Doi Inthanon National Park – Heaven Trail and Maeklang Elephant Sanctuary – Two days

Doi Inthanon is the most popular National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, famous for its waterfalls, viewpoints, hiking trails and cool weather year-round. Also known as “the roof of Thailand”, Doi Inthanon National Park covers an area of 482 square kilometers in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. The park is part of the Himalayan mountain range, elevation ranges between 800 and 2565 meters with the highest peak at Doi Inthanon which is the highest mountain in Thailand. The park has high humidity and cold weather year-round. The average daily temperatures are 10-15 degrees at the higher elevations.

With this trip we will visit the Maeklang Elephant Sanctuary Sky Camp and spend the night in one of the bungalows right next to the elephants. This beautiful elephant sanctuary is in Doi Inthanon National Park at an elevation of 1000 meters. The elephants roam free around the park and have lots of space to do want they love the most; eating and bathing. You will be able to feed the elephants, bathe them and observe their daily routines. We will have a Thai Barbeque dinner and spend the night at the Skycamp. The elephants will come to wake you up in the morning and you will be able to feed them their breakfast right from your bungalow window.

In the morning you will help the mahouts with cleaning the elephant stables, planting rice and foraging for food. After lunch at the Maeklang Sky Camp we will continue to Doi Inthanon National Park to visit the King and Queen Pagoda’s, the highest point of Thailand and hike the Kew Mae Pan Trail, also known as the “Heaven Trail”, because of the fantastic views.

The Kew Mae Pan trail is open from November – March. From April – October we will hike the Pha Dok Siew Trail instead.

Children younger than 8 years of age can join the tour for a discounted price of 2500 Baht per person.

Two day program

Price: 3900 THB

Day 1:

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

  • Drive approximately 1.5 hours to Maeklang Elephant Sanctuary in Doi Inthanon national park.

  • Get to know our elephants and feed the elephants to become friends with them.

  • Make vitamin herbal balls for the elephants.

  • Take a bath with the elephants.

  • Enjoy a Thai buffet lunch at Sky Camp.

  • Help the mahouts with their daily work.

  • Enjoy a Thai Barbeque dinner.

  • Drinks, games and relaxing by the camp fire in the evening.

  • Spend the night in your bungalow right by the river.

Day 2:

  • Wake up call by the elephants. Feed them their breakfast right from your bungalow window.

  • Help the mahouts in the morning with cleaning the elephant stables, planting rice or foraging food for

  • the elephants.

  • Enjoy a Thai buffet lunch at Sky Camp.

  • After lunch we drive for 30 minutes to the Doi Inthanon National Park summit.

  • Please be prepared for temperatures between 10-15 degrees. Bring a jacket/sweater!

  • Visit the King and Queen Pagoda.

  • Hike the Kew Mae Pan “Heaven Trail” for about 2 hours. (6 kilometer)

  • Visit the highest peak of Thailand.

  • Drive back to Chiang Mai and arrive at your hotel around 6:30pm.

Included in price: Uniform at the elephant sanctuary, all meals, English speaking guide, transportation, all entrance fees, overnight stay at Skycamp and insurance.

What to bring: Swim suit, towel, walking shoes, flip flops, warm jacket/sweater, rain jacket, extra set of clothing, tooth brush, bug spray and sunscreen

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