Hill Tribe Elephant Trekking Tour - Long Neck Village & Lahu Village
Tour the ancient hill tribes like never before on a cruise down the Mae Kok river. You will learn a lot about Chiang Rai history and Thai culture on this day on the water and in the villages.
- Departure: Chiang Rai
- Duration: Approximately 4 hours
- Meeting time: Approximately 08:30
- Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
- Boat down the Mae Kok river
- Visit the famous Lahu Karen hill tribe village
- See the village arts and crafts
- Trek through the countryside on an elephant's back
- Enjoy a soothing soak in a natural hot spring
- Take in the scenic view of nature
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in city center. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests stay outside of city center will be advised an additional surcharge subject to distance. This surcharge is to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.
Follow the smell of sulphur to the natural Hot Springs outside of Chiang Rai. The water here reaches temperatures of 60 C and bathers have the opportunity of soaking feet in the public pool. Full facilities are available including a restaurant and Thai massage. (personal expenses)
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.
Long tail boats
Tours provide life jackets. Many boats have a cover for sun protection. Some people do find them a bit noisy so customers might bring earplugs in case.To board the boat you will have to climb over the side. The sides are lowest at the middle but that will mean wading out a bit further. Some boats have small ladders that can be hung over the side. Passengers can help each other by weighing down one side of the boat so others can clamber aboard more easily.
- Entrance fee
- Boat riding
- Guide (English)
- Life jacket
- Elephant Riding
- Other expense
What are some of the best things to do in Chiang Rai? Elephant Trekking in Chiang Rai Jungle & visit Hill Tribe Villages
This tour combines action and attractions in a visit to local hill tribes and having a gentle coast down a river. A pleasant boat ride across the Mae Kok river brings you to the famed Lahu Karen hill tribe village. Originating in Myanmar, this Karen hill tribe is the largest in Thailand. The women wear intricate brass rings on their necks, lengthening them in the style of their ancestors. Once you've had a slice of village life, you embark on an elephant trek into Chiang Rai’s scenic countryside. It’s incredible to be near such a large, magnificent creature in the wilderness of the north. Take it in and savour the moment. After the trek, it’s time to soak your bones in a natural hot spring. Sit back and relax in the soothing pools, surrounding by lovely scenery. The final stop on your tour is the Lahu hill tribe. A boat will take you home, marking the end of a day well-spent on culture and excitement.