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Comments/reviews about our trekking tours:

I would highly recommend the 2 day Encounter with Nature trek. It was a once in a lifetime experience. The stay in the Karen village was an adventure that we will never forget. The people were so friendly, welcoming us into their homes. Our guide was superb, warm, informative and he made us feel very at ease in unfamiliar surroundings.
Nicky Steele/ Kate Madlin - Chesterfield, UK (July 2004)

This was our first trekking experience & we would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the outdoors or getting off the beaten path. The whole process from booking the trek, to meeting the hilltribe people, to experiencing the local food will not soon be forgotten. Wayfarers Travel is a fantastically professional organisation that provides a first class experience. We now have a lifetime of memories to look forward to.
Mark & Mara Luke - Canada (July 2005)



Whitewater Rafting

Chiang Mai Whitewater Rafting trip. International standard rafting - daily trips from June - February.


Thai Cookery School

Thai cookery lessons every day at our Thai Cookery School. Learn how to make Green curry, Pad Thai and Papaya salad as well as many other popular Thai dishes.


Hilltribe Trekking & Tours - both trekking and tours to see the hilltribe villages in Northern Thailand



Chiang Mai Trekking Tours -  Trekking in Chiang Mai Thailand

Welcome to Wayfarers Travel - Chiang Mai Trekking. We have more than 20 years experience in organising and guiding treks in the hills of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. We are a TAT registered tour company licensed to organise tours and trekking throughout the whole of Thailand. All our treks are led by TAT licensed guides and run according to TAT regulations (which are):
 - All treks have to be registered at the Tourist Police office before departure (that is why we ask for a photocopy of your passport). This is in order for them to check that the route is safe, the guide is licensed and to have a record of people participating in the trip.
- we insure trekkers in case of accidents for a sum of up to 100,000Bt/person (injury) and 200,000Bt/person (loss of life). This is in accordance with TAT regulations .

This season we have made a special effort to include extra itineraries so that we cover all the popular areas. As always, our one day treks around Chiang Mai, are very popular and we have added some extra itineraries so there's something for everyone.

Please note all our treks are private trips. "Private" meaning that if you book as a group of two you will trek as a group of two. If you book as a group of six you will trek as a group of six. This enables us to guarantee itineraries and departure dates. There is no risk of getting to Chiang Mai to find the trip has been cancelled because there are not enough people to form a group (as happens with the larger group treks).

If you would like further information or if there is something you can't find on the website, please just contact us by filling in our Trekking Enquiry Form or drop us an E mail :

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Doi Inthanon Trekking Adventure
Trekking to the Doi Inthanon National Park, south of Chiang Mai, for 3 days to enjoy the great outdoors with great views.

Day 1  Drive south from Chiang Mai for about 2 hrs, to the summit of Doi Inthanon (the highest mountain of Thailand). We visit the twin chedi monuments as well as the summit of the mountain. Then we drive downhill a short way and visit the Royal Project for agriculture. We take a packed lunch to have at the Vachiratarn Waterfalls. After lunch we drive a short distance (15mins) to the start of our hiking trail. In the afternoon we walk for about 2hrs to a Karen village where we spend the night. (Hiking is in the National Park itself). (L,D)

Day 2  Leave the Karen village and walk for approx. 3hrs to another Karen village where we have lunch. We walk for a further 2 hrs in the afternoon to the Karen village where we spend the night. Hiking on the second day is also in the National Park itself with lovely scenery, plant life and a climate considerably cooler than the lower lying areas. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Walk for for 2 hours to the elephant camp passing a waterfall on the way where we stop for a rest. We take a 1 hour elephant ride and then break for lunch. In the afternoon our transport will take us to the rafting point, and we raft down the river on bamboo rafts for approx. 1hr. Drive back to Chiang Mai which takes approx. 1hr. 



 Lisu Homestay
Staying in a remote Lisu village; as well as elephant riding, rafting and hiking. This is a new program staying in an authentic unvisited Lisu village as guests of the family.

