2days 1night : Eco trekking with Karen people and Doi Inthanon

Sleep in a real Karen hilltribe village and enjoy the National Park of Doi Inthanon Non-touristic trek off the beaten track !
Private trekking

Are you in need of a refreshing and rejuvenating break in the great outdoors? If so, come and embark on a 2-day and 1-night adventure to the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon. Not only will you be able to take in the natural beauty of the mountain, but you'll also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the traditional way of life of the Karen People, an indigenous hill tribe that reside in the mountains and cultivate rice on terraced fields.

1st day

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai between 8:00 and 8:30 am and take you to a local market for any last-minute shopping before your trek into the jungle.

Upon arriving at your guide's village, the first day will be dedicated to exploring the surrounding area. You will have the flexibility to tailor the level of the trek to your preference, as it's a private experience. If you prefer to spend more time in the village, that's not a problem.

If you do choose to go trekking, your guide will take you to beautiful and scenic locations, where you can see terraced rice fields (during the rainy season from May to October) and take a break by the waterfalls. Don't forget to bring your swimming suit.

After lunch, you will continue trekking and then take a car to enjoy traditional bamboo rafting. Afterwards, you will return to the village where your guide will escort you to your private room, a traditional wooden and bamboo house. You will have dinner with your guide, and even have the option to help cook, before retiring for the night.

2nd day

Are you ready for a new adventure? Today, you will enter the famous Doi Inthanon National Park, which is located close to the village. This is a great opportunity to visit the highest peak of Thailand at 2,565 meters before the crowds arrive and enjoy a peaceful setting. You will also have the chance to take a leisurely 20-minute walk on the Angkha trail, through the heart of the jungle.

Next, you will embark on the 2-hour round trip Kew Mae Pan Trail, which offers some of the most breathtaking panoramic views in Thailand. The trail sits at 2,200 meters above sea level, just a few hundred meters below Thailand's highest peak. The visibility can vary depending on the weather, you may see a clear sky mountain view or be surrounded by mist, and sometimes even a sea of clouds. Please note that during the rainy season, this trail is closed, and you will trek on the Pha Dok Siew trail, surrounded by rice fields.

After this amazing hike, you will visit the giant Pagodas of the King and Queen, and their beautiful gardens. Your guide will share information about the Thai monarchy and the significance of these pagodas. After lunch, you will stop at the Wachiratan waterfall to take some beautiful photographs. Your final stop will be at the National Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, which is designed to promote highland agriculture among the hill tribes of the region. The main focus of this station is on the research and development of highland fisheries and cultivation of plants, vegetables, and fruits, with the goal of providing the people of the hill tribes with more earning opportunities and a better living environment.

Your guide will bring you back around 5:00 - 5:30 pm. As this is a private eco-trekking tour, we can also drop you off directly at the airport, bus station, train station, or any other location of your choice.

* Entrance fees in Doi Inthanon Park and pagodas not included

The program of 2days 1night : Eco trekking with Karen people and Doi Inthanon

Day 1

  • Start your adventure by departing from your hotel between 8:00-8:30am
  • Take a drive to the jungle and make a stop at a local market for some shopping
  • Reach our Karen village and begin your trekking journey
  • Explore the jungle for approximately 2-3 hours, with a stop to swim and have lunch at the waterfall and river
  • Continue trekking for an additional 1-2 hours
  • Enjoy a 45-minute bamboo rafting experience (optional, subject to weather conditions)
  • Return to the Karen hill tribe village and have the opportunity to cook with the local family
  • Spend the night in a traditional bamboo and wood house.

Day 2

  • Start the day with a morning breakfast
  • Take a drive to the Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Hike to the highest peak of Thailand (2,665m)
  • Explore the Angkha Nature Trail (20min)
  • Take a 2-hour hike on the breathtaking Kew Mae Pan trail (Pha Dok Siew trail during rainy season)
  • Visit the King and Queen's Pagodas and their gardens
  • Make a stop at the stunning Wachirathan waterfall
  • Enjoy a lunch nearby
  • See the National Royal Project of Horticulture
  • Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai and be dropped off at 5.30pm.

