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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Tours and Tickets by Chailai Orchid
$129.78 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the most amazing and unforgettable experience with Chai Lai sisters! The girls are so beautiful and welcoming and I felt so safe and taken care of at all times! The homestay is wonderful, and the treks to the waterfall and temple as well!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristine T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Chiang Mai just to go on this tour because our neighbor here in California loved the Elephant experience. Once we were their we loved it too. First to spend a day with the Elephants was incredible and then that evening we stayed...More

Thank Denkidude
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We did the one day trek, bamboo rafting and elephant experience. Getting there: it was not an air conditioned van but one of the red trucks that are everywhere in chiang mai. It was about 1.5 hours from downtown so being in that truck wasn't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Victoria R
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We did a full day trip to this little piece of paradise. The only complaint was the 1 hour drive in the back of an enclosed pick up both ways. But don't let that put you off the amazing time to be had at the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank danlangpm
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

ANIMAL LOVERS BEWARE My friend and I came here with high hopes. We had done a lot of research. We felt inspired by their cause (Daughters Rising). We were most excited for the elephant interaction because their website has a “no riding” icon and claims...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Mackenzie K
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the two day trekking with Chompoo a lot. This was a private trekking and therefore the role of the trekking guide played an important role. Chompoo speaks good enough English, doesn't blabber too much, keeps a good paste in trekking. It seems that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lauralS5705JF
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for an over-scheduled trek where information is being spewed at you every second, this is not for you. If, however, you are looking for a laid-back, more native approach to experiencing Thailand, this is definitely for you. Also, your money is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Our tour was spoiled by an elephant who for no apparent reason grabbed my daughter and rolled her on the ground. We feel so lucky she was just bruised and scraped from head to toe. It was so scary. She could have easily be killed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MomFromOrondo
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with Alex. Everyone was super friendly! We did the half day caretaker experience with the baby elephants and some older elephants. We also saw the most amazing waterfall ever and drove through the remote town to get to it. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ashley Y
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Chai Lai Sister's Orchid for an overnight stay in the middle of October as part of a week exploring Chiang Mai. There are a lot of eco-tours and elephant encounters in the region, but we're really glad we picked this...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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November 10, 2017|
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Response from poppilove |
Well thas a bummer. No chains. No riding. If they can fix that I'll book.
December 27, 2016|
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Response from julie1204762 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Chai Lai Orchid is about a 60 minute sontang (open air taxi) drive, but my advice is to contact Nukul at Chai Lai Sisters & she can tailor a trip to suit your schedule. They have their own drivers who have really... More