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Northern Hilltribes & Villages Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Thailand

Now's the time to explore northern Thailand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Take in the gleaming high-rises and bustling pace of Bangkok, go face-to-face with the colourful cultures of hilltribe communities, and keep up with the night markets and cuisine of Chiang Mai. Take on Southeast Asia with us, and you'll find the perfect balance of fun and flexibility to help you make the most of it all.


Highlights

Experience the bustle of Bangkok, explore the vibrancy of Chiang Mai, trek through northern hilltribes and meet the locals, float downstream on a bamboo raft.


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Bangkok Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai. Hilltribe trek. Bamboo rafting. Street food crawl. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin
share) or hostels (multi
share) (3 nts), basic hilltribe huts (2 nts, multi
share), sleeper trains (2 nts).


Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Transport

Local bus, songthaew, train, walking, river raft.


About our Transportation

As the popularity of train travel in Thailand continues to grow domestically, some of the routes used on this tour do not have sufficient space during local public holidays, including New Year's, Songkran, etc. During these times of the year, alternative transport may be arranged for one or more of the train journeys on this tour.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $250 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. Be sure to check weather conditions online before you depart. We recommend you bring sun protection cream from home to ensure it meets your needs. During the trek, you will only need to carry a daypack with your essentials. Your luggage will be stored at the start hotel in Chiang Mai and your valuables in a group safety deposit box. Your CEO will provide instructions on what you need to bring in your daypack on the trek. Usually, this includes a couple of changes of clothes, wet shoes (for river crossings), personal toiletries, flashlight/headlamp, tissues, any personal medications, and electronics you wish to bring along. A small drybag for electronics and a reusable water bottle may also be useful. During the trek, guides will have first aid kits.

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 3 Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 4 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 5 Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 6 Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Day 8 Bangkok

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned today, so take this free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the heat and pace of Bangkok. After meeting your group and CEO, head out for an optional dinner to get to know everybody better.

Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting.

Details

Prices from: €466.65

Duration: 8 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 18

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