Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak

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There’s no shortage of sights and sounds on this eight-day active adventure through Thailand. With buzzing Bangkok as your starting point, keep the energy high on a cycling tour through the historic temples of UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. Trek to a northern hilltribe village to keep spirits high and enjoy a home-cooked dinner around a campfire. Ka...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
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    • Cycle through Ayutthaya Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 425 temple ruins and historical sites.
    • Reach new heights on a trek to an enlightening northern hilltribe village, experiencing rural Thai life from a local's perspective.
    • Kayak along the Mae Taeng River and through the surrounding lush jungle – then really get the blood pumping on an optional whitewater rafting experience.
    • Even the transport on this trip is an adventure – travel like the locals on an overnight sleeper train, a real Intrepid experience and a great chance to interact with the Thai people.
    • Spend a free day exploring the sights and sounds of Chiang Mai – you might visit some of the city’s 300 temples, take a Thai cooking class or indulge in a Thai massage.
    • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

What's this trip about?

    There’s no shortage of sights and sounds on this eight-day active adventure through Thailand. With buzzing Bangkok as your starting point, keep the energy high on a cycling tour through the historic temples of UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. Trek to a northern hilltribe village to keep spirits high and enjoy a home-cooked dinner around a campfire. Kayak along the Mae Taeng River, cycle to the gigantic temple of Wat Ban Den and visit the Tai Lue community to learn about their culture and keep the good times rolling. For a real treat, why not throw in a Thai massage or cooking class?


Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityBangkok
End CityChiang Mai

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • High Adventure
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Trekking & Expeditions
  • Digital Detox


  • Asia
  • Thailand


  • Ayutthaya
  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai
  • Wat Arun


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

Trip includes

    • Ayutthaya - Cycling
    • Hilltribe Trek
    • Chiang Mai - Kayaking day trip on Mae Teang River
    • Chiang Mai - Cycling
    • Baan Luang Nue community visit
    • Cycling to Baan Luang Nue

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Day 1 Bangkok

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm in Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital. Famous for its tuk-tuks, khlong boats and street vendors serving up delicious Thai food, the city will certainly set the tone at the start of...

Day 2 Ayutthaya / Overnight Sleeper Train

It’s an early start today, as you take the train to Ayutthaya. The former capital city dates back to the 1300s and is now home to Ayutthaya Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 425 temple ruins and historical sites. After the train journey, hav...

Day 3 Chiang Mai

After the journey on the overnight train, you’ll have free time to relax and enjoy the city. Options abound in Chiang Mai, from wandering the Old City to visiting some of the 300 temples which dot the local landscape – maybe take a scenic, winding drive up a mountain ...

Day 4 Hilltribe Trek

This morning, leave Chiang Mai and head to Mae Malai Market, stocking up on fresh snacks to fuel today’s trek. Your destination is a local hilltribe village, which provides a special opportunity to experience rural Thai life firsthand. Wander along the mountain ridge,...

Day 5 Kayaking Mae Teang River

Get set for an action-packed day on the water. Make your way to the Mae Taeng River, where you’ll go for a glide on an inflatable kayak. Paddle through lush jungle, stopping to pick fruit and watching for local wildlife. Lunch will be at a special riverside campsite. ...

Day 6 Chiang Mai

Saddle up this morning with a ride to the gigantic temple of Wat Ban Den, where you’ll discover the beautiful temple art and architecture of modern Lanna temple buildings. Each of the 12 chedis here are dedicated to one of the 12 animals of the Thai zodiac, and Buddhi...

Day 7 Baan Luang Nue / Chiang Mai

After breakfast, cycle to Baan Luang Nue. This village is home to a Tai Lue community – an ethnic group from Xixuangbanna that has held onto its traditional customs and practices. Learn about the village’s culture as you’re shown around a Tai Lue house and a rice stor...

Day 8 Chiang Mai

There are no activities planned for the final day and you can depart the accommodation at any time. If you are staying in Chiang Mai, why not join an Urban Adventure and allow yourself to be spirited away on an early morning tour that puts you at the epicentre of Budd...

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Public bus,Overnight sleeper train,Songthaew,Private mini van
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Age Requirements
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Additional Information
Finish point People Place 2 Hotel 5 Soi 8 Charoen Prathet Road Chiang Mai 50100 THAILAND Phone: 6653 274652 Fax: 6653 818296
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