Northern Thailand Explorer

Experience the most memorable cultural highlights of Northern Thailand on this nine-day adventure beginning in Chiang Mai. From a guided tour of golden Doi Suthep temple and a nighttime stroll at the market in Chiang Mai, to a bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park, this tour (with its loads of free time built in) is the perfect introduction to a stunning part of the world.

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Walking Tour, Sightseeing Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 153321
Starts: Chiang Mai, Thailand Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will visit
  • Chiang Mai
  • Bangkok



Day 1: Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: 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 3: Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai (1B)

Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.

Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)


Day 4: Chiang Rai (1B)

Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.

Included Activities:
Mae Sai Visit
Opium Museum Visit


Day 5: 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

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)


Day 6: Lampang/Sukhothai (1B, 1L)

Take in traditional morning activities, followed by lunch in the village. Travel to Sukhothai and enjoy a free afternoon.

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 213km)


Day 7: 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 8: Sukhothai/Bangkok (1B)

Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.

Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)


Day 9: Bangkok (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Local cooking class and meal (Chiang Mai)
    • Mae Sa visit (Chiang Rai)
    • Opium Museum visit
    • Local homestay (Lampang)
    • Bicycle tour (half-day, Sukhothai)
    • All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations
    • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), homestay (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    • Local bus, private vehicle, bicycle, longtail boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience the 13th-century ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park from the seat of a bike
  • Uncover the mysteries of Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle
  • Get inspired with a local cooking class
  • Live like a local at a community homestay.