Thailand

Lisu Lodge Soft Adventure (from/to Chiang Mai City)

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Exhilarating Rafting on the Mae Taeng River
  • 13 Km cycling ride through the beautiful countryside around Lisu Lodge
  • Try your hand at picking and roasting tea leaves

tour details

An action packed adventurous day for travellers who want some new experiences, our Lisu Lodge Adventure will provide you with lots of memories. We will welcome you to Lisu Lodge with a traditional drink before you mountain bike about 13km through lush, green jungle to an elephant camp. There, you’ll mount an elephant for a memorable ride through the forest to the river where you’ll enjoy a tasty picnic lunch. After lunch, you’re off for a thrilling white water rafting adventure along the Mae Tang River, surrounded by beautiful scenery. When the water is low, this will be replaced by leisurely bamboo rafting. You’ll also explore Lisu and Akha hilltribe villlages for a glimpse into the unique lifestyle of these peoples.

Pick up & Drop off at Chiang mai city

tour description

07.45 hrs pick up from your hotel for the 75 mins to Lisu Lodge in Mae Taeng District. After a briefing, start your exciting day with an easy 13 km (8 miles) of cycling to Muang Guert.
Enroute stop at Araksa Tea plantation, which specialises in the hand production of high quality Assam tea. An experienced guide will introduce you to the process of growing and harvesting tea as well as vegetation propagation to produce tea seedlings at the nursery, whilst teaching you how to pluck tea leaves and enjoy a cup of fresh-roasted tea. Guests can participate in all the activities of tea processing from plucking tea leaves, kneading, roasting until ready to be drunk as tea.

Continue cycling to Rafting Station. After a healthy picnic lunch on the bank of the river embark on a thrilling 45 minutes white water rafting on the Mae Taeng River ending in a traditional village. During the summer, April to Sept when the water level is low, we switch from inflatable raft to a bamboo raft.

From here we return to Lisu Lodge by local truck and on the return journey stopping at a traditional Akha village for a chat with the shaman (spirit doctor).
Once at Lisu Lodge there is time for visiting the neighbouring rice paddies and Himmappan nursery. Walk through the rice paddies and depending on the season, learn and participate in the various stages of rice cultivation in northern Thai style. At the Himmapaan nursery learn about the flora of northern Thailand and how Lisu Lodge restores the forest ecosystem at a tree nursery by working with local communities in areas affected by tourism. In addition the lodge has its own Vegetable garden

At 17.00 hrs depart Lisu Lodge for the return drive to Chiang Mai.

includes

Meals included: Picnic style lunch

    notes

    Note: Minimum age recommended for cycling is 10 years.
      Tour code: CNXLLLLA1

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