Unseen Northern Thailand

Tour code : WT. CNX 09

Duration : 5days 4 nights,

Type of tour :Private Tour

Start and end : in Chiang Mai

Minimum passengers : 2 persons

Trip grade : Moderate

Activities : trekking & whitewater rafting (grade 3-4)


About the trip

Trekking is one of popular outdoor activities enjoyed by visitors of all ages. While trekking you can soothe your mind and spirit in the fresh air and stunning scenery of Thailand ' s undiscovered wilds, and get a comprehensive aerobic workout at the same time. Hilltribe trek is the most popular ones in Northern Thailand as there are ten different tribes of hill people living. And trekking is one way to learn about their lifestyles and traditions.

Whitewater rafting in Mae Hong Son is perhaps the most famous one as it smashes its angry path towards Myanmar , and there are five levels of expertise and all required experienced guide to lead them.  A raft trip starts at Ban Nam Kong, 65 kms. from Pai and continue through virgin forest, waterfalls and 15 sets of rapids, a journey time is about 5 hours.

This program is designed for those who are fond of outdoor activities in the Northern Thailand ,especially trekking and whitewater rafting. We will start with trekking in the less visited area of Chiang Mai, and stay one night in Palong village. Then have an elephant trek out of the village, travel by a local truck to Tha Pae and enjoy bamboo rafting before going straight to Mae Hong Son, and enjoy 2 days whitewater rafting in Mae Hong Son. The program end with visiting Long-Neck Karen people and temple tour in the small but nice town of Mae Hong Son before taking the flight return to Chiang Mai, or other destinations.

#Whitewater rafting period : July - December of the year

Day 1 Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao - Prao (L,D)

Am Pick up from the airport or hotel in Chiang Mai, travel by truck (station wagon or 2-row local bus) to Chiang Dao Young Elephant Training Center for the elephant show. Then travel to visit Chiang Dao Cave . Lunch. Caving to see beautiful stalactite and stalagmite. Continue traveling to buy something to cook for dinner at the market, and proceed to Prao. Trekking for about 3-4 hrs. to Palong village. Wander to visit villagers and observe their way of living, while our guide prepares dinner. Overnight homestay in Palong Village .

Day 2 Prao - Tha Pae - Pai (B,L,D)

Am After breakfast, take an elephant riding (1 hr.) out of the village and meet our driver. Then take a local truck to Tha Pae, and enjoy bamboo rafting for about 1 hour. After that travel by truck to Pai.  Lunch at the food shop on the way. Overnight at Baan Krating.or the same grade resort

Day 3 Pai - Whitewater Rafting - Camping Site (B,L,D)

Am  After breakfast, transfer by a local truck to the rafting pier. Captain will make a whitewater briefing (grade 3-4). Enjoy rafting on the picturesque of the Khong River with many rapids on the way. Admire a real natural sight of the water flowing down from limestone cliff to the river. Sometime you will be surprised by gibbon, birds and other wild animals in their wild natural environment. It takes about 3-4 hrs. rafting to reach  the camping site. After rafting trip, if you still have enough energy, you could trek to see cave and waterfalls before coming back to have dinner about 18.30 hrs. Spend a magic night in the simple but warm and comfortable jungle camp.

Day 4 Camping Site - Whitewater Rafting - Mae Hong Son (B,L,D)

Am Continue rafting (grade 3-4) on the picturesque of the Khong River . Breath taking at the hot spring area and enjoy covering your body with mud. The raft trip will end after 4 hours rafting trip on the day time at Ban Pang Moo. Then transfer to Mea Hong Son. Check into Mon Sai Mok Resort or the same grade resort for overnight

Day 5 Mae Hong Son - Long Neck Karen - Chiang Mai (B,L)

Am  After breakfast at the hotel, travel by van to visit the Long-Neck Karen. Then visit some interesting temple, such as Wat Jong Kham & Wat Jong Klang before transferring to the airport for flight return to Chiang Mai. End of service.

B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner

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