Trekking is one of the most dangerous activities you can take part in in Northern Thailand – but not for the reason you might think. Nope, it’s not treacherous conditions, nor menacing animals, nor unwelcoming tribes. The danger in trekking in the popular hiking hotspot of Northern Thailand is the high risk of disappointment from overcrowded trails, tourist gimmicks, exploitation of local villagers, shoddy tour operators, and total lack of flora and fauna sightings. We were determined not to fall victim to any of them. So we booked Viator’s Opium Trail Trek through Doi Suthep National Park, and braced ourselves.
Category: Things To Do
March 10, 2015
Much to many people’s surprise, it’s not all about the beaches in Koh Samui. The Na Muang Waterfalls are a set of two cascading falls situated nestled inland amid the island’s central mountains.
February 24, 2015
I arrive in Krabi with one major goal in mind: climb the world-renowned limestone rocks of southern Thailand. Images of classic long-tail boats decorated with colored ribbons and fresh flowers fill my mind. I can’t wait to set my eyes on those piercing blue-green waters from high above on Viator’s Climbing at Railay Beach tour.
February 10, 2015
There are a number of wonderful waterfalls in Phuket, but with so much choice how on earth do you settle on which to see while on your trip? To narrow your waterfall chasing down, here are the top three best waterfalls in Phuket.
January 27, 2015
Little beats the romanticism of a long railway journey, and Thailand is as good a place as anywhere to soak up the delights of the rails. While the Thai railway network isn’t quite extensive enough to link up the whole country, it does boast a number of unique routes that make for memorable journeys.
January 20, 2015
If you’re planning on hill-tribe trekking in Chiang Rai, it’s not quite as simple as booking onto a tour or even grabbing a guide and heading straight out to explore the tribal villages. There are certain things that it’s not only good to know, but that it is essential to be aware of before visiting any tribal village in northern Thailand. The Chiang Rai Hilltribe Museum provides an insight into local life in the Mekong’s tribal communities and is an important stop before heading off on your hilltribe trek.