Our second day in Chiang Mai was an early start. We were picked up at 8:00am to attend an Elephant Safari tour was to take place for the day. We arrived in the lush wilderness of Maetaman river valley where we continued to journey until we arrived at an elephant sanctuary, in a tiny rural village, just in time to see about 40 elephants taking their morning baths. After a brief introduction we climb on board the back of an elephant and trekked through the jungle on an unforgettable safari. After a filling Thai buffet lunch we were introduced to Thai ice tea which is served with condensed milk, which gives it a pinkish orange color and sweet flavor. We also took a relaxing walk through an exotic garden where some of the most beautiful flowers in the world are grown nowhere else in the world. Chiang Mai’s pride flower, the purple Vanda orchid can also be viewed here. Finally to end off the tour we boarded bamboo rafts for a relaxing afternoon cruise through the country side. We returned back to our home stay a shower and nap was in order. Today was definitely a long day but it was also a day with amazing experiences and memories created.