Here is a real exciting soft adventure which
includes a an ATV experience hiking in real cloud forest,
overnight in a small Thai Village in a National Park, real white water rafting and an
exciting day of flying
through trees on Zip Line hundreds of feet above
the forest floor.
This morning we depart Chiang Mai in a private air conditioned vehicle with your
driver for the 90 minute ride to your private bungalow with western toilet and hot shower in the Park. Each bungalow has 2 big beds.
The altitude here is around 1500 meters so the temperature is nice and cool
in the evening. Here you will meet your local guide and travel by vehicle up the mountain to
the cloud forest above 2000 meters. You will then carry a lunch with you of sandwiches,
fruit, snacks and water
in your small day pack for a 3 hour hike through the forest and jungle. Your
guide will point out all the wild plants, animals, birds and flowers to you.
Some of the animals spotted on the
trail are civet, sorow goat, asian black bear (very rare) and deer. This is
also the home of the Green Tailed Sunbird, which is found no other place in Thailand.
See the video below.
Video of us in the cloud forest
This morning after breakfast we drive for 90 minute to the start of the AVT riding.
Here you will be
briefing, and instructions how to safely drive an ATV. You will then
drive our training course so you know what to expect on the trail.
You will then depart driving your own ATV following our experienced
guide , you will travel a mountain trail to the summit of Mount Khom
Rong where the elevation of 1459 m. which usually provides cool and
crisp mountain air and excellent scenery. You will pass through hill
tribe villages along the way. We then travel to the small village of
Mae Ao in the National Forest where you will have a village home stay. The villagers have put together a package where you can choose any participating house, bungalow or homestay that you like the look of and be
and ready for the next day
flying through the trees.
See the ATV videos below
Here in the National Park, cables have been strung between tall trees
up to 80
meters in length and 100 meters above the forest floor. If you are
heights this is not for you. You are put into a harness, given a helmet
safety briefing. We are then driven in a van about 5 minutes to the
point. Here another safety briefing is given along with what to do. The
will do everything for you. They will hook the pulley and safety cable
up to the suspended
cable. They show you where to hold on and off you go.
The first one was kind of scary but after that the next 13 runs were
fun. At one point we had to repel from a higher stand to one a little
the same tree then cross a swing bridge to another tree. At the end we
down to the ground. we then have lunch walk through the forest to a
waterfalls then return to to the village home stay.
See the video below.
This morning after breakfast drive through unspoiled villages in the
Mae Teang area. Lunch will be served, then prepare yourselves to go on
the rafting. At our camp you'll be outfitted with helmets and life
jackets. After our staff brief you about the instruction on paddling
and river safety. We will then experience a unique and unforgettable
journey through winding gorges, luscious jungles, and magnificent
terraced rice fields. Paddle through breathtaking canyons for
unparalleled fun on the river. At the finish point, enjoy a shower and
coffee break before returning to Chiang Mai. (B,L)
End tour. This is a private tour
Group limited to 6 person so as not to disrupt the villagers daily life.
Price includes: Transportation by local bus and local Songteaw, all meals (B,L,D), activities and accommodations as stated in the itinerary. Private long tail boat. Local guides and female guide (name Amber) from Chiang Mai, bottled water, personal accident insurance.
NOTICE: The villages have Thai style squat toilets and running water from the mountains so you can wash. Do Not drink the water. The itinerary may change a little according to your guides because of weather or other circumstances however the activities will remain the same.
All transfers, baggage handling, transportation via air conditioned van, guide, all meals where stated in daily itinerary, all entrance fees, lodging in selected resort, hotel or Guest House.