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
  • Detailed, professional Tuk Tuk driver training
  • 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

  • 3rd July 2020
  • 17th 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
  • 15th January 2022
  • 29th January 2022
  • 12th February 2022
  • 26th February 2022
  • 16th March 2022
  • 26th March 2022
  • 30th April 2022
  • 14th May 2022
  • 28th May 2022
  • 11th June 2022
  • 25th June 2022
  • 9th July 2022
  • 23rd July 2022
  • 6th August 2022
  • 20th August 2022
  • 3rd September 2022
  • 17th September 2022
  • 1st October 2022
  • 15th October 2022
  • 29th October 2022
  • 12th November 2022
  • 26th November 2022
  • 10th December 2022

From £329 Per Person
(reserve your place with a deposit of just £50 pp)

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 learn to drive your Tuk Tuk, 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 our ‘base camp’ we’ll introduce you immediately to your Tuk Tuk and get started with some training. This takes place on a dedicated track and will give you plenty of time to get used to your Tuk Tuk.

We then head off down winding rural lanes through small farming communities and to a remote Temple where you’ll receive a blessing for the adventure ahead.

After an authentic northern Thai lunch we then head along small roads up into the mountains towards our overnight destination of a remote Karen Hill Tribe village. We’re camping here tonight in the fields (don’t worry – there are showers and toilets available) to get a real ‘Hill Tribe’ experience.

In the evening we’ll learn how to cook ‘jungle style’ with an open fire before spending the night under the stars – a proper Thai adventure!

What's included?

  • Transfer from Chiang Mai Gate Hotel to our ‘base camp’
  • Full Tuk Tuk orientation and training
  • 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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