Discover the fascinating village of Karen, an ethnic group which lives in the dense Thai jungle. This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience if you're visiting Chiang Mai.
Karen Village: 2 Day Tour
Day 1: Chiang Mai - Karen Village
We'll meet at 8 am at the Empress Hotel in Chiang Mai, then we'll trek through the Thai jungle. Towards midday, we'll stop to eat a delicious lunch wrapped in banana leaves while surrounded by an enviable natural environment.
Afterwards, we'll continue trekking until we reach the beautiful waterfall in the middle of the jungle and take a dip in this tranquil, charming spot.
Following on, we'll head towards Karen village. Its inhabitants and traditions we'll surprise us from the outset. Here we'll learn about the group's customs and traditions and discover a different way of life. You'll have the opportunity to explore the surrounding rice fields, the local school and their homes. We'll also learn to make a traditional dish, which we'll sample when we sit to have dinner around a bonfire.
To finish off immersing ourselves in the Karen way of life, we'll spend the night in a traditional cabin made of bamboo.
Day 2: Karen Village - Chiang Mai
At 9 am we'll enjoy a breakfast accompanied by the Karen village inhabitants, fuelling up before we participate in a survival course in the Thai jungle, as we learn about the techniques to cook bamboo or how to navigate this wild environment. To finish the experience in the jungle, we'll rest on bamboo rafts as we float down the river for approximately 2 miles (3 kilometres).
Around midday, we'll arrive at the elephant camp where we'll learn more about the extraordinary mammals. We'll bathe with them too!
Finally, after an unforgettable two days, we'll return to Chiang Mai at 6 pm.
- When we visit a school in Karen village, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with the children's development. The best way is to take some school equipment (which doesn't take up too much space), such as paints, watercolours, notebooks or balloons. They'll definitely appreciate it!
- The itinerary may be altered due to weather.
This tour includes accommodation for one night in a traditional Karen village cabin.
|Adults||Children under 12 years old|
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 166.40
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Transport in bus with air conditioning.
English speaking guide.
Accommodation in a Karen village cabin.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Trekking through the Thai jungle.
Bamboo raft experience.
When to book?
You can book up until 10 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
The Empress Chiang Mai Hotel