Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages

Trip Code

NTHV

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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282

Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Start and end in Bangkok! With the In-depth Cultural tour Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and Chiang Mai,. Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 – Bangkok

Arrive at any time and welcome to Bangkok - Thailand's bustling capital! This evening, the famous Khao San Road is on the itinerary for your first night out. Explore this buzzing traveller hub with your CEO and check out the lively bars and dance parties that line the street. Grab a Thai beer or tea and connect with your fellow travellers. Don't forget to sample local delicacies, and try a deep fried scorpion if you dare! Accommodation: - Bangkok Centre Hotel (or similar).
Day 2

Day 2 – Bangkok/Chiang Mai (1B)

This tour is off to a colourful start with a day to freely explore Bangkok. Visit Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, National Museum, or Jim Thompson's House. Try a riverboat trip along the Chao Phraya River and through the canals (or klongs) for a different perspective of daily life in this busy city. Tonight, you'll take the overnight train to Chiang Mai. Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Basic Overnight Train (beds) 12:00 Hr(s) Optional Extras to chose from: - Thailand Entry Package Private Room - Thailand Entry Package Twinshare Room Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport.
Day 3

Day 3 - Chiang Mai

Make sure you've got room for more than three meals today, because you're heading to the best street food spots in Chiang Mai. Besides eating, there's lots to do here — like a visit to Doi Suthep temple, taking it easy with a soak in the Sankampang Hot Springs, or checking out a Thai boxing match. Accommodation: - Chiang Mai Gate Hotel (or similar). Included Activities: - Street Food Crawl Optional Extras to chose from: - Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure Additional Notes: Learn how to drive a tuk tuk and explore rural lanes of Chiang Mai by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure or experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class.
Day 4

Day 4 – Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok (1B, 1L, 1D)

It's time for a change of pace. Today, drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Malai village, where you'll set off on a trek through rugged forests to see how diverse this region of hilltribe communities really is. Every village you'll see has its own language, belief system, style of dress, and traditions. It's a few hours to the first village of hilltribe thatch bungalows, but every step is worth it as you get to know the lay of the land. Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Pickup truck: Chiang Mai to Ban Mae Malai 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Hilltribe Trek Day 1 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!
Day 5

Day 5 –Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek for 2–3 hours before stopping for lunch. Then head to a Karen village to see how traditional blankets and scarves are made. Keep trekking for a few more hours (you've got this!) before stopping in the next village for the night. Along the way, you might get the chance to stop at Mae Tang River to learn to fish using local tools or build a raft using bamboo. Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included Activities: - Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Day 6

Day 6: Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

After breakfast, leave the village by bamboo raft and get a closer look at other villages along the way. Meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai, a foodie's paradise. Try the city's most famous dishes like khao soi (noodles in curry broth) and sai usa (northern Thai sausage) and get ready for your big night out. Venture to the best bar in town and grab a drink on our tab to cheers to a completed trek and life-changing adventures! Accommodation: - Chiang Mai Gate Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - Pickup truck: Ban Sop Gai to Chiang Mai 01:30 - 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village - Lahu Village Visit - Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village - Chiang Mai Celebration
Day 7

Day 7: Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Make the most of Chiang Mai with more free time, where you can go shopping in the market, get a Thai massage, or explore any of the many temples. Or, hey, you could always go back for another taste of khao soi curry. Tonight, catch up on sleep during an overnight train and wake up in Bangkok. Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Basic Overnight Train (beds) 12:00 - 13:00 Hr(s) Optional Extras to chose from: - Northern Thai Cooking Class Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport.
Day 8

Day 8: Bangkok

Today is departure day, but do not fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos with your newfound friends and exchange social medias before you head on your way. This adventure ends in Bangkok, on arrival at the train station (approximately 8am). Included Activities: - Departure Day

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 999 USD 599 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1199 USD 799 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:
  • All nights accommodation including one night at a basic lodge (without air-conditioning)
  • Breakfast daily, two lunches and one dinner
  • All sightseeing as specified (entrance fees are included)
  • Expert local guides throughout
  • Tour arrival and departure transfers
EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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