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The 5 Day Adventure

Incredible Northern Thailand

The world’s best driving holiday‘, ‘full beam exotic Asia‘ and ‘a journey into a nation’s soul‘ – The Sunday Times

Northern Thailand has been bussed, cycled, trekked and moped’ed but has it ever been ‘Tuk Tuk’d’? Release your inner cab driver and join us on an adventure that puts you in charge of Thailand’s most iconic form of transport, the Tuk Tuk. Yes, that’s right – you’re going to get behind the ‘wheel’ of your very own Tuk Tuk

Starting and finishing in Chiang Mai The Tuk Tuk Club takes you on a journey through some of Chiang Mai’s most spectacular scenery, lets you stay in some great locations and puts you in touch with fascinating local communities.

Winding mountain roads, towering forests, elephants, waterfalls, fascinating villages, all topped off with a great food every evening. You really haven’t ‘done’ Thailand until you’ve ‘done’ The Tuk Tuk Club.

5 Day Tuk Tuk Adventure

MAE WANG

Our base camp in a stunning valley an hour outside Chiang Mai. This is where you’ll learn how to drive your Tuk Tuk, have a Temple blessing for the journey ahead, spend some time with elephants at a local elephant home and enjoy some bamboo rafting.

DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK

Wind your way up tiny roads and through mountain communities before arriving at Thailand’s highest mountain at over 2,500m. A Hill Tribe village near the National Park is our base for two nights while we explore the area, find beautiful waterfalls and trek through the forest.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1

    Pick up from Chiang Mai, transfer to Mae Wang. Tuk Tuk training and Temple blessing!

  • Day 2

    More Tuk Tuk training and exploring the local area. A visit to a fantastic elephant home where you can walk with and help bathe the elephants and, finally, bamboo rafting down the local river. What a day…

  • Day 3

    Driving your Tuk Tuk through incredible mountain roads and passes to Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain at over 2,500m. Words can’t really do justice to the adventure today.

  • Day 4

    Explore the forest in the foothills of Doi Inthanon as we trek to stunning waterfalls, learn about the forest itself and then walk back through a fascinating Hill Tribe village.

  • Day 5

    It’s time to say farewell to your Tuk Tuk and transfer by private minivan back to Chiang Mai city, arriving around midday.

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Important Stuff!

What’s included?

  • Your Tuk Tuk (of course) and all the fuel required.
  • Tuk Tuk driver training.
  • A professional guide and a tour leader with you the whole way – knowledgeable, fun and passionate about Northern Thailand.
  • Great, twin-share accommodation throughout the trip.
  • Pick up and drop off from / to Chiang Mai city.
  • A Temple blessing, elephant home experience, bamboo rafting and an awesome trek near Doi Inthanon National Park.
  • Breakfasts (4), lunches (3) and dinners (4).
  • A support vehicle taking all your luggage, leaving you to focus on having fun.
  • The best adventure you’ve ever had!

Can I do this?
Yes – as long as you’ve got a sense of adventure and flexibility of course you can.

What sort of people is this trip for?
Anyone who wants to see the ‘real’ Thailand from a different perspective and be amongst the first people to take part in this sort of travel in Thailand. NOTE: Other than nights 3 and 4 the accommodation is at a high 3* / 4 * level. Nights 3 and 4 are simple and ‘rustic’ but the location and views make the simplicity more than worthwhile.

What do I need to bring?
A sense of humour, casual relaxed clothing and some spending money (around GBP 100 will be fine).

I don’t like Guest Houses / grotty accommodation?
Nights 3 and 4 in the National Park are in ‘rustic’ accommodation – taking advantage of the stunning surroundings. All other accommodation is of a high standard (4*) with air-conditioning.

What if I don’t want to drive?
That’s fine – no-one is forced to drive but of course we do need at least 1 driver per tuk tuk.

I want to travel with a friend?
No problems and actually highly recommended. Rooms are shared on a twin basis so perfect for travelling as friends / a couple

I want to travel with my family?
A great idea. We can’t allow travellers younger than 7 years old (and of course they can’t drive) but you can ‘comfortably’ fit a family of 4 in your tuk tuk.

I’m travelling solo?
Brilliant – what better way to make friends than on an adventure like this. You can share a Tuk Tuk and will ‘room’ with another solo traveller pf the same gender throughout the adventure.

But I’ve got no sense of adventure?
Everyone’s got a sense of adventure even if it’s hidden away. Why not join us and find your inner adventurer?

The Nitty Gritty

Start dates and prices

With each trip limited to a maximum of 15 travellers places fill up fast. But new tour dates are also continually being added to meet the demand!

Dates

Dates currently confirmed and available:

2018

  • 20th October
  • 1st December

2019

  • 5th January
  • 19th January
  • 2nd February
  • 16th February
  • 2nd March
  • 16th March
  • 30th March
  • 20th April
  • 4th May
  • 18th May
  • 1st June
  • 15th June
  • 29th June
  • 13th July
  • 27th July
  • 10th August
  • 24th August
  • 7th September
  • 21st September
  • 5th October
  • 19th October
  • 2nd November
  • 16th November
  • 30th November
  • 12th December
  • 18th December

Costs

Start dates: November – February (inclusive) – £600 per person

Start dates: March – October (inclusive) – £525 per person

Book as a group of 3 or more and get a 10% discount

Start your adventure now and reserve a place on the trip of a lifetime for only £299 per person

(Please get in touch for single supplement room rates)

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Stories

Read about our adventures on our blog

Shortlisted for a major travel award – wow!

HAPPY FACES AT THE TUK TUK CLUB HQ THIS WEEK. It’s amazing how much excitement one email can deliver to a hard working group of people. That’s exactly what happened earlier this week when the team at The Tuk Tuk Club received a mail from The International Travel and Tourism Awards confirming that we’d been […]

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Can you tan in a Tuk Tuk?

Can you tan in a Tuk Tuk? – Jess Metson’s great blog all about her 11 Day Adventure with The Tuk Tuk Club Days 1 & 2 in Mae Wang Signing up to The Tuk Tuk Club in Thailand seemed exciting, as my mum relayed the adventure ahead over the phone and emailed me the 11-day itinerary, which […]

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The Tuk Tuk Diaries – courtesy of Mark Bibby Jackson (Travel Begins at 40)

Many thanks to MarkBibbyJackson and his fantastic site www.travelbeginsat40.com for the blog below. If you’re after some great tips on all sorts of different travel adventures or even just some great travel writing have a look at Mark’s site. Travel Begins at 40 founder Mark Bibby Jackson has taken up the challenge to drive a tuk […]

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