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Highlights
  • Connect with local black lahu and shan communities
  • Savour home-cooked thai food
  • Experience local culture hands-on
  • Learn about local hilltribe customs from those who live and breathe them

When most of us think "Thailand," we think bustling Bangkok, fresh and spicy Lanna cuisine, and flamboyant Buddhist temples. This trip introduces you to a side of Thailand that few see, partnering you up with a local hilltribe for an all-access glimpse into (very) rural life. Explore the village and the jungle that surrounds it, study ancient farming techniques, try your hand at bamboo-weaving, and learn about daily life in the hills from your more-than-welcoming hosts. Bangkok, schmangkok – head for the hills and discover what everyone else has been missing.

Trip Description
Local Living Thailand—Hilltribe Experience
 
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.8 out of 5
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Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Local Living Thailand—Hilltribe Experience

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G Adventures - Thailand on a Shoestring January 2017

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
From my personal experience, if it’s your first time travelling solo (male or female), I would highly recommend a G-Adventures tour. They give you the chance to experience the country at a deeper level, particularly if your time there is limited.

Already having transport and accommodation organised, accompanied with a flexible itinerary, enables you to completely lose yourself in what the country has to offer.

Read my full review on my blog :)
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To whom it may concern: I am a travel agent and work for one of if not the largest travel agencies inside the U.S. I must say that I have traveled extensively and this was actually my second G adventures tour and our tour guide was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Pui (Kulika Limkaew) paid every bit of her attention to detail and did everything possible to ensure that our trip was not only successful but most memorable as well. I would travel again and again to this destination just to be in her care and have access to her knowledge. Words cannot express how she far exceeded my expectations! August 2016

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The tour and our CEO was freaking awesome! She was more than professional and did everything possible to insure our satisfaction and comfort. She went above and beyond to accommodate every single passenger and traveler. I am a Sr. Travel Consultant with Affordable Tours and having traveled extensively for the past 15 years I can honestly say that she is the best trav
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This was my first big journey. And for someone with not a great travel experience a g adventures tour is the perfect way to get used to travel. Hotels, transport and optional activities were always organized by our ceo and so you could just relax and you didn't always have to be worried about which hotel to stay in next and how to get there and what sightseeing could be done in the next place. This sounds like you didn't have the possibility to decide what to do in each place. In contrary, you were always able to say i want to have a day off or i want to go see that, and i don't want to do this. So you weren't limited in free choice at all. As long as the people in your group are nice people, i'd say nothing can go wrong with choosing to travel in a g adventures group. August 2016

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  • Lodging 5.0
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You got a good look around the rain forest around chiang mai and got an insight how basic people live in this area. The bamboo river rafting was something unlike anything i'd ever experien

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G Adventure travels are always well organised without forcing one to take part in activities and be pushed around like cattle. It allows you to go experience the country on your own or with guidance, whichever you prefer that day. I also highly appreciate, that G Adventreu CEOs always try to tell you about local customs, traditions and views, to better understand the countries visitied and to travel in a sustainable manner. December 2015

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The Sailing Thailand tour was the perfect start to my Thailand experience! The minute I stepped on the boat, work back home and stress were far away and all forgotten. It was the perfect mis of activities, seeing Thailands beautiful islands and relaxing!
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the quality of people on the tour were great! the tour looked after managing local arrangements, and the itinerary was really quite good December 2015

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  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We enjoyed the Gadventure trip overall. We were impressed with the quality of travellers we associated with and appreciated the travel arrangements taken care of by the company so we could concentrate on the highlights of Thailand.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Chiang Mai/Ban Jabo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand with a lunch stopover in Pai. Meet your local hosts and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods. Included Activities: Ban Jabo Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Ban Jabo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Walk to the fields surrounding the village to learn about (or even opt to help out with!) local farming practices before visiting a prehistoric wooden coffin cave. Dine on a typical jungle lunch. In the afternoon, learn about the local education system with a visit to a school. Learn about the Lahu culture and traditional activities. Try bamboo weaving, make a Lahu bag and learn how to play a Lahu instrument. Opt to help out with dinner preparation. Included Activities: Ban Jabo Homestay Prehistoric Wooden Coffin Cave Visit

Day 4 Ban Jabo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Walk to another hilltribe community in the area to learn about the Shan people, the local masters of irrigation and wet rice farming. Enjoy the views and take in a new way of life in the community before walking back to Baan Jabo. Additional Notes: It is always an option to spend all day in the Baan Jabo community, skipping the walk. Included Activities: Ban Jabo Homestay Hilltribe Walk

Day 5 Ban Jabo/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

Say goodbye to your local hosts and buy any last minute hand-crafted goods before transferring back to Chiang Mai for a final evening with the group. Included Activities: Ban Jabo Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 6 Chiang Mai (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 399

Price Per Day:

$ 67 per person
 
Departure tax is included in all international and domestic tickets.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Local Living: Ban Jabo Homestay
  • Ban Jabo
  • Three-day homestay with a local hilltribe and all activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Transport between destinations and included activities
Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate vehicle, walking.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Avg 10, max 14

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Basic hotel (2 nts), local homestay (3 nts)
While staying in the hilltribe village, the group will be split into groups of 2 and 3, with each group staying in a different home. Beds are on the floor; all bedding and a mosquito net are provided.
Start City
Chiang Mai
End City
Chiang Mai
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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