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Northern Thailand adventure

12 days from $4,960pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Get off the beaten track and see the real Thailand.

  • Seek out abandoned ruins in Sukhothai by bicycle.

  • Spend time with a Hmong community close to the Laos border.

  • Enjoy the scenery of Doi Angkhang and visit Black Lahu and Palaung tribes on a day trip.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Chiang Mai and barter at the night market.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
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  • Bangkok
  • Sukhothai
  • Nan
  • Chiang Khong
  • Doi Angkhang
  • Chiang Mai

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Day 1 Bangkok


On arrival in to Bangkok you will be met by your driver and guide and chauffeured to your hotel. Evening at your own leisure.

Day 2 Bangkok


You have a full day to explore the highlights of this bustling capital including the Grand Palace and the network of backwater canals or klongs.

Day 3 Sukhothai

Bangkok , Sukhothai

This morning sees you explore some of Bangkok's local markets before being taken to the airport in time for your flight to the ancient capital of Sukhothai in the afternoon, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

Day 4 Sukhothai


Today you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and first capital of the Kingdom of Siam, Sukhothai. The historical park is a wonderfully preserved example of this fallen city that was sacked by the Burmese in the 14th Century. A great way of exploring the park is by hiring a bike late afternoon as the sun changes the hues of the crumbling Buddha effigies and temples.

Day 5 Nan

Sukhothai , Nan

In the morning you have more time to explore some of the historical sites around Sukhothai before departing for the sleepy town of Nan. Situated close to the Laos border, Nan is an interesting half way point for intrepid travellers taking an alternative route between the north and Sukhothai. This small town has many interesting temples to visit as well a municipal museum.


Day 6 Chiang Khong

Nan , Chiang Khong

From Nan continue through the mountains to the Golden Triangle region where the countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge. Enjoy the views as the road winds through stunning, picturesque scenery. Stay overnight at the Lanjia Lodge, a delightful community-based lodge nestled on a hill overlooking the Mekong River and staffed by local Hmong villagers.


Day 7 Chiang Khong

Chiang Khong

Explore the area around Lanjia Lodge and learn about the Hmong community that live in the area.


Day 8 Chiang Mai

Chiang Khong , Doi Angkhang , Chiang Mai

This morning you will travel to the provincial capital of Chiang Rai where you will board a boat to take you to Thaton, stopping at small villages along the way. From Thaton you continue by road to Doi Angkhang, a little visited mountain retreat nestled on the Burmese border. This area is dubbed 'Little Switzerland' for its stunning scenery and alpine feel. After your exploration of Doi Angkhang, continue on to Chiang Mai for the evening.

Day 9 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

A day to explore Chiang Mai at your own leisure.

Day 10 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

You will learn the art of Thai cuisine today at the locally run A Lot Of Thai cookery school, starting with a morning visit to the market to buy all of your fresh ingredients.

Day 11 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Take a day trip out of Chiang Mai to a local elephant sanctuary where you can witness the gentle giants interact with each other, eat, and bathe in the river.

Day 12 Return home

Chiang Mai

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your flight to Bangkok and your connecting flight home.

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