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Long-necked People, Hill Tribes and Long-tailed Boat Trip from Chiang Mai Area Only

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  • Price same or lower than local rates
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The Karen people (originally from Myanmar) form the largest of the major hill tribes of Thailand. They live in isolated picturesque villages of Northern Thailand. Each of the many sections of this ethnic group has their own style of dress. They are skilled weavers and makers of wooden musical instruments other crafted articles.

Located just over two hour’s drive from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is the region of Chiang Dao. It is a region of spectacular forested mountains, several hill tribes, villages, deep valleys, fast rivers, enthralling limestone caves and magical temples.

Still relatively untouched and inexpensive, Chiang Dao offers a host of attractions and activities to satisfy any visitor.

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. The country has so many attractions that you may find it difficult to see them all in one visit.


This private tour offers you greater flexibility and you can spend as much or as little time at any of the places that you visit. Unlike the tight and fixed schedules of coach tours, the private option allows you to do the tour at your own pace.

• The village of Nai Soi is the largest Karen Paduong settlement and also the most distant from Mae Hon Song town. The Karen (Paduong) women who live here are really hospitable and friendly.

• The attractive, pale skinned Karen (Paduong) women, look like exotic figures as they sit sewing on their verandahs. Their erect posture is due in large part to the heavy brass rings worn around their necks from an early age.

• No one quite knows the reason or the origins of the custom but it has been an accepted practice and tradition for many centuries.

• Then it is time to take a leisurely trip on the Mae Kok River in a long-tailed boat and watch the lush beautiful scenery slip by.

• The tour includes a stop for lunch. The lunch will be at local restaurant.

• If time permits, a stop at a local market will take place on the return trip to the hotel.

After the trip you will be returned to your hotel or pick up point at around 1800h (6:00pm).

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



10 hours (approx.)

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

Meeting point

Your hotel in Chiang Mai or Airport.
(Please mention your hotel name and address or flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Chiang Mai or Airport.

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  • Lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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