Explore Northern Thailand

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 99 reviews submitted.
USD $1,193
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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 44 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.


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 (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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4.9 out of 5 based on 99 reviews submitted.
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Reginald · Traveled March 2024
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024

Mark · Traveled March 2024
Had a great time on this short trip of Northern Thailand. Everything was great but some of the accommodation could have been a little better. A pool & breakfast at every hotel should be included for the price. Other than that, a great bunch of people to travel with & the tour leader Rabbit was excellent. Overall very happy with the trip.
Review submitted 27 Mar 2024

Ryan · Traveled March 2024
Great variation of activities, free time and optional activities. All of the locations were convenient & gave you a really great idea about local living. The hotels & homestay locations were very clean and we always felt comfortable even though we went in the hot dry season. Would highly recommend this tour as it gives you so many experiences that you will remember and not just another "city holiday." Seeing the Elephants free-range setting instead of the cruel non-scene you usually see was a highlight. Riding bikes through the rice paddocks, seeing ancient ruins & having a drink with some awesome people were all a highlight.
Review submitted 17 Mar 2024

Anna · Traveled March 2024
Highly recommend this trip. It’s active and fun. Lots of diverse and unique experiences. Sukhothai is amazing and it seems most travelers don’t know to go there. Our guide Nok was amazing and made the trip easy and fun. It was efficient and well organized. You get your moneys worth.
Review submitted 17 Mar 2024

Isabella · Traveled March 2024
The Northern Tour is amazing we are very lucky to have such a great guide Nok. Very knowledgeable and looked after us the whole way. We always have excellent food from great places. All the accommodation was very clean and in a great location. The homestay was so much better than I thought. The family was so welcoming and taught us about their ways. We went in the very hot dry season and all rooms were cool never to hot. Definitely the right amount of time in every place. Seeing the elephants was such a highlight of the trip. Definitely book!!
Review submitted 17 Mar 2024
Explore Northern Thailand
USD $1,193