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ATBJ - Ban Jabo Thailand Hilltribe Trek

You can't get a greater appreciation for the diverse culture and gorgeous scenery of Thailand than by trekking up into the mountains to meet its remote hilltribe communities. And that's just what this five-day adventure delivers. Head out from wondrous Chiang Mai and through a national park to Lahu and Karen villages, spend time with a shaman, explore deep caves by bamboo raft, and marvel at the lush jungle scenery before arriving at the hilltop village of Ban Jabo and the warmest of welcomes. This is Thailand as it's been for centuries. Come back in time with us.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Ban Pha Mon Homestay, Ban Pha Mon G Adventures for Good: Ban Muang Pam Homestay, Ban Muang Pam G Adventures for Good: Ban Jabo Homestay, Ban Jabo
Trek to remote hilltribe villages (3 days)
Lod Cave visit and bamboo rafting
Prehistoric coffin cave visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
5
Price From
AUD $449
Start Location
Chiang Mai, Thailand
End Location
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Adventure, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 May 201827 May 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
27 May 201831 May 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
30 May 201803 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
03 Jun 201807 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
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22 Jul 201826 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
25 Jul 201829 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
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19 Aug 201823 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
22 Aug 201826 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
29 Aug 201802 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
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09 Sep 201813 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
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11 Nov 201815 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
14 Nov 201818 Nov 201815AUD $449
18 Nov 201822 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
21 Nov 201825 Nov 201815AUD $449
25 Nov 201829 Nov 201813AUD $449
28 Nov 201802 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
02 Dec 201806 Dec 201815AUD $449
05 Dec 201809 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
09 Dec 201813 Dec 201815AUD $449
12 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
16 Dec 201820 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
19 Dec 201823 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
23 Dec 201827 Dec 201813AUD $449
26 Dec 201830 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $449 
30 Dec 201803 Jan 201914AUD $449
Itinerary
Day 1 - Chiang Mai
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon
Drive from Chiang Mai to the trailhead. Trek through farmland and bamboo and teak forests. Learn about bush food and medicinal plants. Enjoy lunch en route before continuing through rice fields and valleys to reach the first village of a Lahu tribe. Assist with food prep and cooking, learn about weaving and embroidery or check out a local Lahu massage.
Day 3 - Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam
Trek between villages, over farmlands and grasslands, and ascend to the ridge line. Learn about bush medicine and seasonal fruits as you make your way to the lunch stop. Go for a swim and help the local guides prepare lunch. Continue on to the Karen village and spend the night. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals.
Day 4 - Ban Muang Pam/Ban Jabo
After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, trekking beside the Pam River through lush jungle. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. Following the cave visit and lunch travel to Ban Jabo, a Black Lahu village. Learn about the Lahu culture, try out some traditional activities, and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and cooking methods.
Day 5 - Ban Jabo/Chiang Mai
Following breakfast, bid farewell to your hosts and return by private van to Chiang Mai, arriving at approximately 3pm. Tour ends on arrival.