Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour
Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

10 days

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Get introduced to Bangkok and northern Thailand on this 10-day experience

On the 10-day Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour, you’ll immerse yourself in the renowned sights, smells, and tastes of Northern Thailand. You’ll get familiar with Bangkok and head north to Chiang Mai for an immersive experience in this pretty city. Filled with many cultural attractions, Thailand will wow you around every alleyway corner and bend in the road. It’s an impressive and beautiful country where the food is the cherry on top of the incredible adventures to be had.

On the Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour, the first two days are spent getting to know Bangkok on a city walk and an e-scooter exploration. Visit temples in an urban setting and discover the outskirts filled with canals, orchid plantations, and rice paddies. The tour then heads north into the mountainous region of Thailand, where views abound. Hike to fascinating caves, refreshing waterfalls, and visit many ancient temples. You’ll spend two days trekking to the remote Akha village, then return to Chiang Mai for a farewell dinner. These 10 days are undeniably filled with authentic experiences, magnificent vistas and temple visits, and so much delicious food. Book the Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour today!

Highlights of the Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

Explore the fascinating cave system beneath Thailand’s third-highest mountain.
Ride an e-scooter through the narrow alleyways in the heart of Bangkok.
Spend a day contributing to agricultural practices with local farmers and villagers.
Indulge in a street food tour in Chiang Mai’s well-known food marketplace.

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From $1,495USD
10 days
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Hotels, homestays, overnight train
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Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! Find your own transportation to the hotel to check in. You’ll have free time until the evening when you’ll meet your guide and group and have your first taste of Thai cuisine at a local restaurant. Your guide will give you a brief orientation on the adventure ahead. Afterwards, head to the hotel for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bangkok
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 City Tour of Bangkok

Once you’re finished breakfast, the group will head out on a tour of Bangkok’s ornate and fantastic temples. They are certainly a sight to behold—escape the buzzing city and enter into tranquil, holy complexes. Stop first at Wat Phra Kaew (wat is the Thai word for temple—you’ll see this frequently) and the impressive Grand Palace, both in the same compound. After you’ve explored the temples that house the great Emerald Buddha, you’ll move onto Wat Pho to see more than one thousand Buddha images where the great Buddha takes on several forms. In the afternoon, ride an e-scooter for an exhilarating ride through the narrow alleys in central Bangkok. The sights, sounds, and smells will infinitely stimulate your senses.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bangkok
Distance: Walk: 1.5 km; E-scooter: 8 km, 1.5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Outskirts of Bangkok and Train to Chiang Mai

After breakfast, escape the bustling Bangkok and visit the city’s outskirts to glimpse rural life. Along the journey, view gorgeous canals among orchard and lotus farms—exact;y the kinds of landscapes you would imagine Thailand would have. Embark on a short boat ride and engage with local farmers to learn about their agricultural practices, then stop for a colourful lunch full of local produce. Return to Bangkok and visit and teak house museum, the Jim Thompson House, to discover the wonders of Thai silk production. In the evening, you’ll receive a transfer to the train station to depart on the overnight train towards northern Thailand.
Overnight Location: Overnight on Train
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Chiang Mai City Walk and Food Tour

The overnight train is scheduled to arrive at 7:15am in Chiang Mai, where your guide will meet you to transfer your group to a local restaurant for breakfast. Your first vistas of northern Thailand are sure to impress: lush vegetation all around, with mountains as a backdrop. After filling up on some food, take a walk through the old city, hitting all the must-see sites like Wat Chedi Luang from the 14th century and Wat Chiang Man, the former home of King Meng Rai, who elected Chiang Mai as the northern capital in 1290. Take a lunch break and head to the hotel for a free afternoon to rest and freshen up. Then, meet the group again for a delicious food tour of street stalls all over Chiang Mai. You’ll be whisked around the city by tuk-tuk, sampling delicacies along the way, filling up on the fantastic flavours of local dishes and drinks. Head back to the hotel with full stomachs and have a well-earned sleep.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Chiang Mai
Distance: 2 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Temple Hike and Chiang Dao Caves

