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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 local traditional villages and get close to local life in the jungle
  • Great alternative to the well-trotted trails
Participants:

Up to 10 travelers may book this trip. A minimum of two travelers is required for this trip to depart.

Trip Length: 6 Day(s) 5 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Check booking calendar for further details.
Type of Transportation:
  • New Road Guest House to Bangkok Mo Chit Bus Station by minivan
  • Bangkok to Mae Sot by public bus
  • Mae Sot Bus Station to Lars Guest House by Songthaew
  • Lars Guest House to Umphang by Songthaew, Umphang to Mae Sot by Songthaew
  • Lars Guest House to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew
Type of Accommodation:
  • 1 night at a local guest house
  • 1 night in basic tent
  • 1 night in local Karen houses
Physical Rate: 4/5
Included in Price:

Meals:4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodation: 1 night at a local guest house, 1 night in basic tent and 1 night in local Karen house
Transportation: New Road Guest House to Bangkok Mo Chit Bus Station by minivan, Bangkok to Mae Sot by public bus, Mae Sot Bus Station to Lars Guest House by Songthaew, Lars Guest House to Umphang by Songthaew, Umphang to Mae Sot by Songthaew, Lars Guest House to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew
Miscellaneous: English-speaking local station guide in Mae Sot, National Park Entrance Fees

Excluded from Price:
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points
  • Tipping to guides and drivers.

Map

Locations Visited:
Bangkok, Mae Sot, Umphang, Bangkok
Start City:
Bangkok
End City:
Bangkok

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok to Mae Sot by overnight bus
Meet at New Road Guesthouse no later than 19:30 (please ask your travel advisor about the exact time one day before departure). Go by minivan or car through Bangkok’s evening traffic to the Northern Bus Terminal and flow through the night by Air-conditioned Night Bus through the outskirts and to Mae Sot.

Transportation: From New Road Guest House to Mo Chit Bus Station by Van

Day 2: Mae Sot to Umphang – Border town ambience and by winding roads to Umphang
In Mae Sot our local staff picks you up. You will have the opportunity to sleep in Mr. Lars Guest House for a couple of hours (expect basic shared accommodation). After breakfast 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
Accommodation: Overnight in basic huts, or houses


Day 3: Umphang – Rafting and trekking past limestone cliffs; through the dense jungle and bamboo forest
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: Overnight in basic tent at Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary


Day 4: Umphang – Swim in Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall and spend the night in a local Karen village
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: Overnight at local traditional Karen house


Day 5: Umphang to Mae Sot – Trek through the jungle in the morning before heading back to Mae Sot
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

Day 6: Bangkok
Expected arrival at the Northern bus station Mo Chit early morning around 05:30. The tour ends at the bus station and you will have to get to your next destination on your own.

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