There are many reasons for why we all travel. It might be to chase the summer sun, to experience something completely novel or to temporarily forget the pressures from work and recharge. Mr LB from Brunch Addict had a strong urge to leave Melbourne and experience life at a different pace. Within a week of leave being confirmed, flights and a tour with Geckos Adventures was booked.
This travel series in photos shows a different experience to what some might typically think of Thailand on the Tales of Old Saim tour by Geckos Adventure.
A proper holiday isn’t complete without getting off the beaten track. Traveling to remote locations where internet and electricity is of no existence, can be a rare experience in this day and age. In the final leg of Tales of Old Saim tour by Geckos Adventure, the group headed north from Chiang Mai to stay one night with the Palong Village Hill Tribe. Getting to the village required a three hour trek into the mountains and crossing lush green jungle. On arrival we met with the villagers, young and old, and had the experience to eat and dance with them into the night.
Chiang Dao Caves
Returning from the Hill Tribe Village, we made a quick stop at Chiang Dao Caves. Only 70km North of Chiang Mai, the limestone cave is home to underground Buddhist statues and burial sites. It’s believed the Chiang Dao Caves contains a complex network of corridors, but only four are open to the public. With a lantern and a local cave guide (highly recommended), it’s a case of walking, ducking and crawling through the cave network to see some impressive sculptures and other natural landmarks.