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Northern Thailand:
A great opportunity for Students. This is a wonderful tour to explore the true Northern Thailand and to experience its variety of cultures. Visit the Northern Hill Tribes and experience their unique culture by actually staying with them. Trek through the jungle with butterfly and flower conservatories. Experiencing the unique Thai food like the edible flower dinner is not to be missed. Visiting Bangkok in a unique way is also one of the highlights of this trip.
Day-01
ARRIVE BANGKOK
We will greet you at the airport in Bangkok and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight your guide will take you to a Thai restaurant.
Day-02
BANGKOK - CHANGMAI
Today travel by long tail boat through the city canals to see how the local Thai people live along the river. We then visit the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Po, and Wat Arun (the Temple of dawn). We will have a nice lunch at restaurant on the river then visit Vinmanmek Mansion before transfer to the train station for your 18:00 train to Chiangmai.
Day-03
ARRIVE CHANGMAI
CHANGMAI - HILL TRIBE
You will depart Chiang Mai at 9 am by vehicle with guide and visit the Hill Tribe Museum then on to a quiet elephant camp for a 1 hour elephant ride through streams and over mountains we then transfer to an Ox cart for a ride to your bamboo raft. We then transfer to a 4-wheel vehicle for a short ride to a Lisu hill tribe village. Here we will spend the evening with your host Lisu family and guide and enjoy their way of life. Toilet and showers are available here.
Day-04
HILL TRIBE - THATON
We return to the elephant camp by 4-wheel drive vehicle and lunch then on to Chiangdao Cave Shrine for a short walk through the caves then on to the quiet small town of Thaton located on the Mae Kok River for the evening. Overnight at beautiful Garden Home bungalows in Thaton (double occupancy). Tonight we will enjoy a wonderful all you can eat Northern Thai food at a most famous restaurant for locals in the area.
Day-05
THATON - DOI MAE SALONG - CHANGRAI - CHANGMAI
This morning we go high into the mountains to visit Doi Mae Salong Chinese Village and other hill tribe villages we will have a nice Yunnan Chinese lunch then back down the mountain to a Shan Chinese village famous for its cotton weaving. We then board a private long tail boat to Chiangrai stopping at a Akha hill tribe village and Hot Springs along the way. We arrive back in Chiangmai around 8 PM. Overnight at you hotel Chiangmai.
Day-06
HIKE - DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK – KAREN VILLAGE
This morning we travel to Doi Inthanon National Park and visit the summit of the highest mountain in Thailand then a short walk through the rain forest on the Michael trail with colorful birds and wildflowers. We then visit the twin chedi dedicated to the King and Queen, lunch at the birding center then visit a waterfalls and Karen village Hill tribe village. Tonight will be in bamboo bungalows near the Karen village. Toilets and showers are available here.
Day-07
JUNGLE HIKE - HILL TIBES
This morning after breakfast we take a 4-hour hike on the beautiful trail through the rain forest with colorful birds, butterflies, wildflowers and orchids. Your guide will tell you about the different plants and birds. This is also the home of the Green Tailed sunbird, which is found no other place in the world and a common resident. We will have lunch at the Doi Inthanon birding center the visit a local Hmong hill tribe market and village. Overnight again at the Karen village.
Day-08
JUNGLE HIKE - CHANGMAI
Today we visit Nam Tok Mae Ya waterfalls for a barbeque chicken and Papaya salad picnic lunch then time for a nice wade under this large waterfall. Return to your hotel in Chiangmai. Tonight your guide will take you through the Chiangmai night bazaar with many restaurants.
Day-09
CHANGMAI - BANGKOK
Today we visit Chiangmais famous temples and lunch then visit the handicraft factories, which have been an important part of Chiangmai culture for hundreds of years. Transfer to train station for your overnight train to Bangkok.
Day-10
BANGKOK - DEPARTURE
This morning we will pick you up at the train station and transfer you to the airport for your international flight back home.
Exotic Bangkok
Elephant Trek
Jungle Exploration
Explore Chang Mai
  • Hiking/Walking
  • Cultural Interaction
  • Cultural Interaction
  • Try Exotic Food
  • Unique Local Experience
  • Typical Local Transport
  • Boating
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