1 : Chiang Mai - Lahu Village (Lunch/Dinner)
Pick-up from the hotel
in Chiang Mai by local truck with English-speaking guide for a 1.5-hour
drive to the area of Pha Mieng. Then walk through orchards
and down a steep jungle path to the waterfall and pool of Pha Mieng.
Then walk (15 mins) to the Lahu village. Afterwards,
walk along a jungle trail to the remote village of Hmong Pha
Mieng (1.5 hrs.) and meet the inhabitants of this small hilltribe
in a jungle clearing. Then, enjoy a picnic lunch amongst
the trees. Continue walking to the top of the mountain (1.5 hrs) where
the Red Lahu village of Pha Daeng is located and enjoy a cup
of Chinese tea with a village family. Walk along a mountain ridge to
the Lahu village of Kup Kap ( 1hr). The views from
this village is spectacular, looking south to the valley below or west
to the mountain peaks stretching towards Burma. Enjoy the friendly attention
of the curious Lahu villagers. Dinner and overnight at Lahu
2 : Lahu Village
- Lisu Lodge (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at
Lahu village, take one hour walk downhill to Huay Sadhan waterfall
with its large drop into a clear pool and continue an
hour walk along the nature trail to Mae Taeng Elephant Camp for an hour
elephant ride. Then enjoy a picnic lunch by the river and after
that experience 45 minutes white water rafting of down
the river (grade 1 to 2) to the pretty Thai village of Muang Gurt. A
short driving by local truck
to the Ahka village of Huay Pong, where you will enjoy
a cup of tea and a chat with the shaman (witch doctor). Then, continue
drive to the award Winning Lisu Lodge, arriving after afternoon.
activities such as embroidering and organic gardening.
Dinner in our Lodge.
During dinner, enjoy Lisu music from the Lisu banjo players
and dancing by girls from the village, then to bed.
3 : Lisu Lodge - Chiang Mai (Breakfast/Lunch)
Breakfast at the
lodge and then enjoy "Lisu Lodge Experience" starting from
Ton Lung temple you will be guided by Lisu people to visit the herbal
garden and the Lisu village.
During the tour you stop for a cup of tea at the shaman's house with
the introduction to traditional medicine (our guide will be the translator
accompanying the group through all activities). Lunch at Lisu
Lodge. In the afternoon enjoy an ox-cart ride
through farmlands and orchards to the Thai village of Baan Pang Mai
Daeng (about 1hour). Continue by a local taxi (songtaew) to Chiang Mai.