Day 1: Chiang Mai – Karen village
Great cycling through the countryside
Your guide will meet you at the hotel. Start your Mae Wang small group trekking and cycling adventure. 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 they produce beautiful dolls.
Ruins of Wiang Tha Kan
We pedal to a village that specializes in the production of Sa 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 Tha Kan dating back to the 12th century. Here your bike ride finishes. We will have lunch at a local restaurant before we drive to the starting point of our trekking. Here you can find more about the history and background of hill tribe trekking in Chiang Mai. This afternoon we will walk mostly uphill and are rewarded with magnificent views.
Overnight in Karen Village
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 while your guide. Overnight in the Karen village.
Day 2: Karen village – Karen Village
Trekking in Mae Wang National Park
Your guide will prepare breakfast. This is the second day of your Mae Wang small group trekking and cycling adventure. After breakfast, we will visit the village before we start trekking. We will hike deep into the Mae Wang National Park, first along a broad trail but later along narrow forest trails.
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. Then it is time for dinner. Overnight in the Karen village.
Day 3: Karen Village – Chiang Mai
Morning Trekking through the forest
Rise with the roosters. Your guide will prepare a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, we will start our descent back to civilization. We pass ricefields and trek through beautiful dipterocarp forest before we reach a pretty waterfall where we will spend some time relaxing, swimming, and enjoying nature. After a short walk, we will see our trekking truck parked along the road. Drive to the private house where we will have lunch.
After lunch, we will drive to a small rafting camp. Our bamboo rafts will be 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 for the drive back to Chiang Mai.
It is the end of your Mae Wang small group trekking and cycling adventure.