Chiang Mai: Self Drive Tuk Tuk Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- On request
You will be picked up from your Chiang Mail city hotel this morning and transferred to the base for the day in the Mae Wang valley. On arrival in Mae Wang, you will introduced shown your tuk tuk for the day and begin driving training. If you don't want to drive a tuk tuk yourself, don't worry, there's also the option to enjoy the scenery - and a nice breeze - by simply riding in the back. Once everyone has mastered the art of driving, begin the journey driving along rural roads, snaking through farming villages and passing traditional temples. A guide will lead the group making sure that you don't get lost and making frequent stops along the way to further explore the charms of northern Thailand. In the late morning, arrive at an elephant home to learn more about the significance of these incredible creatures in Thai culture as well as interact with them one on one. After being introduced to these gentle giants, help the mahouts (elephant trainers) with feeding time before sitting down to a Thai feast yourself right next to your new animal friends. After lunch, walk with the mahouts and their elephants through the local countryside to the river to help bathe the elephants - get ready for some great photos. It's hard to say good-bye to the elephants, but there's even more fun to be had. After leaving the elephant camps we'll trade the tuk tuks in for bamboo rafts to float lazily down the river. While you won't find any rapids here, you will get to see a different side of the local surroundings while manoeuvring the river's twists and turns.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 5 p.m.
From: Chiang Mai