Arrival in Bangkok. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at your hotel and walk on the canals of Bangkok, stop at Wat Arun Temple. Night and dinner at your hotel.
Visit of the very picturesque floating market of Damnoen Saduak aboard motorized canoes. Return to Bangkok. Visiting the Royal Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Overnight in 1st class train to Chiang Mai, the opportunity to meet and interact with the Thai people.
Arrival around 08:30 in Chiang Mai in Chiang Mai; Depart for a first stop at the local Mae Malai Market. Meeting with the flower, fruit and vegetable merchants… Continiue to the falls of Mok Fha where you will be able to benefit from a moment of relaxation and bathing. Lunch at Baan Pang Lun. Drive to Baan Mae Sae Shan Village.Hike (2h30 duration ) to Karen village of Baan Mae Jok. Meeting and exchanges with their inhabitants. Dinner and overnight in the village (basic comfort).
After breakfast in the village departure for a 3 hours hiking of towards the elephant camp. Lunch served at the camp. Departure for a trip with elephants, 1h30 through the trails and streams of the village of Karen white. Arrival at the village of Bann Pang Khao Lam. Dinner and overnight in the village (basic comfort).
During the morning, 3h bamboo rafting on the Mae Tang River. Lunch in a lodge. You will continue with a 2 hour trek through the jungle to reach the village of Akha tribe. Dinner and overnight in the village.
After breakfast, 1h hike to a Shan village. Lunch in the village then transfer by local truck to Chiang Mai to your hotel. Free dinner to stroll through the night market.
Visit an elephant training camp where you will attend training and elephant bath. Visit an orchid farm. Overnight in 1st Class berth train to Bangkok, occasion of many exchanges with the Thai population.
Arrival in Bangkok, then breakfast in a hotel. Transfer to the airport or to your seaside resort.
Valid until October 31, 2019 (minimum 2 people)
From the boiling megalopolis of Bangkok to the exotic trekking in Northern Thailand, this off-the-beaten path program will allow you to discover the unmissable capital and the natural beauty of the mountains: its jungle and waterfalls, its ecosystem and ethnic groups that inhabit.
A classic circuit at the beginning, for the amateurs of ecology, the extreme North is replaced by 3 days of private trekking in the forests of Chiang Mai with lodging in the tribes. Meals are prepared by the villagers. Your French speaking guide can explain the fauna and flora and the different tribes you will be around.
Warning: our trekkings require a good physical condition but do not require any particular sporting performances, the main emphasis being on the cultural discovery of the ecosystem of Northern Thailand and its inhabitants: they are therefore suitable for novice, intermediate or advanced level walkers