Thailand Elephant Safari with White water Rafting

by Randy Gaudet, Aug 1, 2008 | Destinations: Thailand
White water rafting in Thailand

White water rafting in Thailand

White water rafting in Thailand

This joining tour offers the best in culture and nature Thailand has to offer combined with a wonderful soft adventure. Only 6 persons will be on each adventure date so you enjoy the best experienced possible and not damage the fragile environment.

Day 1,
Tonight at 9 Pm you guide will meet you at your hotel in Bangkok or Chiang Mai and transfer to the bus station for the air conditioned VIP overnight bus to Mae Sot. Your guide will travel with you


Day 2,
This morning you will be met at the bus station, breakfast then transfer by vehicle to Umphang passing a refugee camp of around 40,000 Hill Tribe refugees from Burma. You will have lunch and settle into your bungalows. Your local guide will brief you on the terrain and obstacles you will be facing during your trek. This will also include safety briefing, do’s and don’ts and a white water rafting lesson. Overnight here (B,L,D)
Day 3,
This morning enjoy breakfast served on the banks of the Umphang River with it's beautiful morning mist and surrounding mountains. We then board the raft for a leisurely 3 hour journey through canyons with high limestone cliffs and many waterfalls. You should see many families of monkeys climbing the cliffs n the mountain canyons. We will stop and have lunch then raft again to a Karen hill tribe village for the evening. You will have an excellent all you can eat family style Thai dinner prepared for you including fresh fish caught in the very clean river. Your accommodations are traditional bamboo bungalows. Toilets and showers are available here.(B,L,D)
white water rqafting white water rafting waterfall

Day 4,
This morning after breakfast we go for an exciting 2 and ½ hours of white water rafting to our camp site along the river bank. After lunch we raft and hike to another waterfall and return to the camp for dinner and the evening. (B,L,D).

our elephants elephant riding

Day 5,
Today we must use elephants to carry supplies and porter us across streams and marshes. This area is so remote it takes almost 2 days to get to the nearest road. There are no trails so your guides will cut their way through the jungle in some areas. To cross over a mountain range you can ride the elephants if you wish as the trail is almost straight up and down. The elephant need to use their elbows and knees in some places to get up the mountain. Lunch will be on the trail. Tonight will be camping again along a stream where everyone can clean up and swim. Dinner will be cooked for you here. You guides will have picked many vegetables and herbs from the jungle and other interesting food such as insects, fish and reptiles for you to try. (B,L,D)

swimming at camp site washing elephants

Day 6,
This morning we join the guides in washing the elephants in the stream and breakfast before hiking for about 2 hours to our pick up point then return to Umphang to shower and lunch then on to Mae Sot for the evening bus back to Bangkok or Chiang Mai. (B,L,D))

End Tour,


Double Occupancy
per person.
  • 512AUD

  • 480USD

  • 308EUR

  • 243GDP

Air, train tickets bangkok - Chiang Mai - Bangkok and accommodations in Bangkok and Chiang Mai if needed are not included in the price. However we can arrange this for you (see the check boxes)

Dates Available
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Nov. 4 - 9, 2008
Nov. 18 - 23, 2008
Nov. 25 - 30, 2008
Dec. 2 - 7, 2008
Dec. 9 - 14, 2008
Dec. 16 - 21, 2008
Dec. 23 - 28, 2008
Jan. 6 - 11, 2009
Jan. 13 - 18, 2009
Jan. 20 - 25, 2009
Jan. 27 - Feb. 1, 2009
Feb. 3 - 8, 2009
Feb. 10 - 15, 2009
Feb. 17 - 22, 2009
Feb. 23 - 28, 2009

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