Thailand | UmpHang Nat'L Park
Recommended 5D4N starting at SG$1063
Feel the power and thunder of the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. Umphang National Park sits on the border of Thailand and Myanmar keeping it a bit isolated from the general public preserving its natural beauty. Hike to and swim in numerous waterfalls, spend time with the Karen ethnic minority, and explore the river system s of the area.
Day 01 | Friday
Fly Singapore 0650//0825 Bangkok; Fly Bangkok 1400//1510 Mae Sot; Drive to Um Phang (4hrs)
Day 02 | Saturday
Rafting to waterfall (±5hrs); swim and camp
Day 03 | Sunday
Trek to Karen Tribe; Trek to waterfall; Camp
Day 04 | Monday
Trek by river; Swim in waterfall; Elephant encounter
Day 05 | Tuesday
Drive to Mae Sot (4hrs); Fly Mae Sot 1540 //1850 Bangkok; Fly Bangkok 2015//2340 Singapore
Extra Info and Options
Pair with Khao Yai National Park
Bangkok; Mae Sot
Waterfalls; Jungles; Rivers
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