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Chiang Mai Tours
Privately escorted tour just for yourselves and your group of family or friends.
Your trip will start when meeting your guide at your Chiang Mai hotel on the first morning of your tour; after this, you will commence the northerly drive to Chiang Dao. Your guide will need to make a quick stop at a village market in order to buy certain supplies needed for your jungle trip. You will then be driven to the trekking start area, where you will start hiking through a variety of paths leading up the mountain in order to reach a secluded Lahu hill tribe village where we will have our overnight stay. Reaching the Lahu village at afternoon’s end, you will still have the opportunity to explore this community with your guide or simply relax and rest at the accommodation. Your guide will take care of dinner preparations after which you will enjoy your evening meal.
In a homestay at Lahu village
Rise up early and have breakfast in the company of your guide. After your morning meal, we will begin the morning’s trekking activity and explore areas of lush and pristine forests. If necessary, we will rest accordingly. Our hike will bring us to a picturesque waterfall; we will make a stop in order for you to enjoy the cool waters and reward ourselves with a nutritious lunch. We will then hike further until reaching Mae Mae Shan Village, which will be our final destination for this day. Upon arrival at the village, you may discover it by foot and meet the locals or simply relax for the rest of the afternoon at our accommodation. We will be spending the night at the Tree House Village, a lovely bamboo and timber house built by local Shan villagers and perched on the side of the mountain which affords stunning views over the valley; this is truly memorable place to spend the night.
In the Tree House Village at Mae Mae Shan Village
Witness the stunning sight of the morning in this remote part of Thailand as the sun rises and the village awakens. After breakfast, your guide will bring you to the community school for a visit; this the only school for several kms around and several of its pupils must live within its walls as the daily commute would prove to be too much. After our school visit, we will proceed with our morning trekking; this hiking session will bring you down the mountain to our awaiting transportation. We will drive towards our biking starting area. From here, you will cycle to farming communities, fruit orchards, rice fields and small villages. We will finally arrive at the spectacular Ban Den Temple. From here, you will driven back to your accommodation in Chiang Mai.
Note: The hill tribe school visit can only be done during term time
Per person price will depend on your group size as indicated in the pricing table below
Not included in this tour
No of Persons
Price per person
Included in this tour
Liscenced English speaking guide
3 Lunch, 2 dinner, 2 breakfast
Availability, departures and group
This is a privately escorted tour and you will be supplied with your own guide, driver and transportation, there will not be others on this tour and you will not join a group. We can arrange this tour to suit your own schedule and departure date. On occasions we are fully booked so please book early to avoid disappointment and please also book at least 4 days prior to departure so we have sufficient time to process your booking. Please fill in the booking form with you chosen departure date and we will get back to you within 48 hours confirming availability and price. Full booking and payment instructions are stated on the booking form,
For this tour you will ride in the back of a seated and covered pick up truck
Pick up and drop off.
for this tour we will pick you up at your Chiang Mai hotel and drop you off there again after the tour.
To secure your booking we will require a deposit paid online of a maximum 20% (minimum 1000 baht) of the tour cost. For the balance payment this can be paid in Chiang Mai with our tour guide on the first morning of the tour. If you have booked hotels through Curious Gecko we will also include in your deposit payment one nights hotel accommodation charge for each hotel booked.
This is a 3 day 2 night tour, with one night spent in very basic accommodation in a Lahu house. You will be provided with thin sleeping mats and bedding and you will spend one night at Tree House village in basic but comfortable wooden/bamboo building. The accommodation is included in the price of this trip. Sleeping will be basic but comfortable.
Breakfast: provided on day 2 and 3
Lunch: provided on day 1, 2 and 3
Evening meal: provided on day 1 and 2
In line with the requirements of our Tourism Authority of Thailand Licence we will provide accident insurance for all participants up to a maximum value of 100,000 baht to cover medical bills in the event of an accident.
Children above 130 cm tall will be charged as adults
For children 24 months up to 130cm tall there is a 500 baht reduction in price
Please contact us on advice about suitability for children we can customise the itinerary to suit children if necessary
What to wear
• Wear light clothes as biking and trekking in this climate can be hot and sweaty work. Shorts, T shirt and a sun hat are ideal.
• Although day time temperatures are usually hot you will need at least a warm jumper for the evenings and early mornings. In the cold season temperatures can get cold! Please be prepared and bring warm clothes.
• In the wet season from May to October bring a rain coat and a dry change of clothes. Rain is possible at any time of the year so it will probably best to be safe and pack a lightweight rain coat even in the dry season.
What to bring
• A small rucksack/day sack
• A change of clothes (shorts & t shirt) especially useful in the wet season to change into at the end of the day
• A lightweight rain coat
• Warm jumper/pullover
• Swim wear
• Small towel
• Insect/mosquito spray
• Toilet paper
• Bottle of water (you can purchase further supplies on the way)
• Personal toiletries
• Some money for drinks and hill tribe crafts
• Plastic bags (good for keeping your gear dry in the wet season
There are opportunities to swim at waterfalls so please bring your swim wear
• 08:00AM - Pick up from Chiang Mai hotel
• Proceed to Chiang Dao area
• Stop for supplies at local market
• Stop for Lunch
• Trek to Lahu Village
• Night stay in Lahu Village - Home Stay
• Arrive at waterfall: relax and swim
• Trek to Mae Mae Village
• Tree House Village in Mae Mae Village
• Visit the school in Mae Mae Village
• Visit at the Ban Den Temple
• Return to your Chiang Mai accommodation
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