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Chiang Mai Tours 2-day Highlights Package

Price: 3600 THB

Our 2-day Chiang Mai Tour Highlight package has all our favorite trips packed into 2 days. Don’t know what to do while you are in Chiang Mai? Are you on a budget or lacking time? Check out our tour packages to get the most out of your trip for the best price.

With this 2-day program you will visit all the highlights of Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest point in Thailand, bath with elephants at Into the Wild Elephant Sanctuary and learn the basics of Thai cooking at Smile Organic Farm Cookery School.

Please note that accommodation is not included.

Day 1: Doi Inthanon National Park – One day eco trekking and sightseeing

Doi Inthanon National Park is one of the highlights of your visit to Chiang Mai. We love this part of Thailand because of the fresh air, beautiful flora and fauna, waterfalls, hill tribes and scenic views. Come join us and explore an area you would not expect in Thailand. Make sure you bring some warm clothing because the climate is like European spring. The average daily temperatures are about 10 – 15 °C year- round.

Our main attractions in Doi Inthanon national park will be the highest point in Thailand, the twin pagodas with spectacular views, Wachirathan waterfall and Sirithan waterfall. We will also make a visit to the White Karen hill tribe village and Hmong hill tribe market; these hill tribes are famous for their coffee and you will get the chance to try their product.

During the scenic hike on the Pha Dok Siew Nature trail you will be accompanied by a member of the local Karen tribe. This 4-kilometer hike will take you past coffee plantations, waterfalls, rice fields, viewpoints and jungle.

Itinerary & Practicalities

  • Pick up from your hotel between 7:30 – 8:00 AM

  • Drive approximately 1.5 hour to Doi Inthanon National Park.

  • Visit the Wachirathan waterfall.

  • Start the 2-hour trekking on the Pha Dok Siew Trail; along the trail you will see waterfalls, birds, flowers,

  • rice fields and scenic views.

  • Visit the White Karen hill tribe village famous for their coffee plantations.

  • Try the local coffee and have lunch at the village.

  • Drive to the highest spot in Thailand and visit the cloud forest.

  • Walk on the beautiful Angkha Nature Trail near the highest point (20 minutes).

  • Drive to the Twin pagoda and see the beautiful gardens and panoramic views.

  • Visit the Hmong Tribal Market to buy souvenirs, locally grown fruits, coffee and wine.

  • Drive back to Chiang Mai

  • Return to your hotel around 6:30 PM

Included in price: Transportation, English speaking guide, National park entrance fee, insurance, lunch and coffee.

What to bring: Bring a jacket, temperature will be around 10 - 15 degrees Celsius on the summit, water, bug spray, sunscreen, bathing suit and a towel.

Day 2

On the second day we will visit Into the Wild Elephant Camp in the morning and Smile Organic Farm Cookery School in the evening. Into the Wild Elephant Camp is our favorite elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.

At Into the Wild the elephants are free to do what they love the most as they roam in the vast forest, play contentedly in the refreshing river and enjoy their long lives post retirement. You will have the opportunity to feed, bathe and observe the elephants in their natural environment.

After the experience at Into the Wild we will return to your hotel to rest for 1 hour and then we move on to Smile Organic Farm for the cooking class.

Learn how to prepare and cook Thai food at an organic farm in Chiang Mai. Our chefs are certified by the Chiangmai center for skill development and ready to teach you all the tricks of Thai cooking. On the way to our cooking school we will stop at a local market and teach you about the products used in the Thai kitchen.

At our farm you will see the different kinds of herbs, vegetables and fruits that we grow by ourselves and you can pick the herbs yourself to use during the class.

Itinerary & Practicalities: Into the Wild Elephant Camp - Half day morning program

  • Pick up from your hotel between 6:30 – 7:00 AM

  • Return to your hotel around 1:30 PM

  • Drive approximately 1.5 hour to Into the Wild elephant camp.

  • Stop at a local market for a short tour and to buy supplies.

  • Meet the elephants and learn how to prepare food for them.

  • Walk with the elephants into the jungle and feed them, play and observe the way they live in their

  • natural habitat.

  • Mud spa, bathing and brushing the elephants.

  • Thai lunch.

  • Drive back to Chiang Mai and return to your hotel to rest for 1 hour.

Itinerary & Practicalities: Smile Organic Farm Cookery School - Half day evening course

  • Pick up from your hotel between 3:00 – 3:30 PM

  • Local market visit.

  • Guided tour of our organic farm.

  • Pick your herbs and vegetables to use during the course.

  • Learn about the typical Thai ingredients.

  • Choose 5 dishes to cook from 5 categories:

    • Curry paste (Green curry, Red curry, Panaeng curry or Massaman curry)

    • Curry (Green curry, Red curry, Panaeng curry or Massaman curry)

    • Stir-fried (Pad Thai, Fried rice, Cashew nut with chicken or Basil leaf with chicken)

    • Soup (Tom yam, Tom kha or Tom Som)

    • Spring rolls

  • All dishes are available for vegans and vegetarians or with pork, chicken, fish or shrimp

  • Make your food as spicy as you like it

  • Take away or eat all the food that you have made

  • Return to your hotel around 9 PM

Included in price: Transportation, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, water, lunch and insurance

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel, walking shoes, flip flops, sunscreen and bug spray.

How can I book this tour? Please fill in the booking request at the bottom of this page. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

 
 

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