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Northern Thailand Sampler
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Find a part of yourself you didn't 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 region's 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; it's a spiritually transformative experience.

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 153326
  • Starts: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Chiang Mai
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

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, it's all about an authentic and unique experience!

Included Activities:
Hilltribe Trek Day 1

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

03

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

04

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))

05

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

06

Day 6: Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)

Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)

07

Day 7: Chiang Rai (1B)

Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.

Included Activities:
Mae Sai Visit
Opium Museum Visit

08

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)

09

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)

10

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

11

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)

12

Day 12: Bangkok (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Trek to remote hilltribe villages (3 days)
    • G Adventures-supported community stays
    • Lod Cave visit and bamboo rafting
    • Free time to explore Chiang Mai
    • Local cooking class and meal (Chiang Mai)
    • Mae Sa visit (Chiang Rai)
    • Opium Museum visit
    • Local community homestay (Lampang)
    • Bicycle tour (half-day, Sukhothai)
    • All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts), basic huts (2 nts, multi-share), homestay (1 nt)
    • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Open pickup truck, private vehicle, trekking, raft, bicycle, longtail boat
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist trekking guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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.