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    All Thailand Experiences

    9 Day Thailand elephant safari with white water rafting in real jungle rain forest. You will also visit the old city of Sukhothai if you wish

    "Offering more than Tours and Adventures, we offer Experiences"

    Sharing Thai Culture and Nature in a Meaningful and Responsible Way Since 1990.

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    This is a real Thailand adventure by elephant, raft, and hiking. You will visit hill tribe villages for the evening and also camping in comfortable tents. We can also arrange shorter trips in this area if you wish starting with 3 days. Most of our clients come to Chiang Mai first then travel with us to spend one night in Sukhothai visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Park and continue on to the starting point of the safari. To save time, you can also fly to Sukhothai or take the overnight train to Pitsanulok from Bangkok where we will greet you and take you to the starting point.
    Sukothai temple
    Sukhothai Old City

    Photos of Sukhothai UNESCO World Heritage Park

    Inside UNESCO World Wildlife Sanctuary near Umphang

    Photos of the Elephant Safari

    Because of the remoteness of the Wildlife Sanctuary everything we need will be transported by elephant. Daily supplies such as fresh food will be delivered by 4 wheel drive vehicle to a pick up point where elephants will then deliver them to us. Only 150 persons per day are allowed in the Sanctuary to avoid over crowding and damage to the fragile environment. There are links to many more pictures of Sukhothai and the Safari at the end of the itinerary below.
    Khantoke Dinner
    A Cultural Khantoke Dinner

    We will greet you at the airport or train station in Chiangmai and transfer you to your selected Hotel or Guest House. Tonight at 7pm your will enjoy a Khantoke Dinner with Thai and Hill Tribe music and dance. Overnight in selected Hotel or Guest House in Chiangmai.


    This morning we depart at 9 AM for the Ancient City of Sukhothai with it's beautiful temple ruins dating back hundreds of years. We will first stop at the Asian Elephant Conservation Center and Hospital in Lampang then have a delicious all you can eat lunch of traditional thai food consisting of many wonderful dishes and local fruit in a garden restaurant. Tonight we will explore the Sukhothai night life and markets then enjoying a delicious dinner. This evening accommodations are in Sukhothai. (B,L,D)
    Sukothai Temple
    UNESCO World Heritage Park in Sukhothai
    Road to Umphang
    The Road to Umphang

    This morning we wake up early to pay respects to the Monks. We will stand out in front of the hotel and give food as alms to the Monks as they pass by. Then after another hearty American Breakfast we then leisurely walk among the ruins in the UNESCO World Heritage Park in Old Sukhothai.and depart for Umphang stopping for lunch in Mae Sot and then a Hmong hill tribe village. Over night will be at a resort in Umphang in nice cabins with a delicious all you can eat dinner along the river. You will also meet and talk with the local guides that will be joining us on this adventure. (B,L,D)

    Rafting DAY FOUR

    This morning enjoy breakfast served on the banks of the Umphang River with it's beautiful morning mist and surrounding mountains. We then board the raft for a leisurely 3 hour journey through canyons with high limestone cliffs and many waterfalls. You should see many families of monkeys climbing the cliffs n the mountain canyons. We will stop and have lunch then raft again to a Karen hill tribe village for the evening. This village is where we get fresh supplies and you will have an excellent all you can eat family style Thai dinner prepared for you including fresh fish caught in the very clean river. Your accommodations are traditional bamboo bungalows. Toilets and showers are available here.(B,L,D)
    loading the rafts Rafting rafting

    Video of Day 4

    Video 2 of Day 4
    bamboo forest
    White water rafting

    This morning we go for an exciting 4 hours of white water rafting. The elephants will go on ahead to take the camping equipment to where the raft journey ends. We will also pass many beautiful waterfalls along the way. Wild animals such as elephant, tiger, gibbons, lemurs, deer and bear have been spotted while rafting this section. We will ride elephants to our camp site over night tonight in comfortable tents and have a delicious dinner beside the river or in a cave. Where we stay for the evening depends on the river conditions or weather (riverside or cave). (B,L,D)
    White water rafting
    White water rafting

    Day 5 video we finish the tour of the village, do some white water rafting, see monkeys and beautiful Tee Lau Lay waterfall.

