Travel Section : Excursions & Treks
Chiang Mai International Youth Hostel

 

“A coin you give blesses the life of a child in Thailand. Please help us to help them “

 

A percentage of proceeds from selected tours or treks booked with our service from our Travel Section will be donated to the Thai Youth Community Foundation to help education and improve the lives of the less privileged Thai children.

 

For more inforamtion, please click www.thaiyouthcommunity.org

 

Thank you for your kindness.

 

LOW-COST ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES: WITH CYH TRAVEL SECTION :

 

 

In accordance with Thailand's law, we are officially licensed to arrange travel by Tourist Authority of Thailand. Travel license No.23 / 1389. Please make sure you join a reliable organization for your safety and comfort.

If you would like to have the adventure of you life, we are proud to offer up to 4 days 3 nights or
3 days 2 nights treks, starting at Chiang Mai and travelling to the highest peak in Thailand at 8514 feet above sea level. The whole area is now a National Park with much beautiful scenery including waterfall and the area of Mae Hong Sorn & Chiang Mai Provinces. Trek treks pass through beautiful refreshing rain forest. We visit a waterfall and hill tribes, where you can experience and thus get to know the customs and culture of the hill tribes people. And also riding on elephant and bamboo rafting available for you. The program is open to individuals and groups. The size of group is normally between 5 to 10 persons and longer treks are available by group request. Trek are will planned with excellent hill tribes guide and superb food.

 

 
 


"This area that we are trekking has not previously been open to the mass tourist trekking"
Are you seeking something more valuable than just ordinary trekking sight ?

Please try it and you will soon agree.

If you do not have much time to do the longer trek, we are proud to offer you :


Daily Departure :

 
 


1. 2 Days1 Night trek with elephant riding & bamboo rafting visit the Karen and Meo Hill Tribes.
2. One day elephant safari & bamboo rafting trek : (08.30 - 17.30) Visit Meo & Karen Hill tribes village, adventure trip with elephant riding & bamboo rafting, enjoy your time with waterfall. This trip will be including lunch, English speaking guide, National Park fee and travel by air-con van.


3. One day tour to Chiang Rai (from 07.00 – 20.00 ) : visit Chiang Rai, another interesting city in the Northern Thailand, and also a warm home for various hill tribes, Mae Sai Burma border, Chiang Sean ancient old city, Golden Triangle and visit Akha & Yao hill tribes. Lunch including.

 
 
 


4. One day tour to Doi Inthanon National Park (from 08.00 – 17.00) : visit the highest mountain of Thailand, stupa, waterfall and Meo hill tribes..

 
 


5. Khantok Dinner & Shown at the best place of Chiang Mai (19.00 – 21.30)
6. Car,Jeep &Motorcycle for rent (including insurance)

 


7. Tradition Thai Massage Program (more information click " Package Tour”- package k )
8. Best buy air-ticket : Chiang Mai to Bangkok or Phuket ..etc.
9. Best buy bus ticket to Bangkok, to South of Thailand etc.. free pick up and drop at Khao San Rd,)
10.Youth Hostel or Hotel Reservation Package Tour.

 


11. Thai Cousins Cookery Program. (more information click" Package Tour” - package i )

 
 
 


12. SPECIAL ONE DAY TRIP TO KAREN-PADUANG LONG NECK HILL TRIBES VILLAGE:
visit 5 differents kind of hill tribes such as Akha, Lahu, Palong, Lisu,
Karen Paduang Long Neck & Long Ears, hill tribes village, Chiangdao cave,
Orchid farm (from 08.00 – 17.00)
13. Visa arrangement for Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.
14. Best buy your accommodation with all the hotel Package Tour with us. Low cost ! SURE !
15. Planning your trip to Laos from Chiang Mai - Chiang Khong – Laung Prabang – Vientien - Indochina
16. All kind of package tour arrangement. (please click "Package Tour" -package)

 


