Welcome to your next adventure! Ethnic Hilltribe Eco Trails is a small, family-run tour operator offering eco tours and treks around Chiang Mai, Thailand. We take travelers on authentic and breath-taking journeys through the unspoiled jungles and hills of Pha Daeng in Chiang Dao, Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai and more.
We don't do your typical hikes, instead, we take you on a Karen hilltribe style jungle walk, creating your own path, immersing yourself in the forest, and getting to know the local culture. If you're looking to get away from the tourist experience and explore nature like a true native, then you've come to the right place.
We're a husband and wife team working with a close network of amazing guides. When you're with us, you're family, and we'll make sure you're well cared for. We also partner with other trusted family-run tour operators to offer further trips to enhance your experience.
You won't see our trails advertized anywhere else, because we're the only ones who trek our one-of-a-kind special routes. Our guides grew up in these hills and know the jungle like no other, we can show you the side of northern Thailand only a lucky few ever see.
We are passionate about the environment, and have deep roots in the communities we work in. Not only do we strive for the most environmentally sustainable business practices, we also make sure our work directly benefits our community partners.
We're best known for our completely off-the-beaten-track hiking trails in some of northern Thailand's most beautiful National Parks. Journey with us to Doi Inthanon National Park and climb the highest mountain in Thailand or to Pha Daeng National Park in Chiang Dao, rich in tropical flora and fauna.
The places we go are incredibly scenic and non-touristic. Trek through the heart of the rainforest, visit hidden waterfalls, discover incredible view points or catch a glimpse of wild gibbons. Visit hilltribe villages where our guides are from, and discover the depths of their ethnic wisdom. Learn about their way of life and the secrets of traditional herbal medicines used for centuries.
Our two day trails will either take you to sleep in a hilltribe village in the mountains of Pha Daeng National Park or to the Churkee Farmstay amid the rice fields of a Karen hilltribe village in Doi Inthanon National Park.
Join us on an easy and beautiful nature trail through the Chiang Dao national park, enjoy the Rainforest and jungles fauna and flora, starting our short trek from a Karen Hilltribe village and walking to the Hot Springs where we can soak up the natural minerals in the water thentaking a short drive to Chiang Dao Cave, where we will explore the cave and temple grounds and have lunch at a local thai restaurant. After lunch we will drive 1 hour (which is heading back towards Chiang Mai) to the beautiful Sticky Waterfalls, a natural limestone waterfall caused by the build up of minerals on the rock from the underground spring flowing down the rocks making them sticky and easy to climb.
Join us to the beautiful Hui Nam Dang National Park and hike scenic trails through the rainforest and jungles of the North. Passing through and sleeping in rural hilltribe villages and experiencing a rural way of life. Along the trail you will get to see buffalo and bamboo raft down the Mae Tang river. This trail is perfect for families with young and older children.
Experience a completely off the beaten track hiking trail in Doi Inthanon National Park, rich in fauna and flora. Incredibly scenic and non touristic. Here you will hike one of a kind special hiking trails. Hiking approximately 6 hours through the heart of the rain forests. Visit waterfall for lunch, view points and even have the chance to see Gibbons in the Doi Inthanon National Park, if you are lucky and learn about the traditional herbal medicine used for centuries in home made saunas by the Karen Hilltribe. Our 2 day trails will take you to sleep in the Churkee Farm stay on the rice fields of a Karen Hilltribe Village in Doi Inthanon National Park. A farm stay that Ethnic Hilltribe Eco Trails, has helped build and do skills development in homestay building and management.