Discovery of a Karen tribe village

No walking, but the same authenticity! Over one day, let your local guide transport you to the life of the mountain tribes.
Private trekking
Do you want to discover life in the hill tribes of Thailand, without taking part in a hike? Or do you have young children and cannot walk great distances?
Our 1-day program takes you to the same Karen villages as during our more classic treks, but directly by car!

During your day, you will discover the real life of the Karen hill tribes who live in Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, and feed themselves thanks to local agriculture. It is moreover at their place that one comes to see the famous rice fields with levels so magnificent that one meets in Thailand! If we are in the rainy season, you can also visit them! If not, you will in any case have the pleasure of eating organic rice from their own fields during lunch.

You will also discover thanks to your guide the history of this tribe, part of which still lives in Burma, and will even learn that between them, there are several sub-groups of Karen: the whites, the reds, blacks... each with their own language!

In addition to discovering their village, with its architecture, customs and agriculture, you can also try your hand at making wicker baskets, which they use a lot, or why by cooking some local delicacies!

Your guide will also take you by car to visit some pretty viewpoints of the nearby mountains, and a small Royal Agricultural Project, where local farmers come to stock up on plants, before visiting a pretty waterfall.

If you wish, you can try your hand at bamboo rafting during an easy descent for 30 minutes on the way back to your hotel.

The program of Discovery of a Karen tribe village

Day 1

  • Departure from your hotel in Chiang Mai between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
  • Drive to Inthanon Mountain
  • Stop at a local market to visit; possible coffee break
  • Arrival in the Karen village
  • Discovery of the village, explanations on the life of the Karen by your local guide
  • Discovery and tasting of a 100% local meal, including organic rice grown on site
  • Observation and explanation of field work, making wicker baskets
  • By car, you can visit a nice viewpoint on the mountain
  • During the rainy season, possibility to visit nearby terraced rice fields
  • Visit to a waterfall and a small Royal Agricultural Project
  • Departure at the end of the day towards Chiang Mai
  • Possibility of doing 30 min of bamboo rafting on the way back (+100 thb / pers)
  • Return around 5:30 p.m. to your hotel


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