17. One day Whitewater Rafting Adventure on the Mae Tang River including riding on elephant,Whitewater Rafting and Mountain Bike( 08.00 – 17.00)

 


18. Cycling "Heart of Chiangmai" for half day or full day trip.
19. Rock Climbing and Water fall Abseiling Adventure Program (08.00 – 16.00) (New ! )
(more information click " Package Tour" -package f)
20. Planning Education, Sport, Community Work Service Program on group request.
21. A spectacular Fantasia & Cabaret Show (show time: 7.30 p.m. & 9.30 p.m.)
22. Day trip Mae Ping River Cruise : carried along the cool water of the Ping river. Enjoy the ever-Chiang Mai river bank scene-resplendent teak house, rural greenery and sunny-faced kids scrambling into the water. Stop at a local farmer's riverside garden and see for yourself the cultivation of jasmine rice and variety of herbs for use both in medicine and cookery. Enjoy a snack of seasonal fresh fruits and savour the refreshing taste of lemon-grass juice.

Application and detailed information maybe obtained from Chiang Mai
International Youth Hostel :

Tel : (053)276737, 284046 Fax: (053) 204025
Cotact Mr.Peter: +66 81 8842055 (24 hrs)
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GENERAL INFORMATION ON OUR TREKS & ACTIVITIES & COMMUNITY WORK

 

1. Each group will be consist of a minimum of 6 persons and a maximum of 10 persons. If you do not want to join other trekkers, an individual trek can be arranged and you will be charged accordingly.
2. You will stay with hill tribes family in the village of the various tribes, sleeping on wooden or bamboo floors with no fanciful amenities. However, there will be clean water for showering, drinking and cooking and we will provide you with sleeping bag and rucksack, a water bottle which you have to carry during the trek. The porters will only carry the food and cooking utensils.
3. Treks are conducted through out the year but temperature varies :
November – February 14 C – 23 C Cool Season (Winter Season for Thai)
March – June 28 C – 35 C Dry Season (Summer Season for Thai)
July – October 25 C – 33 C Rainy Season
4. Your luggage and other items which you do not want to bring on trek and be kept in the hostel or hotel for safekeeping.
5. You are only required to bring your personal belongings like clothing, good walking shoes, slippers, raincoat, first aid kit, swimming suit, warm jacket etc..
6. The package will include transportation, accommodation, meal on trek included the first day lunch to the last day lunch. You will also be accompanied by a Thai Hill Tribes guide who speaks tribal languages, local dialects and has a good command of English to lead and assist the group. All our Thai Hill Tribes guide have Tourist Guide License from T.A.T.
7. You are advised to immune yourself against malaria. (Specially in June, July rainy season)

 


Adventure Trekking Program for those who wanting a bit more of a challenge :

 

 

“A coin you give blesses the life of a child in Thailand. Please help us to help them “

A percentage of proceeds from selected package tour with our Travel Section will be donated to the Thai Youth Community Foundation to help education and improve the lives of the less privileged Thai children. For more information, please click www.thaiyouthcommunity.org

Thank you for your kindness.

 

      

 

2 Days 1 Night Trek “ Heart of Siam

 

 

 

 


2 DAYS 1 NIGHT ADVENTURE TREKKING NORHTHERN THAILAND New program  : Pai & Samerng District area.

 


"This area that we are trekking has not previously been open to the mass tourist trekking"
Are you seeking something more valuable than just ordinary trekking sight ?


 

Please try it and you will soon agree. 

