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Adventure day out in Chiang Mai: elephants, tuk tuk, rafting

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Set off on your adventure tour for the day where you will have the thrilling opportunity to drive your own tuk tuk through the countryside of Chiang Mai. Head out and travel along tiny rural roads as you snake between idyllic farming villages and picturesque temples. Visit Wat Doi Sapanyoo, an Indiana Jones-esque temple nestled in the jungles; this little-visited temple features huge Buddha statues and picturesque, panoramic views of the surrounding area. Drive through more rural villages en-route to Mae Sapok, a picture perfect emerald valley complete with rice terraces and water buffaloes. Enjoy a nature walk through the forest followed by a visit to a local hill tribe village. Spend some time interacting with the gentle giants at an elephant sanctuary; learn about the past, present and future of the Thai elephant, while you assist the mahouts in feeding and washing them. Next, board a traditional bamboo raft as you float lazily along the local river. Hop back in your Tuk Tuk and make your way down winding, valley roads as you savor the final moments in the backseat of this ubiquitous Thai mode of transportation. What a fun day out in the country, Thai-style!

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