Chiang mai Elephant safari

We leave Chiang Mai direction north and visit an Elephant Camp. Here you will see an amazing show. After we will take an Elephant-Ride into the jungle,riding about one hour we will reach a Lisu-Hilltribe Village,from here we start River-Rafting on a Bamboo-Raft.When we reach the next village,we get some fun with Ox-Cart Riding through the village. Lunch is included. On our way back to Chiang Mai we have a short stop at an orchid-farm.
1300 Baht/Person 8.30a.m – 5p.m.

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Mae Hong Son guided sightseeing trip

Mae hong son guided tour2 days+1 night; You leave Chiang Mai  early morning and visit an orchidfarm on the way. After we stop at the local market Mae Malai.From here our way will bring as to  the forestry Tham Lod,a large limestone cave with a wide stream running through,continue to the fish cave where thousand of carps live undisturbed. Lunch at the local restaurant. After, we visit the Burmese style temple,Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Moo. The hilltop temple affords a wonderful view to the valley of Mae Hong Son.Transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast,we visit the morning market Sai Yud.Many Hill tribe people come every morning,selling their goods.  Then we take a boat-trip on the river Pai to see a  Long-Neck Hill tribe village.Lunch at a local restaurant,continue to visit Wat Chong Klang + Wat Chong Kham,there are over 30 wooden dolls taken from Burma in the previous century. From here we will return to Chiang Mai. 5600 Baht/ Person.
Mae hong son guided tour

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1 day trekking trip in Chiang mai

Leaving Chiang Mai, we drive to an elephant camp and enjoy Elephant-Riding about 1 hour into the jungle. After, a short trek (30-40 min.) will bring us to a Meo-Hill tribe-Village, we have a look to their daily life, walking back (40-50 min.) to our car.Lunch in a local restaurant. We go on to visit a Karen-Hill tribe-Village. We relax at a cozy waterfall (don’t forget your swimming dress) and start a wonderful trip
Bamboo-Rafting on the river Mae Wang. 8.30a.m – 5p.m. incl.Lunch
1400 Baht/ Person
Some background information about trekking in the North. These are tours into the beautiful mountains visiting the hill tribe villages. These tours require a minimum of personal fitness and good hiking boots are essential. On the longer tours it is not unusual  to walk for 3-5  hours at a time. For those who do not have the time for a longer tour or even not sure about their fitness the first tour we offer is a short version (Trekking-Light).

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3 day Trekking in the Area of Mae Taeng

Into the trekking area of Mae Taeng we pass curvey mointain roads with fantastic view. We stop for lunch at a beautiful Waterfall and have a short  Stop at the Hot  Spring, here we can relax for a while in the hot mineral water. The following trek (3-3,5 hour) bring us  to a Karen-village, here we have dinner and stay overnight. After breakfast we walk (about 3 hours) through the dense forest visiting another Karen village. Before we start Elephant-Riding (2 Hours) we have lunch at the village. Riding through the jungle we reach a Lahu-Village were we stay overnight. Next  morning , after breakfast, we start Bamboo-Rafting (2,5-3 hour) to reach the last spot of our tour. A Shan-Village is waiting with lunch  for us. We have some time to explore the village and the beautiful landscape, then return to Chiang Mai. 2200 Baht/Person .

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Dreamlake Fishing Thailand

About Dreamlake fishing in Chiang mai

DREAMLAKE ALL SPECIES: Welcome to Fishing in Thailand with Dreamlake fishing resort in Chiang mai. We have a beautiful lake on the outskirts of Chiang mai in Northern Thailand stocked with an amazing array of fish species both native Thai and imported fish species from around the globe. You can visit us for a day trip or stay in one of our bungalows and fish 24 hours, we also provide guided fishing to other lakes and fishing venues in and around Chiang mai.

Fishing at Dreamlake resort Thailand


WORLD’s LARGEST CATFISH: Fishing in Thailand for the largest catfish species in the world the Giant mekong catfish. Full day or half day trips are good for families, groups and lone anglers who want to experience the extreme power of the mekong catfish. Catches are guaranteed and all transport and tackle is included

Fishing in Thailand at Paradise catfish lake

SNAKEHEAD WILD FISHING: Lure fishing in Thailand is exciting when we target the Giant snakehead. Guided fishing trips day or multiday includes all tackle and transport.
Snakehead lure fishing in Thailand

About Chiang mai: Chiang mai is Thailand’s second city and its called Rose of the North situated in a large flat plain surrounded my mountains. Aswell as the Dreamlake  there are other large reservoirs and lakes in and around the area with huge powerful fighting fish. Fishing in Thailand is the ultimate challenge for expert and novice anglers alike so why not join us at Dreamlake for a stay in one of our purpose built fishing bungalows and fishing carp, catfish, arapaima and alligator gar or a take a trip out to one of the reservoirs in Chiang mai for giant snakehead or jungle perch fishing from local long tail boats.

