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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 Karen 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: Duang Kamol Hotel in a Day Room, Umphang Guest House, Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary in a Tent, Karen Homestay, Duang Kamol Hotel in a Private Room
Transportation: Go Beyond Travel Center to Mo Chit Bus Station by Van, Bangkok to Mae Sot by Bus, Mae Sot Bus Station to Duang Kamol Hotel by Songthaew, Mae Sot to Umphang by Songthaew, Umphang to Mae Sot by Songthaew, Duang Kamol Hotel 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:
Please note that during the rainy season (typically late June to the end of September), swimming at the waterfall may not always be possible for safety reasons.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok to Mae Sot
Meet up with your group in the evening and leave by van through Bangkok’s evening traffic to Bangkok’s northern bus station. Board your bus and flow through the night through Bangkok’s outskirts and onwards to Mae Sot.

Transportation: Go Beyond Travel Center to Mo Chit Bus Station by Van, Bangkok to Mae Sot by Bus

Day 2: Mae Sot to Umphang
We'll pick you up when you arrive in Mae Sot, and you'll have the opportunity to sleep at a simple hotel for a couple of hours. After breakfast, you’ll take a short ride to the Thai-Burmese border market at the river Moi. After lunch, you can leave some of your belongings in Mae Sot and then you'll travel by songthaew to Umphang. It is a beautiful 5-hour ride up the mountains with more than 1,000 turns in the road. You’ll spend the night in a basic hut or house.

Transportation: Mae Sot Bus Station to Duang Kamol Hotel by Songtheaw, Mae Sot to Umphang by Songtheaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Duang Kamol Hotel in a Day Room, Umphang Guest House


Day 3: Umphang
After breakfast, the easy rafting takes you on the narrow Mae Klong River through the jungle. After a couple of hours, we’ll stop our rafts at the riverside and board a songthaew to our campsite. We’ll walk to the impressive Tee Lor Su, Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall. Bring a towel and swimsuit so you can take a refreshing swim and, if the water level permits, cliff jump from the top of the waterfall. We’ll return to the campsite, where you and your guides will pitch tents and prepare dinner.

Please note that, depending on the National Park’s authorities, you may trek for three or four hours to the campsite instead of traveling by songthaew. If that is the case, you will visit Tee Lor Su on the following day. 

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


Day 4: Umphang
After breakfast, you will trek through bamboo forests, cross bridges, and walk through dense jungle to the Karen village of Ko Tha where you’ll have lunch. In the afternoon, depending on the water level, you will trek to another waterfall near the village and then return to spend the night in a traditional Karen house.

Please note that, depending on the National Park’s authorities, you may instead visit Thee Lor Su in the morning before your trek to the Karen village. If you do so, you will likely not have time to trek to the nearby waterfall.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Karen Homestay


Day 5: Umphang to Mae Sot 
Wake up to a jungle breakfast. You’ll begin your trek through the jungle and over a small hill to a village, where you’ll return to Umphang where you’ll have time for a simple lunch before boarding a songthaew for the trip back to Mae Sot. You'll spend the night at a simple hotel and the night is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Umphang to Mae Sot by Songtheaw
Accommodation: Duang Kamol Hotel in a Private Room

Day 6: Mae Sot to Chiang Mai 
In the morning, you’ll be picked up in a songtheaw and driven to the bus station. Board your bus and you’ll arrive in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon. Good luck with your onward journey! 
  
Meals: Breakfast 
Transportation: Duang Kamol Hotel to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew, Mae Sot to Chiang Mai by Bus

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