Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai means "new city", what better way to start this new chapter 

The Honeymoon Zone features exotic escapes and adventurous activities perfect for the newlywed couple setting out on a new life together filled with new adventures of their own. 


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Enjoy time together in Chiang Mai, Thailand as you experience some of the worlds most ornate temples, wander the rivers and jungles with elephants and try new foods at the markets in Chiang Mai

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Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help.
The Pamper a Pachyderm experience is included in your itinerary.

See the FAQ section for more info!


Chiang Mai is an old city... and a new city. 

As you start out on this new path together, remember to: 
Be at peace.
Walk with giants, 
Marvel at the past. 
Forge something new.
Devour life... with a little spice. 

 This package is the perfect compliment to help you experience life and begin anew. 

Spa Day
From the start, you'll enjoy a 4 hour spa day at one of Chiang Mai's most tranquil locations. 
Your day will Include:

  • Body Scrub
  • Herbal Bath
  • Tok Sen Massage
  • Aromatherapy Oil Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Facial Treatment

This helps you unwind from your travels and settle into life in Chiang Mai... at peace. 


Almsgiving and Temples
Gain insight into the spiritual life of Thai Buddhists in Chiang Mai on this early morning tour with a knowledgeable private guide. Join devotees who provide morning alms to local monks, then climb the staircase to the golden pagodas of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, followed by a private blessing ceremony at the monastery of Wat Umong. Finish with a delicious northern-style noodle dish, complete with coconut milk and spices.


Thai Cooking Class
Escape from the bustling city for a day and learn how to prepare and cook a traditional Thai meal.  
You will be able to see many different kinds of organic herbs, vegetables and fruits that proudly grown onsite at the organic farm. You can even pick some of the fresh ingredients that you will use while preparing your favorite dishes in one of the spacious well equipped kitchens. 


Silversmith Workshop
The history of fine silver jewelry and workmanship in Northern Thailand goes back many generations. You'll have the opportunity to forge something new together during your one day silver jewelry making workshop. Choose between a pendant or a ring and create your own design to keep forever, or pass on to future generations in your own family. 
You'll cut, shape, file, form, design and finish your own keepsake in a few hours, with a break for lunch (at your own expense). 


Pamper a Pachyderm
Join a small group experience at The Elephant Nature Park, while "Pampering a Pachyderm". 

  • Meet and feed the elephants before starting your elephant walk into the surrounding forests with the herd.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in these beautiful surroundings.
  • When you return to the river you bathe the elephants in the river and head back to Elephant Nature Park on a river raft, or by van (depending on river levels).
  • Enjoy more time with the herd before a tea/coffee break.

With no riding, this special program is focused on taking your time and allowing the elephants to enjoy each moment of their freedom, scratching, rubbing, throwing dirt ... so be patient, enjoy the view and take lots of pictures.


Chiang Rai
Finally, travel to Chiang Rai to experience some of the artistic flare that has become a bucket list item for many. 

Wat Rong Khun, "The White Temple". 
A contemporary, unconventional, privately owned, art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist Temple
The white exterior is covered with tiny mirrors that makes the entire temple shimmer right in front you.  At the main building at the white temple, the ubosot, is reached by crossing a bridge over a small lake. In front of the bridge are hundreds of outreaching hands that symbolize unrestrained desire. The bridge proclaims that the way to happiness is by foregoing temptation, greed, and desire.

Wat Hyuaplakung, "The Red Temple"
The temple is nine floors in pagoda style, with wooden Buddha's sculptures on each level

Baan Dam, "The Black House" 
A private collection of art. He created his work with a black theme which refers to death. This collection is housed in an all teakwood building.

Wat Rong Sauten, "The Blue Chapel"
Some of the style may look like "The Black House" and "The White Temple" as this temple was built by Mr. Phuttha Kabkaew ( a Local artist )



Day 1: Arrive in Chiang Mai

  • Private transportation to your hotel in the center of Old Chiang Mai

Day 2: Spa Day (4 hours)

  • Body Scrub
  • Herbal Bath
  • Tok Sen Massage
  • Aromatherapy Oil Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Facial Treatment

Day 3: Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour

  • Give alms to Buddhist monks
  • Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Visit Wat Umong
  • Lunch included

Day 4: Thai Cooking class

Day 5: Silversmith Workshop

Day 6: Elephant Nature Park

  • Feed, walk, bathe elephants
  • Lunch included
  • River Raft

Day 7: Chiang Rai Temples Day Trip

  • Wat Rong Sauten (“Blue Chapel”)
  • Wat Rong Khun ("White Temple")
  • Wat SeangKaew Phothiyarn
  • Wat Hyuaplakung ("Red Temple")
  • Baan Dam ("The Black House")

Day 8: Free day to explore and shop!