For our non angling guests we can arrange for you every kind of sightseeing and trekking tour which is available in Chiang mai starting with 1/2 day sightseeing to 3 days Trekking-Tours, visiting the unique hill tribe villages deep in the mountains.

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Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus)

Nile Tilapia taxonomy identification Thailand Name: Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus).
Status: Introduced.
One of the most common fish encountered when fishing in Thailand. A very very popular food fish in Thailand with a good  taste and can be found  in most restaurant’s or street market stall’s around Chiang mai and the rest of Thailand. Max. size 3 kg. We catch him often up to 2 kg at Dreamlake fishing resort. Tilapia will take almost any bait presented well especially worms, breads, insects and some times flies and small lures, a sporting fish on light tackle.

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Giant freshwater Stingray (Himantura chaophraya).

The Giant freshwater stingray fishing in ThailandName: Freshwater Stingray
(Himantura chaophraya).
Status: Native.
Rare in its natural environment with main populations around the Chao Phraya  and MaeKlong river systems in Thailand. Due to its size a very strong fighter which sticks to the bottom, battles can go on for hours. For anglers fishing in Thailand day or multi day stingray fishing trips are recommended for this monster fish. Stocked at Dreamlake in December 2003 : 2 juvenile fish 25 inch long. The Max weight is possibly 600 kg which would make it the worlds largest freshwater fish.

A huge Giant Freshwater StingRay caught Fishing in Thailand

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Striped Snakehead (Channa Striata)

The striped snakehead  Channa striataName: Striped Snakehead (Channa Striata).
Status: Native. Very common all  over Thailand, it breeds in almost any size of water body. With patience and good casting can be readily taken on top water frogs and poppers. Seem to flourish in habitat that does not hold the Giant snakehead as a competitor. The Striped snakehead is an aggressive predator in his habitat to max size 4 kg. We catch him regular between 1-2 kg on guided fishing trips to the Reservoirs around Chiang mai.

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Giant Snakehead (Channa Micropeltes)

The Giant snakehead fish ThailandName: Giant  Snakehead (Channa Micropeltes).
Status:Native.Extreme, fierce and aggressive predator. Snakehead fishing in Thailand can be very exciting and Chiang mai has several great fishing destinations to meet the top predator fish in Thailand’s waters. The Giant Snakehead is one of the most popular game fish in Thailand for Lure fishing and the favourite baits are topwater frogs, poppers, buzzbaits and pencils. The action is explosive when your lure is hit and unless your drag is very tight down you could find yourself snagged hard and fast in a split second.
The Giant snakehed fish
A truly beautiful and serene predatory fish species, top of the food chain in Thailand. Snakehead fishing can be hard work  with many many casts made but full reward comes when meeting face to face with a specimen sized Shado.
The Giant snakehed fish
Big snakehead will test even the expert angler with its fierce power and fighting strength. Lure fishing on topwater with buzzbaits and frogs is the favoured local technique.
The Giant snakehed fish
Above a catch by Steven Raleigh from Australia with a 19lb Giant Snakehead caught from Mae Ngat reservoir in Chiang Mai on his latest fishing trip to Northern Thailand

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Common Sheatfish (Kryptopterus apogon)

Name: Common Sheatfish (Kryptopterus apogon)
Status: Introduced to Thailand. Stocking at Dreamlake Fishing Resort in December 2003 : 5 juvenile fish 10-12 inch long Native species,grow up to 1,40 meter and about 20kg in weight.

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Rohu (Labeo Rohita)

Rohu or Indian carp fishing in ThailandName: Rohu Indian Carp (Labeo Rohita).
Status: Introduced to Thailand. A Vegetarian, popular game fish. Max: 20 kg. We catch him regularly at Dreamlake Fishing  Resort up to 10 kg. Average size 3-6 kg. Regular carp fishing tackle are good for this species used with the Thai rice flour bait mix. Rohu have been introduced as a food fish to Thailand aswel as as species regularly stocked in many Thailand fishing lakes and fishing resorts.

