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Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand Hill Tribe and National Park 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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Tour starts in Chiang Mai and offers the most beautiful scenery and friendliest people in Thailand. Overnight cottage at Doi Inthanon National Park, small Thai town with comfortable family atmosphere, friendly Chinese hamlet Includes visiting Karen, Lahu and Akha hill tribe villages, private long tail boat ride.

As this is a private tour with local Karen hill tribe guide, 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. Your guide is also a bird watching expert so seeing colorful rare birds is possible. The bungalows are owned and run by the local village so you will be involved with them during the entire time. There are many things you can do with your guide and villagers during their daily routine. If you wish you can work at the fish farm, learn how to weave, work in the fields, roast coffee beans and much more. This can all be discussed with your guide once you arrive at the bungalows in the park. The itinerary below can be changed to meet your desires.
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Doi Inthanon National Park

Day 1
We will meet in Chiang Mai and depart by private air conditioned mini van for Doi Inthanon national Park. We will visit the summit of of the highest mountain in Thailand. We then take a short hike through the real cloud forest. We then travel by vehicle to another trail for a beautiful 3 hour easy hike trough old growth forest. You guide will show you the different edible plants and medicines. The views are spectacular and animals such as Civet and deer have been seen. We then visit a Hmong Hill Tribe Market then have lunch at the Royal Project with all organic food. We then walk through the Project to a beautiful waterfall, gardens and the Hmong Hill Tribe village.

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Visiting hill tribe villages and waterfalls video
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We then go to your bungalow near a Karen Hill Tribe village. Here your local guide and his family will make dinner for you. After dinner you will have a camp fire in front of your bungalow. The bungalow has hot shower and western style toilet. (L,D)

Day 2
This morning after breakfast at the bungalows we depart for a 2 hour hike along beautiful waterfalls the tour the Karen hill tribe village with you guide from the village. From here we drive 3 hours north to Chiang Dao Cave Shrine for a short walk through the cave. We then travel through Fang valley and have lunch in Fang. We then visit a rice mill in Mae Ai then overnight in Thaton at Garden Home Bungalows. (L,D)

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Chiang Dao Cave Shrine video
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Hill Tribes

Day 3
This morning wake early to visit the market then give alms to the monks walking the streets. We then return to the bungalows for breakfast then we visit a primitive Lahu hill tribe village and the temple with a wonderful view of the town, river valley below and surrounding mountains.We then travel high into the mountains to the small hamlet of Laolee and the small Laolee resort with excellent views of the tea plantations on the mountainsides and Chinese style homes for the evening. We will visit the home of General Laolee who fought against the communists in China and visit the Tea factory. Tonight you will enjoy an all you can eat Yunnan style Chinese dinner.(B,L,D)
Garden home bungalow
Garden Home Bungalow

Visiting hill tribe villages video
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Sunrise form Wat Thaton Temple video
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Primitive Lahu hill tribe village video
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Day 4

This morning we visit a Yao hill tribe village then a Shan hill tribe village famous for cotton weaving and then a short drive to Mae Salak. Here we will take a private long tail boat ride through the mountains to Chiang Rai stopping at a hot springs and Akha Hill Tribe village along the way. Lunch at little Pattaya on the river in Chiang Rai. Here our vehicle will meet us and arrive back in Chiang Mai with lunch along the way by 5 PM. (B,L)

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Private bungalows with fan or Air Conditioning (air conditioning not needed because of the cool temperatures in the park), 2 queen sized beds in each room, western style toilet with hot shower, fresh clean large bath towels, shampoo, soap, in room coffee and tea. 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows and triple rooms available.

Long tail boat ride video
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Our Bungalow in Thaton Thailand video during
Thailand Hill Tribe and National Park Tour

Visiting a Tea plantation and factory video
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Doi Inthanon Bungalow view

Bungalow Porch View
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EXCURSION INCLUDES: 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.

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