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1 Day Long Tail Boat ride on the Mae Kok River Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand Tour

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 1 day tour you will visit a primitive hill tribe village, beautiful Wat Thaton Temple, Long tailed boat ride through mountain canyons in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand. Return to Chiang Mai or transfer to your hotel in Chiang Rai.

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Shan hill tribe village and the Mae Kok River in Thaton Chiang Mai Thailand We will greet you at your hotel at 6:30 AM and travel to the small town of Thaton on the Thai - Myanmar (Burmese) border.

We then visit Wat Thaton Temple located on the mountain top 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).

Lahu village children
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
Novice monks at the Hot Springs Temple where we have 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 and your hotel or your hotel in Chiang Rai.

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
  • Private long tail boat
  • All entrance fees
  • lunches
  • bottled water

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