2016-03-21, 12:06 AM
Terrific and memorable trekking
Soobhaschand Bhojoo, Mauritius
I was in the company of other tourists namely Astride ( Austria), Anthony and Corinne ( French couple), Joseph and Beatrice ( Swiss couple).The tour is good value for money compared to other tours which may be cheaper but are not to the required standard as they do not do the full circle but return on the same way.
We had a visit to a waterfall, Mountain/jungle trekking/hiking, arrived at the native village of Mike, our cheerful and English speaking, experienced guide where we met his family members and after dinner ( prepared by the locals), we had Thai songs and music around a fire. The local musician was fantastic. we slept in a large hut made of bamboo under mosquito nets.
Next day we walked again for about 2.5 hours in the Jungle to reach a river where we did Bamboo rafting for about 40 mins to reach another village called Lahu> We slept there. Had again locally prepared food which was delicious and as desert had sticky rice prepared ( rice/coconut sugar and salt) cooked inside bamboo on fire. We smoked locally made cigarettes rolled in banana leaf and drank HAPPY WATER- a sort of whisky prepared with rice.
on the third day , we did bamboo rafting again for about 2 hours on the river to reach a place where we had lunch and then back to the Chiang Mai.
I loved the jungle, the trekking, the hiking, the bamboo rafting, the elephant riding and our nights in the bamboo huts. It was quite an experience.
We thank Mike , Jit and Piroon for the organisation of the tour which went on smoothly and beyond our expectations.
It was really something terrific and memorable. Astride, Anthony, Corinne , Joseph and Beatrice equally had an excellent moments.
I recommend this 3 days and 2 nights tour to anybody organised by Mrs Jit and Mr Piroon and as guide ask for Mike.
From the Republic of Mauritius