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Long-necked Women, Elephant and Boat Ride from Mae Hong Son Area only

US$ 86.23 Price per person from View price guide

Key facts

Where: Mae Hong Song , Thailand Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
  • Best hand-picked operators

Overview

Most of the areas of Mae Hong Son province are complex mountain ranges and still pristine virgin forest. Approximately 88% of the national forest reserves in this area are thought to be pristine virgin forest, which make for absolutely fabulous scenery.

Tourists tired of busy Chiang Mai and Bangkok find this unspoilt hill resort destination of Mae Hong Son a perfect antidote to Bangkok or Chiang Mai.

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.

Itinerary

This tour is available with private option. The private option 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.

After your visit to the Karen village your tour will visit an elephant camp. You will get to ride on an elephant. It is a truly memorable feeling as you travel through the jungle swaying to the gait of this magnificent creature.

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 prepared and packed in a lunch box.

After the trip you will be returned to your hotel or pick up point at around 1630h (4:30pm).

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

8 hours

Start time

Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 8 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Mae Hong Son only.
(Please advise your hotel 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 Mae Hong Son

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Inclusions

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

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
This tour is operating from Mae Hong Son area only, not from Chiang Mai Area

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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

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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