Thailand has been known as a nature adventure destination by travelers since the seventies, when backpackers found a jungle travel tour north of the kingdom. Thailand now provides a variety of eco adventure recreation in all parts of the country.
The most popular treks in northern Thailand because of its natural beauty. Deep forests, rivers and waterfalls, hot springs, forested mountains and rice fields are dream sights for travelers. The northern part is also rich in cultural diversity with tribal villages which can be experienced by tourists during trekking. Thailand also offers several national parks and wildlife reserves throughout the country where treks can be arranged.
Pai and Chiang Mai are two destinations where many trips begin in northern Thailand. Many travel agents have treks for periods ranging from three days to one week. Each group consists of two to twelve trekkers and local English-speaking guides. German, French or Japanese guides must be ordered in advance if needed. An overnight stay is arranged in hill tribe villages in the dwellings, mostly bamboo huts. The food is cooked by a guide, with the help of travelers who want to learn to cook local food with Thai ingredients.
Umphang on the Burmese border near Mae Sot is also famous for its waterfalls. Ti-Lo-Su is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia during the rainy season and offers beautiful views. Riding an elephant can be arranged for two days, including one night in the forest with pachyderms. In the first part of the Wa … READ MORE ...