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 desires.
We have 2 different villages where you can enjoy your home
stay with a Karen hill tribe family.
Village 1, Doi Inthanon
National Park Homestay
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..
Village 2, Thailand - Myanmar
Border Hill Tribe Homestay
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 Home Stay
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 in the 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 the village.
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 your 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
- Transportation by air conditioned van
- Park Entrance fees
- Local Karen Hill Tribe English Speaking guide who lives in
- Lunch at a quiiet small restaurant next to a beautiful
- 1 Breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 Dinner
- Bottled water
- 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 temperatures),
Village 2, Thailand - Myanmar Border Hill Tribe
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
morning after breakfast we Visit Akha hill tribe village
and other villages if overnight in your guide's Karen
hill tribe village home.
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
End tour, this is a private tour.
- Transportation by private air conditioned van,
- English speaking guide who knows the area and
- Overnight accommodations at your river front
bungalow at Garden Home
- Private long tail boat
- 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
- bottled water
- 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
Because we do only private tours and
soft adventures we need to ask a few questions. Price
depends on how many persons in your party, how many days (1
or more) and type of accommodations.
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