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trek Thailand for Action Cancer

itinerary

DAY 1

Departure

Depart from Dublin on a flight to Bangkok.

DAY 2

Chiang Mai

We arrive into Bangkok and take an internal flight to Chiang Mai, the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom, dating back to the 14th Century. Following our welcome briefing in the evening, we are treated to a traditional meal overlooking the Ping River enjoyed from the comfort of a 100 year old Teak House. Our first night in Thailand finishes with the opportunity to explore the Chiang Mai night bazaar- a fantastic introduction to the cultural ex-periences that lie ahead.

DAY 3

Dong Samun

An early morning start with a good breakfast sees us gather in the middle of the old city of Chiang Mai before transferring 2hrs to the Hmong village for the start of our trek. The village sits on the edge of the Khun Kan Na-tional Park; home to a diverse wildlife population, making for a unique start to the trek. Today’s journey takes us along spectacular ridgetops and allows us to enjoy the unforgettable scenery of the Mae Khan River. Today fin-ishes in the Blue Hmong Village of Dong Samun where we enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest.

DAY 4

Wat Chan

Today we traverse through conifer forests to the traditional Thai village of Chaem Noi, nestled within a lush val-ley. Here we stop to enjoy lunch in our idyllic surroundings before continuing our trek onto Wat Chan, a small village in the heart of the old elephant trail. Tonight we enjoy an evening amongst the locals with some incredible cultural integration and chances to see these traditional villages as very few westerners see them.

DAY 5

Huai Pu Loei

Today takes us through the most remote areas of the trail as we begin to leave civilisation behind. The terrain becomes slightly more mountainous but we are rewarded with the spectacular landscapes from rice fields to green jungles. Once again we eat lunch in a traditional Karen Village before finishing our days trek through the forest to our final destination for the day, Huai Pu Loei.

DAY 6

Nam Hu

After a good breakfast we transfer over the steep terrain of Doi Yao Peak, providing us with unrivalled views over the panoramic Myanmar border. We then make our way towards Huai Hee which lies beneath one of the highest mountains in Thailand, Doi Pui. Today’s trek finishes as we make our way through the dense, lush jungle before reaching Nam Hu offering a unique opportunity to explore the natural caves, streams and waterfalls in the area before relaxing for the evening.

DAY 7

Mae Hong Son

For our final trekking day there are great rewards with some of the most spectacular views so far. We start the day by trekking up to Saam Fah mountain ridge for magnificent views across the unfolding valley of Mae Hong Son. We then make our final descent to the entrance of Mae Surin National Park before transferring to Mae Hong Son for a well deserved rest. Tonight we enjoy our celebratory meal to mark the end of an extraordinary challenge and enjoy a good bed in our hotel.

DAY 8

Chang Mai

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel we depart Mae Hong Son and transfer to Chiang Mai, stopping en-route for lunch. We then overnight in Chang Mai.

DAY 9

Bangkok / Arrive in the UK

We transfer to the airport in Chang Mai before taking an internal flight to Bangkok. After a short stop in Bangkok we take our international flight back to the UK.*

 

* This may be an overnight flight and will be depending on flight schedules

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