About an hour South from Chiang Mai city lies The Chai Lai Orchid - "the ultimate Thailand eco travel experience"!
A wonderful eco lodge set in the foothills of Thailand's highest mountain (Doi Innthanon), Chai Lai Orchid (Thai for beautiful orchid) is a nature lover's paradise! To get to the resort you have to cross a suspension bridge over a fast flowing river - sometimes full of bathing elephants! And before you even cross the bridge you get to meet a herd of elephants eating (or just hanging out) on their side of the river. There are even baby elephants full of energy and waiting to playfully knock you over!
To top off the experience you can even arrange an elephant wedding in The Chai Lai Orchid! It's quite possibly the most unique way to celebrate your love!
The Chai Lai Orchid is unique in that all its proceeds go to support Human Rights and prevent sex trafficking by empowering at-risk girls through education. Not only do you get to stay in the middle of the jungle (in style might I add), but you know your money is also going to a good cause! And you get to bathe with the elephants, raft down the river and drink coconuts in the shade of bamboo trees! Talk about a luxury honeymoon!
Tip - You can also get involved and help in many ways: doctors and nurses are always needed as are educational materials and teachers! Even bringing books with you to read and leave is useful! The Chai Lai Orchid has a shop in their restaurant selling local souvenirs and handmade clothing; you can buy some one of a kind gifts here too!