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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 village 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 a Mae Sot Guesthouse, One Night at an Umphang Guesthouse, 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
Transportation: Chiang Mai 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 to Bangkok 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 consider 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: Chiang Mai to Mae Sot
Make your own way to Chiang Mai's bus terminal in the early afternoon and board your bus to Mae Sot. You'll arrive in Mae Sot in the evening and our driver will pick you up and take you to a guesthouse by songteaw where you'll be spending the night (expect basic shared accommodation).

Transportation: Chiang Mai to Mae Sot by Bus, Mae Sot Bus Station to Mae Sot Guesthouse by Songteaw
Accommodation: Mae Sot Guesthouse


Day 2: Mae Sot to Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast at the guesthouse, you'll take a short ride to the Thai-Burmese border market at the river Moi. After lunch, you'll board a 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 trek ahead. You can collect it again upon your return.

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


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 Bangkok
Wake up to a scrumptious jungle breakfast. In front of you are three hours of trekking through the jungle and over a small hill to Palatha. Your transportation back to Umphang is waiting for you and, when you arrive, you can take a shower before heading back to Mae Sot. In Mae Sot, a short rest and dinner will await you before you board the overnight air-conditioned bus back to Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Umphang to Mae Sot by Songteaw, Mae Sot to Bangkok by Bus


Day 6: Bangkok
You will arrive in Bangkok in the very early morning. If you are staying in Bangkok, you may wish to book an early check-in at your hotel so that you have a place to rest after your arrival.

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