You’ll be picked up at 8:00am from the CHIANG MAI GATE HOTEL in Chiang Mai city and our team will transfer you by minivan to The Tuk Tuk Club base in Mae Wang, around 45-60 minutes South West of the city.
On arrival at our base, you’ll be introduced to your trusty Tuk Tuk and driver (chauffeur option) and get settled in for the adventure ahead.
Our Tuk Tuks are specially modified to not only cope perfectly with the winding mountain roads but also to give extra comfort and views from the back seat. There are Bluetooth speakers for you to play your road trip selections and you can even roll back the roof if you fancy catching some sun!
You’ll have a simple but hearty lunch at a great local restaurant and then start to head up into the serious mountains. On the way you’ll stop to take the short hike to a forest waterfall and explore a tiny Karen community and then you continue to wind up the hairpin bends to your overnight destination of a remote Karen village where you’ll camp and have an incredible authentic ‘Hill Tribe’ experience.
Once you’ve arrived at the campsite, you’ll have a traditional Karen greeting and then have the opportunity to explore the local village and meet the ‘elders’ and learn about their community, culture and way of life. In the evening you’ll learn how to cook jungle style with an open fire and lessons from our Karen hosts before spending the night under the stars – a proper Thailand adventure.
For those on the self-drive option there will be a detailed, in-depth driver training session followed by a test that all drivers must pass before heading out onto the road. For those who’ve chosen the chauffeur option this is a great experience to learn more about the Tuk Tuks, how they work and, if you’d like, the opportunity to have a quick go yourself!
TUK TUK DRIVING TIME: +/- 5 HOURS INCLUDING DRIVER TRAINING
DISTANCE COVERED: +/- 75 km
Transfer to our Tuk Tuk base camp, to get started on your authentic travel experience in the beautiful Thai Country side
- Transfert To Tuk Tuk Base Camp
- Cooking Lesson Jungle Style
- Full Tuk Tuk Orientation
- Lunch Dinner & Drinking Water
The tents are actually very comfortable with mattresses / cushions / pillows / blankets etc and there are ‘Western’ style toilets and a hot shower available too!