Day 1 - Arrivals – Private transfers from Chiang Mai airport to our hotel.
Day 2 - Spend the day on your own to catch up from jet lag or do some exploring and shopping. Meet in the lobby for the short walk to our opening night dinner.
Day 3 - After breakfast, we’ll gather in the hotel lobby to meet our local guide. We will then head out to the Lanna House Museum for an introduction to Thai culture, Buddhist life, and Lanna traditions before we explore the city and a Buddhisttemple. Next, we’ll chat with a monk about their life and Buddhism. Following lunch, we’ll stop at another temple.Free evening to explore the Night Market.
Day 4 - Free morning, then a group lunch at the beautiful restaurant, store, and art gallery, then more free time for massages and shopping. Evening Street Food Tour – We’ll meet our guide in the lobby and head out in vans to explore the street food markets around Chiang Mai, trying out 8 to 10 different northern Thai delicacies and learning how to order food in Thai.
Day 5 - Visit to Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary – It’s Elephant Day! We’ll head out from our hotel for the hour's drive to the Elephant Nature Park, a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds, and many other rescued animals. You’ll walk with the elephants to the river and watch them enjoy their playtime, learn how to care for them and hear their stories. Plus, we’ll be treated to a delicious vegetarian lunch. You’ll also learn about the important work this special Elephant Park does to save the lives of these amazing animals. Free evening.
Day 6 - Cooking Class at Organic Farm – meet in the hotel lobby to head to a local market and then out to an organic farm. We’ll see how the farm grows bountiful vegetables, herbs, and spices for their cooking school. In the class, you’ll learn how to make iconic Thai specialties. Enjoy the lunch you’ve made then return to the hotel for a free evening of exploring restaurants and shopping.
Day 7 - Free time to spend the day relaxing and shopping! Meet in the lobby and we’ll head out for our farewell dinner.