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  • Hike a scenic trail to a remote waterfall
  • Sleep in a jungle camp
  • Ride and learn to guide a bamboo raft

Karen women still know how to make their own clothes completely by hand and without electricity by weaving on a back loom. It takes time to master but you will have a chance to try it out. In addition to other outdoor survival skills you guide can so you how to how to build in the jungle. Karen houses were traditionally bamboo with roofs made of grass or leaves. Your guide can teach you to make a basic shelter using only these items and a machete.

  • Identify wild edible plants
  • Cook and eat in the jungle
  • Make cooking utensils from banana leaves
  • Identify medicinal plants
  • Find water in bamboo
  • Build a basic shelter using bamboo, grass and leaves
  • Weave cotton into cloth to make clothing
“On this tour you don’t just have fun, you also you also give jobs to Karen people and we are happy to share indigenous jungle wisdom with you— Nukul Chai Lai Sisters Founder

Chai Lai Sisters is Thailand's 1st trekking company owned and operated by Karen women. We strive to make the impact of tourism a positive one for both our community and the ecosystem.    

7:45- 8:00am Pick up from your hotel or the 3 Kings monument 
18:00 (next day) Return to  your hotel or the 3 Kings monument 

On this private trek you can learn some jungle survival skills in a relaxed and fun environment from indigenous Karen hill tribe guides. A unique experience and chance to connect with locals and appreciate their culture. 


Karen people have lived peacefully in the in the mountains for generations combining hunting, gathering and farming. On this trek you guides will teach you to return to indigenous roots and enjoy the simple pleasures of the jungle life. On this Chai Lai Sisters tour will experience what life is like without wifi, supermarkets, factory farms, and 7-Elevens on every corner.

““Many people live in a society where they don’t know how to make their own clothes make their own shelter or get their own food. Knowing how to meet your most basic needs leads to a sense of confidence and well-being or feeling more sabai. Also food from the jungle is good because it’s all organic!— Golo, Chai lai Sisters Guide
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile
Amazing and authentic eco-tour experience!

My wife and I visited Chai Lai Sister's Orchid for an overnight stay in the middle of October as part of a week exploring Chiang Mai. There are a lot of eco-tours and elephant encounters in the region, but we're really glad we picked this...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile
Highly highly recommended

So personally I was nervous when my girlfriend booked a stay in a jungle bungalow, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not for the weak of heart, as you will be without cell phone service and WiFi on the premises, but as...More

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile
Amazing 1 night stay

We booked the 2 day 1 night jungle trek and homestay and had a wonderful time. Our first day we spent about 4 hours trekking to and from a beautiful waterfall. We then went to our homestay and were able to swim in the river...More

2  Thank Oconnors1101
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile
Incredible 2 day jungle trek and elephant experience

My husband and I stayed at The Chai Lai Orchid Eco-Lodge and this was one of their excursions. We met our tour guide, Golo, about 9:30 to drive an hour or so into the mountains/jungle for a 3 hour trek to a waterfall. We stopped...More

2  Thank Abby B
Reviewed August 3, 2017
excellent with exceptions

On the one hand, I had an excellent tour/trek and I absolutely loved it: great hiking, a fantastic Karen guide who was so helpful, friendly, and informative, absolutely beautiful scenery, a really wonderful time with elephants, etc. On the other hand, three problems: (1) I...More

2  Thank JDZatSF
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