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Optional Tours #3 & #4: Wednesday 21 June 2023

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo by Bharath Mohan)



Full day tour of an Elephant Sanctuary and Doi Inthanon

08:00 – 18:00 hrs.

Price:  US$90

Visit the Elephant Sanctuary and meet adorable elephants at Maeklang Elephant Camp which has 5-star rating on TripAdvisor. The sanctuary takes in injured and rescues abused elephants and looks after them in a natural and sustainable environment, with strictly no riding or hooks. Visitors will have a chance to get in close touch with those adorable creatures.

The tour will also take you to Doi Inthanon, the highest point of Thailand. On the mountaintop, there are two stupas built in honor of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, one of the world’s longest reigning monarchs, and his queen consort, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother. The stupas are surrounded by a park blooming with flowers.

The tour will end with a visit to a hilltribe village, where you can embark on a short nature trek to experience the natural beauty of one of Thailand’s many National Parks.


Half-day visit to Ton Kwen Temple and Tawai Handicraft Village

13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Price:  US$40

Experience the peaceful atmosphere and witness the grandeur of the old carved wooden temple with authentic northern style architecture at Ton Kwen Temple. It is the only one of its kind remaining in the north. The temple received an outstanding architecture award from the Association of Siamese Architects under the Royal Patronage in 1989.

Tawai Handicraft Village is a model tourism village that produces all kinds of local handicrafts, though it is best known for its intricate wood carvings. The products reflect the local traditional wisdom and skills of the villagers.

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