Day 1: From Chiang Mai to Baan Pa-Low (B/(L/D)
Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai and take a drive north for around 45 kms, stopping at a local market to buy fresh ingredients for preparing dinner and breakfast at your homestay village. Continue driving for approximately 1 hour before beginning the afternoon trek.
Have lunch at a local village before setting off on a 4-hour trek through the forest.
Enjoy the forest atmosphere along the Tiger trail before arriving at Baan Pa-Low, a Lahu hill-tribe village where we will meet with the local people to experience their way of life. It will be very good to say A-BO-YA (Hello, thank you, good bye)
There are some beautiful views to be seen during the trek and in the twilight on the mountainside. Dinner will be freshly cooked at home for you by your hosts, before settling down for the night.
Day 2: Trekking to Tea and Coffee Plantations - Tree-house (B/L/D)
After breakfast take a short tour of the village before packing your bags and setting off on today’s trek. Today is a long day of walking, so make sure you bring appropriate footwear as the mountainside can get extremely slippery in the rain.
On the trek you will pass by the villagers’ rice fields and their plantations, including tea and coffee. You will also see waterfalls and cross streams as you make your way over the mountains. After approximately 4 hours of trekking, we will stop for a jungle lunch by a secluded waterfall, where you can feel free to take a swim and slide down the natural water slide formed by the rock face.
After lunch, trek for around another 2 hours before reaching the village of Ban Mae Mae where we can stop for a rest and meet the local people. Donations can be made here to the local orphanage which takes children from many communities in this region of North Thailand. The long day’s trek finally ends once we reach the magnificent tree house where you can take a shower and relax before enjoying dinner with your host family. Overnight at the tree house.
Day 3: Mae Nga Dam - Chiang Mai (B/L/-)
After enjoying breakfast, head down to the lowlands where you will start cycling to the beautiful Mae Ngag Dam. Along the way you will see some spectacular views and en route we will stop by rice fields, flower gardens and fruit orchards for a taste of fresh local foods. Continue biking to see the beautiful but hardly known Baan Den Temple before finishing the cycle ride and transferring back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
• Private air-conditioned transport and transfers
• Homestay as mentioned in the programme
• Trekking and biking
• Local English-speaking guide
• Meals as mentioned in the programme
• All entrance fees for visits included in the programme
Services not included:
• Additional soft drinks/alcohol
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide and driver
• Domestic and international flights
• Travel insurance
Please be advised:
In some villages you may not be allowed take pictures of people and some places may be out of bounds to visitors. If you wish to take photographs or are unsure whether an action is appropriate, please ask your local guide for advice.
The villagers’ income from tourists is to help support the community and preserve its way of life. We have designed our tours to provide them with job opportunities and a sustainable way of maintaining their cultural heritage and to offer an alternative to illegal activities like mineral exploration, deforestation and hunting wildlife.
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