An exciting and unforgettable experience that tourists can not miss! They will have an opportunity to explore the hills and forests around the north of Chiang Mai - visiting several hilltribe villages, going down the rapids in a scenic river on inflatable rafts, trekking through the forest on the elephant backs, and biking on the dirt and hilly roads in the countryside.

ITENERARY: 

DAY 1   Pick up passengers from hotels, airport, railway station or bus terminal in Chiang Mai.  Depart Chiang Mai by an off-road vehicle to visit the hilltribe museum (closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday)  and local market in Mae Malai.  Then continue to Ban Mae Taman of Mae Tang to ride an elephant for an hour follow by a ride on the ox-cart.

After a picnic lunch, embark on the inflatable rafts for an adventurous journey down the rapids in the white-water and scenic Mae Tang River for about an hour (the trip can be more or less dependable on the season). Continue by four- wheeler to Ban Pang Hai - a simple village situated 850 metres above sea level. Check in at the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge for barbecue dinner with cultural presentations and overnight. 

DAY 2    After breakfast, drive to a small village of Ban Teen Doi where you take a short stroll to Ban Mae Pa. Get into action by mountain biking to Ban Palan. Visit the small village reservoir and continue biking to Ban Pong Kwaw where there is an old temple with beautiful wall paintings.

After a picnic lunch, drive by car to Ban Pok, Ban Pang Kwai and Ban Nong Hoi Mai on the mountainous roads. Then get into action again by trekking or mountain biking from Ban Nong Hoi Mai to Mae Khi village, where you can have coffee or tea in the Hmong’s kitchen. Return to Hmong Hilltribe Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3  After breakfast, depart on a full day excursion to Pai via Ban Wat Chan.  The journey takes you through countless steep hills, forests and hilltribe villages.  Continue by car over rolling terrain to Pai.

Lunch in a local restaurant at Pai.  

After lunch, visit Baan Santichon, located in the outskirts of Pai, about 5km outside of town, is a village called Baan Santichon – Yunnan Cultural Village, one of the most popular attractions in Pai.  Proceed to  visit Wat Nam Hoo where water coming out from the Buddha image’s head. Afterward, continue the trip to Mae Hong Son.  On the way stops to visit  Lod Cave where the river runs through the cave to the other side of the mountain

Check in at Imperial Mae Hong Son for overnight.

DAY 4  After breakfast, visit Wat Phra Thart Doi Kong Moo for a panoramic view of the valleys, Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang, Burmese-style ancient temples. Continue to visit Phu Kloann Country Club famous for health treatment and therapeutic. Proceed  to Ban Nai Soi, home of the long-necked Padong tribe.  The women are wearing numerous brass rings around their elongated necks, which they never take off.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afterwards, drive to Chiang Mai by an off-road vehicle.