Northern Hilltribes & Villages

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From the luxury of Bangkok's malls and gleaming high-rises, head north to Thailand's 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 you'll stay flexible by being able to choose the activities you really want.

  • Day 1 Bangkok

    Arrive in Bangkok at any time.

  • Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai (1B)

    Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace, or check out the city's klongs by boat. Board an overnight train to 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.

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

    Trek through rugged forests and experience the wonderful diversity of this region: each village has its own language, belief system, style of dress, and traditions. Drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Malai village, where the trek will begin. After a few hours of hiking, reach the first village.

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

    Trek 2-3 hrs and, after lunch, head to a Karen village to learn about traditional basket weaving and scarf-making. Continue trekking another few hours to the next village for the night.

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Boende

Simple hotels (2 nts), basic hilltribe huts (2 nts, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share). A variety of styles of hotels/guesthouses are used on this tour. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home, as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guesthouses in stunning locations – rooms are small and basic, may be multi-share, and there may be shared toilet facilities and showers.

Transport

Local bus, songthaew, train, walking, river raft.

As the popularity of train travel in Thailand continues to grow domestically, some of the routes used on this tour do not have sufficient space during local public holidays, including New Year’s, Songkran, etc. During these times of the year, alternative transport may be arranged for one or more of the train journeys on this tour.

Måltider

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners Eating is a big part of traveling. Traveling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each others company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be Asian style consisting of noodles or rice soup or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Ytterligare information

What's Included
Hilltribe trek. Bamboo rafting. Street food crawl. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking staff.

Optional Activities: USD100 for optional activities not included in the trip.

Grand palace (Bangkok) - USD15
Wat Po (Bangkok) - USD3
Klong(Canal) Tour (Bangkok) - Approx $10-30 dependent on numbers
Thai massage (Bangkok) - USD10-30 per hour
Doi Suithep (Chiang Mai) - USD2 (plus transport)
Bicycle tour (Chiang Mai) - USD15-30 for Half Day
Thai Cookery Course (Chiang Mai) - USD30 for Half Day
Kan Toke Traditional Dinner (Chiang Mai) - USD30

All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.

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