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 !

Do you want to take a fresh and green nature break?
Join us for this 2 days and 1 night experience on the highest mountain of Thailand: Doi Inthanon.
Discover the real life of the hill tribe of Karen People, who live in the mountains and grow the rice in terasse.

1st day

Your guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai between 8.00 and 8.30am and you will be driven to a small local market, your last chance to buy something in a shop before to enter the jungle!

You will then arrive to the village of your guide, and your first day will be dedicated to discover the surroundings. Do not be worry, you can adapt the level of the trekking as you want, because it is a private experience! So if you prefer to stay a long time in the village to discover, no problem at all.

If you do prefer trekking, your guide will bring you to amazing places, and you will be able to see great ricefield in terasse ( during the rainy season only, May to October ) and you will be able to eat and take a rest at the waterwall. So do not forget your swimsuit :)

After the lunch, you will continue to trek, then take back the car to enjoy the traditionnal bamboo rafting! It will be then time to go back to the village, where your guide will bring you to your private room, a 100% local house, made in wood and bamboo.
You will have a local dinner with your guide, and will be able to help him to cook if you want, before a good night of sleep.

2nd day

Ready for new discoveries? Today, you will enter in the famous National Park of Doi Inthanon, which is quite close to the village. A perfect occasion to visit the highest peak of Thailand, at 2,565m before all the join-group tour, and enjoy a quiet place! You will be also able to walk on the Angkha trail, a 20min easy walk in the heart of the jungle.

Then it will be time to join the 2h ( go and back ) Kew Mae Pan Trail, this natural walk could be the most beautiful panoramic view you will ever see in Thailand. The trail sits at 2,200 meters above sea level, just a few hundred meters below Thailand's highest peak. Depending on the weather, the visibility could be a clear sky mountain view or trapped in a mountain covered with mist, sometimes with a magnificent view of sea of cloud.
* Please note that during the rainy season, this trail is close, so you will trek at the Pha Dok Siew trail, surrounded by rice-fields.

After this amazing walk, you will visit the giant Pagodas of the King and the Queen, with their wonderful gardens. Your guide will explain you everything about the Thai Monarchy, and about these pagodas. It will then be time for a lunch, before to stop at the Wachiratan waterfall to make some wonderful pictures.
Your last stop will be at the National Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, initiated to promote highland agriculture among hill-tribes of the region. The main focuses are on the research and development of highland fisheries, as well as cultivation of plants, vegetables and fruits, with the goal of providing the people of the hill-tribes more earnings and a better living environment.

You will be bring back by your guide around 5.00 - 5.30pm. As it is a private eco-trekking, we can also bring you directly to the airport, bus station, train station... That's up to you!

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

Day 1

  • Departure between 8.00 - 8.30am at your hotel
  • Drive to the jungle and stop in a local market to visit
  • Arrive at our Karen village, and start the trekking
  • About 2-3h trekking to discover the jungle
  • Stop at the waterfall and river ( you can swim ) and enjoy local lunch in bamboo leaf
  • Trekking 1-2h more in the jungle
  • Stop for 45min of bamboo rafting ( optionnal, can be canceled regarding the weather )
  • Go back to the karen hill tribe village
  • You can cook with the family
  • Sleep in a local bamboo and wood Karen house

Day 2

  • Wake up early morning and enjoy your breakfast
  • Drive to the National Park of Doi Inthanon
  • Go to the summit of the mountain ( 2,665m )
  • Trek in the amazing Angkha Nature Trail ( 20min )
  • Trekking of 2h on the beautiful Kew Mae Pan trail ( Pha Dok Siew during rainy season )
  • Visit the Pagodas of the King and the Queen and their garden
  • Stop at the amazing waterfall of Wachirathan
  • Have a lunch nearby
  • Visit the National Royal Project of Horticulture
  • Drive back to your hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Drop off at your hotel around 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

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.

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

An authentic experience out of the beaten tracks, with free and well treated animals
Booking for 2 persons minimum, and 8 maximum!
✓ private trekking Live the best experience of your life: discover elephants in the middle of the jungle, without any chains, any hook, anything except the liberty to be free and walk around as they want! Our camp is not like the others, next to the road and built for tourists! Not at all, our elephants are living with the people of the ethnic hill tribe of the White Karen, as your guide! As a family camp, we just have 6 elephants. As soon as you will arrive, you will meet your new big friends and got some instructions about the schedule of the day. Elephants are really impressive animals, but also so nice, friendly and curious so don't be afraid at all: as soon as you will be ready, you can join them for a mud spa, before to take a shower in the river to clean them. You will learn during the day how to make vitamin balls for your new friend, and walk around with them in the hill behind the camp. Elephants are totally free, and as they eat all day long, be ready to follow them from one bamboo tree to another one! In the evening, before the sun goes down, you will visit a nice waterfall, and an agriculture royal project, before to go to the local village of your guide to meet his family and discover the village. If you want, you are welcome to help them to cook the dinner, then have a good rest thinking about your amazing day with elephants. On the second day, it will be time for you to discover the wild thai jungle. With your guide, after a good breakfast, you will leave the village and walk about 2 hours, discovering the nature, the flower agriculture around and some amazing rice fields terasses! The difficulty is completely depending on you, as it is a private trek, you can manage the level as you want. Your guide will bring you out of the beaten track, having a break ( and a swim if you like ) in a waterfall where you will be alone. 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 at your hotel or guesthouse between 8am - 8:30am
  • Stop at a traditional local market to buy some food and discover thai specialities
  • Arrive at the elephant camp, surrounded by sugarcane plantations
  • Discover the place, meet the elephants
  • Learn about them through the all day
  • Go for a mud spa with elephants ( bring a swimwear )
  • Go in the river to clean the elephants and yourself
  • Enjoy a thai lunch
  • Learn how to make medicine balls ( daily vitamins supplements ) and give them to your new friends
  • Go for a walk with them around, watch them, interact and take pictures. Elephants are completely free in the nearby hill, be ready to follow them!
  • Drive until a Waterfall and a Royal Project ( organic plantation to help local farmers )
  • Go to the White Karen village ( White Pakayaw )
  • Discover the family of the guide and your house for the night
  • Take your time in the village, then if you want, cook with your guide
  • Have a dinner, then sleep in the village

Day 2

  • Wake up around 7h30
  • Enjoy a thai traditional breakfast then pack your bags
  • Start walking in the jungle for about 1.5 hour
  • Have a break at a waterfall where you can swim if you want
  • Enjoy a thai lunch
  • Walk in the jungle, surrounded by the flower agriculture and rice fields
  • With your guide, plant some trees in the jungle to help to reforest
  • Do some bamboo rafting if you want
  • Back to Chiang Mai around 5 / 5:30pm

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 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:

First day:
  • 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 hrs to the Karen village
  • Cooking and Dinner and Night in family house
Second day:
  • Breakfast then Trek until the point of view
  • Relax and swim at the waterfalls with Bamboo Rafting (optional)
  • Dinner and Night at Karen Village
Third day:
  • Drive to Inthanon mountain (06h00) - Breakfast
  • Trek in Kew Mae Pan Natural Trail (about 2 hrs)
  • 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
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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
  • Guide in English speaking with licence
  • Break + Lunch + Dinner+ drinking water
  • Travel Insurance
  • Special offer : 1 night at the village
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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

Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
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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