We were in Chiang Mai during Songkran so our first two choices for trekking tours weren't running. We ended up going with a one day trek with Journey. The van ride was a little nerve wracking... But we did make it to the trek safely. We started with bamboo rafting which was fun. The river was full of locals because of the New Year festival, which made it even better! Then we went on the elephant ride. We enjoyed this experience, but my husband and I agreed that the elephants are not treating properly at the place we used. It was not bare back riding, which I probably would have preferred. After the elephant riding we had lunch at a local Thai restaurant and the food was delicious! I only wish that the bathrooms were better as they were the only ones up to that point during the day. The trek was next, and we really enjoyed it, it wasn't too long and we stopped to swim at a waterfall halfway. The swimming was great and very refreshing! Continuing on the trek we stopped at the Karan village. This was very interesting but because it was during the festival not many people were there.
Overall we really enjoyed this trek, although I wish that our tour guide spoke a little more about where we were and what we were seeing. I was not disappointed, but not wowed either.