2 days Karen Experience - Hill Tribe trekking with homestay (join-in)

Chiang Mai | 2 days | from $ 120,-
Get introduced to the Karen people of Northern Thailand and their fascinating culture. Trek through the forests of Mae Wang National Park and enjoy the many waterfalls in this area. Your overnight is in a very traditional village, taste great food and enjoy a bamboo raft trip on the Wang River.                                             
  • Day 1: Chiang Mai – Karen Village
  • Day 2: Karen Village – Chiang Mai

Price (2 people)
$ 120,- p.p.
Price (3-5 people)
$ 120,- p.p.
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
  • English speaking guide
  • private transportation by pick up truck
  • accommodation in the village
  • all meals as mentioned
  • drinking water
  • bamboo rafting (about 45 mins)

Domestic and international flights

Price valid until 31.10.2020
More details upon request

Day 1: Chiang Mai – Karen Village

Your guide will meet you at the hotel for your two day Karen Experience. Your first stop will be at a beautiful typical Northern Thai local market where your guide will do his shopping for the coming days and will explain about some of the local specialties that are for sale here. Continue after this, drive to the start point of the trek. Today you will walk mostly uphill. You will follow a great mountain trail along a sparkling stream with crystal clear water until you reach a camp besides a waterfall. Here you will stay for a while, enjoying a swim in the cool water. Your guide will prepare lunch. After lunch you will trek further up the mountain to a first Karen village. Here you will stop for a chat and say hello to the many pigs…Then you are set for the final stage to the Karen village where you will spend the night. You will first reach the Royal Project of the village. Your guide will explain about this interesting agricultural project. The last part of your hike leads you through dense forest.
After arrival in the Karen village where you will spend the night your guide will introduce you to your host for tonight. You can explore the village while he starts to prepare dinner. You are welcome to help him with cooking. We also encourage you to practice some Karen language with your host after dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight will be in a house in the Karen village.
Meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Karen Village – Chiang Mai

Rise with the roosters. Your guide will prepare a hearty breakfast. After breakfast you will start your descent back to civilization, the second and last day of your hilltribe trekking. You pass ricefields and trek through beautiful forest before you reach a pretty waterfall where you will spend some time relaxing, swimming and enjoying nature. After a short walk you will see your trekking truck parked along the road. Drive to the private house where you will have lunch.
After lunch, you will drive to a small rafting camp. Yur bamboo rafts will be waiting for you. Enjoy a relaxing and, at times, exciting bamboo raft trip for about 45 minutes on the Wang River. After this you board your trekking truck for the drive back to Chiang Mai. On the way back you will stop at a beautiful market before dropped off at your hotel or guesthouse.
Meals: breakfast, lunch


Karen Village:

Things to Bring: short sleeve shirts for the day time (bring a spare one, just in case), long sleeves for the evening (especially in the winter Nov - Feb it can be a bit cold), shoes with good grip (especially in the raining season from May - Sep), cap, suncream and mosquito repellent, flip flops, 1000-1500 Thai Baht per person in small (not bigger than 500 Thai Baht and plenty of 100 Thai Baht notes). This is for souvenirs, drinks and tips.