Day 9: Depart Chiang Mai

  • Private transportation to the airport


What ELSE Do I Need To Know? 

LOVE-Do good where you go

Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help. We have been involved in dozens of rescues which have created our thriving elephant herd. The park provides a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals under our care.

Volunteers and visitors contribute to the healing while learning about their lives past and present. Arrange a visit to all our projects in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Pamper a Pachyderm

An elephant camp neighboring our park has decided to try out our concept of care. So now, four lucky female elephants have dumped their trekking seats and their mahouts hooks have been cast aside. Only small groups each day enjoy the honor of observing their freedom and happiness; they walk, they scratch, they swim, they eat, they dust bathe... all at their own pace... May this be the start of a new trend that catches on in the Mae Taeng valley and elsewhere.

 

Save Elephant Foundation

Is my donation tax deductible? 
No.  But, it can be!
The Save Elephant Foundation is a Thai non–profit organization. So, that means that it's not tax deductible for US citizens. 
We are giving you a direct link to this organization on our website because it offers a variety of options for donating and because it was created by the Elephant Nature Park, it is more closely connected. 

If you would like a tax deductible option, you can donate to the Serengeti Foundation through this link:
http://www.serengetiusa.com/how-we-help-in-asia.html

Activity Info

FAH LANNA SPA
This package includes the Signature Exotic Experience. Services can be modified at your request. 

Inspired by nature and with our traditional Lanna history and culture as a guiding principal, we designed the spa to be a welcoming place for all people to enjoy. We care about our community and the people in it and we believe that everyone can do something to give back to the community.

On a global level, we have the responsibility to care about the earth. We care about the environment and are fortunate that all water in our ponds and used around the garden comes from our own well. We reuse and recycle materials such as turning the herbs from the herbal balls into compost for our plants and using the strings from the herbal balls as wicks for our garden torches. The aluminum containers from the tea lights we use in the oil burners are collected and then we bring them to be reused and turned into prosthetic legs for the disabled. We make our own herbal drinks and use as much of the materials as possible. After we made our refreshing Roselle Herbal Tea, we use the flowers to cook Roselle jam, which we serve at our Café. 

On a regional level, we support our wider community by supporting charitable organizations that provide education to children of migrant workers and refugees, that bring healthcare into internally displaced people in the border regions and that provide relief and assistance in underprivileged communities.

At a local level, we care about our community and all people in it. We created a number of initiatives to support our staff, such as financial support for the education of our staff children, providing emergency assistance loans, healthcare, social security, maternity leave, end of year bonuses, skill development training etc.

PACKAGE INFO

What hotel will I be staying in? 
Having been to and experienced Chiang Mai ourselves, we know the best hotels to give you the most authentic and comfortable stay. Space fills up fast, so we cannot guarantee a specific property. We will; however, guarantee that you will stay in a 3-5 star property as close to the action as possible!

What meals are included?
Breakfast:
If your hotel provides a breakfast, it will be included in your package price.

Lunch:
Some of the activities in your itinerary include lunch! Enjoy!   

Is a rental car included in the package? 
No.
This is not included in the cost of your package, but can be easily added. 
Having a car is not recommended, though as driving in Thailand can be confusing and at times, dangerous if you are not familiar with the areas you are traveling.  

(Drivers must be over the age of 25, have a valid drivers license and a major credit card in their name)

We have provided a hotel in the center of old Chiang Mai, walkable to all of this area, with many tuk-tuks available for shorter areas within Chiang Mai city. 

The activities included in your itinerary all include round trip hotel transportation, for your convenience. 
 

Are flights included in the package?
 No. 
Flights are not included in the package as prices range greatly; however, we can customize and add this to your package.