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Trek hill tribes and elephants 3d / 2n

Hills people and relax with the elephants


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Go to meet the hill tribes and spend a moment in harmony with their way of life and nature. Go down a river on a bamboo raft. Walk in lush nature, cool off in the waters of a magnificent waterfall, meet and learn about elephants. A refreshing and exotic program. Three days to relax and rejuvenate!

Route

Jour 1

Chiang Mai

Meet Karen tribe, waterfalls and wild track

Meals

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You will pass by a green countryside and amazing rice fields.

9 am. Departure by local truck to the north of Chiang Mai.
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It is a colorful and exotic local market, where the local population and the hill tribes meet and negotiate their products, mainly fruits, vegetables and flowers,

Stop at Mae Malai local .
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Mok Fa Waterfall is a part of the Doi Suthep Pui National Park. It is a one-level cascade standing over 60 meters tall, it is impressive even in the late dry season, and is a great place for a swim and to cool off.

Relax and swim at the Mok Fa waterfall.

Transfer in a local vehicle to the Karen village.

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Our guide will show his cooking skills by preparing lunch for the group.

Lunch at the village.
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The 180 square-kilometer national park in Mae Taeng district, blessed with mountainous terrains and verdant forest, is the favorite destination for cool-weather and photography lovers during the winter time.

30 minute drive to the slopes of Huai Nam Dang National Park.
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Exploration of the village, activities and ideas sharing with the local population, while discovering the tasks of their daily life. This trek to Baan Mae Chok in Thailand will delight you by allowing you to chat with local artisans who offer their products in the village markets. You will be able to meet Karens, one of the largest populations in Southeast Asia.

2 hour trek to Ban Mae Chok a Karen village.
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There is usually a campfire with entertainment (jokes, games, funny stories) led by the guide after dinner.

Dinner at the Karen village.
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The comfort is rather basic, the mattresses are not very thick, placed on the floor, the shower is traditional: a large was filled with cold water and a plastic pan, cold water obviously. This is how the Karen live in a beautiful environment.

Night in a large wooden cabin.
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Extra charge of THB 800 per person at the hotel 'Le Cocotier' in Mae Taeng. The Cocotier Resort is a 3 stars hotel in Mae Taeng. Each room has air conditioning, free Wi-Fi internet access. fridge, coffee maker, smart TV, safe and hot water shower.

Or option night in a hotel with air conditioning.

Jour 2

Chiang Mai

Karen tribe meeting and activities with elephants

Meals

Breakfast at the Karen village.

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Which is quite impressive, as you will walk in a lush nature.

Long trek, at least 3 hours walk to the elephant camp.

Visit a Karen village and discover the daily life of hill tribes.

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Our guide will show his cooking skills by preparing lunch for the group.

Lunch at the village.

First approach of the elephants.
Learn how to feed them, get to know them, be at them side.
Swimming and brushing the elephants in the river.

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You will walk in a luxuriant and beautifull nature.

Trek about 3 hours and half to Ban Tha Khao Lam, another Karen village.
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There is usually a campfire with entertainment (jokes, games, funny stories) led by the guide after dinner.

Dinner at the Karen village.
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The comfort is rather basic, the mattresses are not very thick, placed on the floor, the shower is traditional: a large was filled with cold water and a plastic pan, cold water obviously. This is how the Karen live in a beautiful environment.

Night in a large wooden cabin.
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Extra charge of THB 800 per person at the hotel 'Le Cocotier' in Mae Taeng. The Cocotier Resort is a 3 stars hotel in Mae Taeng. Each room has air conditioning, free Wi-Fi internet access. fridge, coffee maker, smart TV, safe and hot water shower.

Or option night in a hotel with air conditioning.

Jour 3

Chiang Mai

Refreshing bamboo rafting and ethnic encounters

Meals

Breakfast at the Karen village.

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On a bamboo raft along the Mae Taeng River, cross many rapids for 2.5 hours (depending on the water level) to Shan Village, Ban Sop Kai.

Trek about 1 hour to the starting point of the rafting. 2 hours 30 rafting on a bamboo raft.
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The Lahu and Akha are Tibetan-Burmese-speaking ethnolinguistic groups settled in Thailand since the early nineteenth century.

Visit of a village of Akha and Lahu.
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The Shan etnic group, as all Tai groups, are originated from what is now Southeast China. They were undoubtedly formerly little distinguishable from Tai Dam, Lao and so on, because of a millennium of relative isolation on Burma’s Shan Plateau has led to their cultural distinctiveness. Two differing ethnologists views have says that the Shan either migrating westwards over the last thousand or so years from a common Tai staging post in Vietnam’s Dien Bien Phu region, or migrating directly southwards along the Salween Valley from today’s Yunnan province.

Lunch at Shan Village. A typical village as we would see in Burma ...

Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai. About 2 hours drive.

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Safarine transfers from Chiang Mai to the city of your choice in Thailand, either at the end of the tour or the day of your choice. Safarine offers a wide choice of direct or staged transfers. For any information do not hesitate to contact us.

Return to your hotel or transfer to another city.

Prices and terms

Price by person, minimum of 2 adults

Per person 8 900 THB

Special prices for children under 1,20 m 4 500 THB

For more than 4 persons Contact us

What\s includes in the price :

-  Services of an English speaking guide.
-  Entrances to the activities mentioned in the program.
-  Transport during the tour.
-  Meals.
-  Water during the tour. Water, coffee and tea during meals.
-  Accommodation.
-  Insurance.
-  Booking and payment fees by Paypal

What\s not includes in the price

-  French speaking translator and accompanist .
-  Optional activities.
-  Tips and gratuities.
-  And as a rule everything that is not mentioned in the previous paragraph.

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