Trip code : PKG0939
Trip name : Chiang Mai Safari 3days
Routing : Chiang Mai
Nature Sites 40%
Free at leisure 10%
Duration : 3 days - 2 nights
Chiang Mai Safari tours
Escape from the rush and noise of out side world immerse yourself by elephant safari & rafting and a pleasant winding drive up to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the symbol of Chiang Mai,where the holy relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined.
day 1 : Elephant Safari & Rafting
Have A Breakfast.
08.30 AM Elephant Safari & Rafting.(Full day tour)
A pleasant scenic trip north by minibus along the Chiang Mai – Thaton route. Amidst lush tropical jungle at an elephant camp, see a demonstration of how talented an trained elephants are used for work in the timber industry…..pushing, pulling and rolling logs using their tusks, trunks and feet.
Then, its. “ ride ‘eme cowboy” time.… an exciting elephant ride over hills and into the lush jungle. “Swing with the sway” is what it’s all about, but hang on tight folks. After the ride, have a picnic lunch under the cool jungle shade. Then enjoy a “Huckleberry Finn” bamboo rafting trip for an hour on the placid, serene river. On the return, stop by to visit an orchid farm filled with exotic orchids in bloom.
Drive back to town.
day 2 : Doi Suthep Temple & Meo Hill - tribe Village
Have A Breakfast.
08.30 AM Doi Suthep Temple & Meo Hill - tribe Village. (Half day)
A pleasant winding drive up to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the symbol of Chiang Mai, where the holy relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined. 2 magnificent Nagas act as guardians as you ascend up the steps to the temple.
A splendid view of town and the surrounding country -side can be seen from the temple grounds. Drive further up the mountain to a Meo hill -tribe village. Migrants from China, they choose to live in self-sustaining villages while retaining their primitive culture, quaint customs and elaborately embroideried dresses. Return back to town.
Have A Lunch.
01.30 PM Home Industries.(Half day)
A paradise program for shoppers willing to enjoy the fun art of shopping see world -renowned native handicrafts actually being crafted by master craftsmen and their assistants.
Elaborate teak-wood carvings in hundreds of forms and sizes, intricate hand-made silverware, high-fired celadon, lustrous lacquer-were, Thai silk and cotton being woven the ancient, traditional way on rustic wooden looms, primitive paper making process, hand-made paper and silk parasols in a dazzling blaze of rainbow hues. Watch skilled artists painting on parasols. High skill and endless patience is a necessary virtue to work in these industries.
day 3 : Day of leisure
Chiang Mai safari tours
Chiang Mai Night Safari is located about 10 km southwest of the city centre beside the canal road, got off to a bad start with environmentalists by encroaching on land belonging to Doi Suthep National Park, and then by announcing that the meat of all animals on display woild also be available in its restaurant.
Orginally a menagerie of a missionary family\'s pet, the zoo new houses an impressive collection. There\'s a children\'s zoo, a colorful walk-through aviary and a tropical freshwater aquarium, housing the dlusive giant Mekong catfish, while larger mammals include elephants, giraffes, Humboldt penguins and the current favorites, two giant pandas loaned by China for ten years in 2003. Despite a sisorientating laayout, it makes a diverting visit,especially for kids. Feeding times for animals are posted clearly, and refreshment stalls for humans are never far away. The grounds are too big to walk round, but “service car”, small open-sided buses, are available to take you around, soon to be replaced by anew monorail that was under construction at the time of writing. The zoo is better visited in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat, or in the evening, when “teilight zone” features animals feeding.
Arrive to Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodation.
Child over 14 years old use adults rate.
All personal expense and air ticket.