Northern Thai Highlights

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The North of Thailand is a haven for travellers, and it's easy to see why. Venturing into this part of the world sees you explore bustling cities and picturesque highlands. Expect to see a side to Thailand that most of people miss, like staying overnight in a floating jungle raft, learning to cook the local cuisine like a pro, basking in the gilded Grand Pala...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Bangkok: Nose around the gilded Royal Palace, then travel like a local: floating down the Rivers.
    • Kanchanaburi:
    • Kanchanaburi: Cool off in emerald pools, shower under a waterfall and get your step count up. All in a day's work.
    • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya: Golden temples, a giant reclining Buddha and so many incredible sights to see. Try not to fall off your bike in shock!
    • Chiang Mai: Meet these gentle giants (plus rescued rabbits, cats and water buffalo) at this Elephant Nature Park – a kind-hearted elephant sanctuary.

What's this trip about?

    The North of Thailand is a haven for travellers, and it's easy to see why. Venturing into this part of the world sees you explore bustling cities and picturesque highlands. Expect to see a side to Thailand that most of people miss, like staying overnight in a floating jungle raft, learning to cook the local cuisine like a pro, basking in the gilded Grand Palace, and eating your way around the Pai night markets. And that's just a sprinkling of what we have in store for you.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBangkok
End CityChiang Mai

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Thailand

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Bangkok

Touch down in Thailand's capital. After checking into our hotel there'll be time for DIY exploring, a massage or lying by the pool to catch the first of that sweet tropical sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to enjoy authentic Pad thai & the Khao San road nightlife.

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

The Royal Palace and its 61 acres of incredible buildings will be number one on today's to do list. We'll start the day early, with so much to see there's no time to waste. Just listing today's sites gives us the butterflies, and we'll take it all in with our Local Gu...

Day 3: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

We’ll start our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most famous National Parks of Thailand, made up from seven levels of incredible waterfalls. Take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds, dive into the clear waters & get an unreal FOMO In...

Day 4: Chiang Mai to Pai

We'll pull into Thailand's northern capital of Chiang Mai bright and early, but we're going to keep this adventure going as we roll on into Pai this morning. Prepare to fall in love with this picturesque mountain town. The rest of the day is yours to explore this trav...

Day 5: Pai

With another full day in this charming town, be sure to have a strong shot of Thai espresso from one of the local cafes to get up and get going again. Just try to save some juice in the tank for an optional afternoon Muay Thai skills class with an expert, before we head out for our final night in Pai.

Baan Krating Pai Resort (or similar)

Breakfast

Day 6: Pai to Chiang Mai

This morning we're Chiang Mai bound, but we're treating ourselves on the way with a visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre that not only provides a sanctuary for the elephants, but gives us the once in a lifetime c...

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Today is yours to make the most of the laid-back city of Chiang Mai. Maybe head out into the city's heart on foot and explore the old town, or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. Later this evening, you have the chance to dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking so you can wow everyone back home with a mean Pad Thai.

The Empress Hotel (or similar)

Breakfast

Day 8: End Chiang Mai

This morning we say fond farewells before going our separate ways. Dry those tears, because no doubt we'll make big plans to reunite somewhere special soon. Want to see more of Thailand? Check out Total Thailand for the full trip.

Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/18/2024
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Jan 2024

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*Personal Information removed by Feefo* was amazing and so bubbly which made the group all gel well!

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Jan 2024

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Everything on this trip was amazing, from the welcoming email from our Trip Manager Tone to the beautiful Thailand. On this trip there was always the option to do wh...

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Nov 2023

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Some accomdoations could have been slightly improved but overall strong value.

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Oct 2023

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the jam-packed, diverse itinerary that added several new experiences every single day

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Accommodation

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar) River Kwai Jungle Rafts (or similar) Overnight Train Baan Krating Pai Resort (or similar) The Empress Hotel (or similar),
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Meals Included
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
Age Requirements
18 to 35 years
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