The SpaceA romantic, secluded room with a beautiful view of the mountains. With two balconies, you can spend your afternoons enjoying a drink or reading a book, while enjoying the many sounds of nature. All rooms come with a fan and mosquito nets for cool, peaceful nights.
Here you can spend your days interacting with elephants — playing, feeding, and bathing them. Cool off with an afternoon swim in a fresh mountain water pool. Ride down the river in a bamboo raft, or simply float away in a tube without a care in the world. Go trekking on endless trails that lead to secret waterfalls, beautiful vistas, Hill Tribe villages and hidden spots unreachable by car. And at the end of the day, come gather around the fire pit (in the winter) and experience local Hilltribe music and dance performances that date back generations, while gazing at a sky full of stars.
Price includes 1 per person American or Thai style breakfast in our cafe which is open everyday form 730 am to 9 pm.
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https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/950257 Guest AccessFree WiFi in the cafe. Interaction with GuestsI am here everyday running the training program for Daughters Rising and the Chai Lai Orchid and we also have a great staff of trainees from the Karen and Kayah hill tribes who welcome you and make you feel at home in the jungle. The NeighborhoodOur little corner of Thailand is unique. We are surrounded by hill tribes, elephants, a river and little outdoor shops. You can grab a beer with locals at a Thai BBQ stand or spend the day hiking to beautiful waterfalls. However you decide to spend your time here, this beautiful place has so much to offer! Getting AroundWe are located in Mae Win, Mae Wang, 1 hours drive from the Chiang Mai. Airport pickup can be arranged in advance. Nearby attractions include several waterfalls, the Hilltribe villages, Buddhist temples, bamboo rafting, trekking, mountain biking, and of course the Doi Inthanon National Park with the highest peak of Thailand. Other Things to NoteThe Chai Lai Orchid - A Partner of Daughters Rising
The Chai Lai Orchid is a nature retreat nestled in the mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand. A partner of Daughters Rising, The Chai Lai Orchid is a safe haven for women at risk of trafficking to live and work. The profits from your fund Daughters Rising’s education and anti trafficking programs.
Many of our trainees are refugees from Burma in Thailand, human rights are never explained, let alone experienced. An apprenticeship at the Chai Lai Orchid provides a work permit, hospitality training, language classes and guaranteed payment. Most importantly, girls are given lessons on women’s and worker’s rights.
With the ability to earn a living, confidence in their new-found skills, knowledge about their rights, women at the Chai Lai Orchid are empowered to escape poverty, live a life of dignity and see a future filled with hope and opportunity.
We appreciate your patience with the women during your stay as they are all learning English as a third or fourth language! To learn more about Daughters Rising and the women you are helping support, visit the Daugthers Rising website.
Promoting the Humane Treatment of Elephants
The Chai Lai Orchid is also social business working to promote sustainable tourism and kindness to elephants.
Currently, the elephants next to our eco-lodge are owned by a local man who partners with tour operators from Chiang Mai. During your stay you may witness these tours in action and see first hand the elephants being ridden with chairs. The Chai Lai Orchid does not endorse or support this practice - rather we create an opportunity for our guests to love, feed, bathe and ride these elephants bare back.
Our goal is to someday purchase the elephant camp so we can create happier, healthier lives for the elephants and their mahouts. Dedicated to our environmentally conscious beliefs, we would prefer to retire the older elephants and only offer bathing bareback riding using the younger elephants who enjoy human companionship.
Your stay at the Chai Lai Orchid helps us move closer to our goal of purchasing these 9 elephants, renting or purchasing a grass and corn plantation to feed them, as well as providing fair wages for the mahouts. If you have any questions about the elephants and our relationship with the current elephant camp, don’t hesitate to ask!