Rise extra early to witness Tak Bat, a Buddhist ritual where civilians offer food to monks to receive their blessings. Continuing with the spiritual theme, you’ll depart for a short hike after breakfast on a route known as the Monk’s Trail. Walk past the tranquil Wat Pha Lad, engulfed in vegetation, and tread on towards Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a temple clinging to the hill overlooking the city. Stop for a coffee and absorb the serenity. Doi Luang Chiang Dao awaits you after lunch—Thailand’s third-highest mountain with a remarkable cave system beneath. Make your way through these holy caves following a knowledgeable guide, and once the tour ends, receive a transfer to your hotel in Chiang Dao for a good night’s sleep.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Chiang Dao
Distance: 1.35 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Discover Rural Chiang Dao

Today will be a wonderful learning experience looking into the daily lives of the people who inhabit the rural area around Chiang Dao. This stunning mountainous area offers fertile soil and ideal agricultural conditions. Spend the day walking through the fields and forests, partaking in some lunch preparation, and assisting with other daily tasks. After a beautiful day witnessing how the locals live harmoniously with their surroundings, return to the hotel in Chiang Dao.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Chiang Dao
Distance: 1.5 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Trek to Akha Village

Enjoy a hearty meal in preparation for a challenging hike today. Receive a transfer to Phrao to start the journey into the mountain where the Akha community resides. The route will be challenging as it gains elevation the entire way, but you’ll have opportunities for rest along the way at a waterfall and a picnic lunch. The views at the end of this trek will take your breath away, and eventually, you will reach the village near the summit to spend the night in a homestay. Appreciate the dinner cooked for you by the locals, and as you digest, they will perform some traditional songs and dances. Undoubtedly, you’ll hit the hay hard tonight. You earned it!
Overnight Location: Homestay in Akha Village
Distance: 9 km, 5–6 hours, 1200 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Trek Out and Return to Chiang Mai

What goes up, must come down. After local breakfast and hot coffee, set out on the return hike that leads downhill the entire way. Your driver will meet you at the base of the trail, and together your group will return to Chiang Mai. Stop along the route at the fantastic Bua Tong Waterfalls, where you can explore and even climb up the falls thanks to its grippy rockface. Settle into your hotel in Chiang Mai to freshen up and get some sleep.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Chiang Mai
Distance: 5 km, 2 hours, 500 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 9 Rural Chiang Mai Bike and Boat Tour

Your final day of the tour includes a cycling tour of the countryside and a relaxing boat ride to return to the city. After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the Mae Sa area to the north. Ride along stunning, fragrant, lush green roads, stopping at orchid and bee farms, and seeing a plethora of ornate temples. Stop for a local lunch, then continue through rice paddies, fruit and flower plantations until reaching the Ping River. Leave your bikes and embark on a boat ride completing the tour loop ending in the city. Take the afternoon to wander the streets for the last time before joining your group and guide for a farewell dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Chiang Mai
Distance: 35 km, 2 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Farewell, Thailand

Gather for your final breakfast with the Experience Northern Thailand crew, and pack your bags. Make your own way to the next leg of your journey, whether that’s the airport to head home or to another city in Thailand.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Thailand is always run as a fixed-departure tour for mixed groups and the price only depends on whether any optional extras are added to the package.

The best time to travel to Thailand is from October to March, as well as April and May (hot season), and June to August (green season with occasional rains).

Dates and Prices of Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

Make new friends by joining a group adventure tour to Thailand! The prices below are per person and apply to a 3-star hotel package. Please note that you can upgrade to 4-star hotels for an additional fee of $110 USD per person.

