Jungle Wisdom, Karen Culture and Mountain Homestay Adventure - 2 Day Trek
Trekking + waterfalls + Cave temple + rafting + Karen Culture Experience +
4500 THB 2 days 1 night $140
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.
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.
Trip Highlights Include:
- Hike scenic trails
- Visit a remote waterfall
- Ride and learn to guide a bamboo raft
- Cave temple meditation
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
What makes this tour unique?
Chai Lai Sisters is Thailand's first 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.
NOTE: Karen families want to give their guests the best experience possible. Therefore, homestays tend to be beautiful cabins on the family property rather than actually sharing the family’s own house, where they usually sleep in one room together, on the floor. Similarly, they usually feel shy to eat in front of the guests, preferring to make sure that guests are happy and eat separately afterwards. If you would like to ask the family to join you, feel free to invite them.