4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Changi Airport

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Chiang Mai: 4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Re...

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“hi, I'm nicole! - I love uncovering hidden Travel gems & going the distance to experience them all around South East Asia over Singapore's various public holidays / long weekends! I'm particularly a fan of Animals, Wildlife & Nature - believe in taking the time to research about Ethical Animal Experiences, enjoy the most natural Wildlife Safaris, meaningful experiences, spend less time at touristy / but must see spots + dedicate most time in my itineraries to Nature. I believe in good planning with a dose of spontaneity / flexibility, comfort & value over cheapness, strive to keep prices at market rate / what you might usually pay. I like staying in more quaint / localised accommodations VS commercialised hotels, enjoying the local recommended food of each place I visit, and soaking in some good lively ambience and atmosphere, preferably with chill live music and a drink or two! I'm also really into Photography, picked it up since 10 years + ago, first as a hobby. I've now been working as a Photographer for 6 going 7 years shooting Events for companies. Happy to share everything I know about Photography / help you take some sweet new profile pics if you're coming on a trip with me! ;) got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me at +65 9184 0209.”

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EXPERIENCE CHIANG MAI'S EPIC, SPIRITUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE LANTERN RELEASE


31 DEC 2018, THA PHAE GATE

How can this not be on anyone's Must Visit list? ;D

Let's also do our best to find the most eco friendly Sky Lanterns that have no wire / use bamboo so instead!

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
SUPPORT AN ETHICAL ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE BY SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION

SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION is a Thai non profit organization dedicated to caring and assisting Thailand's captive Elephants. 

They rescues and rehabilitates Elephants, involve and benefit local Thai communities & Tribes, and run Educational Ecotourism Programmes. 



TAKE IN CHIANG MAI'S STUNNING NATURE + ARCHITECTURE

DOI ITHANON NATIONAL PARK 


Royal King & Queen Pagodas

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
Siritharn Waterfall

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wachiratharn Waterfall

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
"ROYAL PROJECT" GARDENS

Facing problems of Deforestation, Poverty & Opium Production.. King Bhumibol Adulyadej started the Doi Inthanon Royal Project in 1969 to improve the lives & livelihoods of the poor & needy. 

The Hill Tribes were encouraged to cultivate Cash Crops instead of Opium. They were provided with training in modern Agricultural techniques as well as the necessary Tools and Equipment. 

Today Doi Inthanon Royal Project is home to Beautiful Flower Gardens, Plant Breeding & Multiplication Labs, Rice Terraces, Coffee Plantations, a Strawberry Orchard and more! 

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
DOI SUTHEP GOLDEN TEMPLE

CHIANG MAI'S #1 MUST SEE TEMPLE

* Dress Code : no shorts, no skirts, no tank tops

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
DOI SUTHEP NAGA STAIRS

CLIMB 300+ STEPS TO DOI SUTHEP

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
CHIANG MAI'S VARIOUS TEMPLES AROUND THE OLD CITY

TEMPLE OF THE FORTIFIED CITY, WAT CHIANG MAN

- oldest Temple in Chiang Mai built in about 1296+
- great example of Lanna Kingdom architecture
- beautiful Elephant Statues

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
GOLDEN HORSE TEMPLE, WAT KUN KHA MA

- surrounded by beautiful Golden Horse Statues
- features various other Animal Statues inside

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
DRAGON TEMPLE, WAT RAJAMONTEAN

- guarded by 2 playful Dragon statues
- massive Buddha statue

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
SILVER PAVILION, WAT SRI SUPHAN

- temple covered in Silver, Aluminium & Nickel

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
CHIANG MAI'S VIBRANT NIGHT LIFE

RIVERSIDE BAR & RESTAURANT

For New Year's Eve Dinner!

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
THC ROOFTOP BAR

For New Year's Eve Drinks!

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET, WUALAI

Snack, Shop & Eat to your heart's content! 

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
SUNDAY NIGHT MARKET, RATCHADAMNOEN

Chiang Mai Old Town's Busiest Night Market! 

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
3N ACCOMODATION

Stay in Old City of Chiang Mai itself, just 10mins drive from the Airport and 10mins walk to the Saturday Night Market that we will visit on our 1st night in Chiang Mai! 

2 to a room / Twin Sharing. Non Smoking.
Has Aircon, Wifi, Fridge, Towel, Basic Toileteries,
Attached Private Bathroom. 

