Get close to nature and Thailand's friendly elephants with this trip north to Chiang Dao. The district is known for its Elephant Camp, reportedly one of the best in the city. Spend some time getting acquainted with these lovely, massive creatures' morning routines, before getting on their backs and enjoying an hour and half's ride to Lisu Hill Tribe village. The path takes you along a quiet river embraced by verdant forests, before you settle into a delicious, local lunch, and then embark on a quiet bamboo raft ride. You'll then see the Chiang Dao Caves - a complex of 100 caves, five of which are open to the public. Glimpse the incredible Buddha images in the interiors. You may even opt for the company of a guide and their gas lantern to light the path and your photographs. The journey wraps up with a refreshing dip in the Bua Tong Waterfalls, and a cool swim by the pool's limestone rocks.