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Chiang Mai Hill Tribe Villages

By Viator, February 2018

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The verdant hills surrounding cosmopolitan Chiang Mai have long been dotted with hill tribe villages of Thailand’s many ethnic minorities. Visiting one or more of these rural outposts has become a quintessential Northern Thailand experience. 

The seven main ethnic groups that make up the hill tribes of Chiang Mai — Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Lisu, Mien, Akha and Padaung — have migrated to Northern Thailand from other parts of the Asian interior over the years, yet they all retain much of their traditional way of life. Many of these agricultural communities welcome visitors and the economic opportunities they bring with them. The two most populous tribes in the Chiang Mai area are the Karen, known for their woven turbans and tunics, and the Hmong, famous for their intricate embroidery work.

Typically a visit to one (or more) of these hill tribe villages is combined with various adventure activities — everything from jungle trekking to white water rafting. Such excursions can be as short as a day trip from Chiang Mai or can last several days, making it possible to visit more remote villages less impacted by tourism.

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Private Tour: Golden Triangle, Mekong River and Laos Village Experience from Chiang Rai, Chiang ... 
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Private Tour: Golden Triangle, Mekong River and Laos Village Experience from Chiang Rai

Travel with a private guide from Chiang Rai to the Golden Triangle region, visiting hill tribe villages and historical towns before crossing the border into ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.58
Chiang Mai Adventure: Zipline, Whitewater Rafting, and Long-Neck Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai, Private ... 
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Chiang Mai Adventure: Zipline, Whitewater Rafting, and Long-Neck Hill Tribe

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Take a combo adventure tour and experience the best of rural Chiang Mai’s exciting excursions! Get a taste of whitewater rafting on the rapids of the Mae Taeng ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.45
Hill Tribe Village Tour and River Cruise including Lunch from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Private ... 
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Hill Tribe Village Tour and River Cruise including Lunch from Chiang Mai

Discover the villages of northern Thailand’s hill tribes on a full-day tour from Chiang Mai to the settlements of the Akha, Palong, and Padaung Karen peoples. ...  Read more

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.72
4-Night Experience in Chiang Mai: Palong Villages Stay and Chiang Dao Trek, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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4-Night Experience in Chiang Mai: Palong Villages Stay and Chiang Dao Trek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Venture into the jungle of northern Thailand on a private trek accompanied by an expert guide, round-trip from Chiang Mai! Enjoy three days of trekking near ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $176.05
6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai from Bangkok, ... 
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6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai from Bangkok

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover the cultural delights of northern Thailand on this 6-day coach tour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. With an expert guide, you’ll see the ruins of ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $969.48
Mae Taeng River White-Water Rafting from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Multi-day Tours
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Mae Taeng River White-Water Rafting from Chiang Mai

Go white-water rafting on the fast-flowing Mae Taeng River in northern Thailand, passing forested mountains, rice fields and waterfalls during a speedy 2-hour ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.07
4-Night Hill Tribe Village Tour with Thai Jungle Trek from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, White Water ... 
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4-Night Hill Tribe Village Tour with Thai Jungle Trek from Chiang Mai

Venture deep into the heart of northern Thailand on a trekking adventure round-trip from Chiang Mai! Enjoy two to three days hiking through tropical jungle ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $395.00
3-Day Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle Tour Including Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Mai, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle Tour Including Doi Mae Salong

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Discover the charm of northern Thailand and the notorious Golden Triangle – the meeting point of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) – on this three-day tour ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $625.00

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