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.
Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
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!
Hilltribe Trek Day 1
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
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.
Hilltribe Trek Day 2
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.
Hilltribe Trek Day 3
Pickup truck (4.00 hour(s))
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.
Travel to Chiang Rai and start exploring.
Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
Visit the town of Mae Sai and the Opium Museum.
Mae Sai Visit
Opium Museum Visit
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.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
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)
Take a half-day guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park and explore the area with some free time.
Sukhothai Bicycle Tour
Travel to Bangkok and enjoy some time for last minute shopping.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 422km)
Depart at any time.
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Trip Name: Northern Thailand Sampler
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: 1283
Trip Code: 153326
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