2 to 3 days hill tribe village home stay
away from the normal tourist crowds.
There are many things you can do with your guide
and villagers during their daily routine. If you
wish you can work at the village fish farm, learn
how to weave, work in the fields, roast coffee beans
and much more.
As this is a private tour with local English speaking
Karen hill tribe guide and his family,
you will have lots of time to discuss with your guide
the local hill tribe life and the surrounding forests.
You will meet his family and partake in daily life. Your
guide will also discuss with you the different trails
and their difficulty and you can then decide which trail
to hike and for how long. This can all be discussed with
your guide once you arrive at your guides home in the
park. The itinerary below can be changed to meet your
We have 2 different villages where you can enjoy your
with a Karen hill tribe family.
The Karen hill tribe homestay at Doi Inthanon is
for those who want to explore the cloud forest and
waterfall hiking with your English speaking guide.
Excellent for those who enjoy jungle and forest
trekking and at the same time experience Karen
hill tribe life..
The Thai Myanmar border homestay is for those
who want to visit several hill tribes and enjoy a
long tail boat trip. Excellent for those who want
to experience hill tribe life with your host Karen
hill tribe English and hill tribe speaking guide.
Village 1, Doi Inthanon National Park Homestay
We will meet in Chiang Mai and depart by
private air conditioned mini van for Doi
Inthanon National Park. We then travel by
vehicle to another trail for a beautiful 2 hour
easy trek to a beautiful waterfall where you can
swim inthe cold water if you wish. Your guide
will show you the different edible plants and
medicines. You will enjoy a Thai lunch at a
restaurant along a beautiful stream. We then
enjoy the Karen Hill Tribe hill tribe people in
We then go to your guides home or your bungalow
near a Karen Hill Tribe village. Here your local
guide and his family will make an all you can
eat Thai food dinner for you. After dinner you
will have a camp fire.
This morning after breakfast at yout guides home
or the bungalows we start your trek through the
cloud forest and jungle. We will take lunch with
us to eat at the the waterfall where
you can swim.. We then travel along a
beautiful stream with many waterfalls then visit
the Karen hill tribe village.
You can then work with your Karen guide picking
and roasting coffee, feeding fish at the trout
fish farm, learn weaving with a back strap loom,
learn to play the Karen musical harp, plant or
harvest rice in the fields. Help cook and have
lunch with the villagers Return to Chiang Mai
visiting a very large waterfall along the way.
Transportation by air conditioned van
Park Entrance fees
Local Karen Hill Tribe English Speaking guide who
lives in the park
Lunch at a quiiet small restaurant next to a
1 Breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 Dinner
1 night accommodation private bedroom Home Stay or
in private bungalow in the park.
Fresh roasted coffee in the Karen hill tribe village
Home Stay in your guides clean comfortable home with fan
(air conditioning not needed because of the cool
Village 2, Thailand - Myanmar Border Hill
This morning we depart Chiang Mai at 7 AM and
travel to Chiang Dao Cave Shrine for a 30 minute
walk through the cave. (Option) If you would
like to go deep into the cave you can hire local
guides with lanterns to guide you through the
deep crevasses. We then have lunch and travel to
the small town of Thaton
on the Thai - Myanmar (Burmese) border stopping
at an old fashion rice mill along the way..From
here we go behind the temple by vehicle to a
primitive Lahu hill tribe village. This is one
of the villages we help at All
Thailand Experiences help with blankets,
clothes, medicines and daily supplies when
needed. If you would like to help
you can. Overnight home stay in your guide's
Karen hill tribe villge.
We then go to your Karen hill tribe Guide's
home and meet his family. Your host and guide
speaks perfect English and all the hill tribe
languages. We then go to the local market to
purchase fresh items to cook for dinner tonight.
You can help your hodt family cook delicious
This morning after breakfast we
Visit Akha hill tribe village and other villages
if overnight in your guide's Karen hill tribe
The villagers are farmers and
very poor. Many do not speak Thai and none of
them speak English. They are our friends and
very shy so do not like tour operators bring
visitors to see them however they welcome us
like family as we help them and respect their
culture. There are a few culture and custom
rules we must follow and your guide will explain
them to you.
From the Lahu village we travel along roads with
orange and lychee groves, Akha, Karen, Lisu and
Lahu villagers working in their fields to a
beautiful temple hot springs for a delicious
We then travel through hill tribe villages to
meet our private long tail boat for the 2 hour
journey through mountain canyons to Chiang Rai.
There is a rest room half way along the journey
should you need to stop. We might see hil tribe
working on vertical sloped mountainsides,
elephants bathing in the river and locals
fishing in the river.
The private van and driver will meet us in
Chiang Rai and then return to Chiang Mai or
Chiang Rai and your hotel. (B,L)
End tour, this is a private tour.
Transportation by private air conditioned
van, driver, gas
English speaking guide who knows the area
and villagers well
Overnight accommodations at your river front
bungalow at Garden Home
Private long tail boat
1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
All entrance fees
Weaving in a Karen hill tribe village
You have a choice of an air conditioned bungalow on the
banks of the Mae Kok River or a Karen village home stay with
you local guide. You will have your own bedroom in your
guides very clean home with fan.
Photos of village home stay
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