A thrilling boat ride along the Mae Kok River ends with a visit to a traditional Karen hill tribe village. The Karen originated in Burma and the various combined groups form the largest hill tribe population in Thailand, numbering about a quarter
of a million which amounts to almost half of the total Thai hill tribe population. This is followed by an adventurous elephant trek through the surrounding countryside before boarding the boat for a short trip to the local hot springs.
Nearby is the second hill tribe of the tour, the Lahu. The Lahu originated in Tibet and consist of five main groups – Red Lahu, Black Lahu, White Lahu, Yellow Lahu, and Lahu Shelehn. After exploring the village, there is the final boat ride of the day back to Chiang Rai