6 Wonderful Elephant Days in Chiang Mai

by Jun 29, 2019

Day 1 | Chiang Mai

  • 12:55 pm: Scoot flight from Singapore
  • 2:55 pm: Landed Chiang Mai International Airport
  • 3:30pm: Check into the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai
    • Greeted with drink because of IHG status
  • 7:00pm: Hotel shuttle to edge of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
  • 7:30pm: Stopped at Ka Lae Night Bazaar
    • $155 Baht for Thai Pork Basil / Pork Pad Kra Pao and Green Curry
    • $100 Baht for large Chang Beer
    • $50 Baht for Green Papaya Salad / Tam Mak Hoong
    • $80 Baht Mango Sticky Rice / Khaoniao Mamuang
    • $30 Baht Chiang Mai Sausage / Sai Ua La Wan like solid Tom yum
    • $50 Baht Banana Mango and Avocado Shake
  • Stopped at Big C Supermarket @ Chiang Mai
    • $80 Baht Magnet
    • $40 Baht Coconut Pudding / Kanom Krok
    • $56 Baht bottled water and body wash
  • 9:00 pm: Got back on the shuttle back to the hotel
    • Grabbed a drink in the hotel lobby

Chiang Mai Chai Lai Orchid Nadia and Jm and Elephant 04

Day 2 | Mae Win

  • 9:00am: Wake up and have hotel breakfast
  • 2:00pm: Check into Chai Lai Orchid Airbnb *Confirmed*
  • 11:30am: Lunch at Kat’s Kitchen is a small brightly colored open air roadside eatery serving traditional Thai dishes
    • Forgot sunglasses and picked it up the next day
  • Ride to Chai Lai Orchid
    • Hour away
  • 1:00pm: Get to Chai Lai Orchid
    • Metal suspension bridge to cross the river
    • Room at an incline
    • Elephants everywhere
  • 6:00pm: Dinner at Phutawan Café

Chiang Mai Friends Dinner

Day 3 | Mae Win

  • Breakfast fruits pastries coffee and yogurt
  • 10:00am: Found some long lost friends
  • 11:00am: Drove upriver to ride bamboo back to the hotel
  • 12:30pm: Went around the area eating and seeing waterfalls and villages.
  • 7:00pm: Dinner at Phutawan Café

Nadia Walking Around Artist Village Chiang Mai Thailand

Day 4 | Doi Suthep–Pui National Park

Nadia JM Friends Visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Thailand

Day 5 | Ban Pong

  • Hotel breakfast espresso mango sticky rice waffle
  • 7:30am – 3:30pm: Patara Elephant Farm
    • Transportation is included, pickup from Rimping Hotel
    • Comfortable athletic clothing | Towel | Swimwear
    • Sandals with good grip / trekking shoes

    • Change of clean clothes

    • Bug-spray | Sunscreen | Waterproof case for phones

    • Cash for buying drinks or handcrafts

    • Professional elephant caretakers
    • Amazing lunch included
    • Guides to translate and take photos for you
  • 5:30pm: Sense Massage and Spa
    • Couples massage
  • 8:00pm: Saturday Night Market Chiangmai
    • Walked around looking for dinner
  • 11:30pm: Zoe in Yellow Bar & Night Club
    • Stopped by to take in some of the nightlife, music, and drinks

Chiang Mai Phutawan Café Khao Soi

Day 6 | Chiang Mai

Price Breakdown ~ $1770 USD for 2 people

  • Scoot Round Trip Flight to Chiang Mai from Singapore for both of us came to about $230 USD
  • The entire stay cost us roughly $1450 USD  for the 2 of us minus airfare
  • Accomodations at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai came out to $60 USD because of using points
  • Accomodations at the Chai Lai Orchid came out to $100 USD
  • Accomodations at the Rimping Village came out to $160 USD
  • You and another could do our entire trip for more or less $1770 USD including food and drink
  • Price Breakdown | $885 USD Per Person

Chiang Mai


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