Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the vibrant colours of Chiang Mai, trek through remote Northern Thailand, Learn about local crafts and bush medicine, experience the 13th-century ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park from the seat of a bike, get inspired with a local cooking class.
Find a part of yourself you didnt know existed on this 12-day tour that begins in the hills around beloved Chiang Mai. Trek through the hills, making genuine connections with the regions hilltribes before heading on to Chiang Rai and further south. Explore golden temples and remote villages of Northern Thailand before ending up in bustling Bangkok. This is so much more than a trip; its a spiritually transformative experience.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Chiang Mai||Day 1 Chiang Mai|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Ban Pha Mon||Day 2 Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your CEO and local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies. Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, its all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Ban Muang Pam||Day 3 Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Trek for about six hours and between villages, over farmlands and grasslands and acend to the ridgeline. Learn about bush medicine, seasonal fruits and plants and seeds. Slip on your wet shoes and descend to the Huew Hin Poon Creek for lunch. Here, go for a swim and help the local guides make a friction fire and prepare lunch. Continue another hour and a half to the jungle Buddhist temple outside the second village. Spend the night in the Karen village learn about wood carving, weaving and cooking. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
|Day 4||Chiang Mai||Day 4 Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)|
After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, stopping at other villages along the way. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. After lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 3 Transport: Pickup truck (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Chiang Mai||Day 5 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy free time to explore Chiang Mai. Opt for a bicycle tour, a visit the Mae Sa waterfall, shopping at the night market, or getting a traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a local cooking class with dinner. Included Activities: Cooking Class
|Day 6||Chiang Rai||Day 6 Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)|
Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
|Day 7||Chiang Rai||Day 7 Chiang Rai (1B)|
Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum. Included Activities: Mae Sai Visit Opium Museum Visit
|Day 8||Lampang||Day 8 Chiang Rai/Lampang (1B, 1D)|
Continue on to Lampang and enjoy a homestay in a traditional Lanna village. Participate in craft demonstrations and opt to help prepare a local meal. Included Activities: Village Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
|Day 9||Sukhothai||Day 9 Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L)|
Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)
|Day 10||Sukhothai||Day 10 Sukhothai (1B)|
Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time. Included Activities: Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
|Day 11||Bangkok||Day 11 Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B)|
Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
|Day 12||Bangkok||Day 12 Bangkok (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.