Overnight in Lahu, Akha and Karen hill tribe villages. Your local guide is Karen hill tribe and speaks all the hill tribe languages and friends with the villagers. Includes private long tail boat ride through mountain canyons.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Unlike other treks and tours you will travel like a local, live like a local and eat like a local. You will travel by local bus and "Songteaw" covered pick up truck to the door of your host family. You will receive detailed instructions with photos and map on how to get there. Your host Karen Hill Tribe family will greet you and show you to your private room. The family is well educatd, speaks English well along with Thai and all the hill tribe languages. They will prepare all your meals for you and you can join in and learn how to cook delicious Hill Tribe food. You will have lots of time to discuss with your guide the local Karen, Akha, Lisu, Lahu and Yao hill tribe life and the surrounding forests and partake in daily life. There are many things you can do with your guide and villagers during their daily routine. If you wish you can learn how to weave, work in the fields, harvest herbs from the forest, visit the surrounding villges and much more.
Your "Songtew" driver will meet you at your hotel or guest house in Chiang Mai at 8am the transfer to the bus station then travel
by local bus to the town of Thaton. Here you will have time to have lunch in town then transfer to a Songteaw (covered pick-up truck) to a hot springs then walk for 15 minutes to a Karen hill tribe village where you will meet you local hill tribe family and guide. Overnight in his home with his family.(D)
This morning you will join with your local guide and experience hill tribe daily life, visit n Akha hill tribe villge and hike in the forest, shop for fresh food to make for your dinner tonight.. Overnight in his home with his family.
After breakfast, we hike over mountains and through the villagers fields where you will see many different hill tribes in their costumes working in their firelds and you cn join in if you wish. We we have lunch in a Lahu village where your guide will nake lunch for you. Overnight will be in an Akha hill tribe village. (B,L,D)
This morning after breakfast we walk to the Mae Kok river
to catch the long tail boat and ride through mountain canyons to Chiang
Rai. You cn then return to Chiang Mai by bus or you can
overnight in Chiang Rai. (B,L)
Visiting hill tribe villges from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Thailand
We ride the long tail boat through rapids, see people fishing along
the river, visit an Akha hill tribe village and hot springs, see
elephants bathing in the river to Chiang Rai.
Price includes: Transportation by local bus and local Songteaw, all meals (B,L,D), activities and accommodations as stated in the itinerary. Private long tail boat. Local guides and female guide (name Amber) from Chiang Mai, bottled water, personal accident insurance.
NOTICE: The villages have Thai style squat toilets and running water from the mountains so you can wash. Do Not drink the water. The itinerary may change a little according to your guides because of weather or other circumstances however the activities will remain the same.