In this tour, you will cycle on peaceful country road, through rural villages, fruit orchards and rice fields. It is a great way to discover the rural landscape of northern Thailand and see a way of life of local people.
Rafting on the Mae Tang River is exciting and lots of fun with memorable rapids. The river is surrounded by scenic evergreen forest. It has gentle river flow dispersed with pockets of rapids. It is ideally suited for travellers looking for a taste of white water.
The tour also includes a picnic lunch and a tea garden tour.
Lisu Lodge Soft Adventure Tour
Duration: Full Day Tour, Mae Tang, Chiang Mai.
Arrive at Lisu Lodge in the morning. A traditional welcome drink will be served followed by a briefing.
Start an exciting day with an easy 13 kilometers (8 miles) of cycling to Muang Guert. En route stop at Tea plantation - Stop off to relax and enjoy a magnificent landscape at our tea plantation where you will be led by an experienced guide who 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.
Continue cycling to Rafting Station. After a healthy picnic lunch on the bank of the river you will go on an exciting ride, about 45 minutes of white water rafting that takes you a traditional Thai country village.
From there you return to Lisu Lodge by local truck. On the way back we stop at the traditional Akha village for a chat with the shaman (spirit doctor).
When returning to Lisu Lodge, enjoy your visit to:
- Rice paddies - Walk with our guide through rice paddies where we work together with the villagers to
grow rice without the use of pesticide and insecticide. Besides strolling through the green or the golden
carpet of the paddy fields, depending on the season, you will learn and participate in the various stages
of rice cultivation in northern Thai style.
- Himmapaan nursery - Learn about the flora of northern Thailand and how we restore the forest
ecosystem at a tree nursery of the Himmapaan Foundation whose goal is to support and implement
environmental and social projects by working with local communities in areas affected by tourism.
- Vegetable garden - Visit the vegetable garden where we produce organic fertilizer from leftover
Note: whitewater rafting is not recommended for children under 10 years old.