1 : Chiang Mai - Lahu Village (Lunch/Dinner)
up from the hotel in Chiang Mai by a local truck for 1.5 hours 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 around 15 minutes to Lahu village. Walk along
jungle trails to the remote village of Hmong Pha Mieng (1.5
hrs). Meet the inhabitants of this small hilltribe in a jungle.
Then enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the trees. Walk to the top of 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 (1 hr).
The view from this village is spectacular, looking south to the valley
below or westward to the mountain peaks stretching towards Burma. Enjoy
the friendly attention of the curious Lahu villagers. Dinner and overnight
at Lahu Outpost.
2 : Lahu Village - Lisu Lodge (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at
Lahu village, one hour walk downhill to Huay Satern Waterfall,with
a large dop into a clear pool, then an hour walk along the stream
and nature trail to Mae Taeng Elephant Camp for an hour's elephant ride.
A picnic lunch will be served by the river. Then a
white water rafting for 45 mins. down the river (grade 1 to
2), arriving at the pretty Thai village of Muang Gurt. A short driving
by local truck to the Akha village of Huay
Pong, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with the
shaman (Witch doctor). Then, continue drive to award winning Lisu Lodge,
arriving late afternoon.
3 : Lisu Lodge - Lanna Farm (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Enjoy Lisu’s activities such as embroidering and organic gardening.
Dinner in our Lodge. Over dinner, enjou Lisu music from Lisu banjo players
and dancing by girls from the village. Overnight at Lisu Lodge
breakfast at Lisu Lodge and take a cultural tour of
the village by one of the Lisu elders with the translation of your guide.
See the shrine, which guards the village spirit and other aspects of
Lisu culture. Then take an hour oxcart ride through
the farmland and forest to the large country village of Baan Pang Mae
Daeng. Return for lunch at the Lisu Lodge. In the afternoon,
visit a Palong Hilltribe before you set off for a 2
hours trek from a Karen to a Lahu village. From there continue
by local truck on road to Lanna Farm. In the farm, you can enjoy your
choice of activities such as fruites and vegetables carving or take
a short Thai cooking lesson. Dinner and overnight at Lanna Farm.
4 : Lanna Farm - Chiang Mai (Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast at
Lanna Farm, explore the beautiful rural country side on an easy
biking tour and see the abundant agriculture products such
as rice, corn, chili, peanut, soybean, potato, etc with an enjoyable
conversation to the owners. Visit the huge reclining Buddha image at
Wat Tham Dork Kum before you return to Lanna
Farm for lunch. After lunch, transfer back to Chiang Mai.