Day trips from Chiang Mai - 30-50K radius

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by enveetee, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Can anyone suggest some day trips out from Chiang Mai pls? Arriving Chiang Mai 1st March and looking for Elephants!

    Two up on a Wave


  2. Hi there Nigel

    Well I am sorry to be the one to break the news but since civilisation came to Chiang Mai a few years ago (as long as you stay away from some bars !) and as a consequence, Elephants no longer roam the countryside freely.

    There are a few places where you can see them being grazed in sanctuary type environments, some hospitals that are dealing with ex-log workers that have had their, or their babies feet blown off by land mines and some places that put on shows of painting with trunks and displays of up close foot control.

    Take your pick.

    About the road trips, my advice is to keep reading this forum and get yourself a GT Rider map from various outlets listed here ... and you will not be disappointed.


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