SMASH TREK with Hill Tribe Villages 9 day
Smash on your shoesstring ( Code: SMASH-TH-Trek )
Explore Bangkok the capital of Thailand, then Ayutthaya the ancient city before night train to Chiang Mai the lively city and rich of culture. Trekking and visit authentic hill tribe villages. It's an easy life away from hassle, no fancy but always a big smile.
The trekking in Chiang Mai is THE MAIN TREK for Most of people who are looking for a remembrance to enhance life’s experience. The HIGHLY RECOMMENDED reason is the excellent learning and discovery which is consisted of bamboo rafting, and visiting the hill tribe villages in an unspoiled jungle area. Able to learn distinctive customs, costumes & ornaments, life styles and dialects of different ethnic groups.
Day 1 Arrival in Bangkok and free at leisure (Included pick up from any airport in Bangkok)
Arrival in Bangkok, transfer to your hotel andrest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 2 Bangkok - City Tour
Meet your Tour Director and start city tour in Bangkok this morning, driving through Bangkok China town and flower market. Taking a traditional longtail boat and explore Bangkok's Klong (canal) in Thonburi. Afternoon free at leisure or take the opportunity to visit the Royal Grand Palace. Welcome dinner at your hotel or restaurant tonight.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
**Optional: Visit at Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple $35 USD per person
Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya / Night train to Chiang Mai
Breakfast at hotel in the morning then free at your leisure or choice of taking a boat onto the Chao Phraya River and down to the canal seeing rural Bangkok where the old treaditional wooden stilted house and simple of Thai life style still there. Enjoy creating and tasting your own cooking!
**Optional: Authentic Thonburi's Canal and Thai cooking class $45 USD per person
Afternoon, depart for Ayutthaya ancient city and visit at a UNESCO's temple "Wat Mahathat" declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site in 1991. Evening board the night train to Chiang Mai with the 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper night train / Overnight on train
Day 4 Chiang Mai - free day
Arrive Chiang Mai in the morning, transfer to your hotel and free at leisure. In the evening, meet your trekking guide and briefing for coming adventure trek-preparation
Day 5 Chiang Mai - Trekking to Mae Jok Karen Hill-tribe
After breakfast at hotel, begins your exciting trip by truck to the area of the national park in Chiang Mai. Stop at Mok Fah Waterfall for your swimming and relaxation before lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, start trekking to Baan Mae Jok (Karen Tribe Village). Evening Arrive and explore around the village chitchatting with local people as well as joining local activities. Dinner and overnight at the village.
**National Park Fee already included in the package
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Chiang Mai - Trekking Baan Pang Khao Laam
Today, after breakfast at the village then trek about 3 1⁄2 - 4 hours to Bann Pang Khao Laam. It's quite impressive because you will mostly trek under the shady of green trees. Typical lunch will be served after arrive the village. Your guide will show his cooking skill by preparing lunch for the group. Then, take your time after lunch; walking around the village seeing the local lifestyle. Dinner and overnight at Baan Pang Khao Laam tonight.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Chiang Mai - Pang Khao Laam - Authentic Bamboo Raft
Morning after breakfast at the village, then take a bamboo rafting along the Mae Tang River for 1 1⁄2 - 2 hours (depend on water level) to Lahu hill tribe village at Baan Pong Ngan. Shortly break to view around the village of Lahu Tribe people. After our break, enjoy a marvelous bamboo raft again passing through rapids down to Shan village for about 2 hours.
Lunch at local restaurant in Shan village before return to Chiang Mai by local truck, and transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Chiang Mai - free day / Night Train back to Bangkok
Breakfast at hotel and free at your leisure
Evening transfer to Chiang Mai Train Station for 2nd class air-conditioned night train back to Bangkok
Day 9 Arrival Bangkok by train
The train will be arrival in Bangkok at Central Station approximately 8 am. The group say goodbye to each other with good experience and memorable back home.
End of Service at Central Station in Bangkok (For those who has post trip continuing please recheck with your tour director)
Price : IN USD
9 Days 8 Nights Double/Twin Sharing $ 699 USD per person
Single Supplement $ 170 per person
Accommodation List: Total 8 nights
Bangkok / 2 nights
Aiim's Tales Canal Boutique Hotel / Bangkok Center Hotel / Royal Rattanakosinor similar
2nd Class Night Sleeper Train / 2 nights
Chiangmai / 2 nights
Chiang Mai Gate / Holiday Garden or similar
Trekking / 3 days 2 nights
Basic bamboo cottage at hill tribe village (Dormitory room)
International Hotel Check-in & Check-out time (most practise in Thailand)
Check-in : 14:00 pm
Check-out : 12:00 pm
Travel information and requirement;
We arrange the pick up (first service day) at Suvannaphumi or Donmuang Airport only
Physical Requirement Everage / Active (Trekking)
Age Requirement 15+
*All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Visa Requirement -Please check at page Thailand Visa Requirement
1. Transportation as per itinerary
2. English Speaking Guide.
3. Entrance fees as per itinerary and dmission fee for National Park on trekking day.
4. Meals as mentioned itinerary
5. Accommodation (4 nights in Hotel, 2 nights sleeper night train, 2 nights in basic bamboo cottage dormitory room at hill tribe village with basic mattress, mosquito net, no electricity)
- Admission or fee that not specified in the itinerary
- Gratuities such as tips hotel/restaurant staff, bellboy, local
guides, drivers and tour leader
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Other personal expenses; laundry, telephone, drinks and optional
activities which are subject to availability etc.