Close encounters with the tribes

Trip code :THF00057
Destination :Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Price :Upon Request
Duration :3 Days
Close encounters with the tribes

Trip Description
Take a close encounter to the hilltribes of Northern Thailand. Also try Elephant Riding, Mountain Biking, Easy trek to Hilltribe village, White Water Rafting, Ox Cart Riding.
Drive to the mountain temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most famous landmark of Chiang Mai. Drive up the mountain, passing the Phu Phing Palace. Turn onto a rough dirt road to the Chiang Khien coffee research project. Continue to the white Hmong village of Chiang Khien and enjoy a quick cup of steaming mountain tea with a village family. A one hour drive along a mountain ridge, then down to the Mae Sa Valley for lunch at Orchid Farms. Then 40 minute drive to Thai village of Pang Mai Daeng, and enjoy ox-cart riding for 1.30 hrs. to Lisu Lodge. Here, a short rest in the living area before a village trip guided by one of the family heads to see a little of Lisu customs and culture. Dinner in our lodge. Over dinner, enjoy Lisu music from one of our village teams of Lisu banjo players and dancing by girls from the village.
Overnight : at Lisu Lodge or similar
Meal : L/D
In the morning, join a transfer by local taxi (songtaew) to the starting point (Baan Huay Pong, about 1 hour drive) for your easy jungle walk to an Akha village where you will meet a Hilltribe family and enjoy tea or soft drink. Then cycle (mainly down hill) for about 8 km to the Mae Taeng Elephant Camp. From here, you will enjoy a 1 hour to 1.30 hours elephant ride through the beautiful mountain scenery. Picnic lunch by the Mae Taeng River. After picnic at the elephant camp, embark on an inflatable raft for a 1 or 1.30 hours white water rafting on the Mae Taeng River. Then transfer by local taxi (songtaew) to the Lisu Lodge (30 minutes drive). Dinner.
Overnight : at Lisu Lodge or similar
Meal : B/L/D
After breakfast, depart by 4WD car from Lisu Lodge to Pong Duad Hot Spring. Enjoy walking around the beautiful National Park and experience mineral water bathing. Continue on road to Mork Fah Waterfall, stopping enroute to visit Karen Ban Huay Phra Chao Tribe. Picnic lunch will be served by the large natural pool at the foot of the waterfall in a narrow valley of luxurious tropical plants, suitable for swimming. Onward transfer to Chiang Mai. You can keep the car and guide until 18:00 hours.
Meal : B/L
Meals : B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
Departure Date
Daily departure for private. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departure on seat-in-coach(SIC).
Trip Price
  • Upon Request
– Transfer and tours as mentioned
– Accommodation with fan (no air-condition) at Lisu Lodge with breakfast as mentioned
– All meals as mentioned
– Elephant ride, raft and bike
– English, French, or German-speaking guide
– Equipment include: helmets for biking, life jackets for rafting
– VAT 7%
– Personal expenses
– Other services not mentioned

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