Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (3 nts), basic hilltribe huts (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts).
Experience the bustle of Bangkok, explore the vibrancy of Chiang Mai, trek through northern hilltribes and meet the locals, float downstream on a bamboo raft.
From the luxury of Bangkoks malls and gleaming high-rises, head north to Thailands hills. Eating and sleeping with the hilltribes will bring you face-to-face with these colourful cultures. We'll leave plenty of time for fun in historic Chiang Mai with its night market and delicious cuisine. Our CEOs will help you get off the beaten path - but youll stay flexible by being able to choose the activities you really want.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2021
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Bangkok||Day 1 Bangkok|
Today is arrival day, so there are no activities planned. Enjoy free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frantic pace and humid heat of Bangkok. After your meeting, head out for an optional dinner to get to know your CEO and fellow group members better. Additional Notes: Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotels notice board for the time and location of your group meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Chiang Mai||Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai (1B)|
Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace, or check out the citys klongs by boat. Board an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Chiang Mai||Day 3 Chiang Mai|
Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, comb the night markets for souvenirs, or participate in a Thai cooking class. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl
|Day 4||Ban Mae Jok||Day 4 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok (1B, 1L, 1D)|
We might have time to visit a local market before stopping for lunch and starting our trek. 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 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, its all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Pickup truck (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Pa Khao Lam||Day 5 Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D)|
You will also have the chance to fish at Mae Tang River using local tools; learn how to construct a bamboo raft. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
|Day 6||Chiang Mai||Day 6 Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)|
After breakfast, leave the village by bamboo raft, stopping at other villages along the way. Meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore. Included Activities: Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village Lahu Village Visit Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village Transport: Pickup truck (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 7||Bangkok||Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)|
Opt to go shopping, enjoy a Thai massage, or explore Chiang Mais many temples. Board an overnight train to Bangkok. Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
|Day 8||Bangkok||Day 8 Bangkok|
Arrive in Bangkok at approximately 8am. Tour finishes on arrival at the train station. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.