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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

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: This trip departs on a fixed schedule. Please check the booking calendar for further details.
Type of Transportation:

Chiang Mai 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 Lars Guest House by Songthaew.
Lars Guest House to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew.
Mae Sot to Chiang Mai by public bus.

Type of Accommodation:

1 night at a local guest house.
1 night in basic tent.
1 night in local Karen houses.
1 night in basic shared accommodation.

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, 1 night in basic shared accommodation rest house and 1 night in local Karen house
Transportation: From New Road Guest House to Mo Chit Bus Station by minivan, Bangkok to Mae Sot by public bus, Songthaew from Mae Sot Bus Station to local guest house, from guest house in Mae Sot to Umphang by local car, from Umphang to Mae Sot by local car, Mae Sot local guest house to Mae Sot Bus Station by Songthaew
Miscellaneous: English-speaking local guide in Mae Sot and guide upon arrival in Umphang and during the trek, local guide in Mae Sot

Excluded from Price:
Guide during bus rides and soengtaew from Mae Sot to Umphang.
Transportation to starting point, Chaing Mai Bus Station.
Transportation from ending point (Mo Chit Northern Bus Station) to your hotel or to your next destination.
Tipping to guides and drivers.

Map

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Chiang Mai to Mae Sot by public bus
Departure from your Chiang Mai hotel to the bus station, you will head to Chiang Mai bus station on you own. 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 where you'll be spending the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at a local guest house

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 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 Mo Chit Northern Bus Station early morning around 05:30. Your trip ends here at Mo Chit Bus Station and you will have to get to your next destination on your own.

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