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Lanna trekking and cyling tour
From: 155.00 $ (Price for minimum 2 persons)
This program combines trekking and cycling and will show you the beauty of Lanna.
You will cycle first half a day through the lowlands visiting the Chiang Mai Doll Museum, a village that produces Saa paper and the ruins of Wiang Takan.
You will continue to the Mae Wang area where start your trek. You will enjoy stay two nights in different tribal villages. The tour concludes with a nice bamboo raft trip on the Wang River.
Day 1: Chiang Mai – Karen village
Meals: L D
Your guide will meet you at the hotel. He will transfer you to the starting point of your bicycle trip which is along the Ping River. We cycle along the river to the Chiang Mai Doll Museum. It houses a stunning collection of dolls from all over the world as well as a small factory where beautiful dolls are being produced. We pedal to a village that specializes in the production of Saa Paper. This paper is made of the bark of the mulberry tree and you will witness the process. We continue to the ruins of Wiang Takan dating back to the 12th century..
Here our bike ride finishes. We will have lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. After lunch we drive to the starting point of our trekking. This afternoon we will walk mostly uphill and are rewarded with magnificent views.
After arrival in the Karen village where we will spend the night your guide will introduce you to your host for tonight. You can explore the village while he starts to prepare dinner. You are welcome to help him with cooking. We also encourage you to practice some Karen language with your host after dinner.
Overnight in the Karen village.
Day 2: Karen village
Meals: B L D
Early rise. You can relax while your guide prepares breakfast. After breakfast we will visit the village before we start trekking. We will trek deep into the Mae Wang National Park. Look out for wild ginger, tree ferns and orchids. There is plenty of time for stops during which your guide will tell you about the trees and plants around you. We will enjoy a “jungle lunch” in the forest. After lunch we will trek further until we reach another Karen village. Here we will take a break until we descend to the Karen Village where we will spend the night. You can relax and walk around the village or help your guide with cooking dinner. After dinner it is time for stories.
Overnight in the Karen Village
Day 3: Karen Village – Chiang Mai
Meals: B L
The last day of your adventure. Your guide will prepare a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we will start our descent until we reach a pretty waterfall. Time to relax, swim and enjoy nature. After a short walk we will see our trekking truck parked along the road. Drive to a small restaurant where we will have lunch.
After lunch we will continue to a small rafting camp where our bamboo rafts are waiting for us. Enjoy a relaxing and, at times, exciting bamboo raft trip for about 45 minutes on the Wang River. After this we board our trekking truck. Drive back to Chiang Mai.
On the way back we will stop at a beautiful market before we drop you off at your hotel or guesthouse.
End of the program
- Transportation by pick up truck
- Overnight accommodation in the village
- English speaking trekking guide
- Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners
- Good quality bicycles
- Bamboo rafting (about 45 minutes)
- Leaflet with practical information
- Donation to temple
- Medical insurance
- All drinks
- Personal expenses
- Short sleeve shirts for the day time (bring a spare one, just in case)
- Long sleeves for the evening (especially in the winter Nov – Feb it can be a bit cold)
- Shoes with good grip (especially in the raining season from May – Sep)
- A cap
- Flip flops
- Your personal toiletries
- Personal medication
- Fully charged batteries or even an extra battery for your camera.
- 1000-1500 Thai Baht per person in small (not bigger than 500 Thai Baht and plenty of 100 Thai Baht notes). This is for souvenirs, drinks and tips.
Due to weather conditions and other conditions on the ground we might have to adjust the itinerary of this trekking. If it is necessary to adjust the program we will always make sure that the quality of your experience and your personal safety are safeguarded.