English Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Golden Triangle
Discover the historic Golden Triangle region by trekking through remote Karen, Lahu, Akha and Shan hilltribe villages. The 3-day experience will take you from Chiang Mai up to the Golden Triangle on the border of Thailand and Laos, then back again with plenty of opportunities to meet with local communities, savour delicious Thai food, soak up the natural scenery and simple see a different side of life in Thailand’s mountainous north.
Depart Chiang Mai by van and drive to Thaton via Chiang Dao. En route, visit Fang district, 150 kilometres, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Depart Thaton by motorboat for a picturesque 3-hour journey down the Kok River. Visit a Karen village and hike uphill for 2 hours to a Lahu village where you'll have dinner and spend the night.
Start the day with a 2-hour hike visiting a waterfall along the route where you'll stop for lunch. In the afternoon, walk to a Karen and Lahu village. Next, continue on foot for another half hour to an Akha village where you have dinner and stay overnight.
Take a short walk to a Shan village from where you will take a local truck back to the main road and continue by private van to Chiang Saen, the former capital of northern Thailand's ancient Lanna kingdom, located in the Golden Triangle. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant then continue to Chiang Mai with a short break at natural hot springs along the way.
Transfers by private van
English speaking guide with licensed tour guide(s).
Entrance & boat fees
Meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Basic accommodation at hill tribe villages (see remarks below!)
Other meals than mentioned in the program
Optional tours, and expenditures of a personal nature
Accommodation is very basic, dormitory-type. There are no western-style toilets and washing facilities.
Participants must be in good physical condition and adventurous. It is recommended that participants take along tennis shoes or other comfortable walking shoes, T-shirts, light pullover for November-March treks, shorts and trousers, towel and, if convenient, a sleeping bag.
Please note, that temperatures can occasionally rise to 38 degrees Celsius except for the month.
Our local guide will leave the note at the hotel reception at 18.00 pm. before departure date.
Luggage can be left into our private car or left into our office in Chiangmai.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road
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