 

Day 01 : Chiang Mai – Hill tribes (/L/D)

After your breakfast, departure from your hotel by 4WD pick up truck, drive 30 mins up to the North of Chiang Mai, stop & rest at the local market around 30 mins. Then drive to the way to Pai about 1.30 hrs. We will have lunch at Shan hill tribes village. After lunch we drive to the walking point to start our trek, we walk around 30 mins. visit Mhong or Meo hill tribes village, after 1.30 hrs walk pass through to the jungle and pass the rice field, overnight with Karen hill tribes family ( Home Stay)

 

Day 02 : Hill Tribes – Chiang Mai (B/L/)

After Breakfast, we departure for the Karen village, we walk around 1 hrs. to the elephant camp. We will riding on elephant around 1.30 hrs.see a nice beautiful nature and we start to walk again 1.30 hrs. to visit waterfall, you will have a nice time swimming & rest, lunch at the waterfall. Walk down to the hill follow the stream for 1.30 hrs. Our 4 WD truck with pick us up to the rafting camp. Then will will take 1 hrs. by bamboo rafting along a beautiful river. Have a nice trip back your hotel at 17.00

 


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Departs daily year round.

 

 

 

Tour price: xxxx  Bht pp. (Minimum 4 persons , Maximum 12 persons per group)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service included in the tour price:

 

-          All transportation on the itinerary.

 

-          1 nights with hill tribes family

 

-          Sleeping kit, life jacket and some rucksack will be provided during trekking.

 

-          Full meal on the itinerary.

 

-          English – speaking guide.

 

-          Admission fees where applicable. (National Park fee 400 Bht. Including)

 

-          Insurance

 

-          Vat tax & service charge

 

Not including: Private tip for the local guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Days 2 Nights Trek “ Heart of Siam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS ADVENTURE TREKKING NORHTHERN THAILAND New program : Pai & Samerng District area.

 


"This area that we are trekking has not previously been open to the mass tourist trekking"
Are you seeking something more valuable than just ordinary trekking sight?


 

Please try it and you will soon agree. 

 

Day 01: Chiang Mai – Hill Tribes(/L/D)
After your own  breakfast at the hostel. Depart from Chiang Mai at
09.30 A.M. to Northwest of Chiang Mai to Pai, Mae Hong Sorn area. Stop at the local market and continue the trip to MeoHillTribesVillage to have lunch. Then we start the trek for 3 hrs. to Karen hill tribes villages where we can learn about the hill tribes life and their tradition and culture. The original in Mynmar (Burma) and they are the largest tribal minority in Thailand. And overnight at the Karen hill tribes villages.

 

Day 02: Hill Tribes (B/L/D)
Breakfast, we walk to elephant camp (1hrs.) We take an elephant ride through to the jungle around 1.30 hrs. We will have a good time at the waterfall and lunch here.  After we walk around 2 hrs to the Karen village and a good time with the hill tribes and walk to our elephant camp nearby the village and we will overnight here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 03: Hill Tribes – Chiang Mai (B/L)

 


After breakfast, walk up and down the hill for 2 hours to the Shan hill tribe village. In a pickup, you will go to another Shan village where you will take your lunch. Then, after 10 mins. driving, we will arrive in the bamboo rafting camp where you will raft along the river for 1h half.

 

End of our trek. (around: 05.00 P.M.), transfer back to Chiang Mai International Youth Hostel.

 

 

 

Departs daily, year round.

 

 

 

Cost : xxxx Bht. per person ****

 

 

 

Service included in the tour price:

 

-          All transportation on the itinerary.

 

-          1 nights with hill tribes family & 1 night at our elephant camp

 

-          Sleeping bag, life jacket and some rucksack will be provided during trekking.

 

-          Full meal on the itinerary.

 

-          English – speaking guide.

 

-          Admission fees where applicable & national park fee 400 bath will be including

 

-          Insurance

 

-          Vat tax & service charge

 

Not including: Private tip for the local guide

 

SpecialAdventure & Sport Program 2010 :2 Days or 3 Days

 

 

3 Days 2 Nights Adventure by White Water Rafting & Bamboo Rafting & Elephant Riding "Specially visit Pa Dong Long Neck & Long Ears.

