An activity highly popular among those visiting Chiang Rai is elephant trekking. This both entertaining and educational experience offers an insight into the lifestyle of elephants. Once you arrive at the Karen Hilltribe Village, you can climb onto the back of an elephant and enjoy a memorable trek into the hills. This two hour adventure will lead you to a Yao hill tribe Village. The trek makes a stop at a stunning waterfall where one can enjoy a brief respite and take a refreshing swim. An exceptional hotel in Chiang Rai is Anantara Golden Triangle, Thailand. Located amidst breathtaking vistas, it is among the finest Chiang Rai hotels.