Join The Tuk Tuk Club and enjoy ‘the world’s best driving holiday’
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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.
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.
Pick up from Chiang Mai, transfer to Mae Wang. Tuk Tuk training and Temple blessing!
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…
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.
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.
It’s time to say farewell to your Tuk Tuk and transfer by private minivan back to Chiang Mai city, arriving around midday.
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?