 

 

Day 01 : Chiang Mai – Hill Tribes(L/D)

Pick up at your hostel or hotel. Depart from Chiang Mai at 09.30 A.M. to North of Chiang Mai to Karen Paduang Long Neck & Long Ears and visit Lahu hill tribes village for 45 min. At Shan village we will riding on elephant for 1 hrs. pass rain forest, rice fields then we trek about 3 hrs. to Lahu hill tribes village. Overnight with Lahu hill tribes family at this village. ( Understanding of the hill tribes culture and customs)


Day 02 : Hill Tribes (B/L/D)

Breakfast, we walk through the jungle to the waterfall around 2 hrs. swimming & relaxing and have lunch. Afternoon we walk through the rain forest and farmland and foothill of the area inhabited by the hill tribes for 2 hrs, to our jungle camp where will spend a night here.

 




 

 

Day 03 : Hill Tribes – Chiang Mai (B/L)

Breakfast, start the trek for 1 hrs. to Shan hill tribes village & Raflting camp where we have lunch Then take an exciting by White Water Rafting around 1 hrs. travelling down the river and continue with bamboo rafting along the river until we reach at our meeting point for our truck back to Chiang Mai.
End of our trek. (around: 05.00 P.M.), transfer back to the hotel or the hostel.
B=Breakfast
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

 

Remark:this itinerary is just the guide line, normally our guide will discuss & tell you day by day.

 

***And also , it is possible for us to arrange 2 days 1 night trek with White Water Rafting & see Long Ears & Long Neck, for more information please contact at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PRICE : xxxx Bht.pp

 

Included in price

 

  1. Tour Guide

  2. Entry Fees

  3. Meals

  4. Accommodation

  5. All transportation on the itinerary

  6. 2 nights accommodation with hill tribes family or jungle camp.

  7. Sleeping kit, consisting of mat for the floor and a sheet as well as a rucksack

  8. Full board while trekking( start from lunch on day 01 – lunch day 03 )

  9. English – speaking guide.

  10. Tax Vat 7 %

  11. Insurance

DEVALAUTION BONUS! In July 1997, you got 25 Thai Baht. Now, you are getting over 34 Thai Baht to 1 U.S. Dollar!!!! Or 54 Thai Baht to 1 Pound Sterling !!!


THE MAIN TIHINGS NEEDED DURING THE TREK:
• Walking shoes or tennis shoes, rucksack.
• Slippers or sandals.
• Pants and T-shirt
• Sweater / jumper, jacket,
• Torch / flash light
• Swimming suit
• Sun glass, sun protection cream
• Mosquito / insect repellant
• Personal necessities like – soap, towel, tissue, toothbrush.
• First aids and personal medicines (pills- diarrhea, cold, headache etc..)
• No need of mosquito net, extra luggage, any valuable thing etc.

 

Note: we will provide sleeping bag and mosquito net

OUR RECOMMENDATION !!!!!
"Insurgents just part of Thai Scenery." AY February 2,1985 by Ray Conlogue.
"Thai Hostel Cheap and Rich with Elephant." Sunday October 31, 1993
Los Angeles Time,
Backpack & Budget by Lucy Izon
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"Getting to know the real Thailand" Youth/Budget by Lucy Izon in The Toronto Star, July 31,1999
"News and Tip for Travellers" from Nation Geographic in May/June 1994 by Jerry Dunn.
"
South-East Asia on a shoestring." by Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet.
"Le Guide du Rotard" guide book in French, Italy etc..
" Tourist Authority of
Thailand" T.A.T.

Application and detailed information maybe obtained from Chiang Mai
International Youth Hostel :
Tel : (053)276737, 284046 Fax: (053) 204025
Cotact Mr.Peter: +66 81 8842055 (24 hrs)
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Note:In accordance with Thailand's law, we are officially licensed to arrange travel by Tourist Authority of Thailand. Travel license No.23 / 1389. Please make sure you join a reliable organization for your safety and comfort.

