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Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak

12 Days | From cycling in Bangkok to trekking in Northern Thailand

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
Multi-Active Adventures
EUR €1,080
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Fancy some outdoor activity in a tropical paradise? Now's your chance as we launch into the remote highlands of Northern Thailand from Bangkok, one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities. Travel into steamy rainforests on foot to visit colourful hilltribes, cruise down the River Kwai on kayaks and explore the lesser-known side of Chiang Mai from a bicycle. The diversity of exciting outdoor options makes Thailand a haven for adventurers.

Trip overview

Map of Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak including Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Multi-Active Adventures
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 47.95 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 off the main streets and into the heart and soul of Bangkok with a backstreets bike tour
  • 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
  • Get the heart pumping on a 3 day trek through scenic and enlightening northern hilltribe villages, and experience rural Thai life from a local's perspective with two nights in village homestays
  • Explore areas of Chiang Mai rarely seen by visitors with 2 days cycling through local neighbourhoods, discovering everyday Thai life that thrives in the backstreets
  • Uncover a different side to the River Kwai with 2 days peaceful kayaking down its waters, through tropical forest and with beautiful mountain views
  • 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 Bangkok, trekking in Chiang Mai, kayaking down the River Kwai – will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy this trip.
  • Some accommodation on this trip is basic. This includes an overnight sleeper train, two homestays – the best way to really understand a country and its people – and one night in a rafthouse


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners


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


Glamping (1 night), Hilltribe Village (2 nights), Hotel (5 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Rafthouse (1 night)

  • Bangkok - Cycling day tour
  • Hilltribe Trek (3 days)
  • Chiang Mai - 2 day cycling tour
  • Kanchanaburi - 2 day kayaking trip
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • 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

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Important notes

1. This trip finishes on arrival in Bangkok at midday on Day 12. Please do not book flights on this day untill after 2pm.
2. 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), Days 3, 4 (Homestay), Days 6 (Chiang Mai camp), and Days 8 (Overnight Train) 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.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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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

Nicola · Traveled July 2023
Our first group trip and our guide made it so easy and we are now converted. Activities were challenging but really rewarding. You visit places that most tourists don't. One the best family trips that we have had. We will remember it for years to come.
Review submitted 26 Jul 2023

Jordan · Traveled June 2023
Izzy makes the trip. Thailand is gorgeous, but the best thing about it is the people!!! Land of Smiles is no joke. Izzy’s passion and love for her country inspires you to feel the same— in love with Thailand.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2023

Nicholas · Traveled June 2023
This was like self organised backpacking but without the hassle. We had a nice small group. So relaxing having a Tour Leader taking the organising and thinking for us. Good itinery providing a safe activity adventure. I am regular walker and biker and this hit the spot. To my suprise the Kayak trip was the best activity , which was good becuase im a real novice.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2023
Thailand: Hike, Bike & Kayak
EUR €1,080