5 Day Tuk Tuk Tour of Northern Thailand
What do you get?
From £575 (25,013 THB) Per Person
(reserve your place for a deposit of just £50 (2,175 THB) pp)
Where you'll go
Where you'll go
Day 1: Tuk Tuks , Tiny Roads And A Temple Blessing
We’ll pick you up at 10:00am from the Chiang Mai Gate in Chiang Mai City and transfer you to our training base for the adventure ahead.
On arrival you’ll check into the charming rural hotel you’ll be staying in for the next couple of nights and then be introduced to your Tuk Tuk with it’s extra leg room, extra head room, rool back roof and ice box – essential for those cool drinks for the adventure.
After a tasty Thai lunch it’s then time to get out in your Tuk Tuk convoy heading along tiny rural backroads and through picturesque villages to a remote mountain Temple where you’ll receive a blessing for the adventure ahead.
In the evening it’s time to relax and enjoy another delicious Thai meal at one of the best local restaurants in the area. A great atmosphere, fantastic food and a wonderful end to your first day of adventure.
Day 2: More Tuk Tuks, Tiny Villages, Elephants And Bamboo Rafting
After breakfast you’re back into your Tuk Tuk and heading along more fascinating rural backroads, exploring rural communities and taking in the stunning views all around, including from the top of a rarely visited Temple!
Then it’s time to head North up the valley to a very small elephant home that is leading the way in taking elephants away from a life of trekking and instead creating an environment where people can learn about and spend time with elephants on their terms, not ours!
At the elephant home you’ll learn about the history of the elephants, what the team at the elephant home are doing and then, after a great lunch at the home, it’s time to enjoy the company of these wonderful animals. You’ll be able to feed them, get to know them and then walk with them to the local river where you’ll bathe them.
Next you’ll hop onto some bamboo rafts and enjoy a gentle float through the valley before then a final spot of driving back to your hotel, in time to freshen up and enjoy another great local Thai feast this evening.
Day 3: The Road To Doi Inthanon
After breakfast you’re heading high up into the mountains and along some of the most beautiful roads anywhere in Thailand.
As always you’ll be in convoy with a support truck following carrying your luggage, water and all sorts of goodies meaning you can focus on the simply incredible scenery and villages we pass through. With switchback bends, spectacular views, tiny Hill Tribe settlements and deep forest today’s drive is truly memorable and there will be plenty of stops along the way to take everything in, enjoy a mountain coffee and just go ‘wow’!
But that’s not all. You’ll arrive in the village of Mae Khlang Luang by early afternoon, enjoy a spot of lunch and then head (by mountain taxi rather than Tuk Tuk) to explore the highest point of Thailand at over 2,500 metres!
And in the evening it’s time for a traditional Thai BBQ overlooking the rice fields. What a spectacular day!
Day 4: Hiking and Waterfalls
You’re Tuk Tuk gets a well deserved rest today as you head out on foot, with a local trekking expert, to explore the forest, rice terraces and waterfalls around the village. Don’t worry, this hike is suitable for all at around 6km long and the majority is either flat or slightly downhill and you take it at a gentle pace so you can enjoy the wonderful surroundings.
Lunch is a picnic in a clearing in the forest and, when you back into the village there’s time to experience a traditional mountin coffee, direct from the forest all around.
You’ll arrive back at ‘base’ by mid afternoon giving you time to relax and soak up the atmosphere before yet another Northern Thailand mountain feast in the village this evening.
Lunch is provided on the trek and your trekking guide is a mine of information on both the people and wildlife of the surrounding areas. The more questions you have, they happier they’ll be!.
We’ll arrive back at the accommodation around mid – late afternoon, just in time to rest up, relax and then enjoy a great countryside Thai feast.
Day 5: Time to say goodbye to your trusty Tuk Tuk
Your Tuk Tuk Adventure comes to an end today when you transfer back to Chiang Mai city by private minivan after breakfast. You’ll arrive back in the city by around 11:30 now a fully fledged member of The Tuk Tuk Club!