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2 days karen eco-trekking & 1 day Thong Elephant Sanctuary

Amazing 2 days hike in non-touristy villages and 1 day at Thong Elephant Sanctuary
Private trekking

Booking for 2 persons minimum, and 8 maximum!
✓ private trekking What will you experience during your trekking:
  • Cook local food with the hill tribe
  • Karen culture and explanation of different Hill Tribe customs
  • Sleep over night at the Karen village in locals' houses
  • Nature exploration by walking and taking time
  • Licensed native tour guide from the village
  • Enjoy the waterfall
  • The greenery of the paddy rice field
  • Presentation of the flora
  • Unforgettable, authentic experience
  • Real eco trekking near Chiang Mai: you can plant new trees with the guide
  • Meeting with the guide prior to start to determine the route following your hiking level

The first day:
  • Pick-up time at your hotel or guesthouse between 8am-8.30am
  • Local market to buy food for lunch and dinner then drive to White Pakayaw village
  • Trekking surrounded by rice field and flower agriculture
  • Take a rest near the river for Lunch
  • Trek 2-3 kilos (stop in some village and discover of Hill Tribe people & life style)
  • Waterfalls (Relax and swim) - Trek 2 hrs (to Karen village)
  • Dinner and Night at Karen Village (in family house)
The second day:
  • Breakfast
  • Trek until the point of view (according to your level)
  • Lunch near the river (Relax and swim)
  • Bamboo Rafting (optional)
  • Dinner and Night at the village (Spacial Offer)
The third day:
  • Breakfast then drive to the small sanctuary
  • Change the cloth to karen clothes
  • Learn about elephant
  • Feed Elephant
  • Go in the mud spa with them
  • Swim all together in the river
  • Enjoy a thai lunch
  • Watch and interact with elephants who are free in the hill
  • Back to Chiang Mai around 4.30pm / 5.30pm

The program of 2 days karen eco-trekking & 1 day Thong Elephant Sanctuary

Day 1

  • Departure between 9.00 - 9.30am at the lobby of your hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Local market to“ buy food for lunch and dinner then drive to White Pakayaw village
  • Trekking surrounded by rice field and flower agriculture
  • Take a rest near the river for Lunch
  • Trek 2-3 kilos (stop in some village and discover of Hill Tribe people & life style)
  • Waterfalls (Relax and swim) - Trek 2 hrs (to Karen village)
  • Dinner and Night at Karen Village (in family house)

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Trek until the point of view (according to your level)
  • Lunch near the river (Relax and swim)
  • Bamboo Rafting (optional)
  • Dinner and Night at the village

Day 3

  • Breakfast then drive to the small sanctuary
  • Change the cloth to karen clothes
  • Learn about elephant
  • Feed Elephant
  • Go in the mud spa with them
  • Swim all together in the river
  • Enjoy a thai lunch
  • Watch and interact with elephants who are free in the hill
  • Back to Chiang Mai around 4.30pm / 5.30pm

Included

  • Transportation from hotel in the town
  • Local guide with licence
  • Break + Lunch + Dinner
  • Travel Insurance
  • Special offer : 1 night at the village

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Chiang Rai : 3 days 2 nights in Akha village.

At the Heart of Akha Culture: a unique experience in the jungle, surrounded by coffee and tea plantations.
Private trekking

IMPORTANT: departure between 07h00 et 07h30
eco-private trekking Chiang Rai is the second largest province in northern Thailand. This region attracts many tourists thanks to its interesting sites such as the White Temple (Wat Rong Khung), the Black House, the hot springs, Mae Sai (on the border between Thailand and Burma), or even the discovery of the Golden Triangle and the Mekong River. This 3 days 2 nights program in Chiang Rai is dedicated to people seeking tranquility and a unique experience in contact with locals, the people of the Akha tribe. Come live a unique experience closer to Thai life, in a village in the jungle still preserved from mass tourism. The authenticity, the welcome and the smile of the inhabitants will transport you in the deep and True Thailand. The first day is devoted to visiting all the interesting sites of the region: the White Temple, the Black House, the Golden Triangle and the Mekong ... before sleeping in the Akha village.

The program of Chiang Rai : 3 days 2 nights in Akha village.

Day 1

  • Departure from your hotel in Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by private car with English speaking driver (07:00 - 07:30am).
  • Visit interesting tourist sites in Chiang Rai.
  • White Temple (Wat Rong Khun).
  • Black House (Baan Dam)
  • Lunch at your leisure
  • Vitis the Golden Triangle
  • * ( cruise on the Mekhong river optionnal )
  • Road to Akha tribe village and Thai dinner with host family.
  • Night in the village.

