Northern Thailand Trekking & Mae Taeng Elephant Camp 4 Days 3 Nights

Duration: 4 Days

Learning through an extraordinary adventure through the enchanting landscapes of Mae Taeng, where nature and culture intertwine harmoniously. This captivating tour immerses you in the heart of the local way of life, revealing the hidden gems of this picturesque region.

Upon arriving in Mae Taeng, prepare to be enthralled by the vibrant local market, a bustling hub where colors, scents, and sounds converge. Engage with the warm-hearted locals as you delve into their fascinating traditions and gain profound insights into their daily lives. This authentic encounter will provide you with a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of Mae Taeng’s cultural heritage.

Immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of nature as you explore a majestic waterfall, a tranquil oasis that invites you to rejuvenate and reconnect with your surroundings. Embark on a leisurely bamboo raft journey down a gentle river, as you absorb the awe-inspiring scenery that unfolds before your eyes. The rhythmic flow of the water lulls you into a state of tranquility, allowing you to fully appreciate the breathtaking landscapes.

Expand your horizons with a visit to the Elephant PooPooPaper Park, a unique and innovative attraction that showcases the creative potential of recycled elephant dung. Marvel at the fascinating process behind the creation of eco-friendly paper and discover the remarkable sustainability efforts of this visionary project.

Throughout your journey, a knowledgeable Thai guide will accompany you, sharing their expertise on the region’s diverse flora and fauna, while also offering valuable insights into local customs and culture. Enhance your understanding of this captivating destination as you gain a deeper appreciation for its natural wonders and cultural intricacies.

As the day draws to a close, relish in the charm of Mae Taeng’s hospitality with an overnight stay in a traditional wooden house, hosted by a local village family. Immerse yourself in their warm embrace, embracing the serenity of the surroundings and cherishing the opportunity to experience the authentic essence of rural life.

Embark on this remarkable tour and uncover the true essence of Mae Taeng, where captivating landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences converge in perfect harmony. Let this journey leave an indelible mark on your soul as you forge cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


• Visit the lively market where you earn more knowledge about the local life of Mae Taeng
• Cool off in the majestic waterfall and go down a gentle river on a bamboo raft.
• Visit Elephant PooPooPaper Park
• Encounter local hill tribe people and get a glimpse of their lifestyle.
• Learn from your professional Thai guide about flora & fauna, local customs and culture.
• Overnight stay in a traditional wooden house with a village family

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1: Chiang Mai-Local market – Karen village (L, D)
  • Day 2: Karen village – Lahu Village – Elephant Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 3: Bamboo Rafting – Shan Tribal village (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Mae Taeng White water rafting- Elephant PooPooPaper Park- Chiang Mai (B, L)

Full Itinerary

  • Day 1: Chiang Mai - Local market – Karen village (L, D)

    Breakfast is served at the hotel. After we go to a local market to see how Thai traders tradeWe then continue to drive to a waterfall where you can rest and swim before reaching our lunch spot, a local hot spring.

    From here we start for 2 hours trekking to Karen village where you will spend your night. You will have the opportunity to share a special moment with locals and learn their lifestyle during a night at the inhabitant.

  • Day 2: Karen village - Lahu Village – Elephant Camp (B, L, D)

    Morning we have an early breakfast, and enjoy your 3 hour trek through local rainforests. After lunch, resume a short trek to a Lahu village which is closed to Mae Taeng elephant camp by the river.

    Spend your time on the river in Mae Taeng by several activities such as swimming, fishing, relaxing … Or an optional tour to elephant camp for you also is available.

  • Day 3: Bamboo Rafting – Shan Tribal village (B, L, D)

    Wake up and breakfast at camp in the jungle before we start an hour bamboo rafting down the river to a Shan Tribal village. 

    We then continue for 3 hours trek to Shan village where you will spend your night. The remaining time would be spent at your own pleasure and this is your great chance to get to know more the local lifestyle.

  • Day 4: Mae Taeng White water rafting- Elephant PooPooPaper Park- Chiang Mai (B, L)

    After breakfast we go white water rafting on Mae Taeng river rapids. In March, April, and May this activity will be substituted with canoeing.

    After lunch, you will be drive for 2 hours to the Elephant PooPooPaper Park and where you will discover an unusual way to make paper by recycling elephant droppings.

    Return to Chiang Mai for your overnight and end of our service.



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Trip Note

Tour includes:

  • Accommodations based on Twin/Double Room
  • Private transfer as private air-con vehicle
  • Private tour as mention as above itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast)
  • English  speaking guide
  • Service charge & Government tax
  • Entrance fee

Tour excludes:

  • Other meals, drinks,
  • Airport tax, internal & international flight, visa
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Tips
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