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Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis and Cichla ocellaris)

peacock bass in ThailandName: Peacock bass
(Cichla temensis and Cichla ocellaris)
Status: Introduced to Thailand. Peacock bass is the common name in English for several species of tropical freshwater  fish of the genus Cichla. Dreamlake fishing resort is stocked with Cichla temensis and Cichla ocellaris to a maximum size of 5kg. Can be caught on a range of live or dead baits and is often caught with diving lures and flies. Legendary for its strong fight.
Peacock bass specimen

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Red Bellied Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus)

Red bellied pacu ThailandName: Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus).
Status: Introduced to almost every due to its rapid growth and hardy nature. Native to the Amazon basin the Red bellied pacu is a very strong fighting fish and takes almost any bait, growing to instead of sharp pointed teeth the Pacu have a huge set of cutting molars which are used to crush nuts and other foods in its natural habitat.

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Giant Gouramy (Osphronemus Goramy)

Giant gouramiName: Giant Gouramy (Osphronemus Goramy).
Status: Native.
Max. size 8 kg. Rare in North Thailand outside of fishing parks. Sometimes we catch fishes up to 4 kg at Dreamlake. For the patient and skilled angler fishing in Thailand then Fly fishing for these species with mainly dry flies can be productive. Giant Gourami is a cautious feeder but will also take corn and bread mix baits. The Giant Gourami is  a very desirable table fish in Thailand due to its chunky and soft white meat and good plate fitting size.


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Spotted Featherback (Chitala Ornata)

Spotted featherbackName: Spotted Featherback (Chitala Ornata)
Status: Native. A beautifully exotic predator fish, that we catch regularly up to 4 kg at Dreamlake Fishing Resort. Max. size 8-10kg. Can be  caught  by anglers fishing in Thailand using live and dead baits, also well presented diving lures such as Rapala shad rap or similar. Worms are also a very good bait to use for featherback species. The name “Featherback” actually comes from the small feather shaped dorsal fin. They are also known as Knifefish due to the obvious Knife shaped  body. Is a prized food fish  for local Thais

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Gunthers walking catfish (Clarias macrocephalus)

WalkingName: Gunters  walking catfish (Clarias macrocephalus).
Status: Native.Because of his good taste very popular to Thai anglers. Max  size 15 kg. We catch him fishing in Thailand sometimes up to 10 kg at Dreamlake or Paradise lake fishing park. Average  size 1-5  kg. Another fish which is very common to catch for anglers fishing in Thailand, will readily ake a wide range of baits fished in a variety of ways. Probably found in every fishing lake, fishing park, river or body of water in Thailand.

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Striped catfish (Pangasianodon hyphophthalmus)

Striped catfish fishing ThailandName: Striped catfish (Pangasianodon hyphophthalmus).
Status: Native. A real good fighter to max size of 30 kg. The Striped catfish is a common fish that will be encountered by anglers fishing in Thailand. It is stocked in  almost every lake, fishing park, river, and pond in Thailand. We catch him very often between 5-15 kg  weight at Dreamlake Fishing resort and Paradise Lake.
Striped catfish identification.

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Giant Mekong catfish (Pangasianodon gigas)

”GiantName: Giant mekong catfish  (Pangasianodon gigas).
Status: Native and critically endangered in his natural habitat, the Mekong River. It is one of the largest freshwater fish worldwide growing to max size of 300 kg +. Because of his enormous growing rates  and fighting power the Mekong Cat is stocked to many waters. In the wild it is a rare fish on the verge of extinction due to over fishing and dam building projects which block the migration routes to its spawning grounds. We catch him regularly at Dreamlake Fishing Resort and Paradise Lake fishing park in Chiang mai sized up to 40+kg. Average 10-20 kg.
Giant mekong catfish photo

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Chao Phraya catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei)

Chao Phraya Catfish is a target species for fishing in ThailandName: Chao Phraya Catfish (Pangasius sanitwongsei)
Staus: Native: The Chao Phraya catfish is found in the Mekong basin and Chao Phraya river systems and also stocked in many various lakes and fishing parks in  Thailand. This is a predatory catfish which is a strong fighter and can be caught day and night on a large  range of baits both live and dead fish and meat baits as well as artificial lures and flies. Referred to by some as “The Dog Eating Catfish”.

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Small Scale Mud Carp (Cirrhina microlepis)

"CarpName: Small Scale  mud carp (Cirrhina microlepis).
Status:Native. Vegetarian to max. size of 15 kg. Another of the many carp species available to angler fishing in Thailand on holiday or long stayers. Target with normal light carp gear or float rod, will take  a variety of popular Thailand fishing baits such as corn,nuts, rice flour and bread bait mixes. We catch him  regularly at Dreamlake Fishing Resort average size 2-6 kg.

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