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Departure from Akha village around 8:30-9:00am
  • Trekking in the surrounding jungle for about 2-3 hours.
  • Discovery of the plants and herbs of the region.
  • Fun learning thanks to the passionate guide who will accompany you.
  • Relaxing break and swimming near the waterfalls.
  • Lunch (meal cooked in bamboos)
  • Trekking for approximately 1 to 2 hours to the village of the Lahu tribe (discovery of mountain life).
  • Return to the village of Akha
  • Dinner and overnight in the village

Day 3

  • Breakfast in the village
  • Learning mountain life
  • Fishing activity Akha with the inhabitants of the village and cook the fish you have caught!
  • Road from Akha village to Chiang Rai, where you will take a VIP bus to Chiang Mai (5pm - 8pm).

Included

  • Food
  • English speaking guide
  • AIG Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Entrance tickets

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Closer to the elephants: 1 day with elephants and 1 day private trek

A truly authentic journey off the beaten path with well-cared for and free animals.
Private trekking
Booking for 2 persons minimum, and 8 maximum!
Experience the ultimate adventure and witness elephants in their natural habitat, unencumbered by chains or hooks. Our camp, located deep in the jungle, offers a unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures as they roam freely.

Unlike other camps, our location is not near a road and is not built for tourists. Instead, our elephants coexist with members of the White Karen ethnic hill tribe, who serve as your guides.


Our family camp is home to just five elephants. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to meet your new gentle giant friends and receive information on the daily schedule.

Elephants are truly awe-inspiring creatures, but they are also known for being friendly and inquisitive. There is no need to be scared, once you are ready, you can join the elephants for a mud spa and then assist in cleaning them in the river.

Throughout the day, you will learn how to create nutritious treats for your elephant companions and take guided walks through the hills behind the camp. As the elephants are free to roam, be prepared to follow them as they forage for food from bamboo tree to bamboo tree.

As the sun sets, you will visit a picturesque waterfall and an agricultural royal project before heading to the local village of your guide where you will meet his family and learn about the local culture. If you choose to, you are welcome to assist in preparing dinner and spend the night reflecting on your incredible day with the elephants.

On the second day, you will have the opportunity to explore the wild Thai jungle. After a delicious breakfast, you and your guide will depart from the village and embark on a 2-hour hike, where you will discover the natural beauty of the area, including flower farms and breathtaking rice terraces.
As it is a private trek, you have the flexibility to adjust the level of difficulty to your own abilities. Your guide will take you off the beaten path and provide a break, including the option to swim, at a secluded waterfall.

After the lunch, it will be time to go down to the village and the civilization. If you want, you can enjoy some bamboo rafting before to drive back to your hotel in Chiang Mai around 5pm.  

The program of Closer to the elephants: 1 day with elephants and 1 day private trek

Day 1

  • Pick-up 8-8:30am from hotel/guesthouse
  • Stop at local market for food and Thai specialties
  • Explore elephant camp surrounded by sugarcane plantations
  • Learn about elephants and their habits
  • Mud spa with elephants (bring swimwear)
  • Clean elephants and yourself in river
  • Thai lunch
  • Make medicine balls and feed to elephants
  • Walk and observe elephants, take pictures
  • Drive to waterfall and organic plantation
  • Visit White Karen village and stay with guide's family
  • Explore village, cook dinner (optional)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in village.

Day 2

  • Get up at 7:30am
  • Have Thai breakfast then pack
  • Hike for 1.5 hour in the jungle
  • Take a swim at a waterfall if you want
  • Enjoy a Thai lunch
  • Plant trees in the jungle with your guide
  • Optional bamboo rafting
  • Back to Chiang Mai around 5pm.

Included

  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • 2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and drinking water
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • Bamboo rafting

Not included

  • Drinks other than water
  • Any tips for your guide or elephant mahout

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3days 2nights : Eco trekking at White Pakayaw and Kew Mae Pan

trek 2 days & 1 night at White Pakayaw Village in Maewang district and Kew Mae Pan
Non-touristic trek Off the beaten track !
Private trekking
✓ private trekking Our agency promotes the responsible tourism. This 3days 2nights eco trek will bring you outside of the beaten and touristy tracks in the South West of Chiang Mai : the wild Mae Wang region. Our guides are licenced, and natives from the local Karen hill tribe.
This package consists of 2 days 1 night trek in a non-touristic village and one day experience at « Kew Mae Pan » Natural Trail (located in the Doi Inthanon National park). ( between July and September, because of the rainy season, you will go the the Ang Kha Train instead ) Includes one night in an authentic village (White Pakayaw). Enjoy your new unforgettable experience !



