Mae Taeng (in Thai: แม่แตง) is a district located in the northern part of Chiang Mai Province. The Mae Taeng district is nestled between Mae Rim and Chiang Dao districts. By car, it's a short 40km drive from Chiang Mai city. However, in order to explore this amazing valley, we recommend you to spend a night or two.
Apart from supplying essential irrigation and electricity to surrounding areas, the Mae Ngad Dam is a wonderful place for both adventure and relaxation. Take a motorboat or kayak along the lake; there are a number of floating raft houses which offer a great spot for lunch on the lake. The lake is within the Sri Lanna National Park.
Status: OPEN for visitors. Pay the fees at the gate.
Foreigners 100 Baht /adults/ and 50 Baht /children
Car park 30 Baht
This stunning waterfall not only offers a peaceful haven within the tropical forest but also a unique experience - you can CLIMB the waterfall! The sticky surface enables you to climb up the rocks covered in cascading water with just your bare feet and hands. Also known as the Sticky Waterfall!
No entrance fees so far!
Covering 1,406 sq kilometres of tropical forest, mountain ranges, rivers and lakes, the Sri Lanna National Park is home to an abundance or flora and fauna. If you fancy lake kayaking and hiking, the park offer great opportunities. Entry fees:
Foreigners 100 Baht /adults/ and 50 Baht /children (below 14 years old)
Northern Thailand's most highly acclaimed elephant rescue and rehabilitation center which provides a natural environment for elephants and many other animals. The Elephant Nature Park greet volunteers and visitors, to contribute to the healing of these animals while learning about their lives past and present. ENP is located 25 km from Le Cocotier, and we can reserve a visit for our guests (advance notice only).
All visits must reserve in advance, no walk-in allowed.
Glistening behind the rice fields, we can see one of the largest and most spectacular temples in Chiang Mai province. The complex contains an ordination hall, viharn, meditation hall, monks living quarters, drum hall and several other buildings constructed in traditional architectural style. Clients will usually stop by this Temple on guided cycling tours. Our guests can cycle on their own.
Banchamek Gym is the boxing camp owned by Thailand's most famous Muay Thai boxer: Buakaw Banchamek. (บัวขาว บัญชาเมฆ)
The gym is located 6km away from Le Cocotier. They offer morning and afternoon training sessions with professional and experienced coaches. We can assist you to book a Muay Thai session at Banchamek Gym! The perfect time to get fit!
OPEN for training, restaurant and cafe. (closed every Monday)
River Rafting at Mae Taeng River (ล่องแก่งแม่แตง )
Our friends at 8Adventures operates amazing River rafting experiences down the scenic river. The river camp is located in Ban Muang Kut, just past the ENP, a mere 26km drives from Le Cocotier. We can organise vehicle transfer and river rafting descent. Also available river descent in dinghy canoes, and ATV's tours. All day trips available, with advance reservation only.
Status: No rafting from March until begin of June due to low water levels. ATV trips can be done any day, as well as relaxing on the river bank.
RIVER RAFTING SEASON: Open until February