Hmong Soft Adventure Tour
Tour Overview :
Visitors will have a unique opportunity to explore the hills around the north of Chiang Mai, by visiting several hilltribe villages, going down the rapids in a river on inflatable rafts (around mid March-June due to low level of water bamboo rafts are used instead), trekking through the forest on elephant backs, biking on the dirt road through the jungle and hilly countryside, and walking on the steep wooded hills. Overnight stays at the Hmong Lodge (simple but equipped with necessary amenities) offer hilltribe atmosphere. The lodge features barbecue / camp - fire dinner and cultural presentations by the Hmongs.
Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 : Chiang Mai - Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Chiang Mai - Hmong Hilltribe Lodge (-/L/D)
Pick up passengers from hotels, airport, railway station and bus terminal in Chiang Mai. Depart Chiang Mai by 4-WD Land Rover or similar to visit the hiltribe museum at Mae Rim and a local market at Mae Malai. Then continue to Ban Mae Taman of Mae Tang. Take a one-hour elephant ride through the rainforest, which for most people is an exciting and unforgettable experience and ride on a typical northern ox-cart through rural landscape. After a picnic lunch embark on the inflatable rafts for an adventurous journey down the rapids in the white-water and scenic Mae Tang River for about an hour (dependable on the season). Continue by the 4-wheel drive to Baan Huey Rai, passing several villages, orchards, valleys and rice fields. Continue uphill via Saluang village to Baan Pang Hai, a simple village situated 850 metres above sea level. Check-in at the HMONG HILLTRIBE LODGE, B.B.Q. dinner at the lodge, followed by a presentation of the Hmong dances and songs and overnight.