Dear Friends,

 Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city, is the gateway to the country’s north. It has grown rapidly into a large and dynamic city in recent years but it still retains a great deal of charm within its ancient walls and has much to offer visitors.

 Whether chatting with Buddhist monks, observing the skilled artisans, riding bicycles through the surrounding villages, flying in hot-air balloons or white water rafting, there is plenty to do and see in the north of Thailand.

 Trekking and Homestays

 Spending a night in a home stay village is one way to really learn and understand how the people live. Working with locals on community-based projects, X-Trekkers’ partner has developed relationships with ethnic hill tribes to develop sustainable tourism projects with Thai and Shan villages in the mountainous areas of north Thailand. The facilities might be basic but the experience will be unforgettable and for just one night it should be possible to live without modern hotel facilities. A Shan Homestay at Tad Lod is one of our favourite places in Thailand. Spend a few days walking through the hills and learn how the Shan people live. Closer to Chiang Mai we highly recommend a night at Mae Kampong, a beautiful Thai village in the hills where you stay as guests of a local family in their teak house.

 A trekking tour of two days/one night includes a trekking guide, porters, all meals, and sleeping materials in a local village (basic but clean accommodation) and guaranteed an unforgettable experience. The trekking is not very difficult and can be done by anybody with a normal physical health and a bit of adventurous spirit. More comfortable but still rewarding home stay experiences can be found at Lisu Lodge or Khum Lanna, countryside resorts where the emphasis is on seeing, learning and experiencing. Hmong Lodge is also a nice out-of-town experience and recommended for families. We have a number of packages including these properties or you can simply ask us to include them into your tailor made itinerary.

 Below are some of our favourites:

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 3D THAM LOD TREK, CHIANG MAI
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 Tham Lod Trek is designed for the active who will enjoy adventures through Thailand’s mountains while also immersing themselves into the lives of the locals. You will definitely get your share of treks, mountain climbing, and other exciting activities as well as spending your nights with hill tribe families and discovering their unique way of living with this Thailand tour adventure.

 Highlights:

 Tour code: TAMTLT_03
 Style: Culture, bamboo raft
 Region: Southeast Asia
 Grade: Easy

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 4D SALAWIN RIVER HILL TRIBES TREK, CHIAG MAI
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 Get off the beaten track with this four day soft-adventure Thailand tour through jungles, rivers and hilltribe villages. Our Salawin River Hilltribes Trek explores one of the country’s least visited regions on foot, by boat and on elephant back. With overnight homestays. Travelers get to experience, first hand, the unique cultures and traditions of the Karen and Rawang people.

 Highlights:

 Additional Info
 Tour code: TAMSRH_04
 Style: Culture, trekking, elephant ride
 Region: Southeast Asia
 Grade: Moderate

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 4D MAE TAENG TREK, CHIANG MAI
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 If you have visited Chiang Mai before and would like to discover the area in greater detail with treks through the beautiful landscape, then our Mae Taeng Trek in Depth Thailand tour is the perfect package for you! After your adventure filled days, enjoy exotic jungle dinners or elephant rides through the rain forest with the hospitable hill tribe people.

 Highlights:

 Tour code: TAMMTD_04
 Style: Culture, trekking, elephant ride, bamboo raft
 Region: Southeast Asia
 Grade: Easy to moderate

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 6D OLD ELEPHANT TREK, CHIANG MAI
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 Release the adventurer in you through one of the oldest trade routes in Northern Thailand in this six day long expedition along the Thai-Myanmar border. With this exciting adventure Thailand tour, you will march through jungles and ridgelines, meet indigenous hill tribe people, and reward yourself with awesome scenes of northern Thailand’s countryside.

 Highlights:

 Tour code: TATOET_06
 Style: Culture & Trekking
 Region: Southeast Asia
 Grade: Moderate to Difficult

 FOR MORE INFORMATION:-

 Email: info@x-trekkers.com
 www.x-trekkers.com
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 Cheers,
 Alpa