Day 1, Chiang Mai - Lisu Lodge - Lahu Outpost (L/D)
Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai (city center) by Local truck (non air) for the transfer to the Lisu Lodge. A traditional welcome drink will be served. Then, drive by local open-air truck to the area near Pha Mieng. Start walking along the jungle trails to the remote village of Hmong Pha Mieng (1h30). Meet the inhabitants of this small hill tribe village in the jungle. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the forest. After lunch, you will walk to the top of the mountain (1h30) where the Red Lahu Village of Pha Daeng is located. Continue walking along a mountain ridge to the Lahu village of Kup Kap (1h00), from where you have a spectacular view overlooking the Mae Taeng district and Chiang Mai town glittering at night in the distance. Beyond the mountain peaks to the west lies Myanmar (Burma). Dinner and overnight at Lahu Outpost, modeled on a typical Lahu house. Basic amenities are provided: mattress, pillow, bed linen, blankets, towels, mosquito nets, etc. Two Western-style toilets and a communal shower are provided.
Day 2, Lahu Outpost - Lisu Lodge - Chiang Mai (B/L)
After an early breakfast, we go on a one and a half hour walk down a steep jungle path passing by the Huay Sadharn Waterfall. This brings us to the spot where we will mount the elephants and continue on a one hour ride down to the river. In a remarkable setting on the bank of the river we first enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Afterwards we go rafting down the river for about 45 minutes. From there you return to Lisu Lodge. Upon arrival, a welcome drink will be served. Guided by a Lisu villager, walk from Ton Lung temple to visit the herbal garden. Then continue through the village with a stop for a cup of tea at the village shaman’s house. Chat with the Lisu shaman and learn about his life, beliefs, curing rites and Lisu traditions. Transfer back to Chiang Mai (city center) by local truck.
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Accommodation as stated
Join in for sightseeing tours and transfers as outlined
Meals as mentioned
English speaking tour guide
Services not mentioned
Expenses of a personal nature
Tips and porterage
Domestic flights in Thailand
International flights to/from Thailand
A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate
Small deviations in the tour program are some times necessary, depending on road conditions and availability of rooms.
Recommend children's minimum age be at least 10 years old
Guests should be healthy and in good physical condition
Weather conditions can impose changes in the program or the cancellation of activities
Guests need to bring a copy of their passport & Thai visa page with stamp into Thailand