Jungle Wisdom and Forest Medicine

Trekking + waterfalls + Cave temple + rafting  + Karen Culture Experience +  

4000 THB 2 days 1 night $115

Get off the beaten path and learn how to live in harmony with the jungle. On this private trek you will relax and learn some jungle survival skills from knowledgeable indigenous Karen hill tribe guides. 

Unplug. Reconnect.

Karen people have lived peacefully in the in the mountains for generations, combining hunting, gathering and farming to survive. On this trek your guides will teach you to return to indigenous roots and enjoy the simple pleasures of jungle life. On this Chai Lai Sisters tour you will experience what life is like without wifi, supermarkets, factory farms, and 7-Elevens on every corner.

Trek to waterfalls 

Trek to waterfalls 

Golo in a bamboo Karen hill tribe house

Golo in a bamboo Karen hill tribe house

“Many people live in a society where they don’t know how to make their own clothes, make their own shelter or get their own food. Knowing how to meet your most basic needs leads to a sense of confidence and well-being - or feeling more sabai. Also food from the jungle is good because it’s all organic!
— Golo, Chai lai Sisters Guide

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Hike scenic trails
  • Visit a remote waterfall
  • Ride and learn to guide a bamboo raft
  • Cave temple meditation
Trek to waterfalls

Trek to waterfalls

Have fun in nature

Have fun in nature

Learn from experts

A hill tribe village might "poor" to you but we feel rich to live in the beautiful natural landscape. Our wealth is not how much stuff we accumulate but how little we need to me happy. The forest provides everything that we need. Karen houses are traditionally constructed from bamboo with roofs made of grass or leaves. Your guide can teach you to make a basic shelter using only these items and a machete. Karen women still know how to make their own clothes completely by hand and without electricity, by weaving on a back loom. It takes time to master but you will have a chance to try it out.

Some of the wilderness skills you can learn:

  • Identify wild edible plants
  • Cook and eat in the jungle
  • Make cooking utensils from banana leaves
  • Identify medicinal plants
  • Find water in bamboo
  • Build a shelter
  • Weave cotton into cloth
On this tour you don’t just have fun, you also you also give jobs to Karen people and we are happy to share indigenous jungle wisdom with you
— Nukul, Chai Lai Sisters Founder

What makes this tour unique?

Chai Lai Sisters is Thailand's 1st trekking company owned and operated by Karen women. We strive to make the impact of tourism a positive one for both our community and the ecosystem.    

Watch: meet our guide 'Nukul'