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Chiang Mai Trek

CMT01 1 Day Trekking Mae Tang with half day elephant Care.



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Combine a half days quality interaction with some very well cared for elephants and jungle trekking in the Mae Tang area, whitewater rafting also features on this one day experience!


After pick up from your Chiang Mai hotel we will drive north out of Chiang Mai towards the town of Mae Tang. After turning off the main highway we will proceed towards the Mae Tang River and the home of the elephants. On arrival at the elephant camp you will be introduced to the elephants and will get the chance to feed these hungry animals. Along with bath time this is probably one of the elephants highlights of the day !! During the morning you will get time to know the elephants and learn about their behaviors you will also get the chance to make some elephant medicine and a home made scrubber ready for the elephants scrub up. The mornings elephant activities will end with the elephants bath time where you will take the elephants into the river for their daily bath, wear your swim suit as you will get wet!!. After the elephants you will take a simple lunch before embarking on the afternoons trek. You will trek following a small jungle stream until you reach a cascading waterfall where you are welcome to cool off and take a shower in the cascading waters. You will trek back out of the jungle to the waiting vehicle which will take you on the short drive to the rafting camp. After a brief safety briefing you will jump in the rubber rafts for the 5km trip down the Mae Tang River. At the end of the whitewater your transport will take you back to Chiang Mai.


• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai. 8:00am
• Drive to Mae Tang
• Elephant feeding at elephant camp
• Elephant care .
• Elephant bath time
• Lunch
• trekking to waterfall
• jungle waterfall.
• Whitewater rafting 45 minutes
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai 5:00pm


Group Join In Tour

Adult (Thai Baht)


Child - under 123cm tall (Thai Baht)


This tour includes:
• Licensed English speaking trekking guide
• Transport by seated and covered pickup
• Lunch
• All listed activities
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

This tour excludes:
• no exclusions


Group tour:
Daily departures & requires a minimum of 2 persons
Group Tour
This tour is a as a group join in tour. You will join a group of up to 14 persons
This trek is operated by a specialist trekking operator
Elephant Friendly!
This tour features elephants. Blugecko does not offer seated elephant riding or elephant shows and aims to work with only those elephant suppliers, owners, mahouts and trekking companies who provide a good standard of welfare for their our full elephant policy here



Group tours - transport will be by covered and seated pick up

This tour includes transfer to and from your Chiang Mai Hotel. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel before the pick up time specified on your booking confirmation. Please specify your hotel and its address on the booking form. If you do not have a hotel booked we can still process your booking but please inform us of your hotel at least 3 days prior to departure.

Please note that this tour can pick up from city hotels only and can not pick up from resorts outside the city. If yo are staying in a resort outside of the city you can still join the trek but you will need to make your own way into to our office for the pick up time.

This is a full day tour and no accommodation is provided. Blugecko can arrange your Chiang Mai hotel if required

This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide. The guides will be TAT licensed (Tourist Authority of Thailand)

A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.

Elephant welfare
The elphants you will care for on this tour live in a small elephant camp beside the Mae Tang River. Blugecko believe the elephant owners provide a good standard of elephant welfare but please note the following:

• On numerous inspection trips we have never seen a bull hook or a bull hook being used but the elephant owners, however the owner does inform us a bull hook is used on rare occasions to ensure control and safety of both the elephant and client
• No riding is done on the elephants here however clients are allowed to climb upon the elephants backs during the bathing session in the river and clients are allowed to sit up on the elephants neck briefly .

Please be aware and understand the above if you are uncomfortable with any use of the bull hook then please do not do not book this tour
if you have any further questions on the elephant welfare on this trip please ask us.

Dress Codes and what to wear

• The Northern Thailand climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes: Shorts (or long pants if you prefer), T shirt and a sun hat are ideal attire.

• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Chiang Mai rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. A lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution

• You will get wet during the rafting bamboo and white water rafting so swim wear is required. There is also an option to swim at the waterfall

Exertion levels are medium on this tour there will be around 1.5 hours of trekking up and down rough tracks in a hot climate

This is a full day tour and lunch is provided. Vegetarians can be catered for

There is no compulsory tipping. Tipping is at your own discretion and choice, but if you felt that you were served by the guide and driver well during your trip any extra income is gratefully received.