Full day Chiang Mai photo tours

Full Day Tours

2 very special tours, just for you

The full day Chiang Mai Photo tours detailed here have been created for travellers wanting to experience the real Chiang Mai. These tours:

  • Do not take you on the well worn tourist path
  • Do not take you to big elephant camps
  • Do not take you to villages set up for tourists.
Into The Wild - Full dfay Chiang Mai photo tour

Tour 1: INTO THE WILD – Jungle Temple, Eco Elephant & River Photo Tour

A private tour for 1 – 4 people

What’s Included:

  • An amazing, visually stunning, off-the-beaten-trail experience that will be captured by James, your award winning travel photographer, giving you the best holiday photos you’ll probably ever have
  • Pickup from and, drop off back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city
  • Visit the beautiful secret temple, Wat Luang Khun Win, with our Karen guide
  • Spend time in a real Karen hill tribe village, see how the people live and learn a little of their customs
  •  Enjoy a simple but delicious Thai lunch at a small mountain resort with stunning views
  • Spend the afternoon with a family of elephants and their mahout
  • Learn how humans and elephants have co-existed for countless centuries
  • Observe the bond between the elephants and their mahout (handler). Walk with them to the river pool
  • See how the elephants love their bath time, help to wash them and enjoy a refreshing dip in the clean mountain water!
  • End the day by gliding down the river on a bamboo raft before changing and heading back to your hotel
  • It wasn’t a dream! Beautifully edited photos of your day will follow, usually within 48 hours, delivered electronically via Dropbox so that you can keep your special memories forever. They’ll be print quality too so you can use them on your social media and print poster size wall-art when you get back home.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ELEPHANTS - Full dfay Chiang Mai photo tour

Tour 2: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ELEPHANTS –
A Learning Experience With Amazing Photo Memories

A private tour for 1 – 4 people

What’s Included:

  • An amazing opportunity to spend your day learning about elephants and their mahouts, all captured by James, your award winning travel photographer, giving you the best holiday photos you’ll probably ever have.
  • Pickup from and, drop off back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city
  • You’ll be introduced to the elephants at our mountain top location and you will spend time getting to know them as well as learning about how the mahouts care for the elephants. The mahout will teach you some basic elephant commands and the dos and don’ts of how to behave around the elephants.  All the while, James will be in the background capturing amazing mementos of this special day.
  • From here you will hike with the elephants, down to the mountain river. On the way you will be able to observe the elephants foraging for their favourite wild food – you might be surprised to learn what that is! James will be capturing beautiful photos as you walk with these magnificent creatures.
  • Once at the mountain river the elephants and the mahout will be getting in to the water, bath time is a very important part of an elephant’s life. Would you like to join them? The water is cool and clean and splashing the elephants is all part of their fun! Needless to say, James will be working away in the background, capturing the best of your experiences!
  • Time for lunch, Thai style, simple and delicious. You will definitely be hungry!
  • After saying goodbye to the elephants it’s time to relax. You are going to have a lovely time meandering down the unspoilt Mae Wang river on a bamboo raft. Don’t worry, there is an expert rafter to make sure you navigate the river safely and the river doesn’t contain any nasty surprises.You will be surrounded by nature and your journey ends at one of James’ favourite photo spots, a swing that over hangs the river.
  • Just before you change, James has arranged for you to meet a very special old lady, Mae Sevoy. She is a charming grandmother elephant with the sweetest heart you can imagine.
  • That really is the end. After you change you will be whisked back to your hotel in the city.
  • It wasn’t a dream! Beautifully edited photos of your day will follow, usually within 48 hours, delivered electronically via Dropbox so that you can keep your special memories forever. They’ll be print quality too so you can use them on your social media and print poster size wall-art when you get back home.
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