Hill Tribe Trek Northern Thailand
Back on the river.
Boatman makes seats for us on the raft as today’s journey will involve traversing some rapids, so its safer to sit. Indeed he fell in a couple of times during our trip downriver. Fortunately his only injury was a little dented pride. I wish i had written down, or could remember, his name as he was a wonderful character.
Local men busy building rafts
Goo works hard to keep us clear of danger. He is by now soaking wet.
Many rafts don’t make it downriver during the winter as witnessed by this one which ended up jammed on the rocks.
A calmer stretch of river myself and Goo look up far into the forest above.
Suns rays pierce the forest canopy from high above
We spot an elephant along the way. Goo assures us these elephants are very well looked after unlike some of the elephant places which exploit them purely for tourists all under the umbrella of so called sanctuary. We enjoyed sighting this elephant along the way but did not stop to visit.
The river banks are dotted with fishermen casting their nets.
End of the trek
Visit to a butterfly farm
The last leg of our trip a visit to a butterfly farm absolutely fascinating and a wonderful end to a very memorable trip.
We Stayed: Chiang Mai
Click on this link to visit their website. Fabulous Hotel with pool and great breakfast. They also collected us from Airport and dropped us back without charge. I booked direct with the hotel securing the best deal without hitch. Ask for Wilawan she is a wonderfully warm and helpful person.
Went Trekking with Goo Trekking organised by Chan Travel
Click link above for Mr Chans website.
We flew with Air Asia from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
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