DAY 9-10 Chiang Mai B
Two days at leisure
OPTIONAL TOURS: Quote Separately
Optional: Half Day Tour Elephant Owner For A Day at Patara Elephant Farm – Join Basis
Duration: 07:30 – 15:30 hrs
Pick up you from hotel in Chiang Mai city and transfer to Patara Elephant Farm, during the transfer briefing on the history of domestic elephant in Thailand. Arrive at the farm, followed by the registration, and get a traditional training outfit. Prepare yourself for the elephant training session, which include many activities; hiking to find the elephant in the bush. Learn about elephant farm management and the breeding program. Train to correctly approach and be near elephant. Learn to observe the elephant’s temperament. You will be introduced to every of the elephants and join the morning feed. Learn about the daily health care for the elephant, a pregnancy test for elephant and caretaking for mother with small baby. Learn about elephant skin care and bath your elephant. Learn the instructions to get on the elephant neck with different techniques, sitting on the elephant, basic riding skill and spoken commands for elephant. Practice on getting upon and coming down from the elephant. In the afternoon it’s time to Bare-back riding session. Prepare for a long uphill trip to visit a waterfall for picnic lunch and refresh in the cool water with your elephant. After enjoying the meal with your elephant, you will ride elephant trip back to farm to feed them before farewell these majestic animals followed by a transfer back to hotel.
Optional: Half Day Tour Cooking@home Thai Culinary School – Join Basis
Duration: 09:00 – 14:00 hrs
Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city and drive to Sankhampaeng District. On the way stop at a local country market where you will be guided around and learn how to select and buy the fresh Thai ingredients that will be needed for that day’s cooking lesson. this tour of the morning market is an unforgettable experience in itself, leaving them with lasting memories of new sights, sounds and wonderful spicy aromas, as well as a broader knowledge of Thai fruits, vegetables and spices. Continue to the delightful semi-rural setting of the cookery school itself, your English speaking instructor will take you through every stage of the cooking process until, at the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to taste and eat your own creations. You will learn by doing, not merely watching, so each course is full of activity and fun. You will receive a copy of full-color cookery book that contains information about common ingredients in Thai cooking and all our recipes. It will help you reproduce the tasty dishes you have learned, and more, in the comfort of your own home kitchen. The class ends around 14:00 hrs. and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Optional: Evening Tour Kantoke Dinner with Show
Duration: 19:00 – 22:00 hrs
It was not until 1953 that Kantoke became a social gathering when a local politician invited high honored guests to sit with him and enjoy this special dinner. The “Kantoke” dinner is traditionally specific to the people of the northern region. Dinner is served in small bowls, known in Thai as Kan. Guests are seated on cushions at a low table, known as Toke in Thai. The cuisine served is northern Thai and it is prepared with the western palate in mind as traditional Thai food can be very spicy. During dinner, entertainers will perform the intricate Forn Leb finger dance; the Forn Thien candle dance; the Ramwong circle dance; and the Ram Dab sword dance. Opt for an additional hill tribe show performed by various members of the Yao, Lahu, Meo, Lisu, and Karen hill tribes after you have finished dinner. Transfer back to hotels at the end of the evening.
Meals included: None
Accommodation: RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort