The Waterfalls of Mae Wang Trekking


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This is a private tour. This tour is for you if you enjoy swimming in four different waterfalls and trekking beautiful nature trails. Enjoy two full days in the forests of Mae Wang, trekking from waterfall to waterfall. You can swim in every waterfall we visit and spend the night at 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 ฿

guests at the waterfall Waterfalls Mae Wang Trekking
The Mae Puai 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 Mae Puai and Robert Waterfalls

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 Mae Puai Waterfall. Here we will stay for a while, enjoying a swim in the fresh pool. Your guide will prepare a delicious picnic lunch. After lunch, we will trek further up the mountain to another, more remote waterfall. This waterfall is called the “Robert Waterfall,” allegedly named after a Karen guide who discovered this cascade. It is time for another dip in the cool, sparking water of the Robert Waterfall.

After this, we continue to the first Karen village. 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.

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 some Karen language with your host after dinner.
Overnight will be in a house in the Karen village.

Two women in a field
Karen women in a good mood

Day 2: Karen Village – Chiang Mai

Great views, ricefields, and more waterfalls of Mae Wang

Rise with the roosters. Your guide will prepare a hearty breakfast. After this, we will walk through the village and stop at local houses to chat with the local people. Then we start trekking into the forest towards our first waterfall of the day. This waterfall is called Huay Khon. It is time for our first dip of the day in the cool water. We take our time at this lovely natural place before we proceed through the forest to our next waterfall: the Mae Wang Waterfall.

More cascades in the forests

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 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. We will drive to a private house where we will have lunch.

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. In the rainy season, the trip will be shorter 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. If you are interested in an elephant experience in this area please have a look at this trip.

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



Small group

Great trekking in Mae Wang National Park


Local markets

Rural life

Royal Project

Great food

Overnight in a village homestay

Karen tribal culture

Bamboo rafting on the Wang River


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


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)
A hat or cap
Flip flops
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).