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The Real Gems of Thailand: Visit the Karen and Lahu Hill Tribes, San Kamphaeng Hot Springs + Elephant and Long-Tailed Boat Rides

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    • Adults (12+)
    • Children (0-11)
    • Treat yourself to this soul-stirring tour taking you through the riveting anthropological lineage of Thailand
    • Sink into a transcendental long-tailed boat ride on the Mae Kok
    • Visit the largest indigenous ethnic group of the country, the Karen Hill Tribe
    • Explore the Baan Ruam Mitra village and the surrounding jungles with an elephant ride
    • Interact with the native Lahu Hill Tribe and get a taste of their intriguing heritage
    • Refresh yourself with a visit to the hot springs of San Kamphaeng
    • Smartphone voucher accepted!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx. 4 hours

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    Good news! Pick-ups are now available from your hotel in Chiang Rai. All you have to do is share the details of your booking while booking the activity.

    Don’t have a booking yet? No worries! Just share your details with our operator as and when you are ready!

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Chiang Rai

  • Overview & Itinerary

    If you are a traveller at heart, this is a tour that will infinitely delight you. An encounter with an array of indigenous hill tribes around Chiang Rai, an elephant ride through the jungles and a transcendental boat ride on the Maekok River, this is not just a tour, it’s food for the soul!

    This incredible journey starts with a serene and scenic hour long long-tailed boat ride on the glistening waters of the Kok River, arriving at the stunning Baan Ruam Mitra village, home to the native Karen hill tribe - the largest ethnic group in Thailand. Soak up their endemic lifestyle and the gorgeous surroundings as you ride around the village as well as the neighbouring jungles on the back of an elephant.

    Half an hour of this charming trail later, we will visit the intriguing Lahu Hill Tribe. Believed to be originally from Tibet, the Muser or Lahu tribe as well as the Lisu are suspected to have strong connections with hunter tribe of Lolo from the south of China. This is truly your chance to get up close and personal with the riveting anthropological history of Southeast Asia. Our final stop for the day is a nearby hot springs of San Kamphaeng, perfect for a rejuvenating experience thanks to the water’s therapeutic properties as well as the gorgeous flowery park it is situated in. Soak up the marvellous scenery around you as well as fantastic views of the Mekong River before we drop you back to your hotel.


    About The Supplier: Led by an exemplary team of European managers and directors with enormous experience in the travel and tourism industry, Asia World is premier travel operator with offices in United Kingdom, U.S.A, Germany and Australia. They are a ‘Virtuoso’ preferred supplier and are known for their dedication to providing regionally-specific travel services to their customers.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Elephant Trek (Ride the giants!)
    • Long-tail boat ride (Travel, the Thai way!)
    • Hotel pickup and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle (Your ride's on us!)
    • English speaking guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)
    • Meals (A taste of Thailand!)
    • Entrance Fees (we got it all covered!)
    • Services other than ones mentioned
    • Personal expense (Your deals are your own)
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

    Please remember that the designated routes and times might change due to weather,  state/royal visits, road conditions or anything else that we cannot exactly control.

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