Trip Highlights

  • Real hilltribe experience in the village
  • Taste local Karen food with freshest ingredients from the area
  • Soft hiking in the real forest
  • Climb unexploited waterfalls
  • Partake in tribal cooking
  • Stay overnight in a hill tribe cabin in the forest (optional)

About the trip

In this experience you will immerse yourself in the world of the Karen hilltribe in the heart of the forest in Kanchanaburi.

We will meet you at your hotel in Kanchanaburi downtown around 9 am. and after 2 hours on the road we will arrive to the village. At the village you will partake in a range of activities that will you into the world of the tribe.

The first activity is hiking! This will take around 2 hours into the real deep forest. You will walk in the mountain stream, climb some waterfalls, and gather some herbs along the way. Expect your shoes to get wet!

After this adventure part we will reach a cabin. You will partake in a cooking session. Taste and smell herbal ingredients that grow in this forest and cook steamed rice in bamboos. You can also relax in the mountain stream right next to the cabin. Let the stream runs through you before meal.

Visit a real Karen house further in the forest. Receive a blessing in a small ritual before returning to the village by a vehicle.

What’s included

  • Transportation from/to Kanchanaburi town
  • Meals and snacks at the village
  • Drinking water
  • Real Karen guides from the village
  • (For overnight trip) One-night lodging in a real Karen cabin in the woods
  • (For overnight trip) We bring female staff to accompany female guests

Meet the villager

You will meet with Chalerm at the village. He’s born a Karen in the village and spent most of his childhood with his father in the woods. He’s a profound knowledge about the forest. His children love spending time in the forest as well.

ITINERARY options

Please note that this is a private tour, so we can adjust things around to suit your needs

Option 1:  Overnight stay

Take your time to get the most out of this forest experience – the scent, the sight, the people and the adventure! This option will give it all. Immerse yourself in the world of the hilltribe people at a relaxing pace. Spend a night in a real cabin in the middle of the woods, next to the mountain stream and the sound of nocturnal animals. In the morning you will wake up to the morning breeze, see the forest waking up with hot coffee. We will leave the village around 1 pm of the next day and arrive to Kanchanaburi around 3 pm.

Option 2:  One day trip

Already packed with other fun stuff in Kanchanaburi? We can offer this experience as a one day trip. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this authentic adventure while you can still enjoy other planned trips in Kanchanaburi. We will leave the village around 5 pm and arrive to Kanchanaburi around 7 pm.

Important Notes

 

  • You have to be physically fit as this trip requires hiking in the woods and climbing some waterfall rocks for 2 hours.
  • For the overnight trip, make sure you are comfortable with sleeping in a cabin in the middle of the woods with very limited facilities.
  • Make sure you wear close shoes or strap sandals that can get entirely wet.

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