Explore Northern Thailand

8 Days | Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality and natural beauty of Northern Thailand

4.9 out of 5 based on 113 reviews submitted.
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Northern Thailand is a treasure trove filled with glittering temples, ancient ruins, exotic markets and sumptuous foods. Explore the capital of Siam's golden age at Sukhothai, visit the bustling markets of Chiang Mai, stay at a special homestay with local friends and enjoy a traditional khantok dinner - there's so much to discover on this tour through Thailand's northern kingdoms.

Trip overview

Map of Explore Northern Thailand including Thailand
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TTSK
This trip generates 49 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the best of Northern Thailand with ample time in the charming Chiang Mai in a whirlwind 8-days and enjoy the local hospitality and understand why the nation is the Land of Smile.
  • Support an important animal welfare initiative and get close to incredible creatures at Chang Chill Elephant Park
  • Work up an appetite with a leisurely cycle through the ancient Buddhas and ruined temples of World Heritage-listed Sukhothai Park, then feast on a home-cooked picnic lunch.
  • See how the locals live on a bicycle ride through your homestay village. Ride past the rice fields and breathe in the fresh country air, with beautiful mountains in the distance.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There is a night at a homestay on this trip, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in everyday Thai life. Facilities are basic and multishare, typically with mattresses on the floor and shared bathrooms. The rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.

Itinerary

Map of Explore Northern Thailand including Thailand

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minibus, Public bus, Songthaew, Taxi, Train, Tuk tuk, Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Resort (2 nights), Multi-share Homestay (1 night)

Activities
  • Sukhothai - Night Market
  • Sukhothai - Historical Park bike tour
  • Sukhothai - Home-cooked picnic lunch
  • Village Homestay - Cultural performance
  • Village Homestay - Khantok dinner
  • Village Homestay - Home-Cooked Lunch
  • Village Homestay - Cycling tour
  • Chiang Mai - Fresh Produce Market Visit
  • Chiang Mai - ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Chiang Mai - Night Market - Free
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple Complex (Entrance) - THB50

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip excluding Day 4 (Homestay). Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 113 reviews submitted.
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Eloise · Traveled June 2024
Review submitted 16 Jun 2024

Elle · Traveled June 2024
I cannot recommend Intrepid highly enough for those travellers who want a good adventure. Seeing the real country, connecting with local people and like-minded travellers is so special and makes for lifelong memories!
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

San · Traveled June 2024
Intrepid and Nok have made out Thailand trip so very easy and we would highly recommend this particular trip
Review submitted 16 Jun 2024

Farida · Traveled April 2024
This was my first solo trip so clearly I was nervous. Luckily we had a great tour guide, Nok who helped to encourage team bonding from start. I made some great friends on this trip. Nok was great at communicating (much better than the leader I had after this trip). She was knowledgeable and shared lots of great details about the sites we visited and provided helpful options on free times/days. She was enthusiastic, funny and very caring. I appreciate that she always had what we for us, iced towels to cool us down and tissue for toilet stops that didn’t provide toilet paper. I realized how awesome Nok was after the not-so-great tour guide on the second part of my Thailand tour journey. One annoyance on this trip was the homestay. Cooking at homestay was great but accommodations and entertainment were very poor. Intrepid should offer hotel accommodations as an alternative for interested travelers in the extra hot season as the sleeping mats were very thin and the fan did nothing to cool the place down (sleeping on second story did not help the situation).
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Jenny · Traveled April 2024
Northern Thailand was an interesting tour. You cover a lot of miles by train and private mini bus but the benefit of our guide being from the area gave us a great experience. The late April trip was exceptionally hot so choose your dates carefully! I would recommend this trip.
Review submitted 09 May 2024
Explore Northern Thailand
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CAD $1,085