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Overview

Get into the wild on a northern thailand adventure that explores the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Trek through Huay Nam Dung, visit Mokfah Waterfalls, spot wildlife and homestay with a hilltribe. Then, complete the adventure with water rafting  through exhilarating Mae Tang River.

Trip Highlights

Into the Wild North Thailand Adventure

Trek Huay Nam Dung National Park

Walk through the wilderness of local hill tribes and head into nature. Along the way, spot wildlife with stunning scenery.

Bamboo raft ride

Depending on the season, hop on a bamboo raft ride that could either be a leisure one of an exhilarating experience.

White water rafting at Mae Tang River

Cap off the adventure with an unforgettable rafting experience through Thailand’s best river rapid.

Itinerary

1

Chiang Mai – Poung Duad – Mae Marnai

Transfer from Hotel to Mae Tang 2 hours Trekking: approximately 4-5 hours Difficulty: Medium/hard

This morning, start early in the day for a pick up at the hotel and transfer to north of Chiang Mai. The first stop of the day is a visit to the local Mae Malai market. This market situated on the outskirts of Chiang Mai is known as a place for hill tribes to buy and sell their products. Learn all about the different vegetables and fruits while strolling through the market with a knowledgeable guide.

Then, visit Mokfah Waterfall. Head out a little further to the remote village of Baan Thong Youa. This will be the starting point of the trek for the morning. Hike through the lush nature while learning about the jungle and hill tribes living in the area from the local guide. Soak up the fresh air and stunning views along the way. The hill tribes who used to be famous for their opium trade have over the years moved on to handicrafts, farming and coffee plantations for survival.

Lunch along the way at a local stop.

Then continue trekking to the Mae Manai Village. Enjoy the stunning views and take some to relax after a long day.

Overnight at Mae Manai Village.

2

Mae Marnai – Huay Nam Dung

Transfer from hotel to start point of the trek: 1 hour Trekking: approximately 6 hours Difficulty: Medium/hard

After breakfast, head up to the mountains of Huay Nam Dung. Load up with some supplies along the way before starting the trek. Start walking through a hill tribe village and head towards nature. There is around 9 km to cover today by foot passing several hills, villages and maybe some wildlife along the way.  Make a stop at an elephant camp for an experience with these gentle giants.

After that, continue the trek through stunning scenery before arriving at the final stop - a local hill tribe village.

Meet the hosts, help them with cooking or simply take a stroll through the village. Enjoy being in a completely different culture and learn about hill tribe life and sounds of nature.

3

Huay Nam Dung – Mae Teang

Trekking: approximately 1.5 hours Bamboo rafting: Approximately 2-3 hours Difficulty: Easy

This morning, wake up to the sounds of nature in a local village high up in the mountains. Enjoy a local breakfast made by the hosts before packing up the bag for a descend through the mountains.

Once down take a short transfer to the local river and hop onto a bamboo raft for a leisurely float down the river. Depending on the season, the level of water and rapids will be different and the ride can either be a gentle float down or an exhilarating ride.

Then, have lunch somewhere along the way before getting transferred to the hotel for dinner and some time to spend at leisure.

4

Mae Teang

Rafting: approximately 2.5-3 hours

After breakfast this morning, get picked up and transferred to a camp for a river rafting adventure. After a full safety briefing, set off for a 10 kms experience of rafting through stunning scenery with a rocky and twisting shoreline along Mae Tang River.

The first 3 kms offers exciting class III rapids through lush jungle and amazing scenery. The upper section is gorgeous with a few fun rapids to warm up with before arriving at the top of the main exciting rapid. In the afternoon lunch at the camp and say goodbye to the local staff.

Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. 

Dinner at the hotel.

5

Mae Teang – Chiang Mai

This morning after breakfast, be transferred to Chiang Mai city for the onward destination.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • English speaking certified adventure guide
  • Drinking water including 3 liters per person per day
  • Reusable drinking bottle
  • Beautiful snacks and local fruits
  • Additional local guide for 8-15 pax
  • Vehicles: (varies based on local conditions and vehicle sizes available)
  • 1 first aid kit per guide
  • Sightseeing tickets and zone entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight reconfirmations
  • Rental of kayaks and gear, bicycles and gear
  • Luggage transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)

Our services don’t include:

  • Visa arrangement
  • International and domestic flights
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Supplement for other language guides
  • Tips
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure (laundry, telephone etc.)
  • Credit card/bank transfer fees
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion
  • Supplement for other language speaking guides

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