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Escape from the rat race to the worth 2-4 days trekking and biking in Chiang Dao area where you can get closer to the nature and culture. Visit the unseen Ban Den temple and trekking into the jungle and enjoy the waterfall, experiencing the hill-tribe village and Shan local villagers. Stay overnight at the spectacular Tree House village. Visit the hill tribe school and biking along the fruit orchards and paddy fields on Mae Ping river route. Program to connected with local village Lahu Hill-tribe and Shan village in Chiang Dao.

 

 

Hill Tribe village

Experience typical village life

Live like a local, enjoy a traditional food and sleeping in a Lahu Hill-tribe village 

Explore the Northern Thai countryside

Travel to remote Chiang Dao village Trekking biking and Kayaking in village

Connect with the local community

Spend time with local residents, sharing stories and learning about their background and daily life.

 

TOUR OVERVIEW

PRIVATE TOUR / 2 DAYS / 3 DAYS / 4 DAYS

PRIVATE TOUR 3 DAY 2 NIGHT

Over the three days you will trek to and overnight in a rarely visited Lahu village high in the hills in the Chiang Dao area.

On the following day you will trek through some pristine jungle overnight in a Shan village. On the final day after trekking out of the jungle we will spend the rest of the day biking through rural villages, farms and rice paddies in the Ping River Valley

Day 1

Pick up from Chiang Mai hotel then drive to north of Chiang Mai for our trek starting point.

On route we will stop at a local market for the guide to stock up on supplies for the trek. We will begin the trek in the foothills of Chiang Dao mountain and make our way up to a remote Lahu village nestled high up in the mountains. On arrival in the village you will be able to explore the village or kick back, relax and enjoy the views over the mountains and jungle. You will overnight in the village in a real Lahu village house, be prepared for very basic conditions as you will be sleeping as the locals do. The guide will prepare the evening meal for you
Overnight at Homestay in Lahu House

Day 2

Breakfast will be taken in the village before proceeding with our full day’s trek. The trek will follow narrow trails frequently trodden by the local ethnic hill tribes in the area, the jungle is thick and pristine here. On route we will stop for lunch by a local waterfall which is a great spot to freshen up in the cool waters, Our final destination of the day will be the Shan village at Mae Mae where you will spend the second night. The night will be spent in relative comfort in the Tree House Village, this timber and bamboo construction clings to the hillside high above the valley below and affords great views over the forested valley below, a truly stunning spot to spend the night! Dinner will be prepared for you by the local Shan villages

Overnight at Tree House Village

Day 3

Breakfast at the Tree house Village and then the guide will escort you to MaeMae village school to see where and how the local hill tribe kiddies get educated. Most of the children board (sleep) at the school as their home villages are too far to make the journey to and from the school everyday! Following our school visit we continue the trek for around two hours to our pick up point where we will board the vehicle and make the short drive to the cycle starting point. After lunch we will bike the flat river valley plain amongst the rice paddies and and tracks which follow irrigation channels, some of the route will be on unpaved tracks and some on paved roads. Our final destination of the day will be the imposing Ban Den Temple, before making the 1 hour drive back to Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel

Note: school visit only available during term time

PRIVATE TOUR 

Experience hill tribe trekking, biking and kayaking on this extended 4 day 3 night trip. Over the 4 days you will visit a diverse range of environments using 3 very different modes of transport!

Day 1

Pick up from your Chiang Mai hotel then we will make the one hour drive north of Chiang Mai to our trek start point. On route we will stop at a local market for the guide to stock up on supplies for the trek. On the first day we will trek for around 4 hours and make our way up to a remote Lahu village situated high up in the mountains. On arrival in the village you will be able to explore the village or kick back, relax and enjoy the views over the mountains and jungle. You will overnight in the village in a real Lahu village house, be prepared for very basic conditions as you will be sleeping as the locals do. The guide will prepare you evening meal for you.

Overnight at Home stay in a real Lahu House

Day 2
Breakfast will be taken in the village before proceeding with our full days trek. The days trek will following narrow trails frequently trodden by the local ethnic hill tribes in the area, the jungle is thick and pristine here. On route we will stop for lunch and stop by a local waterfall which is a great spot to freshen up in the cool waters, if all goes well our final destination of the day will be the Shan village at Mae Mae where you will spend the second night. The night will be spent in relative comfort in the Tree House Village, this timber and bamboo construction clings to the hill side high and affords great views over the forested valley below, a truly stunning spot to spend the night! Dinner will be prepared for you by the local Shan villages

Overnight at Tree House Village

Day 3
Breakfast at Tree house Village and then the guide will escort you to the local village school to see where and how the local hill tribe kiddies get educated. Most of the children board (sleep) at the school as their home villages are too far to make the journey to and from the school everyday! Following our school visit we will make the short drive to the cycle starting point. We will bike the flat river valley plain amongst the rice paddies and through small rural villages, some of the route will be on unpaved tracks and some on paved road. we will cycle to our lunch venue in Sri Lanna National Park. Following lunch you will start your paddle, paddling time will be around 1.5 hours to you accommodation for the night, floating house boats deep in the National Park. Spend the late afternoon swimming in the lake, exploring by kayak or taking a well earned rest. Dinner will be taken on the house boats by the waters edge.

