This package will let you experience the Thai countryside and the beautiful hills that surround Chiang Mai. Go cycling through traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts and explore the lifestyle of local farmers. You will stop along the way to meet local people and visit markets. Make a 2-day trek through the hills and visit hill tribe villages and spend the night in one of their villages. The next day more trekking and hillside views before you take a bamboo raft down a beautiful river. A package for the nature-loving traveller, but also fun for families with children.
Minimum 2 people
Car or Minivan
Enter your details, select your travel date, number of participants and extension choice in the booking enquiry form, then click Next Step. Any additional information you want to share (number of kids and adults) can be added in the Additional Notes field on the second page of the booking enquiry form.
Solo travellers, please check the FAQ section of this tour.
This trip starts in Chiang Mai, depending on your total itinerary we can either arrange a flight or night train from Bangkok. In Chiang Mai, you will stay outside of the old city, at a family resort consisting of teak bungalows on stilts in traditional Thai style. This beautiful spot is perfect to recover from a long flight and get used to the tropical climate, or just relax after a busy holiday. But if you prefer we can book a city hotel for you instead.
Today you experience the Thai countryside by bicycle. This tour starts in a small traditional Thai village about 20 minutes from Chiang Mai. You will cycle through the valley of Chiang Mai. Visit traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts, stop at a village school, ride through the rice fields along lazy back roads and the forest areas connecting the small villages. The tour explores the lifestyle of local farmers and explains the process of seasonal rice farming. You will stop along the way to meet local people and visit markets and temples and you can pay respect to a huge standing Buddha at the top of a hill.
We drive to Mae Wang, south of Chiang Mai and from here you go on a trek through the mountains to visit hill tribe villages. You walk through dense forest, open areas, plantations of mountain people and sometimes along or through rivers. You spend the night in a Karen village, in one of their houses and experience their lifestyle and food, an experience to never forget.
The next day we walk down the hills for a bamboo rafting trip. The rafts are made from bamboo, by connecting long bamboo sticks. The water can splash through the gaps between the sticks and you might get you wet (again). You will descend the river at a relaxing pace, enjoying the natural surroundings of lush greenery and beautiful mountain views.
After breakfast, your tour ends here. You can take the train or plane back to Bangkok, we can book another onward flight or you can extend your holiday differently, all up to you.
Please use the enquiry form if you are a solo traveller. We will get in touch with you to see if/how we can arrange it.
Included transfers, air or otherwise are listed within the tour details. The tour does not include any international airfare. We can help you book the cheapest flights.
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