What you'll do
08:00 you'll be picked up from your hotel / guest house in Chiang Mai city and transfer for the Tuk Tuk base in Mae Wang, a beautiful valley around 60 minutes South West of the city After being introduced to your driver and Tuk Tuk (these are specially designed and built Tuk Tuks for maximum comfort!) you'll head off by Tuk Tuk (expertly driven by our seasoned drivers) exploring tiny remote villages, stunning countryside and a remote Temple with incredible 360 degree views You'll then head North to the rarely visited region of Mae Sapok where you'll hike through the forest to a beautiful waterfall and explore the tiny Karen Hill Tribe settlement - a real insight into mountain life in this part of the world Next Tuk Tuk stop is lunch at a small and highly ethical elephant home leading the way in how they work with their elephants. Here you'll learn about the history of the elephants and then walk with them as they head through the local countryside with their mahouts. It's now mid-afternoon and you change mode of transport to indulge in some bamboo rafting down the local river (expertly steered by people from the local community) before a final stunning Tuk Tuk ride to base and a minivan back to your hotel - arriving around 6:00pm. Phew - what a day
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I'm the founder of The Tuk Tuk Club and have been at the cutting edge of adventure travel for nearly 20 years, designing and running the most interesting and innovative travel experiences. Travel is my profession but also my life with my expertise being South East Asia and Thailand in particular I've lived and worked all over the world but my base for much of the last 20 years has been Thailand and it's where my family and I call home and the country and culture we love most. I've travelled every inch of the country, speak the language and have spent a huge amount of time exploring every back road, mountain pass and village along our travel routes, developing links with each and every community along the way to provide unique opportunities to enable those with me to gain a real insight into the life and culture of Northern Thailand
A simple but hearty Thai lunch is ready for you when you arrive at the small elephant home you visit to learn about the life…
Clean drinking water is provided throughout the day
The day is all carried out from the super comfortable back seat of these specially built Tuk Tuks. There's no better way to…
Lifejackets are provided - and compulsory - for the bamboo rafting
Where you'll be
The experience takes place in Mae Wang, a stunning valley South West of Chiang Mai city in the foothills of Doi Inthanon - Thailand's highest mountain. You'll visit numerous small rural communities, Wat Doi Sapanyoo - a stunning a rarely visited rural Temple with incredible views, Mae Sapok, one of the most beautiful areas anywhere in Thailand (think rice terraces, water buffalo and small wooden houses!) and then float downstream along the river
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 5 and up can attend.
This the perfect 1 day experience for all visitors to Chiang Mai, getting you right into the heart of mountain communities and keeping you off the beaten track. The minimum age for participants is 5 - there's no maximum age - a sense of adventure is far more important than age!
A Tuk Tuk Adventure in rural Chiang Mai
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