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Ideal choice for families
Small group ensures personal service
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
Day 1: Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao valley (L, D) Your guide meets you at your hotel in Chiang Mai in the morning and takes you to your first destination, a local market. Continue to a small Lahu village up the mountain to the starting point for your trek, which is mostly downhill and not strenuous. Admire the jungle vegetation and bamboo forest, and walk along a small stream. At the end of the hike, meet your tour vehicle for the 30-minute transfer to the Chiang Dao valley, where you'll arrive at Padeng Lodge for your overnight stay and dinner. This evening, for families with children, your guide can teach you how to use bamboo to make objects such as cups, whistles, forks, and sticks—a great time for youngsters. Day 2: Chiang Dao Cave – Chiang Mai (B, L) After a filling breakfast, a short drive takes you to another village, inhabited by Lisu and Akkha people. From there, follow a trekking trail to a Palong hill tribe village. Eventually you'll stop by the local school, and then walk back to the lodge. This hike takes about two hours, but a longer trek option is available, depending on the season and participants' abilities. Have lunch at the lodge, and then drive to Chiang Dao Cave for a deep exploration. The cave is part of a Buddhist sanctuary, and various chambers can be discovered with the help of local guides equipped with gas lamps. Admire stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes, some perhaps reminding you of animals or objects. Around the cave, local shops sell medicinal plants and herbs. Your 2-day tour ends with the drive back to Chiang Mai for drop-off at your hotel in town or at the Chiang Mai airport in the early evening.
Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
All visits/excursions as mentioned in tour itinerary
One night accommodation at Padeng Lodge, in a twin-share room
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Drinks and beverages
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This is an active tour recommended for participants in good health and physical condition
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Traveler pickup is offered
8:30am on Day 1
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.