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Elephant Riding & Bamboo Rafting...

Journey into the heart of Chiang Mai’s verdant highland and learn the elephant’s way of life. Practice your navigation skills on a typical Chiangmai bamboo raft.

Elephant lovers wouldn’t want to miss out on this one. Thai elephants are playful and loveable. They are big. They are smart and gentle. And do you know that they are naturally born artists too? Get to know them and you’ll see for yourself.

On this one-day tour, journey into the heart of Chiang Mai’s verdant highland - to the lush tropical jungle of Chiang Mai's Maesa Valley - and learn the elephant’s way of living, eating, playing, working and even painting. Witness a fascinating elephants’ talent show, then ride on an elephant’s back into the surrounding hilly landscape. A relaxing bamboo rafting experience along the rustic Mae Taeng River completes this memorable day.

  • Getting close and familiar with Asian elephants
  • Observe elephants bathing and you may rub them too
  • Be amazed with unique elephant skills
  • Getting around striking sceneries on the back of the elephant
  • Experiencing the calm and relaxing flow of the river, sitting on a bamboo raft
  • Practicing your sense of balance onto the raft
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  • The tropical jungle of Chiang Mai's Maesa Valley 
  • Elephant in the semi-wilderness: the lifestyle and relationship with humans
  • A sacred aspect of Thai culture
  • Elephant artistry
  • Elephant washing
  • Balancing on a raft

Suggested Itinerary

Hotel pick up

Transfer to the camp

Welcome and Brief

Elephant activities start: presentation, washing, carrying loads

Photo taking

Lunch at the camp (menu upon request)

Getting ready for a scenic ride

Elephant ride (1-hour)

Back to camp: freshen up, drinks and snacks

Experience the bamboo rafting and navigate

End of activities - transfer back to your hotel