Explore Northern Thailand

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 84 reviews submitted.
EUR 908 €
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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
Bangkok, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 43.89 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.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Explore Northern Thailand including Thailand



3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


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


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

  • 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 - 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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4.9 out of 5 based on 84 reviews submitted.
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Rachel · Traveled August 2023
I had a great experience exploring the North of Thailand with our guide Tony - he was knowledgeable and helpful, accomodating all concerns and requests. Intrepid's commitment to responsible tourism really made it extra special - supporting local people and ensuring no animal abuse was taking place
Review submitted 30 Aug 2023

Joshua · Traveled August 2023
This was a fantastic trip, if you get Tony Jaturaporn as your guide you can’t go wrong. Tony was quick to help us settle into Thailand and made it feel like home explaining all aspects of the culture.
Review submitted 27 Aug 2023

Megan · Traveled August 2023
I had a really good experience on this trip, the included activities were great - especially the homestay
Review submitted 28 Aug 2023

Rebecca · Traveled July 2023
At 27 I have been lucky enough to travel to many places but up until now had never gone solo. Intrepid really made me feel at ease and showed me how much fun can be had on a solo trip. I would have never had come across the amazing people that I met on this trip if I hadn’t taken the jump to go solo. Exploring northern Thailand with intrepid was trip to remember and definitely should be on your bucket list.
Review submitted 05 Aug 2023

Susanna · Traveled July 2023
I had a fantastic time in Northern Thailand lead by our fabulous tour guide Nok! Brilliant balance of educational, hands on, and fun! Definitely recommend to anyone seeking an experience rather than a holiday!
Review submitted 05 Aug 2023
Explore Northern Thailand
EUR 908 €