Chiangmai Adventure Program (6 days)
DAY #1 - Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Excursion(s) Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Chiangmai VIP Arrival On arrival at Chiangmai Airport, Our VIP Meeting service has been arranged for you: You will be met at the Aircraft Bridge by our VIP Staff with a welcome signage. For International arrivals, You will be escorted to the Fast Track Immigration counter where entry into Thailand will be expedited as you will not have to wait in queue as normal passengers Our VIP Staff and porter (the porter will wait at luggage belt) will assist in obtaining all baggage. In the event of lost baggage, our hostess will assist you to the Lost & Found counter of their Airline. Our VIP Staff will escort you through the exit to meet with your your Wanna Tours Guide Here Your Wanna Tours Guide will commence your Program and transfer you to The Anantara Resort Chiangmai, where your reservation is for the next 5 Nights and includes Breakfast. En route to the Resort, your Guide will give you an introduction to Chiangmai and your Program. (Specific aspects of your Sightseeing, etc. can also be discussed with your Guide
DAY #2 - Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Excursion(s) Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Private “Elephant Owner for a Day” Program This morning around 07.30am, we drive by Private Air-conditioned vehicle, to Patara Elephant Farm, in the Hang Dong Valley on the outskirts of Chiangmai On arrival at the Site, you will be greeted by your Host, discuss your program, and get changed to a more comfortable Local “Elephant” Outfit. We then start our Private “Elephant Owner for a Day” Training Session, which includes: ..Learn about elephant farm management and our breeding program. ..Train to approach and be near elephant. Learn to observe elephant temperament. ..Introduction to our elephants. Morning feed. ..Daily health care for elephant. ..Learn about elephant skin care and bathing your elephant. ..Showing different techniques for the mahout to get on & off the elephant neck and spoken commands for elephant You then lead your Elephant into the Water for a refreshing dip, before having a very local picnic lunch at the waterfall After lunch, we then Walk with the Elephant through the Fields & Forest to the Elephant Nursery Center, where you have an opportunity to see & play with the “young” Elephants On completion, we say farewell to your elephant, then meet up with our Vehicle & return to your Resort On our way back to the Resort we can also call in to see the “Thung Luang” Hill Tribe Village or other local sightseeing (to your interests) as time permits For your Safety & Security, your own Qualified, English-speaking Guide, will be with you throughout the Private Program. Also, although you will be in your own Private Group (with your own Elephant) throughout the activities in the camp – but there will be other Visitors in “joining group” sessions at the farm Meal included: Very local picnic lunch at the Elephant Site
DAY #3 - Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Excursion(s) Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Our Hiking Day in Doi Inthanon National Park This is a Great Day’s, easy Hiking on Thailand’s Highest Mountain in the Doi Inthanon National Park Moderate but comfortable activity – Specific Hiking and routing can be discussed with your Guide, and adjusted to your abilities An early start is recommended for our Hiking today, we commence with a drive to a Karen Village in the Doi Inthanon National Park (about half way up the Mountain). Here we have our First Hike (downhill !) past a Waterfall and along Rice Paddy Fields (approx. 2 Hours walk) to a Local Village that produces Mountain Coffee. After welcome coffee break, we meet up with our Vehicle and drive to the summit of Doi Inthanon – over 8000 ft. high, here we can take a walk along a rainforest boardwalk, nature trail (Very easy walking trail takes about 30 minutes). We then descend to commence our Second Hike along the Gew Mae Pan Trail (Minimum Hiking time 2 hours), this is one of the most beautiful Hiking trails on Doi Inthanon, with spectacular scenic view of Mae Cham Valley. On completion we can we also visit the Vachiratarn Waterfalls before returning to Chiangmai and your Hotel. (Specific Hiking and routing can be discussed with your Guide). For Hiking in Doi Inthanon National Park • Clients Should be reasonably fit and have no disabilities. • Hiking Boots or Good Walking Shoes are recommended • Light Comfortable Clothing is suggested.
DAY #4 - Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Excursion(s) Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Biking & Kayaking Sri Lanna National Park This is a very nice Scenic Day out in the Sri Lanna National Park on Bikes & Kayaks with Moderate but comfortable activity, the Biking is quite flat and we have a motor boat on stand-by if the Kayaking gets too much ! Specifics can be discussed with your Guide, and adjusted to your abilities. This morning we drive North by Van, about an hour from the Hotel to the Sri Lanna National Park. Here we transfer to our Mountain Bikes for a cycle ride through small villages and the rural countryside (approx. 15-20 km), around the Mae Ngad Dam. On completion, we transfer out by motor boat, to our lunch destination – a floating restaurant. After lunch, we change to “sit-on-top” Kayaks and paddle on the lake, back to the shore (or return by motor boat!), where we meet up with our Van and return to the Hotel. Important Notes v Clients must be reasonably fit and have no disabilities – swimming experience is recommended v Sunglasses, light cotton shorts and Tee shirts are recommended with normal Training shoes v Cycle Helmets & Life Jackets will be provided
DAY #5 - Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Excursion(s) Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Special early Morning Merit-making Ceremony & “Monks Trail” Hike. This morning we leave the Resort early (around 06.00am) to arrive early at the foot of Doi Suthep, where we can take part in a local make merit ceremony by giving Alms (some food & drink, etc.) to the local Monks from Wat Sri Soda. This is an amazing and moving site with usually hundreds of Saffron Robed Monks walking out of the Temple. After this we continue with a drive up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most venerated Temple in Chiangmai, situated on the hill-side some 3000 ft. above the City in the Doi Pui National Park. On the way up the mountain we stop for a short coffee break before visiting The Temple itself (before all the crowds arrive !!). Here we can climb the 306 stairs, to reach the Temple which encloses a large traditional, “Lanna” style Chedi covered with gold plates (A small mountain Tram is also available if the stairs are too much effort !!) From the Temple Grounds there are also panoramic views over Chiangmai and the surrounding area. After receiving a Special Blessing from the Resident Monk, we can hike down the Mountain, along the “Monks Trail” back to Chiangmai. After lunch at a local restaurant, the rest of the day is at your leisure or available for local sightseeing (Again specific aspects of your Sightseeing, etc. can be discussed with your Guide).
DAY #6 - Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Excursion(s) Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Chiangmai Departure This morning is at your leisure or available for any Local sightseeing (Depending on flight departure timing), until we transfer you to Chiangmai Airport for your onward flight.
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Had a very nice tour of Thailand with Wanna tours. My only complaint would be the selection of golf courses. We were in Thailand for golf primarily and sightseeing secondarily. The courses picked in my opinion were pretty average to below average. I am not sure if there are better courses but the ones chosen were not what would be considered the top courses to play in Thailand. The last course we played allowed sixsomes which meant a pretty slow round of golf. I don't think the company has done many golf trips in the past. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The drivers did a nice job and things ran very smoothly.
We used Wanna tours to guide us through Siem Reap Cambodia and Chiang Mei Thailand. A great guide and driver were furnished in each location. They were very helpful and made our trip.
Unfortunately, our guide, while a lovely person, seemed totally out of his depth in Bangkok. His normal territory is Chiang Mai and Chiang Rei. I believe there must have been some issue with the normal Bangkok guide(s) and our guide was sent by the company to Bangkok to stand in for another who was unable to guide our group. The owner should probably have been the stand-in!
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