 

 

 

Special trip to know Chiang Mai:

 

Heart of Siam ”by bicycle is a 4-5 hour bicycling tour through the

southern part of Chiang Mai. Every healthy person who is able to balance and ride a bicycle can join this trip.

 

During this trip, which holds a maximum of 8 people per group,

participants will learn and see parts of the rich cultural and culinary

background of Chiang Mai.

 

The routing goes on quiet and green land roads, passing the

former capital of Lana; Wiang Kum Kam that shows us temples and

ruins dating back hundreds of years. We’ll visit a Chinese temple, the

Mc Kean rehabilitation center: a former leper colony, a special school

for monks, mostly hill-tribes children; stop at a small pottery where we

can see how they produce different shapes of pottery by hand.

Ride along the Ping River and breathe the local atmosphere that makes

Chiang Mai so special. We’ll stop at a candy factory and try some of the

famous and delicious Chiang Mai candy; a local bakery let us see how

they produce many different products by hand. On the market we see

those products back in small shops; here we also let you try some of the

most delicious and exotic fruits and other snacks.

During the trip we will stop about every hour to rest and to provide you

drinking water or a soft drink. Halfway we will offer a small local meal

(Kao Soy Kai) in a local restaurant.

 

Note: Visit of the above mention schools or factories will be skipped if

closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursion starts daily 8:00 AM & 13:00 PM

 

Cost = 1,100.00 Bht.pp.

What is included:

A unique and unequalled Chiang Mai cycling experience

A delicious Thai snack/meal

Some Thai delicacies along the route

Bicycle rent

Guide fee

Water or soft-drinks during the excursion

R/T Transfers from Chiang Mai city Hotel to Chiang Mai YHA and back

 

Remark:It is possible for us to arrange 2 days or 3 days cycling adventure trip around North of Thailand on your request.

 

Application and detailed information maybe obtained from Chiang Mai
International Youth Hostel :
Tel : (053)276737, 284046 Fax: (053) 204025
Contact Mr.Peter: +66 81 8847328 (24 hrs)
E-mail:
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Heart of Thai Elephant:

How to become a good “Mahout” ?

Special program for all who would like to become the Elephant Caretaker

Heart of Elephant with full day Training Course

Mahout Experience and Elephant Training Course:

This unique experience will last a lifetime in your memories.  This is your chance to work side by side with an experienced Mahout (Elephant Caretaker) and step into another world that focuses on the well being and preservation of the elephant population of Thailand.  The location is near to North of Chiang Mai , well outside of the city. If you would like to join 2 days or 3 days training course and accommodation will be at the Elephant Lodge.

Give you a wonderful introduction to the Asian Elephant. You will learn about the behaviors and lifestyle of these elephants, also you can learn how to control and bath with the elephant as if you are a Mahout. All the while you will be able to ride elephants bare-back ride through the hill and jungle. Training is held at a beautiful mountain range in North of Chiang Mai. Program is conducted in English by our Mahout and professional elephant trainers.

One day Training Course Program:

08.30 We'll pick you up at your hotel/GH.

09.30 Upon arrival and meeting the staff, you are briefed in basic elephant language and control motions. You'll then bath with them and hunt for food & herbs.

12.00 We'll provide lunch prior to lumbering up the mountain to play in the mud pit and search for herbs & treats you then plant a sapling tree to insure continuation of our jungles.

    1. We'll return you to your hotel/GH. after you've showered.

Price include: Transportation, Gasoline, Accommodation, Lunch, Water, Guide, Insurance, Mahout cloths (one elephant for 2 persons)

What to bring: Towel, Clothes, Shampoo, Soap, Camera, Plastice bag for your camera, Mosquito spray, Rain attire (rainy season). Snack, Books

Application and detailed information maybe obtained from Chiang Mai
International Youth Hostel :
Tel : (053)276737, 284046 Fax: (053) 204025
Contact Mr.Peter: +66 81 8847328 (24 hrs)
E-mail:
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