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Tour Notes


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,

Transportation
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. 

Payment
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.

Accommodation
This is a 4 day 3 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. On the third night you will spend on Floating house boats on Sri Lanna National Park The accommodation is included in the price of this trip. Sleeping will be basic but comfortable.

Meals
Breakfast: provided on day 2, 3 and 4 
Lunch: provided on day 1, 2, 3 and 4
Evening meal: provided on day 1, 2 and 3


Insurance:
​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.

Child pricing
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)
• Sunglasses 
• Personal toiletries 
• Some money for drinks and hill tribe crafts
• Plastic bags (good for keeping your gear dry in the wet season​

Swim wear
There are opportunities to swim at waterfalls and the lake in Sri Lanna National Park, so please bring your swim wear 

Tour Price

Tour Overview


Day 1 
Begin your jungle adventure as you are greeted at your accommodation in Chiang Ma by our guide and driver team. From your hotel or guesthouse, you will start your drive towards the area of Chiang Dao in the mountains north of Chiang Mai. Your guide will require making a stop at a local market in order to get a few supplies. After this, we will resume the drive and reach the Chiang Dao district. You will be dropped off at the hiking start point from where your guide will escort you on the first hiking leg of the tour. It would a great idea to be well rested because the first day will prove to be challenging; it involves many demanding up hill walks as we must get to a remote Lahu hill tribe village located higher up the mountain. Upon our arrival, you may rest at our accommodation or visit the village and even meet some locals. Dinner will be taken care of by your guide. Enjoy a well-deserved meal and a relaxing evening amidst this fantastic natural setting.

Overnight 
Local village Lahu House

Day 2 
Wake up as the sun begins its rise above the forest and take in the surrounding beauty. We will have breakfast in the village and then embark on a full trekking day.We will trek through pristine areas characterize by lush and dense vegetation in untouched condition. If you feel tired, we will stop and rest. Our trek will lead us to a lovely waterfall tucked in the middle of the forest. Here, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waters and also have a well deserved lunch. Our last destination for the day will be the Mae Mae Shan Village, where we will stay overnight at the one-of-a-kind Tree House Village. This is an accommodation type house that was constructed by the local Shan villagers from bamboo and timber. One visually interesting feature of this structure is that it hugs the side of a hill and therefore affords stunning views of the forested valley stretching below. We will arrive at Mae Mae Shan Village late in the afternoon; you will still have time to explore this Shan hill tribe village if your wish or simply rest at the tree house if you feel too tired. Dinner preparations will the responsibility of your guide and you will enjoy a great meal in this fantastic environment. 

Overnight

Tree House Village 

Day 3 
You will have breakfast as the sun rises above the hills surrounding you. After your morning meal, follow your guide and visit the local village school. This is the only one of its kind in the area; which means some children come from far away in order to attend and must stay at the school as the daily walk home would be to long. After our school visit, it will be time to board a vehicle and take a short 25-minute drive to the cycling start area. From this location, we will start biking on small countryside tracks and small local roads. We will cross farming communities and encounter folks going about their day, tiny villages, fruit orchards, and rice fields. The end of our bike tour will be the Sri Lanna National Park where we will take time for lunch. Next, we will board kayaks and begin paddling across the beautiful and serene park lake; after approximately 1.5 hour of paddling we will reach our accommodation; the floating house boats. Once aboard, you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon, relax and even go for refreshing swim in the lake. Dinner will be enjoyed at the water’s edge.
Note: The Mae Mae Shan school visit is possible during the regular term only

Overnight

Floating houseboat

Day 4 
Rise up early and witness the cool morning as it rises above the lake. After your breakfast, the morning will be yours to enjoy; you can board a kayak and visit the area if you wish. At 11:30, we will begin paddling back to the shore and reach the office of  Sri Lanna National Park. We will disembark the kayaks and grab lunch. After our meal, we will board the awaiting transportation and head to the stunning Banden Temple, which is beautifully located amidst hills. After our visit, we will start the drive back to Chiang Mai where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.​​

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4 Day 3 night Chiang Dao Explorer


​PRICE 9,200-18,850 Thai Baht

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Tour Itinerary


Day 1 
• 08:00 - Begin from your accommodation in Chiang Mai 
• Drive up to Chiang Dao 
• Pause at local market to purchase supplies
• Trekking 
• Lunch break
• Trekking 
• Arrival at Lahu community
• Dinner 

Overnight
• Homestay in the Lahu village 


Day 2 
• Breakfast in the Lahu Village 
• Trekking 
• Lunch break
• Trekking 
• Arrival at waterfall / break, swim and relax 
• Trekking 
• Arrival at Mae Mae Village 
• Dinner 

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Overnight
• Tree House village at Mae Mae Shan Village 

Day 3 
• Breakfast 
• Proceed to bike starting area 
• Start cycling 
• Lunch break
• Kayak to the houseboat 
• Dinner 

Overnight
• Floating houseboat 

Day 4 
• Breakfast 
• Enjoy your morning: relax, have a swim or explore area by kayak 
• Kayak to shore of lake at Sri Lanna National Park 
• Lunch break
• Visit the Banden Temple 
• Return to Chiang Mai

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