See the Thai-riffic northern enclaves of Chiang Mai and surrounds.
Head into the hills and get sky-high on this northern Thailand adventure. Pass through the bustling hub of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, and take the time to check out the temples in Ayutthaya. Trek the hillside outside of Chiang Mai, before exploring the city and its colourful nightlife. This eight-day exploration of temples, jungles, markets and mountains is sure get your heart pumping and your tastebuds singing.
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Wander around the Buddhist temples of Ayutthaya, exploring the bygone era of the Kingdom of Siam.
Get your street food fix in bustling Bangkok and tuck into some of the tastiest eats in all of Asia. Did someone say 'mango sticky rice'? Yes, please!
Hit the nightlife in cruisy Chiang Mai, where the Nimman area is swarming with hipster bars and uber-cool lounges.
Trek deep – super deep – into the northern Thai hinterland staying in a traditional hill tribe village, eating and laughing with the locals.
Learn the art of Muay Thai with a class in Chiang Mai. Get your heart pumping and pick up some new skills at the same time.
This trip includes a two-day hillside trek, and can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have a good level of fitness.
Accommodation can be basic but it's always comfortable, especially in the hillside village.
We use hostels on this trip in Chiang Mai, so think dorm beds and shared bathrooms. It’s modern, comfortable and has some great communal spaces to hang out with your new mates.
Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people. We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
This trip involves some long journeys on the road, lots of public transport (songthaews, public buses) and two overnight trains, which can be tiresome. Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are a true local experience and the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at your destinations. Occasionally passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and/or you'll be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups. For your own security, take a lock for your luggage.
As this is a Basix trip, the majority of activities are optional and you'll have lots of free time. This means you're able to do your own thing at your own pace.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our One Week in Northern Thailand trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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 sleeper train), day 4 (Hilltribe Village House),and Days 7, 8 (Overnight sleeper train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
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