2-days/1-night

What you will experience during a trekking tour with Chiang Mai Trekking

First Day

08:30 AM we will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and will then do a one hour drive to a domestic market where we spend approx. 20 minutes to gather provisions for the tour.

Another 30 minute drive on the domestic route along a steep road will bring us to a waterfall where you can swim in this relaxing place with wonderful views.

After visiting the waterfall we and a short drive later you will have lunch and some time to rest alongside the road in a small restaurant. We will do the cooking for you and you can enjoy your first authentic Thai-Food prepared by us.

After lunch and another short distance by car we will reach the dropoff and here the trekking part of your tour will begin and you will enter the dense jungle with us.

Your guide will lead the way and you will now be hiking through the amazing nature and experience all the different impressions along your way.
We offer a softer route with less hiking (for families with smaller children) and a harder route with some more serious hiking through the jungles.
If you choose the softer route we will reach a village of the Lahu hill tribe after about 1 hour of trekking and at an altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level.
If you choose the harder route we will reach a village of the Karen hill tribe after about 3 hours of trekking and at an altitude of about 1,400 meters above sea level.
You will spend the night in a simple wooden hut at the edge of the small village.

You will have the chance to take a shower and refresh yourself and we will prepare dinner for you.
Before it gets dark, you can visit the village and enjoy the evening scene of the surrounding mountains. Among other things you can see the top of Thailands 3rd highest mountain, Doi Chiang Dao (2,175 meters above sea level).

Sit on the deck in front of your hut near the small creek and enjoy the evening, listen to the sounds of the nightly jungle and zip a soft drink or a beer if you wish.

Second Day

After breakfast you will be trekking through the beautiful nature and along rice fields.
Again, we offer a softer tour for families with smaller childern with less hiking and a harder route with some more serious hiking through the jungles.
If you choose the softer route we be hiking for about 2.5 hours to visit the small elephant family living with a Lahu tribe in the jungles.
If you choose the harder route we be hiking for about 3.5-4 hours to visit the small elephant family living with a Lahu tribe in the jungles.

Here you will have time to relax and enjoy your lunch and after that you can get in touch with the elephants or have a refreshing swim in the river.

You will see the elephants also take a bath and maybe you want to join them and wash them a little bit - it is a truly unforgettable experience to dabble with a pachydderm. You can also feed the elephants and walk among them.

After your meeting with the elephants you will start the rafting part of your tour and we will raft your bamboo along the river for about 2-3 hours (depending on the season) along the Mae Tang River towards a Shan village.

Each bamboo raft can accommodate 6-8 persons and their luggage, which is placed on a rack in the middle of the boat so that it is safe from the water.

Once we reach the Shan village, you can refresh yourself and can take a littel time to wander around the small village and across a long wodden hanging bridge and bid farewell to the rain forest.

We will then leave the rain forest and drive back to Chiang Mai. Arrival in Chiang Mai will be approx. 5:00 PM.

2-days/1-night

Rates for this trekking tour

Group tour

Private tour

There might be other guests with you in a group tour
2-4 persons: 4,000 Baht per person
5 persons: 3,500 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 3,000 Baht per person
You and your friends will be the only ones in a private tour
2-3 persons: 5,000 Baht per person
4-5 persons: 4,000 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 3,500 Baht per person

Good to know

  • Do not ask your hotel or other tour operators to call us and make a booking for you.
    Hotels or tour companies will demand very high commission payments from us for just making a phone call.
  • You can leave any luggage you do not need on the trekking tour with us.
  • Last Minute Shopping - you can buy basic toiletries, insect repellent, flash light or a simple rain cape at the local market where we will also get the food for the trekking tour from.
  • Slippery when wet: in the rainy season (June - September) or after heavy rain the way through the jungle can be slippery here and there - we will do our very best to pick the safest route possible.
  • If you have special wishes (vegetarian, no fish, ...) for the food we prepare for you, please let us know when booking the tour - we will make sure to prepare the most yummy Thai Food possible for your personal bias.
  • Take care of your belongings: We are not responsible for your personal belongings. Any loss of personal belongings during the trekking is at your own risk.
  • During very hot & dry months the bamboo rafting might not be possible due to the water-level of the Mae Tang river being too low.
  • Important things to know about how good the elephants are treated you can find here.
  • Read our flyer about Elephants in Thailand - What tourists need to know (PDF, 450 KB).

Equipment provided from us

  • Life Jacket (rainy season June - September)
  • Blanket (winter season December - March)
  • Mosquito Net (rainy season June - September)
  • Mattress

Things you need for your trekking tour

  • Copy of your passport
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag (lined during winter season December - March)
  • Long and short pants
  • T-Shirts
  • Shoes (with profile) and socks
  • Pullover (winter season December - March)
  • Raincoat (rainy season June - September)
  • Sandals, if need be
  • Hat or cap
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Bathing togs
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent (best with leech protection)

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Daytrip

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We create memories

Our trekking tours cover different areas northwest of Chiang Mai on the way to Pai in the Mae Hong Son Province. You will delve into the lush green jungles far away from paved roads and the hustle and bustle of city life. Along the way you will get the chance to visit up to three different hill tribe villages in that area to get a glimpse of the simple life of the villagers.

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You and your children will love it

Our trekking tours are suitable for almost any age and fitness level. You do not have to be an athlete or a very sporty person to enjoy the beauty of Northern Thailands jungles with us.
Families with children will have a lot of fun as well as adults at higher ages - as long as you can handle walking about 5-7 km (or approx. 4-5 hours) a day with some uphill/downhill you will enjoy all the differente impressions that our trekking tours offer. Feel it with all your senses: see all this green, hear all this different sounds, smell the jungle, taste authentic and amazingly delicious Thai Food and feel the nature under your feet and all around.

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Individual tours

Tailored to your wishes

We suggest to do a 3-days/2-nights trekking tour with us.
This tour is picked by most of our valued guests and lets you explore quite a bit of the beauty of the jungles with two nights at hill tribe villages in the middle of the jungle.
We do of course also offer shorter trekking tours (1-day, 2-days/1-night) as well as longer tours (e.g. 5-days/4-nights or longer) if you are really interested in some serious trekking and exploring the nature.
We will tailor your perfect trekking tour exactly to your wishes.

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3 days

Our most booked tour

Delve deep into some of mother natures finest art with us. Experience breathtaking views in the stunning lush nature and rest your head to sleep in authentic tribe villages in the jungles.

We recommend this tour for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

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Ideal with small children

Enjoy hiking through the amazing nature of Northern Thailand with us and let your senses be inspired by the surroundings. With an overnight stay in a charming and authentic hill tribe village.

We recommend this tour if you are travelling with small children.

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Daytrip

A day into the nature

Take a day off enjoying hiking through the lush green nature of Northern Thailand. Get away from city live and into one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand during your daytrip with us.

For anyone whose schedule does not allow for an overnight tour.

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