Tropical Northern Thailand

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Watch the sun rise over the highest mountain in Thailand and feed elephants in a sanctuary on this original trip through the northwest of Thailand. You’ll be joined by no more than seven other travellers on this intimate 10-day adventure through Chiang Mai, Pai and the Doi Inthanon National Park. Float through a 1,666m (5,466ft) cave and watch the sun set ove...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Full schedule


    • Explore the street art and food of Chiang Mai by bicycle
    • Discover Kho Kuu Bamboo Bridge and Pam Bok Waterfall
    • Marvel at the sunset from Pai Canyon
    • Trek through the Mae Hong Son jungle past idyllic waterfalls
    • Hike up Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, at sunrise
    • Feed and bathe elephants in a rescue sanctuary

What's this trip about?

    Watch the sun rise over the highest mountain in Thailand and feed elephants in a sanctuary on this original trip through the northwest of Thailand. You’ll be joined by no more than seven other travellers on this intimate 10-day adventure through Chiang Mai, Pai and the Doi Inthanon National Park. Float through a 1,666m (5,466ft) cave and watch the sun set over the scenic Pai Canyon. In between jungle trekking and waterfall swims, enjoy a slice of slow living at a geothermal hot springs and savour local Thai delicacies. This off-the-beaten-track journey will show you an authentic side to the former Lanna Kingdom.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 8 people
Age range25 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityChiang Mai
End CityChiang Mai

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Asia
  • Thailand


  • Chiang Mai


  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Three nights premium hotel accommodation
    • Three nights eco-resort accommodation
    • Two nights jungle resort accommodation
    • One night riverside hotel accommodation
    • Private and local transport
    • 10 breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners
    • Local Insider
    • Return airport transfers
    • Lanna dinner show
    • Chiang Mai walking tour
    • Street art and food bicycle tour
    • Bua Tong Sticky Waterfall
    • Kho Kuu Bamboo Bridge
    • Pam Bok Waterfall
    • Pai Land Split
    • Pai Canyon
    • Tham Lod Cave
    • Ngam Hot Springs
    • Mo Paeng Waterfall
    • Yun Lai viewpoint
    • Mae Hong Son guided jungle trek
    • Sunset from Pha Bong viewpoint
    • Sunrise hike up Doi Inthanon
    • Elephant sanctuary visit


Day 1: Arrive in Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Banthai Village

Activities Included: Welcome dinner with Lanna show

Touch down at Chiang Mai International Airport where a private transfer will be waiting to whisk you off to your hotel. Our Local Insider will be there to greet you and wi...

Day 2: Explore the street art and food of Chiang Mai by bicycle

Accommodation: Banthai Village

Activities Included: Chiang Mai walking tour, Street art and food bicycle tour

Kick off your first full day in Chiang Mai with a walking tour, exploring the alleyways and temples of the Old Town. Home to many creative types...

Day 3: Kick-start the road trip and climb the sticky waterfall

Accommodation: Pai Village Boutique Resort

Activities Included: Bua Tong Sticky Waterfall

Rise and shine with a robust cup of local joe before hitting the road to Pai. Located three hours from Chiang Mai, this dreamy town is the gateway to beautiful Mae ...

Day 4: Swim under a waterfall and explore the craggy Pai Canyon

Accommodation: Pai Village Boutique Resort

Activities Included: Kho Kuu So Bridge, Pam Bok Waterfall, Pai Land Split, Pai Canyon

Fancy another day chasing waterfalls? This morning, you’ll visit the postcard-perfect Pam Bok Waterfall, hidden within a rock...

Day 5: Discover an ancient cave before soaking in a hot spring

Accommodation: Pai Village Boutique Resort

Activities Included: Tham Lod Cave visit, Ngam Hot Springs, Mo Paeng Waterfall, Yun Lai viewpoint

You'll be heading underground this morning to Tham Lod Cave, one of the largest and most impressive in the countr...

Day 6: Relax in Mae Hong Son or join an optional hike

Accommodation: Fern Resort

Optional Activities: Mae Hong Son hike

It’s time to leave Pai and make the 2.5hr journey inland to Mae Hong Son, where you’ll have the day at leisure in your hotel in the mountains. Take a dip in the pool or enjoy lounging in t...

Day 7: Embark on a jungle trek in Mae Hong Son

Accommodation: Fern Resort

Activities Included: Mae Hong Son guided jungle trek, Sunset from Pha Bong viewpoint

Enjoy a lazy breakfast this morning at the hotel. Today, you’ll embark on a one-day jungle trek around the hills of Mae Hong Son. Starting fro...

Day 8: Head to Doi Inthanon for a Thai banquet

Accommodation: Doi Inthanon Riverside Resort

Activities Included: Thai tasting lunch

Optional Activities: Local waterfalls visit

Today, you'll continue the journey southwards to Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand at 2,565m (8,415ft), b...

Day 9: Summit Doi Inthanon and stop at an elephant sanctuary

Accommodation: Banthai Village

Activities Included: Sunrise hike up Doi Inthanon, Elephant sanctuary visit, Farewell dinner

Set your alarm for 4am – it’s an early start for a sunrise hike to the summit of Doi Inthanon. Watch the sun break through the clo...

Day 10: Depart from Chiang Mai

Take it slow this morning and indulge in a late breakfast. Checkout isn’t until midday, so you can laze by the pool or pop down to the nearby Warorot Market for any final souvenirs. Wave goodbye to your fellow travellers at midday before scooting off to the airport. Alternatively, extend your stay a little longer by joining our Life’s a Beach: the Best of Southern Thailand trip next.

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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,Banthai Village, Chiang Mai Sandwiched between the Tha Phae Gate and the Ping River in Chiang Mai, Banthai Village has 41 rooms centred around an outdoor pool that's dotted with sun loungers. Unwind with a fruity cocktail at the poolside bistro after a day exploring. Pai Village Boutique Resort, Pai This ecofriendly resort features natural materials, from hardwood floors to rattan-roofed bungalows. The well-appointed rooms are fitted with large glass doors that open onto the swimming pool. Feast on American classics at the on-site Blue Ox Steak House. Fern Resort, Mae Hong Son Enjoy an idyllic stay at this rustic 30-room resort, set in a lush valley just outside Mae Hong Son. Take a dip in the outdoor pool with views across the paddy fields. Come evening, nab a seat at the Rice Terrace Bar and drink in the gorgeous sunset views. Doi Inthanon Riverside Resort, Doi Inthanon With its peaceful location by the river, this resort will help you relax into a slower pace. You don’t have to stray fa, as there's a restaurant and large swimming pool on site. Bicycles are provided for free, plus there are hiking trails from the front door of the hotel.
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