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This multi-day expedition is for those with an adventurous heart and enthusiasm for the outdoors! We will venture into some of the most untouched areas of Thailand; from the Pai Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (only accessible by boat) to the mountains almost bordering Myanmar. This journey will get your adrenaline pumping while at the same time giving you a chance to immerse yourself in peaceful nature. One thing is for sure, this is an experience you won’t ever forget.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.
Departure: Daily departures from Chiang Mai
Tour ends: Mae Hong Son town
Route: Chiang Mai – Pai – Mae Hong Son
Activities: Whitewater rafting, trekking, unique & rugged overnight accommodation
Fitness Level: This expedition is recommended for physically fit people who don’t mind living in basic conditions for a few days. Swimming ability is also essential.
You will begin the trip with an overnight stay in a comfortable mid-range hotel in Pai town. From here you can easily walk around the small town.
Night two is a rustic experience is the jungle sleeping in open-air bamboo huts perched on the edge of the jungle and close to the river. Sleeping equipment is provided (including mosquito nets) and you can bathe in the river or with a bucket and water.
The third night you will be back to simple comfort in a mid-range hotel in Mae Hong Son town.
The fourth night feels like stepping back into prehistoric times when you find shelter in a jungle cave. We create our own sleeping area inside the cave with banana leaves and other jungle resources (please bring your own sleeping bag). Also you will learn from your guide how to survive with bare basics in the jungle, you never know when those skills might come in handy again!
The final night’s accommodation is in a basic bamboo hut with no electricity; here we have a few simple comforts such as outdoor toilet facilities (manual flushing), mosquito nets and blankets. We can wash in the river or take a bucket shower.
From Mae Hong Son, it’s possible to return to Chiang Mai by bus, minivan or flight.