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand

got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole) at +65 9184 0209

TRIP DATES


SAT 29 DEC 2018 - TUE 1 JAN 2019

TRIP DURATION
 
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS 

Leave Required: 1 Day (Mon 31 Dec 2018)

TRIP ITINERARY

* subject to change 

>>> DAY 1 - SAT 29 DEC 2018

17.00 pick up from Airport, settle down in Hotel
18.00 Visit Old Town North Temples
19.00 South Temple & Saturday Night Market, Wua Lai


>>> DAY 2 - SUN 30 DEC 2018

DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK

08.00 depart for Doi Inthanon
10.30 Siritharn Waterfall 
11.00 Hill Tribe Village 

11.30 Wachirathan Waterfall
12.30 Lunch at Wachiratharn Waterfalls Local Restaurant
13.00 Easy Nature Trail Walk to Thailand's Highest Peak

14.00 King & Queen Pagodas
15.00 King's Royal Project Gardens
15.30 return journey to Chiang Mai

17.30 arrive back at Hotel / wash up

18.30 walk to Sunday Night Market on Ratchadamnoen Road for Dinner & Shopping

>>> DAY 3 - MON 31 DEC 2018

SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION

KAREN ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

08.00 depart for Karen Elephant Experience 

09.30 meet the People of the Karen Tribe & their Elephants 

- learn about the lives of the Karen Tribe & their Elephants 
- the Karen Tribe traditionally worked with Elephants for more than 20 years, for logging, providing rides, etc - now Elephant logging is no longer legal

- Save Elephant Foundation encourages Karen Tribe Elephant Owners to stop renting their Elephants out to provide rides and instead help & support the Karen people to run Educational Ecotourism Programmes like this one

- treat the Karen Elephants to some Fruits / Vegetables

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
12.00 Lunch prepared by the Karen Tribe People 

13.00 get dressed in Traditional Karen Tribe Clothing

- walk alongside the Elephants as they roam through the Jungle
- visit their favourite Mud Pit where they love coat themselves muddy to stay cool and ward off insects (you're supposed to help shower them in Mud - feel free to have a Mud Spa youself too ;))

4D3N Chiang Mai, Epic New Year Eve Lantern Release, Ethical Elephant Experience starting at Chiang Mai, Thailand
- follow them to the River to end off your afternoon with a nice refreshing River Bathe - take a cooling dip yourself too!

15.30 return journey to Chiang Mai
17.00 arrive back at Hotel / wash up 

19.00 head to Riverside Bar & Restaurant for New Year's Eve Dinner

21.00 walk to Tha Phae Gate, where things should be getting happening for release of Lanterns, hang out at a Pub / Bar ie. THC Rooftop Bar

23.59 Count Down to 2019!!

DAY 4 >>> TUE 1 JAN 2019

DOI SUTHEP + NAGA STAIRS MORNING

10.00 Depart Hotel
11.00 Doi Suthep Golden Temple / Naga Stairs
13.00 Have Lunch / Return to Hotel

15.20 leave for Chiang Mai Airport
17.20 fly Chiang Mai > Singapore
21.30 touch down Singapore

TRIP COST: S$498

got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole) at +65 9184 0209

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Itinerary

>>> DAY 1 - SAT 29 DEC 2018






17.00 pick up from Airport, settle down in Hotel
18.00 Visit Old Town North Temples
19.00 South Temple & Saturday Night Market, Wua Lai







>>> DAY 2 - SUN 30 DEC 2018

DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK

08.00 depart for Doi Inthanon
10.30 Siritharn Waterfall 
11.00 Hill Tribe Village 

11.30 Wachirathan Waterfall
12.30 Lunch at Wachiratharn Waterfalls Local Restaurant
13.00 Easy Nature Trail Walk to Thailand's Highest Peak

14.00 King & Queen Pagodas
15.00 King's Royal Project Gardens
15.30 return journey to Chiang Mai

17.30 arrive back at Hotel / wash up

18.30 walk to Sunday Night Market on Ratchadamnoen Road for Dinner & Shopping

>>> DAY 3 - MON 31 DEC 2018

SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION

KAREN ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

08.00 depart for Karen Elephant Experience 

09.30 meet the People of the Karen Tribe & their Elephants 

- learn about the lives of the Karen Tribe & their Elephants 
- the Karen Tribe traditionally worked with Elephants for more than 20 years, for logging, providing rides, etc - now Elephant logging is no longer legal

- Save Elephant Foundation encourages Karen Tribe Elephant Owners to stop renting their Elephants out to provide rides and instead help & support the Karen people to run Educational Ecotourism Programmes like this one

- treat the Karen Elephants to some Fruits / Vegetables

12.00 Lunch prepared by the Karen Tribe People 

13.00 get dressed in Traditional Karen Tribe Clothing

- walk alongside the Elephants as they roam through the Jungle 
- visit their favourite Mud Pit where they love coat themselves muddy to stay cool and ward off insects (you're supposed to help shower them in Mud - feel free to have a Mud Spa youself too ;))


- follow them to the River to end off your afternoon with a nice refreshing River Bathe - take a cooling dip yourself too!

15.30 return journey to Chiang Mai
17.00 arrive back at Hotel / wash up 

19.00 head to Riverside Bar & Restaurant for New Year's Eve Dinner

21.00 walk to Tha Phae Gate, where things should be getting happening for release of Lanterns, hang out at a Pub / Bar ie. THC Rooftop Bar

23.59 Count Down to 2019!!






DAY 4 >>> TUE 1 JAN 2019


DOI SUTHEP + NAGA STAIRS MORNING


10.00 Depart Hotel
11.00 Doi Suthep Golden Temple / Naga Stairs
13.00 Have Lunch / Return to Hotel


15.20 leave for Chiang Mai Airport 
17.20 fly Chiang Mai > Singapore 
21.30 touch down Singapore