    In this video we travel over mountains and streams by elephant through the jungle. We have a baby elephant with us that is very cute.

    Tee Lor Lay waterfall
    Tee Lor Lay waterfall
    Day Seven
    This morning we load up the elephants and leave our camp site and travel over mountains and streams by elephant through the jungle. We have a baby elephant with us that is very cute. There are no roads or villages in this area as it is in the UNESCO World Wildlife Sanctuary. For this reason, after breakfast, we will need to ride elephants and /or hike for 6 hours with lunch along the way to reach our camping spot along a clear stream with small waterfall excellent for wading and swimming. Overnight here. (B,L,D)
    Loading the elephants
    Loading the elephants
    Swimming in the stream
    Swimming in the stream
    Our campsite
    Our campsite
    Washing our elephant
    Washing our elephant

    In this final video we finish our adventure by camping near waterfalls and swim in the beautiful stream. Our guide show how to make a small animal trap and other interesting things out of bamboo. We then ride elephants to our pick up point.
    Day Eight
    This morning we wash the elephsnts and ride them for about 2 hours to our pick up point then return to Umphang to shower and lunch then on to Mae Sot for the evening at Mae Sot. Tonight will be at a very famous Thai restaurant in an incredible garden setting with black swans on a beautiful pond, waterfalls and exotic plants. (B,L,D)

    Day Nine
    Today we return to Chiangmai visiting a hill tribe market and lunch along the way. Arrive in Chiangmai in time for your late afternoon flight or evening train to Bangkok. (B,L)

    -- End of Tour, this is a private tour.--

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    All transfers, baggage handling, transportation via air conditioned van to and from Chiangmai and Sukhothai, Mae Sot and Umphang, elephant riding, white water rafting, guides, all meals where stated in daily itinerary, all entrance fees, lodging in Sukhothai, Umphang, Karen village and Mae Sot, all camping equipment with portage by elephant.

    This is a private tour

    Cost depends on how many person in your party.

    Diana Rose and Mathew Brownlie family
    2 Adults, 1 teen, 2 children 7 and 9
    Email: Available upon request
    Location: USA
    Date: Oct. 18, 2011
    We had a great time on the 9 day elephant safari with rafting with All Thailand Experiences and thought both Amphan, the guide from Chiang Mai, Jackie, The driver, and the local guides deserved a little somethingfor their efforts so we gave them a nice tip.

    We learnt so much about Thai culture from Amphan and she went out of her way to make sure we had a good time (and were well fed...she obviously thinks we farang eat alot!). Jackie injected delightful sanuk into the trip, delighting the kids with his magic and origami: and he drove very safely on really pretty treacherous roads, so we appreciated that.

    The kids and us now have more interesting stories to tell...We will be back!

    Thank you Randy for all the planning, it was great.

    10 Oct. 2009
    Rex Sinclair and family
    Email:Given upon request

    We thoroughly enjoyed the 9 day jungle safari with white water rafting package you organised for us. Your guides safely took us out of our comfort zone. Pong, Gale and Lynn were delightful, enthusiastic company. The elephants were amazing, I had no idea what muddy steep terrain they could negotiate with us on their backs.. I have to single out one guide in particular, Chai who accompanied us on the elephant/rafting/hilltribe segment of our journey. He was truly excellent! his self taught English was superb and he was easily able to alleviate my wife's fears with a few knowledgeable words on many occasions. I highly recommend him for inclusion in any future tours you organise. Thanks again All Thailand Experiences for a wonderful time.

    Rex Sinclair and family

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  • To read the Sinclair Family trip report click here.

    Special Instructions:
    This is an eco-cultural friendly excursion. For this reason we have conditions that must be followed.

    • You can only get off the raft in designated areas.
    • No climbing on cliffs or waterfalls.
    • No picking of flowers or rocks etc.
    • You must ask before taking pictures of children and villagers.
    • No money can be given to villagers or children for pictures.
    • Candy cannot be given to children.
    • Soap, shampoo etc cannot be used when in rivers or streams or hot springs.

    We hope you understand.

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