1 Day Tuk Tuk Adventure in Chiang Mai

By Bruce
Chiang Mai, Thailand
$155 / person

All the best of Northern Thailand in one stunning day. Learn to drive your very own Tuk Tuk (yes, that's right!), explore rural communities and Temples sped time with and learn about elephants and float gently downstream on bamboo rafts. Is there any better way to spend a day in Chiang Mai?

This fantastic day of adventure starts with a pick up from the Chiang Mai Gate Hotel at 07:45 or a pick up from wherever you are staying in the city between 08:00 and 08:30 and our friendly team then transfer you to our Tuk Tuk hub in Mae Wang, around an hour South West of the city

09:30 (APPROX)

On arrival in Mae Wang our team will introduce you to your Tuk Tuks and begin your driving training. If you don’t want to drive a Tuk Tuk, don’t worry, you can enjoy the joys of nature’s air-conditioning from the breeze in in the back.
NOTE: all drivers must be aged 18 or over and hold a valid manual driving license.

TUK TUKS READY TO GO

TUK TUKS READY TO GO

10:30AM (APPROX)

The Tuk Tuks are pretty easy to master and once everyone is feeling comfortable behind the wheel we’ll head through tiny rural roads, snaking through farming villages and past rural Temples. One of our guides always drives the lead Tuk Tuk making sure that you don’t lose your way and no-one is tempted to go too fast!
With frequent stops to explore and, importantly, make sure everyone has a good opportunity to drive, you’ll get a great insight into real rural life in Northern Thailand. Something that’s not as easy to come across as you’d think.

EXPLORING THE COUNTRYSIDE

EXPLORING THE COUNTRYSIDE

11:30AM (APPROX)

By late morning we’ll arrive at the elephant home where you’ll not only learn about the past, present and future of the Thai Elephant but also have the opportunity to interact with them.
Once you’ve been introduced to the elephants – who have been taken out of a life of trekking and can no relax and enjoy their time more naturally – you’ll be able to help the mahouts feed them.
After you’ve fed the elephants it’s time to sit down to a some hearty and filling Thai food, right next to the elephants giving you the opportunity to continue watching the elephants and seeing how they interact.

1:00PM (APPROX)

After lunch you’ll walk with the mahouts and their elephants (NOTE: No elephant riding is allowed) through the local countryside to the river where you’ll help the mahouts wash the elephants – a fantastic experience for you and the elephants!

LOVELY ELEPHANTS

LOVELY ELEPHANTS

3:00PM (APPROX)

Now it’s time to enjoy some water activities of a different kind as you float lazily along the local river on a traditional bamboo raft. Don’t worry, there are no rapids along the way, rather this is a great opportunity to see the local surroundings from a different angle and have a huge amount of fun negotiating the twists and turns of the river.

FUN ON THE RIVER

FUN ON THE RIVER

4:OOPM (APPROX)

It’s time to jump back into your Tuk Tuk and wind your way back down the valley enjoying your last moments behind the wheel of a real Thailand ‘icon’. The road curves and sweeps gently down the valley and be sure to have your camera out to catch the surprise of the local community when they see you driving your very own Tuk Tuk!

COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME...

COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME...

4:45PM (APPROX)

On reaching The Tuk Tuk Club HQ you’ll transfer back into a minivan and we’ll take you back to your hotel, arriving around 6:00PM giving you plenty of time in the evening to reflect on the incredible day you’ve had and the fact that you’re now a member of The Tuk Tuk Club!

6:00pm (APPROX)

Arrive back in Chiang Mai city and be dropped off at your hotel or the Chiang Mai Gate Hotel, whichever you'd prefer

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Hi, I'm Bruce and I'm a huge fans of all things Northern Thailand. If you're travelling to Chiang Mai and points North and want to get under the skin of the country then please get in touch!