Located just 30 km north of Chiang Mai city is becoming a popular tourist destination with many attractions. The Mae Sa valley elephant camp is the largest in the North and is a must to visit how elephant are used in the daily life of their naturally trained. Observe a demonstration of their highly valued skills in moving huge logs and their playful behavior as they bath in the cool stream. You'll have an optional opportunity to ride on an Elephant.
or formerly known as Mae Sa Botanic Garden, is the first botanical garden of the country at international standards for there are scientific basis and purposes for the collections, and the provision of botanical education and research. In 1994, the BGO received the honor from HM the Queen to grant a royal permission to name this northern botanic garden after Her Majesty's name as "Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden". The main objectives of the Garden are to serve as a center of Thai flora for botanical study and research, to render services concerning biodiversity and environmental conservation, as well as to provide an aesthetic place for the general public.
where you can enjoy exotic year-round blooms and special butterfly enclosures where tropical species can be seen in a natural environment. The Mae Sa Orchid farm is home to a large complex of thousands of orchids and an enclosure of live butterflies, and in addition to the 50-plus types of brightly colored orchid flowers to see, there are also tropical plant species and hybrid plants to explore.
You head off to Mae Sa Elephant Camp, where you see elephants demonstrating their intelligence and skills, then a 10 minute ride brings you to the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens where you will see many exotic species of Thai Lotus, Orchids and Ferns, including many other Thai plant species. You are then off to an orchid & butterfly farm where you can relax, before returning to your hotel in Chiang Mai around 12:00 am