The Karen Experience
An opportunity to be introduced to the fascinating culture of northern Thailand’s Karen people, enjoying an overnight stay in a traditional village, tasting delicious food + hiking through lush forest as well as taking a bamboo raft trip down the Wang River.
Trekking to a Waterfall + Homestyle Cooking
An early morning departure by local songthaew truck stopping at a local market for supplies. From here it a short distance to the start of a 50 minute hike to a Hmong hill tribe village followed by another 50 minutes heading down the mountain to have lunch at a local restaurant. Feeling refreshed commence hiking through lush forest to a waterfall, knowing that you will be rewarded with time to cool off with a swim and relaxation. With only a short 40 minute walk to the Karen village, this is your overnight stop. Explore the village or why not help prepare the evening meal with some first-hand skill sets.
More Waterfalls + Bamboo Rafting
After breakfast it is a 4 hour walk enjoying the sounds of nature to another Karen village with the temptation of another swim in another waterfall en route. Whilst relaxing your guide will prepare lunch – jungle style – before driving to a small camp for a bamboo rafting trip on the Wang River. All too soon, it is back on the local songthaew truck for the drive back to Chiang Mai.
Transfers by trekking truck to/from Chiang Mai airport or hotel in town; accommodation in a local house; 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast; service charges and taxes; English speaking guide.
We offer a range of sightseeing, touring, experiential + resort options to tempt + inspire the naturally curious to visit Thailand + go beyond the tourist beaches.
Experience true Thai culture + traditions on one of our home stay encounters. Interact ‘one on one’ with local hill tribes on trekking + soft adventures. Cycle or trek through stunning scenery + witness local life. Then there’s the culinary delights of street food + cooking schools to hone your practical skills.
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