The Waterfalls of Mae Wang Trekking

 

Price per person in THB
2 persons3 persons4 persons5 persons6 persons7 persons8 persons
7,4006,2005,2004,6004,2004,0003,700

 

Difficulty
60%

This is a private tour. This tour is for you if you enjoy swimming in two different waterfalls and trekking beautiful nature trails. Enjoy two full days in the forests of Mae Wang and meet the Karen people, who call these highlands their home. You can swim in the waterfalls we visit and spend the night in a welcoming Karen village. We finish the trip with a relaxing bamboo raft trip on the Wang River.

Total approximate driving time:
Day 1 – two hours
Day 2 – two hours

From: 7,400.00 ฿

Huay Hoi waterfall during bike trip Doi Inthanon Nature Trails
The Huay Hoi waterfall

The Waterfalls of Mae Wang Trekking

Day 1: Chiang Mai – Karen Village

Trekking to the Waterfalls of Mae Wang

This is a private tour! Your guide will meet you at 0800 at your hotel for the two-day “Waterfalls of Mae Wang Trekking.”

Here you can find more about the history and background of hill tribe trekking in Chiang Mai. Your trekking takes place in the beautiful Mae Wang Trekking area. Our first stop will be at a typical local Northern Thai market. Here your guide will do his shopping for the coming days and explain some local specialties for sale. After this, we will continue to the starting point of our trekking.

The Huay Hoi Waterfall

We will follow a lovely mountain trail along a sparkling stream with crystal-clear water. Soon we reach a small camp next to our first waterfall: the Huay Hoi Waterfall. Here we will stay for a while, enjoying a swim in the fresh pool. Your guide will prepare a delicious picnic lunch.

After this, we continue to Karen village Huay Hoi. Here we will stop for a chat and say hello to the many adorable pigs. Then we are set for the final stage to the Karen village, where we will spend the night. We will first reach the Royal Project of the village. Your guide will explain this exciting agricultural project. The last part of our hike leads us through dense forests.

piggies
Pig family in the village

Cooking dinner and village overnight

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 prepares dinner, and you are welcome to help him cook. We also encourage you to practice the Karen language with your host after dinner.
We will spend the night in a house in the Karen village of Huay Khao Lip.

Matresses with mosquito nets
Overnight in the Homestay

Day 2: Karen Village – Chiang Mai

Karen culture and traditions

Rise with the roosters. Your guide will prepare a hearty breakfast. After this, we will walk through the village and stop at a local house to chat with the local people. You can try a traditional rice pounder. In the house, we will sit down with villagers, drink a cup of tea, and have a look at some old agricultural utensils and the traditional dress of the White Karen people. After this, we will start our trek through the forest to our destination: the Mae Sapok Waterfall.

The Mae Sapok Waterfall

We are still at a pretty high elevation and are rewarded with great views over the countryside. We pass rice fields and walk through the beautiful dipterocarp forest before we reach the Mae Sapok Waterfall, where we will spend some time relaxing, swimming, and enjoying nature. Here we will enjoy lunch as well. After a short walk, we will see our trekking truck parked along the road.

Huay Hoi waterfall during bike trip Doi Inthanon Nature Trails Waterfalls Mae Wang Trekking
Huay Hoi waterfall

Bamboo rafting on the Wang River

After lunch, we will drive to a small rafting camp on the Wang River. Here are our bamboo rafts waiting for us. Bamboo rafting was an essential means of transportation for local people. Roads were non-existent so the river was an ideal alternative. Enjoy a relaxing and sometimes exciting bamboo raft trip on the Wang River, which will take about 45 minutes in the dry season. The trip will be shorter in the rainy season because of the strong current. After our bamboo rafting adventure, we board our trekking truck to drive back to Chiang Mai. It is the end of your waterfalls of Mae Wang trekking.

Locals and guests making fun during bamboo rafting
bamboo rafting fun!

Highlights

Highlights:

Small group

Great trekking in Mae Wang

The Huay Hoi and Mae Sapok Waterfalls

Local markets

Rural life

Royal Project

Great food

Overnight in a village homestay

Karen tribal culture

Bamboo rafting on the Wang River

Inclusions

What is included?

Transportation by pick up truck
Accommodation in the village
One breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner
English speaking trekking guide
Bamboo rafting (about 45 mins)
Limited medical insurance

What is not included?

All drinks
Personal expenses
Tips

Timeline

Day 1
08.00 – Departure from the hotel
09.00 – Short stop at a local market
09.30 – Drive to the start point of the trek
10.00 – Start hiking about three hours
12.00 – Stop for lunch and relax at the waterfall
13.00 – Continue hiking
13.30 – Short visit of the Karen village and local school
14.30 – Arrival at Karen village where we stay overnight, relax at the village
17.00 – Help the guide cooking dinner
18.00 – Dinner at the village before free at leisure

Day 2
09.00 – Visit and walk around the village
10.00 – Start hiking about two to two-and-a-half hours
10.00 – Stop and relax at the waterfall
12.00 – End of the trek and meet the driver
12.30 – Lunch at a local restaurant
13.30 – Start bamboo rafting
14.15 – End of the rafting trip and relax
14.30 – Drive back to Chiang Mai
16.00 – Drop off at the hotel

What to bring

Short sleeve shirts for the daytime (bring a spare one, just in case)
Long sleeves for the evening (especially in the winter Nov – Feb it can be a bit cold)
Shoes with good grip (especially in the rainy season from May-Sep)
Swimwear
A hat or cap
Raincoat
Sunscreen
Flip flops
Sunglasses
Your toiletries
Personal medication
Fully charged batteries or even an extra battery for your camera.
Some money to buy souvenirs, drinks, and tips: 1000-1500 Thai Baht per person in small (not bigger than 500 Thai Baht and plenty of 100 Thai Baht notes).