HILL TRIBE EXPERIENCE IN NORTHERN THAILAND
Tour Overview :
Go deep into Thailand’s Northern hills and meet hill tribes in their villages to learn more about the lives of these fascinating people.
|Hike to a hill tribe village and learn the traditions and customs of its inhabitants|
|Learn about mahout (elephant keeping) skills and ride your elephant through a bamboo forest|
|Take a bamboo raft journey along the river to visit the Shan hill tribe|
Departure Date :
All year - Daily
Tour Inclusion :
|Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels|
|Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary|
|Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles|
|Service of English speaking guides in every location|
|Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited|
|Meals as mentioned in the itinerary|
Tour Exclusion :
|Domestic & international flights|
|Departure taxes if applicable|
|Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary|
|Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.|
|Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)|
|Tips for guides and drivers|
|Personal travel insurance|
|Visa fees (contact us for further information)|
Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 : Chiang Mai - MAE JOK
Transfer by private vehicle from your hotel in Chiang Mai to the mountains north of the city. We’ll take a stop to join the locals at Mae Malai market: don’t forget to haggle!
Date 2 : MAE JOK - PA KHAOLAM
Breakfast will be served in the early morning, after which we’ll walk beneath the jungle canopy to the Karen elephant camp. The Karen are famous for their mahout, or elephant keeping heritage and their history together reaches back for hundreds of years.
Date 3 : PA KHAOLAM - CHIANG MAI
After breakfast, board a bamboo raft and glide along with the current to the Shan village of Sop Kai. The Shan get their name from the Shan plateau of Myanmar which they are believed to have inhabited as far back as the 10th century. We’ll pass other hill tribe villages as our raft floats downstream past the riverbanks.