Explore Northern Thailand

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 76 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 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
  • Support an important animal welfare initiative and get close to incredible creatures at Chang Chill Elephant Park
  • Discover the secrets to Thai cuisine, pick up some impressive new culinary skills and taste delicious local dishes in a Chiang Mai cooking class.
  • 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.
  • There is an included bike ride around Sukhothai Heritage Park on this trip. Don't worry if you are not an experienced cyclist as it’s a leisurely ride, and one of the best ways to explore the park.

Itinerary

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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Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

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

Accommodation

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

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 - Thai Cooking Class
  • Chiang Mai - Lunch at Chuan Chom vocational training center
  • 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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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 76 reviews submitted.
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Lachlan · Traveled November 2023
Excellent trip and will be taking again
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

Alexandru · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023

Laura · Traveled October 2023
This tour was a good introduction to Northern Thailand. I especially enjoyed the homestay and the bike ride through the ruins of Sukhothai. However, some of the meals were disapponting. In particular, the restaurant in Bangkok and the restaurant in Sukhothai for the first evening suggested by the leader were touristy with mediocre food.
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Giuseppina · Traveled October 2023
I would highly recommend Intrepid as a tour company, Nok the tour guide has excellent knowledge of ancient history and customs, she made the tour interesting and enjoyable. I would do a tour with her again.
Review submitted 24 Oct 2023

Belinda · Traveled October 2023
Definitely recommend this trip for anyone that wants to experience Thailand and learn about the culture
Review submitted 24 Oct 2023
Explore Northern Thailand
From
NZD $1,724