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Explore The Hilltribes Of
About the trip
This is a wonderful trip for soft adventure lovers. The nature & culture elements are combined for your enjoyable and meaningful trip.
You will have a great opportunity to visit 3 different tribal groups - Hmong & Karen in Chiang Mai, and Karen & Lahu in Chiang Rai.
From Chiang Mai we travel about 1.30 hrs. by air cond-van along the beautiful, local road to the Forestry Rafting Camp in Mae Wang to enjoy bamboo rafting on beautiful Mae Nam Wang for 1 hr. and connected with elephant riding (1 hr.), and then take the van to Doi Inthanon National Park (about 1 hr. drive).
On Day 2, hiking along the Kiew Mae Pan Trail for about 3 hrs. The hiking will end at the King & Queen Stupas. Lunch. In the afternoon, on the way before hiking (30 mins.) to visit Karen Mae Klang Luang Village where villagers are happy to show their fruits orchards. Chat with Karen people. Dinner & overnight at Karen Ecolodge.
On Day 3, we will travel down Doi Inthanon and return to Chiang Mai and onward to Chiang Rai via Chiang Dao with short stops to visit many interesting villages such as noodle producing village, paper making village (elephant waste recycle), as well as Chiang Dao Cave. We will overnight at Chiang Dao Inn.
On Day 4, we will continue traveling to Thaton, and take the boat trip on Mae
On Day 5, we will travel to visit Mae Sai, the Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen with short visits at interesting local temple, and observe the reality of the opium at Opium Hall before return to the
Day 1Chiang Mai - Mae Wang -
08.00 Pick up from a hotel in Chiang Mai or airport and travel by van to Mae Wang along small local road on the Southwest of Chiang Mai (1.30 hrs. drive) Enjoy elephant riding about 1 hrs. and bamboo rafting on a beautiful
After that visit to Hmong's Fruit & Flower Market. Then travel by van to check-in at Nature Lodge/Karen Ecolodge for overnight.
Day 2 Doi Inthanon -
Am Breakfast at Karen Ecolodge, and birdwatching/nature walk along "Kiew Mae Pan Nature Trail" until reaching the King & Queen Stupas. Lunch at a foodshop.
Pm After lunch, hike to visit Karen hilltribes at Mae Klang Luang, where they are happy to show you their fruit & coffee farms. Drinking fresh coffee and take leisure in the green & beautiful scenery
19.00 Dinner & overnight at the Nature Lodge or Karen Ecolodge in the park
Day 3 Doi Inthanon - Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao (B,L,D)
08.00 Breakfast at the lodge. Travel by van to Thaton. On the way visit to some interesting places such as Thai noodle making village, paper making village, Khao Larm (sticky rice in bamboo) making village,
Day 4 Chiang Dao - Thaton - Boat Trip - Hilltribe Villages (B,L,D)
Am Travel to Thaton pier and take the boat trip on
Am After breakfast, trek into the jungle until reaching a nice waterfall (about 2.30 hrs.) Take a rest at the waterfalls. After that travel by van/ to Mae Sai (about 1.30- 2 hrs. drive). Visit Mae Sai, the lively market at Thailand-Myanmar border. Then travel to visit the Golden Triangle and Chiang Saen with visits to some nice local temples &
Pm After lunch, return to Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai for departure. (It's possible also to drop off at Chiang Khong for departure to Laos.
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner