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 local traditional villages and get close to local life in the jungle
A great alternative to the well-trotted trails
Trip Length: 6 Days
Up to 16 travelers may book this trip. This trip departs with a minimum of 2 travelers. This is a shared experience.
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodation: One night at a local guest house, one night in a basic tent, one night in a rest house in shared accommodation, and one night in local Karen house
Transportation: Chiang Mai Terminal 3 Bus Station to Mae Sot by Public Bus, Mae Sot Bus Station to Mae Sot Guest House by Songthaew, Mae Sot Guest House to Umphang by Songthaew, Umphang to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew, Mae Sot Bus Station to Bangkok Mochit Bus Station by Public Night Bus
Miscellaneous: English-speaking station guides in Mae Sot and in Umphang
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 immediate 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.



Day 1: Chiang Mai to Mae Sot
Make your own way to Chiang Mai Bus Station Terminal 3. The bus departs at 13:10 and arrives in Mae Sot around 18:40. Upon arrival in Mae Sot, a driver will pick you up and take you to a local guesthouse by local Songteaw where you'll be spending the night (expect basic shared accommodation).

Transportation: Chiang Mai Bus Station to Mae Sot Bus Station by Public Bus, Mae Sot Bus Station to Mae Sot Guesthouse by Songteaw
Accommodation: Local guest house

Day 2: Mae Sot to Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast at Lars Guest House, you will be taken a short ride to the Thai-Burmese border market at the river Moi.

After lunch, you will go by public songthaew (half-open pick-up truck) to Umphang. It is a beautiful 4-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/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 again on day 5.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Mae Sot Guesthouse to Umphang by Songteaw
Accommodation: Basic huts or houses

Day 3: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast, the easy rafting takes you on the narrow Mae Klong River through the forest scape. From the riverside, there's a 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: Basic tent at Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 4: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast, you will walk to the impressive Tee Lor Su, South East 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 local, traditional Karen house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local traditional Karen house

Day 5: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary to Bangkok
Wake up to a scrumptious jungle breakfast. In front of you there are 3 hours of trekking through the jungle and over a small hill to Palatha. Here your transportation back to Umphang is waiting for you. When back in Umphang, 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 Bus Station by Songteaw, Mae Sot Bus Station to Bangkok Mo Chit Bus Station by Public Night Bus

Day 6: Bangkok
You will arrive at Bangkok's Mo Chit Bus Station 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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