Excursions and tours within Thailand involve exploration of historical sites, eco-tours, cruises and water activities. Some of the most popular tours in northern Thailand and Chiang Mai are in the Sukhothai and Chiang Rai regions.
One of the major tourist attractions is the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in Kanchanaburi (Tiger Temple). Many tours are conducted in this Buddhist temple, which is famous for tigers that freely roam within the premises.
Tourists can spend time with these tigers, take a stroll with them along with the monks and even take photographs with the tigers. A nearby destination is the Theravada temple, which is the common stop over while returning from the 'Tiger Temple'.
Chiang Mai half day tours take tourists to the historical temples of Thailand. Temples like Wat Chiang Man, Wat Jed Yod, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Suan Dok are part of the itinerary. Besides, the Maesa Elephant camps that are 12 km north of Chiang Mai is also part of the half day tour.
In the elephant camps, tourists can watch elephants play soccer and demonstrate other skills. From the elephant camp, tourists can head towards the orchid farms of the Mae Sa valley, which is one of the largest there.
One can go on two-day Sukhothai tour to the Lampang Elephant Centre, Si Satchanalai and the Sukhothai Historical Park, Phitsanuloke. Packages are also available for three-day tours to the Lampang Elephant Centre, Lampang and Phitsanuloke.
Popular three-day trips also cover the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp and Chiang Dao Caves, Thaton. This trip also includes a visit to the Padong Tribe, Mae Salong and the Mae Sai or Golden Triangle in Chiang Saen.
Tourists can also enrol in snorkelling tours and scuba diving tours in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea coasts. Overnight trips and tours are also arranged to visit the Similan Islands and the Surin Islands to catch a glimpse of the marine life of the country.
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