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Hill Tribe Treks in Mae Hong Son
Activities : trekking/hiking, elephant riding, bamboo rafting, caving, village life & hilltribes visiting, boat cruise, interesting temples etc.
About this trip
Mae Hong Son, originally the isolated, mist-covered province, has become a wonderful place for those who love wandering off the beaten track. Hiking to visit local people and hilltribes from one village and one ethnic group to another is a once in a lifetime experience. There are many tribal ethnic groups living in Mae Hong Son such as Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Lisu, Lawa, etc. They share animist beliefs and honor numerous forest and guardian spirits. Each tribe has distinctive ceremonial attire, courtship rituals, games, dances, agricultural customs, dialects, aesthetic values and hygienic habits.
Morning: Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai. Travel over the mountain road to Pai. Enroute visit local market at Ban Mae Malai for your snack and drink. Continue drive to one of the largest geyser in
Lunch: At local Thai restaurant.
Afternoon: Arrival Pai. Before getting into the town center, stopover at Pai Memorial bridge to take beautiful pictures of mountain, rice field and the
Evening: Dinner at Chinese cultural center.
Day 2: Pai – Lisu village –
Morning: Breakfast at your hotel then check out and depart by van to visit Lahu village. Visit and see traditional Lisu village in Pang Mapha area. Afterwards, drive to
Lunch: at local Thai restaurant
Afternoon: Trekking start from spot near by
Evening: Participating with your host to cook Lahu food for dinner. Afterwards, enjoy your overnight in the Lahu homestay.
Day 3: Trekking from Black Lahu – Shan village at Ban Mae Lana (B,L,D)
Morning: Breakfast serve at your homestay; prepare to continue your trek to Shan village. On the way enjoy beautiful forest and cultivation area. Exploring Coral cave and learn how people live with beautiful nature
Lunch: Jungle lunch style
Afternoon: Arrive Ban Mae Lana, pack up and transfer to Mae Hong Son by van. On the way stop to visit fish cave and then transfer to Fern Resort.
Evening: Enjoy dinner in town and visit night market
Day 4: Soft adventure and Beautiful Burmese style temple (B,L,D)
Morning: After breakfast then depart to boat landing. Take long-tail boat trip to visit the exotic Padong village or Longneck Karen village. Afterwards, return by boat to the elephant camp for bumpy riding about 1 hour through beautiful jungle.
Lunch: at Fern Restaurant in town.
Afternoon: Visit a beautiful hill-top temple at Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Moo where you can see the beautiful valley and town of
Evening: Enjoy your dinner at Fern Resort restaurant.
Day 5: Mae Hong Son – Chiang Mai (B,L)
Morning: Breakfast at resort /late morning return to Chiang Mai by road
Lunch: On the way
Afternoon: Arrive in Chiang Ma, transfer to your hotel or airport.