Product code: CT70
From Chiang Mai, enjoy this trekking trip in two different areas, and experience authentic rural life. A rich cultural and natural experience in the heart of the Mae Taeng valley, just North of Chiang Mai.
This trip features great activities rich in experiences and is suitable for families with teenagers. Scenic jungle and refreshing waterfalls throughout the year.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.
Departure: Daily from Chiang Mai city, all year round.
Activities: Jungle trekking, great jungle waterfalls, and Thai rural countryside experience. Elephant Park or Conservation Center visit (optional).
- Stay overnight in a local home-stay in the freshness of high altitude, surrounded by Tea plantations and lush jungle.
- A learning experience with your professional Thai trekking guide. Learn about flora & fauna, local customs and culture.
- Trek tropical jungle trails in two different valleys; experience various types of flora, Tea plantations and bamboo forest.
- Ideal trip for families, individuals and private groups.
- ADD ON: Option optional cycling trip in the valley on the third day.
DAY 1 – Trek in Mae Sa valley and overnight at local hotel
8:30am Pick-up at your Chiang Mai hotel. Our first destination is the Mae Sa valley where we will start our hike. Trek 2 to 2 and 1/2 hour’s in the lush jungle, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon, drive to the Mae Taeng area. Stop at the local market to get the ingredients for the overnight. Continue the road and drive up the mountain to reach a small waterfall. After a refreshing break, we start our hike in the surrounding jungle. The trail is cutting through bamboo forest, prime mature trees, and following the stream. We end up at a village where we can find our accommodation for the night.
Your hosts will cook a succulent Thai dinner, and will make a campfire during the cool season.
(Meals: L, D)
DAY 2 – Trekking & waterfalls
After a filling breakfast, we hike to a jungle waterfall through evergreen tropical forest. This altitude village boast a different climate than the below valley, allowing the locals to grow organic coffee and tea.
This stunning jungle trail is following the stream where we can spot many birds and eventually other small mammals coming to refresh or drink. After a fun splash in the waterfall, we hike back to our home-stay via another trail, and appreciate a delicious Thai lunch. In the afternoon, we hike to the local Tea plantation, to taste and get the knowledge of this local culture. The more active participants can trek for another 2 hour’s on a trail leading to the next valley. We eventually get picked-up by our vehicle and transfer to our tonight’s accommodation. Overnight at a local Resort where you will also enjoy a succulent Thai dinner under the stars.
(Meals: B, L, D)
DAY 3 – Sticky waterfall highlight and trek, and transfer back to Chiang Mai
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and relax under the shade of coconut trees. When desired, transfer to the nearby “sticky” waterfall, also known as the Buatong Forest Park. At the waterfall, the highlight of the day could well be the Thai style picnic lunch, with sticky rice, papaya salad and fried chicken (vegetarian option also available). If desired, fittest participants, can also enjoy a 1 1/2 hour’s guided trek ending at the waterfall (included).
When you decide, we’ll drive back to the Resort to collect your luggage and when needed, you can take a quick shower and change.
A tea is served before we transfer by car to Chiang Mai (1 hour’s drive). Drop off at your hotel, or Chiang Mai airport.
Optional cycling tour 2 hours from the Resort in the afternoon of day 3 can be arranged, or cycle back from the Waterfalls to the Hotel (25-30 km), a great ride!
(Meals: B, L)
- Pick-up, drop-off and transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Experienced English speaking trekking guide
- First night accommodation at a local home stay in private rooms (share bathrooms)
- Second night at hotel in twin share room (Le Cocotier Resort, or similar)
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary [B=Breakfast, L=Lunch,D=Dinner]
- All visits/excursions as mentioned in tour itinerary.
- Beverages (apart from drinking water which is provided)
- Optional tours: cycling trip on day 3 afternoon – (Additional fees 500.- Baht per person)
- Tips or gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned in itinerary
Note: the trekking itinerary is for basic guidelines only and subject to change without prior notice; distances and hiking times are approximate. Our tour guide will decide on the specific trails based on the conditions of the day. This trip is also suitable for families with younger children, as long as they are able to do the hiking.
This trip is suitable for families with children and it can be tailor-made when booked as private tour. Various types of accommodation and rooming available, please contact us.
Suggested packing for this overnight trek. Trekkers should wear a good pair of runners or light trekking shoes. Bring a backpack with following items:
- 1 cotton T-shirt (for second day)
- 1 pair short or long pants to wear during the trek
- 1 pairs of socks
- sandals or flip-flops (for the evening)
- 1 quick dry towel & swimsuit
- toiletries and personal effects
- sunglasses and a hat
- mosquito repellent and sunscreen
- Personal prescription drugs, contact lenses, glasses
- a small flashlight
- Additional items for cold season: fleece or warm jacket, a long pant or a track suit pant. Nights can be cool in the mountains.
- Additional items for raining season: rain jacket or waterproof, and take a dry bag or dry bag liner for valuables
We recommend to take a small backpack also you can carry during the hikes. Overnight bags will be forwarded to the village.
This list is not exhaustive and additional items should be taken into consideration depending the season.
Other Luggage: your main luggage can be taken along and be stored at the hotel during the trekking part.