Pai River Cruise, Long Necked Tribe, Elephant Ride

Pai River Cruise, Long Necked Tribe, Elephant Ride Pai River Cruise, Long Necked Tribe, Elephant Ride
Duration: 1 day(s)

Visit a Karen hilltribe village, with their famous Padaung long-necked people. Trek through the forest on an elephant ride and boat cruise along the Pai River.

This full day tour begins with a visit to Padaung Village of the Long Necked women at Ban Nai Soi. These women are worldwide known, wearing numerous brass rings around their elongated neck, which gives them also the nickname “Giraffe Women”. Visit elephant training camp and take an hour ride on the back of an elephant from Ban Huay Duea to Ban Huay Haa. After enjoying a picnic lunch en route, proceed by boat for an exiting boat trip over the Pai River, known as the longest river in Mae Hong Son with a length of 180 kilometres and 7 meters of depth. Finish the boat trip at the suspension bridge.

  • Day 1: Pai River Cruise, Long Necked Tribe, Elephant Ride Tour in Chiang Mai 1 Day

    Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Mae Hong Son and depart for Ban Nai Soi, a Karen Hilltribe village. There are approximately 300,000 Karen in Thailand, making them by far the most populous minority group in the country. The Karen inhabit many areas of western and northern Thailand, and can be divided into several sub-groups. The Padaung, the famous "long-necked" people whose women traditionally wear many tight bronze rings around their necks, are another of the many sub-groups. The women of the Padaung stretch their necks from an early age. It is a practice applied only to women born during the full moon, with the belief that taking off the rings will result in certain death. Some of the women have up to 25 rings. The wealthier the family, the more rings the women have.  After this visit, embark on a one-hour trek through the forest on elephant back and enjoy the scenery along the Pai River during a one-hour long-tail boat ride.

    Pai River Cruise, Long Necked Tribe, Elephant Ride Tour in Chiang Mai 1 Day
Price Inclusions

1/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip

2/ Entrance fees where mentioned

3/ Private English speaking guide

4/ Lunch meal

5/ Boat cruise as mentioned

6/ Elephant ride

Price Exclusions

1/ Personal spending money such as drink and all other things are non-clearly mentioned in the itinerary

2/ Travel insurance

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