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Adventure lures travelers around every bend with curiosity when traveling into the dense forests and along the foothills of gently-rolling mountains outside Chiang Mai. Blending the authentic with the amazement of nature, trekking tours nearby Mae Kampong takes you out of the air-conditioning and into the cool, fresh air as you following your guide into the rural side of Chiang Mai. It is during these 2 days of touring that one tends to get to places where one otherwise never have heard of before and where a slow-life attitude with local villagers is the talk of the town. The hospitable residents of Mae Kampong have opened their house for you for the night over, sharing an intricate part of their heritage via music, dance and a wonderful evening under the stars. The first starts with an around 1-hour transfer (50 kilometres) from your Chiang Mai hotel up into the mountains, reaching heights over close to 1300 meters above sea level. The road passes few sights such as the Royal-sponsored projects at Teen Tok, a stone garden and admires vista magnificence from Pha Num Lord Cliff before we reach the starting point of our trip to Mae Kampong Village. The village chief and the families that call this village their home for centuries is eager to share you more about his village and what activities are around to explore. Lunch will be served at the village. After this meal, it is time to explore the village itself; families here have traditionally used their handicraft skills to make a living and these traditions remain their steady source of income. Bamboo weaving and using plants and herbs for various purposes is the core of their income. With its 1300-meter elevation above sea level, the land also serves perfectly as grounds to grow tea and coffee, used for domestic sales. The end of the afternoon will include a stop at a 7-tier waterfall, a local school (open during school days only) and the village’s revered temple before moving back to your basic overnight address where dinner will be served. As honourable guests, you will be treated with a dance and music performance, depicting the traditions and values of this village. Even before the crack of dawn on day 2, your guide brings you the village temple to perform the alms giving ceremony to its residing monks. This daily tradition forms an essential part of the lives of these devout Buddhist. It is time to get ready to say goodbye to your hosts but not without enjoying their freshly-made breakfast. The last part of the day is heading back to Chiang Mai and your booked accommodation.
Private tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide.
Basic accommodation in sharing room during the tour.
Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver
All applicable taxes and service charges
All meals as indicated in the program (food only), starting from lunch on day 1 until breakfast on day 2
Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
This tour is operated on private basis only with English-speaking guide.
Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded.
We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant and at the homestay.
The accommodation used during this tour is simple accommodation with basic amenities. This may include no air-conditioning (fan only), lack of Wi-Fi and/or warm water.
On this tour, the room at the host family is equipped with mattress, mosquito net and a fan. The sanitary is simple but good. You don’t need to take along much more than toilet articles, towel and clothes for the duration of the stay.
During the cold season (December and January) we recommend to add a fleece and long pants as temperatures can drop significantly. Due to the location of our overnight address and aligned with the concept of this soft-adventure.
Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you.
Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavorable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Your booked downtown Chiang Mai hotel (conditions apply)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Your booked downtown Chiang Mai hotel (conditions apply)