The two day Bamboo Rafting Adventure is a great way to experience the jungle without strenuos trekking. You can just take it easy, relax and watch the world go by from your bamboo raft. On this river rafting trip you also learn about Karen hill tribe communities when you spend a night in their village and visit their school. The highlight of the trip is a visit to a local elephant camp where you spend some time with the elephants and go on a trek with them!
We conduct countless Chiang Mai adventure tours every year and many of our guides have more than 10 years experience giving these tours.
Included: Transportation, driver, private guide, accommodation, meals, bamboo rafting, elephant riding, entrance fees, accident insurance. Not included: Drinks, water and personal expenses.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
At your hotel, from airport, train or bus stations in Chiang Mai
The day begins with a pick up from Chiang Mai at 8 AM. Our first stop on this trip is at a local market where we stock up for the next two days. Then we have a two hour drive to Muang Klong in Chiang Dao, which is our drop off point. It is also the home of the North's most famous moonshine and very near the Burmese border. We eat lunch here and then prepare the bamboo rafts and set off down the Mae Taeng on our bamboo rafting adventure. We raft for about four hours to reach our final destination, a hill tribe village where we spend the night.
After an early breakfast, we go for a visit to a local elephant camp. You first get to know the elephants and mahout (elephant trainers) teach you the basic commands that you need to know for driving your elephant. We ride the elephants for an hour and visit a local Karen village school. Then it's time to say goodbye to the villagers and start bamboo rafting again. The last part of this river rafting trip is three hours of peaceful sailing down the river, surrounded by beautiful scenery. When we disembark, it's time for a late lunch and then we head back by truck to Chiang Mai which takes approximately two hours.
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