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Thailand: Explore the North (6 days)

Explore the North

Experience for yourself the beauty and excitement of northern Thailand. Ride an elephant through the jungle, trek to remote hill tribe villages, learn the art of Thai cooking, go whitewater rafting and visit the once infamous Golden Triangle.

Day 1

Explore the beautiful, culturally rich city of Chiang Mai, which is surrounded by lush forests, rivers and mountains. Within its ancient walls are more than 30 temples which are well worth visiting. Wander down to the Ping River for dinner at one of the many restaurants before heading to the buzzing night bazaar. Overnight stay: Chiang Mai (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2

After visiting the orchid farm, continue to the Mae Tang area. Enjoy an elephant ride and walk through the forest, stopping for lunch en route. During your stay in a village house, learn all about the life, culture and traditions of a hilltribe. Overnight stay: Huay Kubkab (Full Board)

Day 3

After breakfast, depart on a walk through the forest, crossing a river and visiting a waterfall, where you can relax and have a swim. Afterwards, enjoy white water rafting along the Mae Tang River and also have a go at traditional Thai bamboo rafting. Following lunch, return to Chiang Mai. Overnight stay: Chiang Mai (Half Board)

Day 4

A drive through beautiful scenery ends in the relaxed city of Chiang Rai. En route pay a visit to the Golden Triangle, once notorious for its opium production and the point where Burma, Laos and Thailand converge. You could also take a trip down the mighty Mekong river. Overnight stay: Chiang Rai (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 5

Cycle through small villages and rice fields, following the Lao River downstream. While you are cycling you will discover the real rural Thailand and see the local lifestyle on the outskirts of Chiang Rai. We will cycle past various fruit orchards, rice fields, rubber plantations and see many teak trees. We will stop and visit the amazing white temple (Wat Rong Khun) and then have lunch at a local restaurant near the temple. After lunch our covered pickup truck will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight stay: Chiang Rai (Half Board)

Day 6

After breakfast, transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for your return flight to the UK, via Bangkok (Bed & Breakfast)