & History

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From 888 US$ PP
Explore the cultural wonders of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai as you visit Hmong villages, take nature walks, and witness the majestic elephants in their sanctuary.


Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai

Tour Highlights

  • Stay in Hmong Hill tribe Lodge for 1 Night
  • Visit the Best Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand for 1 Day
  • Learn about the History of the Hilltribes in Chiang Mai
  • Visit the White & Blue Temples in Chiang Rai
  • Explore the Golden Triangle with a Longtail Boat
Starting from $888 PP
This Tour is Customizable & Can be Modified

Tour Overview

Elephants Highlands Chiang Mai
Elephants Highlands
4 Days itinerary in Bangkok Long neck village
Hmong hill tribe Lodge
White Temple Chiang Rai Thailand
White Temple Chiang Rai
Blue Temple
Blue Temple Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle Chiang Rai
Hmong Lodge
Hilltribe Lodge

Explore the cultural wonders of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai as you visit Hmong villages, take nature walks, and witness the majestic elephants in their sanctuary. Discover the allure of ancient temples and the historical Golden Triangle, all while enjoying an enriching and unforgettable travel experience.

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Tour Itinerary

Day by Day
Day 1
Chiang Mai Arrival and Hmong Exploration
  • Upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, you'll be picked up in an off-road vehicle. Visit the hilltribe museum to learn about Thailand's hill people and their seven ethnic groups: Hmong, Yao, Lisu, Akha, black and red Musers, and Karen.
  • Next, see the orchid farm's elegance before heading to The Chang Village (formerly Maesa Elephant Camp) to observe elephants in their jungle habitat. No demonstrations or riding involved.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then visit Hmong Village of Ban Nong Hoi Kao to witness their shift from opium poppies to cultivating vegetables and flowers. The project supports the hilltribes by selling their produce.
  • Check in at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge for the night. In the cool mountain air, savor barbecued meats, Thai dishes, salads, pasta, fruits, and desserts during dinner. The evening offers entertaining Hmong cultural presentations.

Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 1
Day 2
Nature Walk, Suan Kularb, Ban Tawai and Proceed to Chiang Mai City
  • Start your day with a delightful breakfast. Take a relaxed trek through the rainforest and vegetable farms surrounding Hmong Hilltribe Lodge, leading to the charming Hmong Village of Ban Mae Khi. Afterward, it will be time to check out from the lodge.
  • Embark on a scenic drive to Hang Dong en route to Samoeng. Along the way, don't miss the opportunity to have lunch at the Suan Kularb (Rose Garden) of Royal Project. The journey continues to Ban Tawai, renowned as Chiang Mai's finest handicraft center.
  • Witness skilled local artisans at work, crafting their exquisite handicrafts. Finally, make your way back to Chiang Mai, where you will be transferred to your new hotel for check in, concluding the day's adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 2
Day 3
Elephants Highlands
  • Hotel pick-up in Chiang Mai marks the start of your adventure. Upon reaching Elephant Highlands, a warm welcome awaits along with an introduction to the elephants. Take a guided walk with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, observing them as they graze and bathe in the river.
  • The experience continues with feeding the elephants and learning about their unique stories and personalities. A delightful vegetarian buffet lunch will be served to satisfy your appetite. Engage in a hands-on project, contributing to the local community and/or elephants, such as planting trees or preparing food for them.
  • Spend more quality time with the elephants, enjoying the chance to interact and feed them. As the day concludes, it will be time to bid farewell to Elephant Highlands. You will be safely transported back to your hotel, cherishing the memories of this remarkable experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3
Day 4
Travel from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Temples Visit
  • Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel in Chiang Mai and Check out
  • Pick up from the Hotel Lobby by our driver and Guide and Proceed to Chiang Rai
    On the Way, Stop at Mae Kachan Hotspring and see how locals use the hotspring to Boil Eggs.
  • Arrive at Chiang Rai and First Visit the White Temple, One of the most iconic Architectural Complexes in Thailand and Asia.
  • After Enjoying your time at the White Temple, Proceed to a Local restaurant to enjoy a Delicious Lunch
  • After Lunch, Continue Exploring further by visiting the Blue Temple In Chiang
  • After Enjoying your time, Transfer to your Hotel in Chiang Rai, Check in and Enjoy a free time for the rest of the day

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4
Day 5
The Golden Triangle, Opium House & Departure
  • After Breakfast, Check out and proceed to the Golden triangle in the northern Side of Chiang Rai where the borders of 3 Countries meet together: Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
  • Take a Private longtail boat in the Mekong river and enjoy a beautiful scenic view.
  • After enjoying the ride, proceed to the Opium House and explore the History of Opium in this area.
  • After enjoying your time, transfer to Chiang Rai International Airport for final departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5


Deluxe Accommodation

Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Chiang Mai
The Rim Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
The Legend Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
$888 / Person

Luxury Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation Available Upon Request

Tour Details

Tour Includes

Accommodation including breakfast
Private Transfers upon arrival and departure
Tours and sightseeing as mentioned in the Program with English Speaking Guide
All attraction fees as mentioned in the program
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All Transfers As mentioned in the Itinerary
Taxes and Service Charges

Tour Excludes

All flight tickets
All Meals not mentioned above
Visa fee (if Required)
Personal expenses such as telephone bills, minibar, laundry etc.
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