The expedition at Kew Mae Pan is not available from July to September because of the rainy season. Instead, please consider this one at Doi Inthanon which is really similar.

Your eco-trekking program:

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* Entrance fees in Doi Inthanon and pagodas not included

The program of 3days 2nights : Eco trekking at White Pakayaw and Kew Mae Pan

Day 1

  • Departure between 9.00 - 9.30am at the lobby of your hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Local market to buy food for lunch and dinner
  • Trekking surrounded by rice field and flower agriculture
  • Take a rest near the river - Lunch
  • Trek 2-3 hrs (Stop in some village and discover of Hill Tribe people & life style)
  • Waterfalls (Relax and swim) - Trek 2 hrsto Karen village
  • Cooking and Dinner and Night in family house

Day 2

  • Breakfast then Trek until the point of view
  • Relax and swim at the waterfalls with Bamboo Rafting (optional)
  • Dinner and Night at Karen Village

Day 3

  • Drive to Inthanon mountain (06h00) - Breakfast
  • Trek in Kew Mae Pan Natural Trail ( about 2 hrs, or Pha Dok Siew or Ang Kha during the rainy season )
  • Doi Inthanon Top
  • Lunch
  • Relax at the biggest waterfalls in Thailand (Wachirathan)
  • Twin Chedis "King and Queen Pagodas" and Flower garden
  • Royal Project (Royal Agriculture Station Inthanon)
  • Hmong Village
  • Back to Chiang Mai around 17h30

Included

  • Transportation from hotel in the town
  • Local guide, English speaking with licence
  • Break + Lunch + Dinner+ drinking water in refill
  • Travel Insurance
Programs: 1 day | 2 days 1 night | 3 days 2 nights | all trekkings

2 days 1 night : Eco Trekking at White Pakayaw village

Cool Trekking Chiang Mai promotes responsible tourism and offers eco treks, non touristy treks out of the beaten track in the remote area of Mae Wang
Private trekking

Minimum 2 people,
private trekking Cool Trekking Chiang Mai promotes responsible tourism and offers eco treks, non touristy treks out of the beaten tracks in the remote area of Mae Wan (South West of Chiang Mai, an hour drive). Don't be fooled by what people call eco trekking, our responsible trek respects ethnic minority, flora and fauna. Our licensed guide is a native of the Hill Tribe village where you will stay with his family. Our guide likes to bring new small trees and plant a new one with his guests.
  • Enjoy the waterfall
  • The greenery of the paddy rice field
  • Presentation of the flora
  • Karen culture and explanation of different Hill Tribe customs
  • Sleep over night at the Karen village in locals' houses
  • No inflatable rafting, games or other gimmick
  • No recreational outdoor activity - if you like this, check our other trek
  • Nature exploration by walking and taking time
  • Licensed native tour guide from the village
  • Unforgettable, authentic experience
  • Sleep at the hill tribe village in a local house
  • Real eco trekking near Chiang Mai: you can plant new trees with the guide
  • Meeting with the guide prior to start to determine the route following your hiking level
 

The program of 2 days 1 night : Eco Trekking at White Pakayaw village

Day 1

  • Trekking in Jungle of the wonderful Mae Wang Region
  • Pick-up in your hotel in Chiang Mai (8h-9h).
  • Stop at Local market to buy food for lunch and dinner time
  • Stop at Guide's family, discover Karen culture and people.
  • Trekking surrounded by rice field and flower agriculture, beautiful landscape and
  • sceneries.
  • Take a rest near the river.
  • Trek around 3h, stop in some villages and discover the Hill Tribe's people and
  • life style. Presentation of local vegetables, flowers and plantation techniques in the region,
  • White Karen culture and explication of different clothes of the Hill Tribe.
  • Waterfall where you can swim and enjoy the view. Fresh air and good feeling
  • guaranteed!
  • Trek around 2h to get access to the traditional village where you will sleep during the
  • night, among White Karen people.
  • Cooking, dinner and night in family house.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at 8.30am.
  • Trekking up to the panoramic view point, different level: small/medium/big.
  • Lunch in front of the river.
  • Take a rest and swim at the river (Extra options: Bamboo rafting ).
  • Back to Chiang Mai at 5-6pm.

Included

  • Transfer (private car)
  • 1 breakfast/2 Lunches/1 dinner
  • Tourist personal travel insurance
  • Local Guide with English (licensed)
  • Extra activities : Bamboo Rafting

Not included

  • Spray against mosquitoes
  • Extra: bamboo rafting
  • Drinks other than water

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