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Unique Experiences:
Beat the crowd and trek through unspoiled jungle near UNESCO certified Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary.
Swim in amazing Tee Lor Su Waterfall and raft down the Mae Klong River.
Stay overnight in a traditional villages and get close to life in the jungle.
A great alternative to the well-trotted trails.
Trip Length: 6 Days
Participants:
Up to 16 travelers may book this trip. This trip departs with a minimum of 2 travelers. This is a shared experience.
Physical Difficulty: 4 out of 5
Inclusions:
Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Accommodation: One Night in an Umphang Guesthouse in a Hut or House, One Night in Umphang National Park in a Tent, One Night in an Umphang Guesthouse with Shared Accommodation, and One Night in a Karen Homestay, One Night in a Mae Sot Guesthouse
Transportation: Chamberlain Hostel to Mo Chit Bus Station by Van, Bangkok to Mae Sot by Bus, Mae Sot Bus Station to Mae Sot Guesthouse by Songthaew, Mae Sot to Umphang by Songthaew, Umphang to Mae Sot by Songthaew, Mae Sot Guesthouse to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew, Mae Sot to Chiang Mai by Bus
Miscellaneous: English-speaking Station Guides in Mae Sot and Umphang
Exclusions:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities
Compulsory & Peak Season Surcharges
Age Policy: Adults: 10 to 99 years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
Child Policy:
We do not allow children below 10 years of age. Regardless of age, please carefully contemplate if your child is fit for trekking in the jungle. We cannot guarantee that the guide or the group can accommodate special needs.
Special Information:
As with all trips during the post-COVID period and with off-the-beaten-path experiences in particular, we cannot guarantee that all elements of the trip will be consistent with the stated itinerary. If you have any specific questions, please inquire prior to booking your trip. In addition, please note that during the rainy season (typically late June to end September), it may not always be possible to swim at the waterfall for safety reasons.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok to Mae Sot
Meet at Chamberlain Hostel in the evening and depart by van through Bangkok’s evening traffic to the Northern Bus Terminal. Board your bus and flow through the night through the outskirts and onwards to Mae Sot.

Transportation: Chamberlain Hostel to Mo Chit Bus Station by Van, Bangkok to Mae Sot by Bus

Day 2: Mae Sot to Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
We'll pick you up when you arrive in Mae Sot and you'll have the opportunity to sleep in a local guesthouse for a couple of hours (expect basic shared accommodation). After breakfast, you take a short ride to the Thai-Burmese border market at the river Moi. After lunch, you'll travel by songthaew (half-open pick-up truck) to Umphang. It is a beautiful 5-hour ride up the mountains with more than 1,000 turns in the road (if you suffer from motion sickness you might consider bringing motion sickness pills). Accommodation for the night will be in basic huts or houses. You may leave some of your belongings in Mae Sot in order to lighten your load for the trekking ahead. You can collect it upon your return.

Transportation: Mae Sot Bus Station to Mae Sot Guesthouse by Songteaw, Mae Sot to Umphang by Songteaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Umphang Guesthouse in a Hut or House


Day 3: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast, the easy rafting takes you on the narrow Mae Klong River through the forestscape. From the riverside, there's three to four hours of fine trekking to the camp area in Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary where your guides will pitch tents and cook dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary in a Tent


Day 4: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast, you will walk to the impressive Tee Lor Su, Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall. Bring a towel and swimsuit and you can take a refreshing swim and, if the water level permits, cliff jump from the top of the waterfall. Afterwards, you will walk through bamboo forests, cross bridges, and walk through dense jungle to the Karen village of Ko Tha where you spend the night in a traditional Karen house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Karen Homestay


Day 5: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary to Mae Sot
Wake up to a scrumptious jungle breakfast. In front of you there are three hours of trekking through the jungle and over a small hill to Palatha. Here your transportation back to Umphang is waiting for you. When you arrive back in Umphang, you can take a shower before heading back to Mae Sot. You'll have a night at a simple guesthouse with basic facilities and the night is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Umphang to Mae Sot by Songteaw
Accommodation: Mae Sot Guesthouse with Shared Accommodation


Day 6: Mae Sot to Chiang Mai
Continue to Chiang Mai by bus in the morning. Your guide will not be joining with you on the bus and, upon arrival to Chiang Mai, you will have to get to your next destination on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Mae Sot Guesthouse to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew, Mae Sot to Chiang Mai by Bus

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