The 3 Day Lanna Adventure tour is filled with great opportunities to experience the local Karen culture of northern Thailand while enjoying the outdoors and natural beauty Chang Mai and Mae Wang have to offer. You will learn about the local farming methods, prepare a local traditional meal and enjoy plenty of hiking, biking and swimming. Sounds tiring? Don't worry, there is plenty of time to relax, but if your legs get too tired, there is still an elephant ride at the end of the journey to give you a little break.
All year. Recommended January - March, July - December
We conduct countless Chiang Mai adventure tours every year and many of our guides have more than 10 years experience giving these tours.
At your hotel, from airport, train or bus stations in Chiang Mai
We pick you up at 9 AM from your accommodation in Chiang Mai and head to the heart of Mae Wang's countryside. We cycle through villages and past fruit farms, rice paddies, crops and waterways. Depending on the season you may be able to stop and help with planting or harvesting rice too. We make two stops on the way: at a local market and at a Buddhist temple. After two hours we stop for a well-earned lunch. Then we trek to a scenic waterfall and a traditional Karen village through the Thailand jungle. Don't forget to bring swimming gear! In the Karen village we show you how to prepare traditional Thai food. We use fresh ingredients and cook on an open fire – just like hill tribe communities. After dinner we spend the night as guests of the local villagers.
After breakfast in the village you can learn from your local guide about the daily life in this community. If the village school is open, we can visit the children and teach them some English through games. Then we hike through rice paddies and learn how Thai agriculture has been done for centuries. Expect hands on experience! Depending on the season you learn how to prepare the fields, plant or harvest crops! From the village we set off on a trek in the jungle towards a local waterfall near Spicy Villa Eco-Lodges. We have lunch on the way, and in the afternoon after you get settled in your bamboo bungalow at Spicy Villa, you have a second Thai cooking class.
Today you can rest after breakfast or trek in the area with your local guide. Let your guide know a day before how you would like to spend your morning. After lunch we visit a local elephant camp where you get up close and personal with these magnificent beasts, trekking and bathing with them. Then enjoy a drift down the river on a handmade bamboo raft before heading back to the city.At the end of your three days you have experienced the most important parts of Northern Thai culture – traditional cooking and farming and the hill tribe lifestyle. It will make your visit to Thailand an unforgettable one.
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