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Chiang Mai Trekking TR2005: 2 Day 1 Night Trekking Samoeng Area - with elephant care and bamboo rafting

  Join in group tour - 2 day 1 night  
Trekking with elephant care


Combine trekking in the Samoeng area with some quality time with elephants. Get to see this beautiful area south east of Chiang Mai while trekking through Shan and Karen hill tribe villages. Overnight at a Karen hill tribe village. Finish off the final day with the famous Chiang Mai bamboo rafting.

2,600 Baht

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Day 1
You will be collected from your Chiang Mai hotel or guest house and we will proceed to drive towards the Samoeng area. On route we will stop by at the local market where the guide will buy some fresh supplies for the trip into the hills. The drive will continue to a small elephant camp where you will start your morning's activities with the elephants. You will have some time feeding and getting to know the elephants before embarking on a bareback elephant ride to the river. At the river it will be your chance to bath and scrub the elephant. At the end of the morning it will be time to say goodbye to the elephants and lunch will be served at the elephant camp. After lunch it will be time to start the trekking, You will trek for around three hours through the jungle stopping for a refreshing shower/swim at a waterfall. Our final destination of the day will be at a White Karen hill tribe village. This village will be where you overnight and you guide will prepare your evening meal. Enjoy the evening with your guide and fellow trekkers.

Karen Village

Day 2
The local roosters will usually ensure that you arise early in the morning for your breakfast which will be prepared for you by your guide. After breakfast we will set off for a trek to a further waterfall where we can take a break and to cool down. The trek will continue for around one hour to a Shan Village. The Shan village is where you will be picked up and driven to the river where you will embark on bamboo rafting trip. At the end of the rafting you will be served with lunch before boarding the transport again for your transfer back to Chiang Mai.


Day 1
• Depart Chiang Mai at 08:30
• Local market visit
• Short drive to elephant camp
• Elephant interaction and feeding
• Bareback riding
• Lunch
• Trek to waterfall
• Trek to Karen Village
• Overnight at Karen village.

Karen Village

Day 2
• After breakfast trek to waterfall
• refresh and cool down at waterfall
• Trek to Shan Village
• Short drive to bamboo rafting start point.
• Bamboo rafting
• Lunch
• Return to Chiang Mai around 15:00



waterfall 2 day trek Samoeng elephant washing 2 day trekking from Chiang Mai
Karen village Karen Village river crossing
Karen hill tribe weaving bamboo rafting over night accommodation





Join-in Tour Price
Price per adult in Thai Baht

2,600 BAHT

Price per child in Thai Baht (below 130cm tall)

2,600 BAHT

This tour includes:
• English speaking trekking guide
• Transport by seated pick up truck
• All listed activities
• Food (4 meals)
• 1 night basic accommodation
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

This tour excludes:
• No exclusions

Tipping policy

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Group Join in Tour
You will join a group of up to 13 persons.
Operated By Partner operator
This tour is operated by a specialist operator and not operated by Travel Hub
Guaranteed Daily Departures
This tour is guaranteed to depart daily as long as there is a minimum of 2 persons booked. Please contcat us before booking if you are a solo traveller





1 Departures
This trek departs daily.

1 Elephants and elephant welfare
Elephants feature on this tour please read the following information:

Riding: The operator of the venue allows the elephants to be rode

No riding seat is used. The elephants are rode bare back

Bull hook: The elephants are controlled with a bull hook
Show Elephants are not trained to perform tricks

The elephants are occasionally chained to control their location

If you in disagreement or are sensitive with the any of the above practices (control with bull hook or chaining etc) we do suggest that you choose a different trek which is elephant free or does not use these practices

1 Transport
You will be picked up directly from your hotel or guest house. Transport to and from the trek will be by seated and covered pick up truck. At the end of the trek you will be dropped off at your hotel or guest house.

1 Accommodation
Accommodation is basic and will consist of a thin mattress and a sleeping bag/or blankets. You will stay in simple bamboo accommodation in a Karen village. Washing and toilet facilities are also basic and situated outside the main accommodation. All bedding is provided, either blankets or sleeping bags so there is no need to carry your own into the jungle.

Chiang Mai trekking basic sleeping arrangements  

Examples of sleeping accommodation are provided above. Photos are of actual accommodation provided along the trekking route (but please note that actual accommodation may differ from that shown as sleeping huts are often rotated in different buildings in the camp or village)

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This is a Group join in tour and you will join a group of up to 13 persons

1 Trekking Guides
All guides are English speaking and TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) trained and certified. Many guides used are natives of the area you will trek in and know the areas very well.

1 Baggage
you will only be required to take a day pack on the overnight trek. For your main baggage you will not take this on your trek. We suggest leaving your main baggage at your hotel or guest house while on the trek. Because of the trekking scene in Chiang Mai nearly all guest houses and hotels have some form of luggage storage where they can take care of you bags.

1 Meals
During this trek you will be provided with 4 meals. Lunch and dinner on the 1st day and breakfast and lunch on the 2nd day. Please have breakfast before you are picked up on your first day. Take one bottle of water with you, you will have the opportunity to buy further supplies from hill tribe villages along the way. You may also want to bring a few snacks to keep your energy levels up.


Day 1

Day 2





evening meal


1 Insurance
We provide accident insurance for this tour to cover medical bills up to a maximum amount of 100,000 baht.

1 Safety
Trekking in this part of Thailand is very safe and accidents are very rare but still safety is always a priority. A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.

1 What to wear
Wear light clothes as trekking in this part of the world can be hot and sweaty work. Shorts, T shirt and a sun hat are ideal. Long trousers are OK as they will protect your lower legs more but will be hotter to wear. Although hiking boots aren’t a necessity at least a sturdy pair of running shoes should be worn. Some people trek with sandals but they do leave your feet open to be scratched by vegetation also flip flops (thongs) aren’t appropriate as they don't provide enough support. In the rainy season from April to October bring a rain coat. Bring a change of clothes for after the rafting. Please be sensitive about your dress in the hill tribe village short and t shirts are OK but nothing to revealing please.

1 What to bring
A small rucksack/day sack, shorts and T shirt for trekking (long trousers if you prefer), A change of clothes (shorts & t shirt) especially useful in the wet season to change into at the end of the day, warm jumper/fleece for cool season, Walking shoes, socks, swimming suit, small towel/sarong, insect spray, sun cream, raincoat (rainy season), some toilet paper, one bottle of water. Some money for drinks and hill tribe crafts. No bedding or sleeping bags are required as we supply all the necessary sleeping equipment.

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Free pick up and drop off is included to and from any Chiang Mai city hotel. Sorry we can not pick up from out of town resorts.

Need more information or have any questions before you book? Please do not hesitate to contact us.



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