Overnight at Floating house boat

Day 4

After 3 days of of trekking, biking and Kayaking it will be time to take a well earned rest we will take a leisurely breakfast then you will be free to relax and spend the morning on the house boats. The lake is great for swimming or you can kick back and relax by the waters edge. Late morning we will jump back in the kayaks and paddle back to the National Park office and the lunch venue overlooking the lake. After lunch we will depart back to Chiang Mai taking in the imposing Banden temple on the route back.

Note: school visit only available during term time

 

WHAT INCLUDED:
  • Transfer pick and drop off from Hotel in Chiang Mai

  • Accommodation 2 nights

  • English Speaking guide

  • Activities as mention in the program

  • In village transport by pick up truck

  • Food full board

  • Travel insurance

  • TAX 7%

WHAT'S TO BRING:
  • A small rucksack/day sack
  • A change of clothes (shorts & t shirt) especially useful in the wet season to change into at the end of the day
  • A lightweight rain coat
  • Warm jumper/pullover
  • Swimming suit
  • Small towel/sarong
  • Insect repellent mosquito spray
  • Toilet paper
  • Refillable bottle of water
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Some money for drinks and hill tribe crafts
  • Plastic bags (good for keeping your gear dry in the wet season)

Package 2 day 1 night 

One day trekking only! If you want to see a Lahu hill tribe village which retains much of its traditional culture and is rarely visited by foreigners then this is the trek for you. You will trek through some stunning pristine Jungle to this Lahu Village nestled high in the mountains. A Shan village, waterfall and hill tribe village school visit also feature in this one-day trek from Chiang Mai.

Day 1

Early start! We will drive out of the city towards Chiang Dao before turning off the main highway to our jumping off point for the days trek. The trek will start in a Shan Village where we will pay a visit to the local village school. The school teaches mostly hill tribe kiddies from the villages in the area. We will commence our trek out of the village into the jungle on route we will stop for a refreshing break and lunch by a waterfall. Our final destination of the day will be a Lahu village situated high up in the mountains this village sees very few foreign tourists and is rarely visited by trekkers.

Note: school visit only available during term time

Spend two days biking and kayaking in the area north of Chiang Mai. You will spend a half day biking in the peaceful Mae Ping River valley through small villages and then paddle your way into Sri Lanna National Park where you will spend a unique night well away from modern life on floating house boats.

Day 1 – We will depart Chiang Mai and make the drive north towards the Mae Tang area this will be the starting point of our cycle ride. We will head off by bike onto the fertile Ping River plain amongst rice paddies, fruit orchards and small rural villages. We will continue onwards towards Sri Lanna National Park. We will take lunch in Sri Lanna National Park and then board the waiting kayaks to paddle our way deep into the National Park and our night time accommodation, floating house boats on the lake. for the remainder of the late afternoon you will be free to enjoy the cool waters of the lake, swim Kayak or just chill by the waters edge. Dinner will be taken on the house boats.

Overnight – Floating house boat

Day 2 – We will take breakfast on the house boats and you will be free for the morning to enjoy the lake. Jump in a kayak or take an early morning refreshing swim! After Lunch we will depart by kayak at around 11:30am and paddle our way back to the National Park headquarters. On arrival we will have lunch. After lunch we will stop at the stunning Ban Den Temple. before transferring you back to Chiang Mai and your hotel.

What's Included
  • Transfer pick and drop off from Hotel in Chiang Mai

  • Accommodation 2 nights

  • English Speaking guide

  • Activities as mention in the program

  • In village transport by pick up truck

  • Food full board

  • Travel insurance

  • TAX 7%

What's to Bring
  • A small rucksack/day sack
  • A change of clothes (shorts & t shirt) especially useful in the wet season to change into at the end of the day
  • A lightweight rain coat
  • Warm jumper/pullover
  • Swimming suit
  • Small towel/sarong
  • Insect repellent mosquito spray
  • Toilet paper
  • Refillable bottle of water
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Some money for drinks and hill tribe crafts
  • Plastic bags (good for keeping your gear dry in the wet season)