The adventure starts at 10 AM when you are picked up from the hotel. The first stage involves a leisurely boat ride in a longtail boat up the Kok river for about 50 minutes. We come ashore at Karen village and the adjacent elephant camp where you can explore the village or enjoy an elephant ride (½ hour)
After lunch in the village, we will begin the trek which will pass through different scenic locations like Karen village, rice fields, mountainous plantations, bamboo forest and a great viewpoint.
Next, we hike through the mountains to reach the Yafu village where the Lahu Hill Tribe resides. We will enjoy the authentic experience of staying with a Lahu Family in a bamboo house. Dinner will be prepared for you in the village itself.
We start the day early with breakfast at 8.30 AM. We then trek through the mountain rice fields and the adjoining plantations. We will then arrive at the Huay Mae Sai waterfall where we can relax, enjoy the picnic lunch and swim for a while. Then we continue our trek through the bamboo forests of the Akha hill tribe and then return to Yafu village to shower. To end the day’s trek, a short 20-minute walk takes us to the camping area where we stay overnight in tents. Dinner is cooked traditionally on bamboo, enjoyed with a great view of Chiang Rai.
After breakfast, we will trek for about 2 ½ hours to return to Karen village where we will have lunch at a local restaurant. We drive to the nearby hot springs, where you can enjoy a luxurious soaking to celebrate your trek. We will then enjoy the sights at a Chinese style temple with the largest Guan Yin image. If you wish to take a closer look, we can disembark and the guide will show the most beautiful elements of the temple after which we will drop you back at your hotel by 2 PM.
WHAT TO BRING
Flashlight, towel, rain/winter coat, trekking shoes, slippers, mosquito spray, swimming suit, and any personal items.
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