8:00am: Meet our guide at your hotel or guest house. Then drive for 40 minutes to an orchid and butterfly farm. Afterwards visit the village of the 5 tribes where you will meet the Karen Long Neck (Padaung), Lahu, Dara Ang or Palong and Lisu. Next we make a short stop at a local market for some supplies, then start the 4x4 jeep adventure through the mountains with lovely view points. After a 30 mins drive, we will reach an off-road track through the mountains and jungle, where we will have a few hours adrenaline rush ride with tremendous views. Lunch will be served after. We then take a walk to the Karen Hill Tribe’s village where you will see their traditional lifestyle and playful children. Upon leaving the village we will drive to the peaceful Buddhist temple that is over 700 years old (Wat Luang Khun Win). You will be surprised that not many people know this temple, even “Thai”. Drive out off the jungle arriving at the elephant camp then enjoy riding the elephant through the jungle, crossing the river for an hour. Following your ride you will head to the to “Mae Wang River” to enjoy some bamboo rafting for about 45 minutes. Be warned, you may get splashed from the kids who swim on this river, enjoy make sure you splash back. A short drive to the resort for dinner and our overnight stay.
Breakfast at the resort, on this day you can cool off on Thailand's highest peak while taking in the vistas below of Doi Inthanon National Park. Night time temperatures on the peak can be as low as -8 degrees centigrade. In the cold/dry season night time frosts are common. In fact on top of the mountain the climate is closer to that of Canada than that of lowland Thailand. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold so not forget a long sleeve jumper. On the way up we will visit Wachiritharn and Siritharn Waterfalls and the agricultural work at the Royal Project Research Station, the king and queen chedi's, (the best views across the park are found here). Then continue up to the peak of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand. Near the top we will take the Angkha nature walk where you can walk amongst the unique flora and forest that grow at this altitude. There are both Karen and Hmong villages in the bounds of Doi Inthanon and we will see a Karen village on the way down the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai arriving around 6:00pm where you will be droped off at your hotel / guest house.
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• 4x4 jeep with gasoline (SUV)
• Skillful driver
• An English speaking tour guide - knowledgeable and certified by the TAT (the Tourism Authority of Thailand).
• 4 Meals, Thai food (Not too spicy)
• All admission fees
• An elephant ride and Bamboo rafting
• Accommodation at the resort
• Drinking water
• Seasonal fresh fruits
• Cold face towel
• Travel insurance
Clothing: Spare change of clothes, towel and suitable footwear.
Note: Muddy season is Jun-Aug.
Bring your own beer!!!!!