Oct 21, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
From Bangkok
To Chiang Mai
USD$1,495
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 11, 2021
Nov 20, 2021
From Bangkok
To Chiang Mai
USD$1,495
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 25, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
From Bangkok
To Chiang Mai
USD$1,495
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on the Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

Two options are available for this tour: standard and deluxe. The standard tour is based in 3-star hotels with modern amenities that make this trip more comfortable. The deluxe tour is based in 4-star hotels with luxury amenities for superior comfort. On Night 3, you will ride an overnight train in 2nd class with air-conditioning. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $225 USD-$315 USD (depending on the hotel category chosen) to have a private room in a hotel while travelling with your group. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

3-star Hotel Package

W22 Hotel by Burasari in Bangkok ★★★

Enjoy immaculate rooms and polite staff in this well-located hotel in Bangkok. Walk to nearby attractions or admire the city views from your room.

Night 3

Overnight Train in Thailand

Experience an overnight train in second class with air conditioning. The ride includes a box dinner, sleeper bunk, eye masks, and earplugs.

Kampaeng Ngam Hotel in Chiang Mai ★★★

Located in a quiet neighbourhood, this charming hotel offers air conditioning and a pool, so t’s easy to feel refreshed when you spend time here.

Azalea Village Resort in Chiang Dao ★★★★

This is an oasis complete with an outdoor pool facing mountain views. Sleep comfortably in Thai-style thatched rooms with gorgeous décor. Time to relax!

Night 7

Homestay in Akha Village

Stay in a traditional thatch-roofed house in a homestay in the Akha community. Sleep in this remote location waking up to unparalleled mountain views.

Kampaeng Ngam Hotel in Chiang Mai ★★★

Located in a quiet neighbourhood, this charming hotel offers air conditioning and a pool, so t’s easy to feel refreshed when you spend time here.

4-star Hotel Package

Royal Bangkok Chinatown in Bangkok ★★★★

This newly-renovated luxury hotel sits among the fascinating Chinatown. Explore on foot or admire the impressive view from the rooftop terrace.

Night 3

Overnight Train in Thailand

Experience an overnight train in second class with air conditioning. The ride includes a box dinner, sleeper bunk, eye masks, and earplugs.

Ban Chang Tong in Chiang Mai ★★★★

This quaint hotel has an oasis-like courtyard complete with a pool. Relax in your room or find a wooden bench in the sunlight overlooking the pool.

Azalea Village Resort in Chiang Dao ★★★★

This is an oasis complete with an outdoor pool facing mountain views. Sleep comfortably in Thai-style thatched rooms with gorgeous décor. Time to relax!

Night 7

Homestay in Akha Village

Stay in a traditional thatch-roofed house in a homestay in the Akha community. Sleep in this remote location waking up to unparalleled mountain views.

Ban Chang Tong in Chiang Mai ★★★★

This quaint hotel has an oasis-like courtyard complete with a pool. Relax in your room or find a wooden bench in the sunlight overlooking the pool.

What’s included in the Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 9 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour.
A support vehicle will be available on hiking days in case of an emergency.

Also Included

  • 2nd class train ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
  • Entrance fees for special areas mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat rides and life jackets
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Local guides (except for the transfer from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
  • 2L of drinking water per person per day (except Day 1 + 10)

Not included

  • Meals, snacks, and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International + domestic flights
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned as “included”
  • Tips and personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Bangkok
  • Extra nights in Chiang Mai
  • Upgrade to 4-star hotels
  • Airport transfers

Frequently Asked Questions about Hike and Bike Northern Thailand Tour

Easia Active is a subsidiary of Easia Travel, a boutique tour operator based in South-East Asia, and dedicated to sharing the best active adventures in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Easia Travel was founded in 2000 in Vietnam, with a vision to “Make Asia Easy for You!” by allowing guests to experience the best of Asia. Find great hiking, cycling and other active adventures in SE Asia with Easia Active.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking on moderate terrain for up to 6 hours (for 1 day) and riding a bicycle for 2 hours.

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