Kayaking & Hill Tribe Trekking | Chiang Mai

Visit a hill tribe village of North Thailand's Palong Tribe & kayak along Chiang Mai's Ping River
Chiang Mai trekking and kayaking
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Tiger Trail: Chiang Dao Soft Kayaking and Hill Tribe Trekking (2 days, 1 night)

  • Master the art of river kayaking in the extraordinary surroundings of Northern Thailand.
  • Stay with the Palong Tribe and learn about their way of life.
  • Discover how to prepare a delicious traditional Thai meal.
  • Optional elephant ride and show.
  • All meals and accommodation included.

Kayaking & Hill Tribe Trip: Desciption

Kayak, trek and immerse yourself in traditional Northern Thailand!

This action-packed trip will take you through atmospheric jungles, along winding rivers and into the heart of the hill tribes, as we explore the fascinating terrain around Chiang Dao and beyond.

We begin our adventure with a visit to a local Thai market, where our guide will buy some produce for our evening meal; talking you through the different ingredients and why they are so special. We will then make our way into the heart of the jungle, where after a picnic lunch, we will begin our trek. This mysterious trail will lead us up hills and along winding paths, until we reach our destination for the evening; the village of the Palong Tribe.

The Palong people, who originally came from Myanmar, are happy to let you explore their village, and we will all help to prepare dinner together, whilst our guide gives a demonstration on preparing traditional Thai food; certainly one to remember to show the people back home.

After a relaxing night in a local village house, we bid the Palong tribe farewell and continue on our journey. We take a short trek to the nearby Karen village of Thakilek, before being taken to our next big adventure, our kayaking trip!

Chiang Mai’s Ping River is perfect for kayaking, offering a good level of challenge, with twists and turns and fairly speedy currents; all whilst travelling under the shadow of the imposing Doi Chiang Dao Mountain, which looms above us. Watch fishermen as they haul their nets and farmers tending to their crops as we pass by.

After a pleasant lunch by the river, we return to our pick-up car, which will return us to Chiang Mai, via a fascinating orchid nursery.

This is a fast-paced, exuberant tour, and is a wonderful way of getting to grips with the ‘real’ Northern Thailand, whilst having a lot of fun along the way!

Chiang Mai Trip Pricing

1 Person: 420 USD
2 People: 240 USD
3 People: 210 USD
4 People: 185 USD
5 People: 170 USD
6 People: 165 USD
7 People: 157 USD
8 People: 152 USD


From 152 USD


2 days, 1 night

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Tiger Trail Chiang Dao Soft Kayaking and Hill Tribe Trekking


053 278 517-8


Tiger Trail Thailand
62/5 Charoenprathet Road,
Chiang Mai,

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