Wake up to breakfast and then go get up close and personal with the animal kingdom at the Thai Elephant Care Centre, established to provide care for elderly elephants retired from logging and camps. Appreciate these gentle giants, learn more about their nature, their individual traits, their lifestyles,
their talents and their charms. You might even get to see them play during their bath-time. Continue the visit with a stop at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Mae Rim, which first opened in 1992. The Banana Avenue trail takes you to see the tremendous collection of over 200 different varieties of banana trees, mainly from Southeast Asia. Visit the Tropical Rainforest house, which, with a floor space of 1,000 square meters and 33 metres high, holds a wide collection of tropical species, including palms, banana trees and ginger plants. Then stroll through the majestic Orchid House and brave Thailand’s longest canopy walkway, made of steel with glass viewing platforms every 50 to 100 metres. Look down at the subtropical jungle plants far below your feet or gaze around at the surrounding mountains. This visit is followed by lunch at local restaurant. After, continue to the Baan Tipmanee woodworking shop and learn how these artisans make Chiang Mai’s most famous carved wooden products. An optional khantoke dinner is available in the evening.
Overnight in Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch included