2 - 3 Day Thailand Culture, Nature Tour with White Water Rafting
This is an excellent 2 or 3 day trip away from the normal tourist crowds in North Thailand. You will be experiencing Thai and Hill Tribe culture in one of the most beautiful areas in Thailand. You will also enjoy elephant riding in the rain forest and white water raft in the Grand Canyon of Thailand at Ob Luang Gorge National Park.
This morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you to Mae Wang for a 1 hour elephant ride. We then go to Doi Inthanon National Park for lunch at the birding center. We than take a trail for 3 hours to a beautiful waterfalls and visit a Karen hill tribe village and coffee shop. We then travel to Mae Chem and visit the local market and then to your bungalow. Across the road from the bungalows is an hill tribe childrens orphanage home, which you can visit with us if you like. Overnight in your bungalow with fan or air conditioning. The facilities at the bungalows include a very large swimming pool, childrens pool and restaurant serving local Northern Thai and western dishes (L)
This morning we travel to Ob Luang National Park and walk the 1.2 kilometer trail to see 3000 year old rock paintings. We then board rubber rafts for the 1 hour white water raft trip through the mountain canyons. We will then have lunch and return to Chiang Mai(B,L,)
OPTIONAL Extra Evening and Day
After lunch at Ob Luang we travel to Doi Tao Lake. Here we will board our very comfortable raft with toilet. The raft will be pulled by a small long tail boat around the lake. Overnight will be on the raft with an excellent vew of the stars at night. Fishing equipment will be available for those wishing to fish. Dinner and breakfast will be prepared on the raft and we can cook the fish you caught. We will supply comfortable tents, matress, pillows, sheets and blankets on the raft. A generator and electricity is available or just candles, up to you.
Return to Chiang Mai with lunch along the way. (B,L).