1 Day Authentic Hill Tribe Tour


Discover Non-Tourist Hill tribe villages, Traditional Hill tribe culture, Village life, Local food


Visit authentic Karen and Hmong Karen Hill tribe villages, on this 1 Day Hill Tribe Tour in Chiang Mai. These villages are nestled in lush countryside, 1 hour from Chiang Mai. Travel with our local hill tribe guides to Learn about hill tribe culture and way of life, in an ethical way.

1 Day Hilltribe tour Chiang Mai
1 Day Hilltribe tour Chiang Mai
1 Day Hill Tribe Tour Chiang Mai

1 Day Hill Tribe Tour

This is a sample itinerary, is flexible and can be customised:

• Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai
• Enjoy the lush scenery as we head into the hills, get off the tourist trail to explore authentic hilltribe life in the countryside. Along the way we will stop to explore aspects of local life such as local markets
• Visit to authentic Karen hill tribe villages, where villagers still live in traditional stilt bamboo houses. Learn about Karen culture and their fascinating way of life
• We'll cook traditional lunch together in the village. This could include local ingredients such as jungle ferns, rice in bamboo, herbs and chillies
• After lunch, seasonal activities may include; a short trek to the surrounding rice fields and forests, learn about how the Karen people farm and live with nature, or watching how village handicrafts are made such as women weaving
• We will then visit an authentic Hmong hill tribe village, chance to learn about the Hmong tribe and aspects of Hmong culture such as their traditional embroidery
• Optional visit to Baan Tong Luang* village, where you can see the Long neck, Palong, Mien, Hmong, Karen, and Lisu hill tribes
• Back to Chiang Mai, drop off at hotel

    Sample Seasonal Activities
  • Visit rice terraces
  • Farming with the villagers
  • Visit to village school
  • Visit waterfall

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  • Suitable for : All ages
  • Kid friendly : Yes
  • Difficulty : Easy (only gentle walk required)
  • Customisable: Yes
  • Duration: 8am until late afternoon (Time is flexible)
  • Seasonal: Available year round

  • This tour starts+ends in Chiang Mai. We can pick up+drop off at your hotel/airport/train station in Chiang Mai
  • Pick up time is 8am and we finish in the late afternoon. The timing is flexible though, please contact us about this
  • The itinerary is an outline only, and is flexible. This provides the opportunity to explore local life along the way
  • We follow village life, rather than expecting village life to follow our expectations. So we cannot guarantee what activities you will see in the village. But you will have the chance to meet villagers, be invited into their homes and to see how they live in an ethical and respectful way
  • We focus on authentic experiences, so we are the only group to visit these Karen hill tribe villages
  • Optional visit to Baan Tong Luang village (where you can see the Long neck women, Palong, Lahu, Hmong, Lisu hill tribes). This is a touristic village, but it provides an educational and all-round insight into a variety of hill tribe groups, which would otherwise be difficult to see in 1 day. You can decide about this on the day, with your guide
  • This 1 Day Hill Tribe Tour Chiang Mai can be customised. Please contact us for more details
- Option to cook lunch together in the village. The lunch fee is payable directly to the villagers, this enables them to earn an income directly
- This means that 100% of profits from services in the village, goes directly to the Karen hill tribe