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2 Day Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand Boat Tour
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Long tail boat Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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Riding on the Mae Kok river from Thaton to Chiangrai Lahu Hill Tribe Home Novice Monks at the Hot Springs View of fields and mountains during the tour Akha Hill Tribe harvesting Garlic Shan Chinese village in the mountains Akha hill tribe village Village rice mill View from Wat Thaton Temple Long tail boat on the Mae Kok River Lahu mountain village near Thaton Thailand Crystal Pagoda at Wat Thaton Temple Garden Home bungalow Thaton Thailand Rice fields near the Mae Kok River Mae Kok River Thailand Yao hill tribe home near Thaton Thailand Eating lychee with family a Garden Home bungalows Thaton Lahu hill tribe village store Pigs in a Lahu village Mae Kok River Thailand Shan Buddhist Temple Thaton Thailand Water buffalo in the river View from Wat Thaton Temple Thailand Monks getting alms in Thaton Thailand

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One of the most enjoyable things to do while visiting Northern Thailand is to take a "Long-Tail" boat ride

On this 2 day tour you will visit a primitive hill tribe village, beautiful Wat Thaton Temple, Long tailed boat ride through mountain canyons with overnight in beautiful river front bungalow or clean comfortable Karen hill tribe village home stay with your guide's family.

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Shan hill tribe village and the Mae Kok River in Thaton Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 1
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 Hmong hill tribe village market and old fashion rice mill along the way. Overnight at Garden Home bungalows and your river side bungalow or home stay in your guide's Karen hill tribe villge. (B,L,D)


Day 2
Lahu village childrenThis morning at 6:30 AM we go to the local market then give alms to the monks. We then go to the temple for a beautiful sunrise with a spectular view of the surrounding mountains, Fang valley and the Mae Kok river snaking through the valley below. We will also go inside the beautiful Pagoda at the temple then go to a view point looking at the river flowing out of the mountain canyons in Myanmar (Burma). We then have breakfast back at Garden Home Bungalows. (Option:) Visit Akha hill tribe village and other villages if overnight in your guide's Karen hill tribe village home.

From here we go behind the temple by vehicle to a primitive Lahu hill tribe village. This is one of the villages we at All Thailand Experiences help with blankets, clothes, medicines and daily supplies when needed. If you would like to help you can.

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 Thai lunch.

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
    or Hill Tribe Home Stay.
  • Private long tail boat
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • bottled water
  • All entrance fees

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