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Chiang Mai: Full-Day Hill Tribe Countryside Villages Tour

Product ID: 183737
Experience authentic hill tribe culture and ways of life. Visit traditional hill villages with a local guide. Get off the tourist trail and enjoy nature and scenery in Chiang Mai's lush sub-tropical countryside.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Chiang Mai
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit authentic Hill Tribe Villages
  • Experience Karen Hill Tribe culture
  • Be invited as a guest into a hill tribe family home
  • Get off the tourist trail in Chiang Mai
  • Enjoy the lush countryside of Chiang Mai
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel head into the lush countryside of Chiang Mai. Stop along the way to visit local markets, take pictures and enjoy the views of Chiang Mai's countryside.

Arrive at a traditional Karen Hill Tribe village. A local hill tribe guide will introduce you to the culture and way of life. You will also have the option to cook a delicious local lunch together in the village. Take an optional short trek, or visit farmland to learn about how the Karen live.

Visit an authentic Hmong hill tribe village, nestled in the mountains. Choose a visit to Baan Tong Luang village. Here, you can see a variety of hill tribe groups such as; Hmong, Akha, Long neck, Big Ear and Palong. This village is designed for tourists and requires an entrance ticket, but offers an educational insight into a variety of hill tribes and how they lived traditionally. At the end of the day, head back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Driver
  • 4WD Car
What’s Not Included
  • Petrol (approximately 800 baht)
  • Food and drinks: the option to cook local lunch together in the village costs 300bt/head, to be paid directly to the host family. You can also have lunch at a local restaurant, where it's customary to pay for guide and driver too. They will introduce you to local food at a cost of 50bt/head.
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You will visit the villages in a non-intrusive way, to follow village life, therefore there is no guarantee what activities you will see in the village. But you will have the chance to meet villagers, be invited into their homes and see how they live
• There is no fixed schedule and timing is flexible
• Part of the journey is off-road and bumpy
• It is possible to customize the tour based on interests (upon request)
• The option to cook local lunch together in the village costs 300bt/head, to be paid directly to the host family. You can also have lunch at a local restaurant, where it's customary to pay for guide and driver too. They will introduce you to local food at a cost of 50bt/head.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
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Perfect Day!

Our guide Tony was great! Easy, not rushed, educated us and funny. Thank Tony for an easy day, really appreciate it.

June 8, 2019

Great guide and driver, a way to experience the local culture!

April 11, 2019

Very personal, very authentic, respectful

February 16, 2019

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Thailand Hilltribe Holidays

Product ID: 183737