Karen Habitat - Single Day

1 Ratmakka Road, Phrasing, Chiang Mai Thailand

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Karen Habitat - Single Day

Location: Chiang Mai province (Mae Wang Area - South-West of the city) – Northern Thailand

Nearest Airport: - Chiang Mai (CNX)

Duration: Full Day (This trip does not visit Elephant Nature Park)

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Highlights: Bathing with Elephants - Elephant food preparation and Feeding - Short forest walk (around 30 minutes)  - Vegetarian lunch -  Karen tribal hospitality

Karen Habitat is a special, small group “saddle off!” program in cooperation with a Karen settlement to the south-west of Chiang Mai city. For more than 20 years, Karen tribes have rented their elephants to Elephant Camps because they could no longer legally use the Elephants for logging work.

After seeing other Elephant owners change their way of caring for their Elephants, a group of Elephant owners in Mae Wang area, just south of Chiang Mai city, have agreed to stop renting their Elephants to the trekking industry and have committed to care for the Elephants at their homes with the support of Save Elephant Foundation and forget the trekking chairs and roam free in their natural habitat without riding.

This trip differs from our other “saddle off!" programs as offers a short walk and learn Karen Tribes tradition.

All About Your Trip:

Starting From: 8:00am - 8:30am. Pick up from your Chiang Mai city hotel, or you must be at our office at 7:40am. - (Please check map)

If you are staying out of town (outside Middle ring-road) additional charges apply. Please advise on your reservation form

Returning: around 4.30pm / 5.00pm to Chiang Mai city.

Baggage / Luggage allowance: One small day pack per person

What to Bring: Hat, Sunscreen, Sandals/Flip Flops, Change of clothing as you will get muddy or wet, Towel, Shoes suitable for walking, Camera, Bug Repellent. Trip

Operational Months: All Year Round

Age Suitability:  Adults and children over 5 years old to retirees

Fitness Level:  Good fitness level for walking on mountain side

What is Included: Water, Lunch (vegetarian buffet), transport, guide

Transportation: Included from Chiang Mai city to/from project, admission fees, project guides

Bookings close: 2 pm (GMT+7), on the day before you are due to visit. Payment is required to secure your place(s).

Trip costs: (per person)

Adult Rate: 2,500 Baht (+12 years old)

Child Rate: 1,250 Baht ( 5 - 11 yrs)

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