2 Days 1 Night
From Chiang Mai, enjoy this trekking trip discovering small hill tribes villages and authentic rural life. A rich cultural and natural experience in the heart of the Chiang Dao valley and a must overnight trip for families.
Duration: 2 days / 1 night.
Departure: Daily from Chiang Mai city
Activities: Easy to moderate trekking suitable for families
– Stay overnight in a local lodge surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature with hill-tribe villages closeby.
– Learn from your professional Thai guide about flora & fauna, local customs and culture.
– Trek through jungle and bamboo forest as well as the scenic Chiang Dao valley
– Explore Chiang Dao and a Buddhist Sanctuary
– Ideal trip for families and other groups
At 8:30am your guide will meet you at your hotel in Chiang Mai. Our first destination is a local market where your local guide can introduce the ingredients used for cooking delicious Thai cuisine; you can find many interesting foods to try as well! Continue to a small Lahu village up the mountain where we will start our trek. The hike is mostly downhill and not strenuous. You will discover Thai jungle, progress through bamboo forest and walk along a small refreshing stream. At the end of this hike we meet our driver and transfer by vehicle to our overnight place in the Chiang Dao valley. Enjoy a home-cooked Thai dinner where you can taste the distinctive ingredients found earlier in the day at the market. In the evening at the Lodge you can relax an sit by the campfire, watching the stars.
(Meals: L, D)
After a filling breakfast, a short drive will bring us to the famous Chiang Dao Caves for some exploration. The caves are part of a Buddhist Sanctuary and various chambers can be discovered, with the help of local guides equipped with gas lamps. Various chambers are scattered with interesting stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes resembling various animals.
Around the caves, you can also browse the local shops displaying various medicinal plants and herbs for sale. We continue by car to reach our trekking starting point, and hike for approximately an hour, to reach a great waterfall. After a refreshing dip in the water, we hike for an hour and half on a jungle trail, leading to a small Thai village atop the mountain, where we have lunch. Afternoon, we can either hike to another waterfall (two hours hike) or we can hike up to a tea plantation. When done, we find our vehicle and drive back to Chiang Mai city and drop off at your hotel in town or Chiang Mai airport (arrival time approximately 17:00)
(Meals: B, L)