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ThailandHiking Thailands Northern Mountains

  • Off the beaten track
Think adventure meets cultural exploration as you trek across the hills and small towns of Thailand's northern region. Known for its wildlife, caves and charming villages - the North of Thailand is truly a special place. Unlike the beach escape farther south, you will find unspoiled authenticity here, kind people and experiences which will fill your soul. Let's not forget about the local cooking. ...

Think adventure meets cultural exploration as you trek across the hills and small towns of Thailand's northern region. Known for its wildlife, caves and charming villages - the North of Thailand is truly a special place. Unlike the beach escape farther south, you will find unspoiled authenticity here, kind people and experiences which will fill your soul. Let's not forget about the local cooking. Hiking hungry isn't much fun and Thai cuisine is among the most diverse and delicious around! 

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Trip highlights
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome to Thailand!

Arrival in Chiang Mai...

• Upon your arrival, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel
• In the evening, enjoy a Khantoke dinner along with a traditional Thai show showcasing Lanna culture

Visited:
Chiang Mai
Accommodation
Night im Baan Thai Village (Chiang Mai)

Day 2: Buddhist Temples & Hill Tribes

Off the beaten path we go! 

• Start early with a guided tour of Chiang Mai
• After lunch, climb the 400 stair Naga (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase to the site of Wat Phra That Doi Sutheb temple
• Visit the White Meo Hiltribe in the mountains of Doi Suthep Pui National Park
• In the evening, meet with the trekking guide to prepare for next day’s adventure!

Visited:
Chiang Mai
Accommodation
Night im Baan Thai Village (Chiang Mai)

Day 3: Visit Chiang Dao Cave

• Jump in a pickup truck and drive north to the Mae Malai Market
• Continue farther to explore the Chiang Dao cave
• Stop for lunch at a local restaurant
• Get your legs moving with a 2 hour trek to Lisu hill tribe village and spend the night

Visited:
Chiang MaiLisu village

Day 4: Trekking Day! Jungle Excursion

• Begin the day with a filling breakfast. You’ll need it.
• Today you will trek through the jungle towards Karen village (6h)
• Picnic lunch to recharge your batteries before continuing 
• Arrive in Karen village at Baan Pa Kao Lam and spend the night

Visited:
Lisu village, Karen village

Day 5: Elephant Bathing

• Rise early to help feed and bathe Elephants 
• Get going and trek to another Karen village (2h)
• Enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing to another Lahu hill tribe village (1h)
• Once you arrive, drop your gear and go for a refreshing swim in the river. Afterwards, explore the village, play football with the local kids or help prepare dinner! 

Visited:
Karen village,

Day 6: Bamboo Rafting

• Head to Mae Tand River for bamboo rafting towards the Shan village! (2h)
• Sample Thai cuisine at a local restaurant
• Return to Chiang Mai

Visited:
, Chiang Mai
Accommodation
Night im Baan Thai Village (Chiang Mai)

Day 7: It Doesn't Have to End...

• Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a free rest of your day
• Transfer to the airport 
• If you haven’t had enough of Thailand, why not extend your stay and combine it with a beach escape in the south

Visited:
Chiang Mai

Chiang MaiLisu villageKaren village

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $560 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax6 pax8 pax
Price per person$710$560$530$490

Included in the price:

  • All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus
  • The service of an English Speaking guide from day 1 to 6
  • Accommodation based on two people sharing. For each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added
  • All excursions and entry fees specified in the program
  • All meals specified in the program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Tips for hotels porters upon check in and check out (paid by your guide)

Not included in the price:

  • All bank charges & exchange rate changes at time of payment
  • All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation for lost luggage insurances
  • All drinks and meals not specified in this program
  • Tips for driver, guide and waiters in the restaurants
  • Domestic and International flights
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