A Taste Of The North

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

3 Day Tuk Tuk Tour of Northern Thailand

Get a true taste of the North in just three days. You’ll visit places untouched by tourism, get to know some of the local hill tribes, trek pristine jungle paths, Tuk Tuk along roads and mountain passes unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, have a thai BBQ out in the rice terraces, swim in crystal clear mountain rivers and try your hand at a little jungle cooking with at a Karen hill tribe village. So if you’re looking for a true taste of Northern Thailand… it doesn’t get truer or tastier than this.

What do you get?

  • One of our customised Tuk Tuks and all the fuel
  • The very best local guides and a tour leaders with you the whole way
  • Fantastic, twin-share accommodation throughout the trip
  • Pick up and drop off in Chiang Mai City
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners – including some of the best Thai food you’ll have ever eaten!
  • And lots of extras along the way

Available Dates

  • 1st May 202
  • 15th May 2020
  • 29th May 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 17th July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 31st July 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 18th December 2020
  • 22nd December 2020
  • 10th January 2021
  • 24th January 2021
  • 7th February 2021
  • 21st February 2021
  • 7th March 2021
  • 21st March 2021
  • 4th April 2021
  • 20th April 2021
  • 2nd May 2021
  • 16th May 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 13th June 2021
  • 27th June 2021
  • 11th July 2021
  • 25th July 2021
  • 8th August 2021
  • 22nd August 2021
  • 5th September 2021
  • 19th September 2021
  • 3rd October 2021
  • 17th October 2021
  • 31st October 2021
  • 7th November 2021
  • 5th December 2021

From £329 Per Person

Where you'll go

Mae Wang

Our base camp is in a stunning valley about an hour from Chiang Mai. This is where you’ll meet your driver, get a temple blessing for the journey ahead and explore stunning rural country lanes. A great way to spend you first day on the road.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Trek through the lush green forest of this untouched wilderness, enjoy towering waterfalls, take in the ancient rice terraces and temples and meet Hill Tribe villages untouched by tourism.

Karen Hill Tribe Village

Take a true off the beaten track adventure as you head out into the hill country to meet the Karen tribe and learn all about life out in the mountains.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tuk Tuks, Temples And Hill Tribes

We’ll pick you up at 8:00am from the Chiang Mai Gate Hotel in Chiang Mai City and transfer you to our training base in the lovely Mae Wang valley about an hour outside  the city.

On arrival at the base you’ll be introduced to your driver and your bright orange Tuk Tuk and get ready for the adventure ahead.  Your Tuk Tuk is specially modified to not only cope perfectly with the winding mountain roads but also to give extra comfort and views from the back seat. There are Bluetooth speakers for you to play your road trip playlist on and you can even roll back the roof and catch some rays!

Once everyone’s ready to go, you’ll head off through winding lanes passing through small farming communities (be ready for some classic SE Asia photo opportunities). You visit stunning, remote Temples that few travellers every visit, and get a blessing for the adventure ahead.

You’ll have a simple but hearty lunch at our favourite local restaurant and then head up in to the mountains. We’ll have a short pit stop to trek up to a waterfall and visit a tiny Karen community, then we’ll wind up the hairpin bends to our overnight destination at a remote Karen village where we’ll camp and have a proper ‘Hill Tribe’ experience.

What's included?

  • Transfer from Chiang Mai Gate Hotel to our ‘base camp’
  • Temple blessing
  • Lunch and Dinner (jungle cooking class included!)
  • Overnight camping in a remote Karen Hill Tribe village

Day 2: Mountain Roads And Hill Tribes

After breakfast we’ll explore the local area around the village before getting back into the Tuk Tuks and heading further into the foothills of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain. With plenty of stops to explore, this is an incredible journey through spectacular mountain scenery.

We’ll stop for a late lunch at a small roadside restaurant and then head on to the community of Ban Mae Khlang Luang, our overnight base.

The accommodation is surrounded by mountains and rice terraces and is the perfect setting for the second night of the adventure. After checking there’s time to explore the village, see how the community live and try some of the freshest coffee around you’ll ever taste!

In the evening we’ll have a traditional Thai style BBQ out in the rice fields.


What's included?

  • Tuk Tuks and all related costs
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Twin share accommodation in the hill tribe village – this is relatively simple accommodation but is still en-suite with hot water and wi-fi. The rooms are fan-cooled only but air-conditioning is not needed this high in the mountains

Day 3: Walking, Waterfalls And Lunch In The Jungle

We head off this morning to explore the local forests. The trek is ‘only’ around 5-6 km but takes us through fantastic scenery and eventually to a series of stunning waterfalls. We’ll have lunch in the forest and there’s also time to swim if you wish.

After lunch we trek out of the forest and back to the village. It’s then time to say goodbye to your trusty Tuk Tuk and head back to Chiang Mai city by private minivan. We’ll arrive back at Chiang Mai Gate Hotel around 4:30pm

What's included?

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Trekking through the forest
  • Transfer back to Chiang Mai City by private minivan
"Best trip we could have asked for. My family of nine highly recommend this adventurous tour to everyone"
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