Day 1  Drive north of Chiang Mai for approx 1hr and visit the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. We see the elephants there demonstrating their skills and taking a morning bath. Then we ride on the elephants for approx. 1 1/2hrs. After lunch we take a bamboo rafting trip for approx 1 hr. We are picked up after the rafting trip by our transport and drive north of Chiang Dao for about 1 hr. We are dropped off and then hike for approx. 45mins to the Lisu village. We are made welcome by our Lisu hosts and take a tour of the village. In the evening we make ourselves at home in the hosts' house where we will be spending the night. We have dinner in the house with our hosts and spend the night there. (L,D)

Day 2  After breakfast in the village and saying goodbye to our hosts, we trek through the surrounding hills to a Karen village, where our transport will pick us up. The morning's hiking is approx 2 1/2hrs and fairly easy. The drive back is along a scenic route and we will stop at a small town on the way back for lunch.
We arrive back in Chiang Mai approx 4pm. The drive takes about 2hrs total. (B,L)




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Northern Thailand Adventure Trail

Another trek for those fairly fit but short of time. It has all the features of elephant riding, rafting & hiking. Enjoy the ambling of the elephants along the small trails and the thrill of a bamboo rafting trip along the Ping River. The hiking is a good one day route for those that are fit and used to walking.

Itinerary :  Pick up from your hotel at 8.00am. Drive north of Chiang Mai for approx 1 1/2 hrs into the countryside. Drive off the main road and disembark to start hiking. Hike through the hills approx. 2 1/2 hrs to the elephant camp. The hiking is moderate level but you should be fairly fit.  We get to see a variety of local scenery and villages during the day, including Karen and Palong tribes. Ride elephants along a small path for approx 1 hr to join our transport. Drive a short distance to the rafting start point and raft down the river on bamboo rafts for approx 1-1 1/2 hrs. Drive approx 1hr back to Chiang Mai.


Hilltribe & River Adventure

A trek for the whitewater enthusiasts, with a whitewater rafting trip on the second day. Also a decent amount of hiking with elephant riding too.

Itinerary :  Day 1   Drive north of Chiang Mai and first visit an orchid farm with a huge display of Thailand's best known flowers. Then drive further north towards Mae Taeng for approx 1˝hrs to the start of our trek. We trek  through the hills of Northern Thailand enjoying our scenic route through the area of the Mae Taeng valley and uphill to a hilltribe village and waterfall. Hiking is for approx. 2˝hrs to a Lahu village and a waterfall nearby. Overnight in the Lahu hilltribe village. (L,D)

Day 2  On the second day walk for approx. 1˝hrs to the elephant camp and ride on the elephants for 1hr. Then on to the start of the rafting trip. Take the whitewater rafting trip for approx. 45mins. Enjoy the thrill of passing through the rapids; rafting stretches of the river not passable on the normal bamboo rafts. Pick up from the end point and drive back to Chiang Mai which takes approx. 1˝hrs. (B,L)


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Wayfarers Travel is fully licensed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand - license no. 22/0021
Each trip is registered with the Tourist Authorities (as required by law) - for this reason you will be asked for a photocopy of your passports.
You are also fully covered under our insurance with AIG Thailand for up to 100,000Bt in case of injury caused by accident.




Chiang Mai Trekking - choices
One Day Treks
One Day Trek - Taste of Trekking
One Day Trek - Hilltribe Explorer
One Day Trek - Mini Adventure
One Day Trek - Hilltribe Trail
One Day Trek - Leg Stretcher
One Day Trek - Northern Thailand Adventure Trail
Two Day Treks
Two Day Trek - Hilltribe and River Adventure
Two Day Trek - Encounter with Nature
Two Day Trek - Hilltribe Overnight Stay
Two Day Trek - Chiang Dao Explorer
Two Day Trek - Lisu Homestay
Two Day Trek - Hilltribe Variety Trek
Three Day Treks
Three Day Trek - Rural Siam
Three Day Trek - Lanna Trail
Three Day Trek - Doi Inthanon Trekking Adventure
Three Day Trek - Chiang Dao Adventure Trail


Top 10 Hotels to stay before and after trekking
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Lanna Mantra
Royal Princess Hotel
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Suriwong Hotel
Tamarind Village
Amora Tapae Hotel


Chiang Mai Hotels

Chiang Mai Hotels - choose your accommodation in Chiang Mai. We provide a pick up service from airport or train station, directly to the hotel. Choose from a wide range of hotels; from budget to luxury, from city centre to rustic resort, from shiny modern to traditional Lanna charm. Something to suit all tastes.
Trekking trips Chiang Mai Trekking Trips - choose from one of our custom designed Chiang Mai Trekking Trips. We have put together packages of accommodation, trekking and tours. We pick you up from the airport or train station and take you back at the end of your trip. Simplify your trekking holiday in Chiang Mai - all you have to do is enjoy and relax.

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