Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8 Days | Feel the thrill of Thailand on a multi-active adventure

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
USD $1,644
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There’s no shortage of sights and sounds on this eight-day active adventure through Thailand. With buzzing Bangkok as your starting point, keep the energy high on a cycling tour through the historic temples of UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. Trek to a northern hilltribe village to keep spirits high and enjoy a home-cooked dinner around a campfire. Kayak along the Mae Taeng River, cycle to the gigantic temple of Wat Ban Den and visit the Tai Lue community to learn about their culture and keep the good times rolling. For a real treat, why not throw in a Thai massage or cooking class?

Trip overview

Map of Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak 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 55 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
  • Cycle through Ayutthaya Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 425 temple ruins and historical sites.
  • Reach new heights on a trek to an enlightening northern hilltribe village, experiencing rural Thai life from a local's perspective.
  • Kayak along the Mae Taeng River and through the surrounding lush jungle – then really get the blood pumping on an optional whitewater rafting experience.
  • Even the transport on this trip is an adventure – travel like the locals on an overnight sleeper train, a real Intrepid experience and a great chance to interact with the Thai people.
  • Spend a free day exploring the sights and sounds of Chiang Mai – you might visit some of the city’s 300 temples, take a Thai cooking class or indulge in a Thai massage.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an active trip designed for those with a good level of fitness. Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip – cycling around Chiang Mai, trekking to Hilltribe Village, kayaking down the Mae Teang River – will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy this trip.


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3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Public bus, Overnight sleeper train, Songthaew, Private mini van


Glamping (1 night), Hilltribe Village (1 night), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

  • Ayutthaya - Cycling
  • Hilltribe Trek
  • Chiang Mai - Kayaking day trip on Mae Teang River
  • Chiang Mai - Cycling
  • Baan Luang Nue community visit
  • Cycling to Baan Luang Nue
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Chiang Mai - Thai cooking course - THB1000
  • Mae Taeng - Whitewater Rafting - THB1800

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2 (Overnight Train), Day 4 (Homestay) and Day 5 (Chiang Mai camp), where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.
3. Due to the activities on this trip we are not able to accept travellers younger than the age of 15 at the time of travel.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Kathy White and · Traveled June 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with Intrepid Travel! So many locations to explore = taking overnight train, hiking to tribal communities, kayaking and biking. Highly recommend this company and their staff, plus network of local country hotels & guides for smooth and impressive services & meals. Enjoyed relaxing group time together & extra special trip insights that we will keep as cherished memories! Kathy & John Whistler, BC
Review submitted 02 Jul 2024

Davina · Traveled June 2024
Super fun trip. Excellent itinerary. The bike trip is a really good challenge and there is a support van following the group so if you needed a rest at any point you could sit out sections of the bike ride if needed. There are plenty of stops long the route with water and snacks provided. The kayaking is fun and in parts quite relaxing and it’s a wonderful way to see parts of the countryside. The jungle hike provided some great views of the hills and we were cooked a feast by the guides who used food we had chosen together in the local market before we started the hike. We got to visit lots of temples, eat great food and meet lovely people in the hill tribe villages and the local countryside around Chiang Mai. Our Guide Is was awesome and she ensured we all had a great time and were very well fed!
Review submitted 29 Jun 2024

Yuliia · Traveled December 2023
Review submitted 27 Dec 2023

Naomi · Traveled October 2023
Well organised trip which was well worth the physical challenge. A great way to see the Thailand countryside and it's people. Chai was an excellent tour leader. Looking forward to my next active trip with Intrepid.
Review submitted 24 Oct 2023

Julie · Traveled October 2023
The most fun 12 days of my life. Physically challenging, great company, wonderful tour leader in Chai. Can’t recommend it enough.
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023
Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak
USD $1,644