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Chiang Mai Private Escape

A Private Tour of the Highlights of Chiang Mai

DESCRIPTION

Chiang Mai is the heart of Northern Thailand, with many sacred temples and an old city surrounded by ancient walls. Temple hop by day, and browse the many stalls of the Bazaar by night. Round off your experience with an excursion, where you'll learn to care for the majestic Asian Elephant, then hop on its back for and adventurous ride through the jungle!

QUICK FACTS

Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
Starts In: Chiang Mai
Ends In: Chiang Mai
Group Size: Min 1
Deposit: 50%
Accommodation: 4-Star
Physical Rating: 3/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Lap in luxury at a gay-welcoming 4-star hotel
• Learn to care for, and ride, an elephant
• Witness monks chanting at Doi Suthep
• Stroll through the famous Night Bazaar
• Temple-hop with a private guide by tuk-tuk
• Learn to cook traditional Thai food

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ITINERARY:

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. You are met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your centrally located 4-star hotel, The Rim Resort. You are free to relax this evening, or perhaps wander around Chiang Mai's Old City, located just outside of your hotel!

Today you'll explore the best temples in the area by local Songthaew car. The trip leads you back in time to the ancient period of the Lanna Kingdom. The city’s history dates back more than 700 years, with unique architecture and different forms of Buddhism practiced at every temple we visit. In the evening, you'll visit Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Pass the naga (dragon) that guards the staircase of 300 steps which leads to the temple at the top of the mountain. Once you're up there, soak up the wonderful views of the countryside. Following an included dinner at a small local restaurant we'll head to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar where you can shop amidst the various stalls for souvenirs.

You have a free morning to relax by the pool, or to explore this magnificent city. This afternoon you'll discover some of the secrets of Thai cuisine by joining a cookery course in a beautiful setting surrounded by rice fields. You will learn about the main ingredients used in Thai cuisine, how they are used, and what alternatives you can substitute if you can't get them at home. Questions are welcome and you are provided with a comprehensive book of recipes and ingredient details. For dinner, sit down and feast on the delicious results.

On your last full day in Chiang Mai, you are in for an adventure! You'll head to the countryside where you can learn how to care for the magnificent Asian Elephant. Then, after learning about the health of the elephant, you'll go for a short ride through the forest. This evening is free to enjoy one of the many fantastic Chiang Mai restaurants. May we recommend the stunning 137 Pillars Hotel Restaurant.

There are no activities planned today. You are free to depart at any time, with your airport transfer included.

• Arrival & departure transfers to/from accommodation booked through Out Adventures
• 5 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel
• 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
• Local temple tour by Songthaew car

• Visit to Chiang Mai night bazaar
• Traditional Thai cooking class
• Elephant rehabilitation visit & elephant ride
• Travel Insurance (medical, trip interruption & baggage loss) on tours with a start date of January 31st, 2019 or earlier. Visit www.outadventures.com/insurance for more details.

• International Airfare
• Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary 
• Travel Insurance on tours with a start date of January 31st, 2019 or later. Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Visit www.outadventures.com/insurance for more details.

• Gratuities for drivers and guides

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