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Full Day Elephant Care at Blue Tao ( Picnic lunch & elephant bathing at The S Frame Waterfall ).

Tour Code: Blue tao ele full day visit - 01.

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A truly ethical elephant experiences for a day at Blue Tao Elephant Village. Care for and pampering these giant pachyderms ( No riding elephants & cruelty free ) in a small group atmosphere, cooking healthy treats and feeding them, walking through the most beautiful Chiang Mai lush forest, terraced rice fields of The White Karen Hill Tribe, fun bathing elephants in The S Frame Waterfall, observing elephants freedom life, great photo shots when they are throwing dust & dirt, foraging foods & scratching on trees. Picnic lunch will be served at the waterfall ( # Join in small group tour. ## PRICE: 2,900 THB /person ).

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Blue Tao Elephant Village
This unique place is located among the terraced White Karen Hill Tribe rice paddy fields, natural streams, waterfalls, large beautiful pine woods and lush forest of the backside of Doi Inthanon Mountain, Southwest of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

Where are they from ? ( These giant pachyderms ).
They are the important treasure from the White Karen hill tribe ancestors since 400 years ago, from generations to generations until nowadays. The original village of these elephants is a small village called " Baan Sob Mae Satop", which is located in the middle of the mountain of Mae Chaem District, further Southwest of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. In the past they were the important vehicles of hill tribe people to carry rice, salt, tobacco among Mae Chaem - Samoeng - Chiang Mai - Mae Hongson.

How it becomes Blue Tao Elephant Village ?
They used to work really hard in timber industry in Northern Thailand region for some British timber companies, later they had entered into tourism by carried tourists with the howdah chair on top of their back, then became a part of elephant shows in some large elephant safari camps in the North of Chiang Mai. In 2014 the Karen hill tribes who own the elephants decided to dump the trekking howdah chair and regrouped into a sustainable  Eco tourism & ethical elephant experiences with team of Blue Elephant Thailand Tours, and it becomes " Blue Tao Elephant Village " till nowadays.

How do we support community ?
Our project is not only to improve the living conditions of the elephants and their keepers, but also giving a good chance to support the hill tribes who live in villages nearby our elephant village. We buy some agricultural products to use for elephant daily foods from them such as Napier grasses, sweet corn stumps, rice grains, tamarinds, sugar canes and bananas. Some of our profit also goes for sponsor some village' activities for instance Mother's Day, Children' s Day and lunch, as well as village water supply.

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Watch videos  ( Blue Tao Elephant Village & The S Frame Waterfall )
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Itinerary  08:00 AM. - 05:00 PM. [ No Riding ]

  .     08:00 - 08:30 AM. Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai city and transfer to Blue Tao Elephant Village.
      Drive about 1 and a half hours along the country road towards Southwest of Chiang Mai.
  .     We arrive at the elephant village, get change into the elephant keeper outfit.

  .     Briefing about Asian elephants and cooking healthy treats from local cultural products for elephants.
  .     Learn how to approach the elephants, feeding bananas and healthy treats, taking pictures with elephants.
 
  .     Walking with elephants ( no riding ) for 45 minutes through the most beautiful Chiang Mai lush forest until you reach
        The S Frame Waterfall, the 100 meters' high beautiful waterfall in the jungle, along the way you will see wild bananas,
        local Thai orchids, bamboo forest, pine woods, stunning mountain scenery, lots of wild squirrels and birds.

  .     Enjoy delicious picnic lunch & fresh fruits at a small bamboo hut near the waterfall. After that, you will have fun time bathing
        & giving body scrub to these intelligent creatures.

  .     Relax on your own leisure time and hiking back to our elephant village by following the elephants' slow pace. Feeding some
        more foods to the elephants and say goodbye to those giant pachyderms.

  .     Enjoy eating some local snacks, then we leave the elephant village and return to Chiang Mai city.
      05:00 PM. We arrive back at your hotel and end of our wonderful elephant tour.


PRICE :  2,900 THB / person 

CHILD RATE
:   2,300 THB / person ( 3 -10 yrs ).

CHILD UNDER 3 YRS :  free !!!..



Quick note:

1. We run this nice & friendly trip all year round ( never stop for any holidays ), departs daily from Chiang Mai city.
2. Welcome to all of you, this trip suitable for all ages from small children till elderly persons.
3. We use air conditioned minibus and suv car for transportation, safety and comfortable for entire journey.
4. You should go with us, because we operate a real small group trip, beautiful location of mountains, beautiful
    scenery of vast valley, green forest, terraced rice paddy fields of hill tribe people, bathing elephants in the waterfall.

TRIP INCLUDES
:

  -     Join in group transportation by air conditioned minibus or suv car.
  -     All activities as mentioned in the itinerary above.
  -     Picnic lunch and fresh fruits at The S Frame Waterfall.
  -     Bottled drinking water service free for entire trip.
  -     Food for feeding elephants.
  -     Local 1st class travel accident insurance.
  -     English speaking tour guide. ( He /she will take photos for you, please bring your own camera ).

PICK UP
& DROP OFF CONDITIONS ?


  -     It's free pick up & drop off at any hotels, resorts located in Chiang Mai city area only.
  -     But, additional charges will apply for any hotels, resorts located off Chiang Mai city area.
  -     If your pick up place is a private house, condo booking through airbnb website, we need to know the
        host's name with phone no. ? exact location ? building's name ? and Google maps.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A DAY ?

  -     T-shirt & long pants, training shoes and flip-flops, swimming suit, towel, a change of cloth and underwear.
  -     Sunscreen, insect repellent, and camera.

WHAT'S DO WE PROVIDE FOR YOU ?

 -      The elephant keeper outfits and comfortable rubber boots.
 -      Traditional Thai farmer bamboo hats.
 -      Nice shower rooms, western toilets, metal lockers at Blue Tao Elephant Village.

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