Northern Thailand

Tradition and tranquillity. Adrenaline-inducing adventures and moments of self-reflection. Proudful people, diverse culture, and delicious food. Northern Thailand grabs hold of the soul like no other place in the world.

Stretching from Chiang Mai to the borders of Myanmar and Laos, Northern Thailand is a wonderland filled with tropical mountains, verdant river valleys, and culturally diverse cities and towns. Often referred to as Lanna, which translates as ‘Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields’, the region has captivated travellers for decades. With a range of experiences, Northern Thailand appeals to a variety of travellers. Looking for a luxurious escape then visit the five-star lodges tucked neatly into the Golden Triangle. Looking for an adventure, then hop on a mountain bike or take to the river for a whitewater excursion. Looking for a deeper connection, then learn about meditation from monks or local cuisine from a resident chef. Northern Thailand is sure to please both novice and seasoned travellers.

Day Tours and Activities in Northern Thailand

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Highlands of Heritage: Doi Mae Salong Adventure

Full Day |
Chiang Rai
Explore the rich history and lush landscapes of Doi Mae Salong on this full-day adventure. Trek through diverse plantations, indulge in Yunnan cuisine, and immerse yourself in the legacy of the Kuomintang soldiers, all while enjoying stunning vistas and local tea.

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Ways of Life of the Lahu

Full Day |
Chiang Mai
Discover the hidden wonders of a Lahu hill tribe on this immersive journey through Chiang Mai’s Fang district, where authentic cultural experiences and the art of tea cultivation await.

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Footprints of the Akha: A Trail of Tradition, Wilderness and Bamboo River Rafting

Full Day |
Chiang Mai
Get to know the Akha way of life via a wild trail, bamboo rafting, and more. Visit Nam Tok Mok Fa waterfall, an indigenous Ahka village, and trek through their foraging and hunting grounds. End with tranquil bamboo rafting, a moderate level adventure unveiling the true nature and culture of northern Thailand.

Ethical Elephant Encounter in Chiang Mai (Join-In)

Full Day |
Chiang Mai
Embark on an immersive and ethical Elephant encounter in Chiang Mai. Walk with elephants, enjoy Thai refreshments, learn about traditional weaving, and engage in a cooking class. A memorable experience that combines conservation, cultural exploration, and a hands-off encounter with these majestic creatures.

Doi Inthanon Classic

Full Day |
Chiang Mai
Discover the highest point in Thailand as you visit Doi Inthanon’s peak. Explore the stunning Grand Pagoda Nabhapolbhumisri and witness the beauty of Wachiratan Waterfall.

Evening Vespa Tour: Chiang Mai Food and Fun

Evening |
Chiang Mai
Embark on an exhilarating evening as you zip through the streets of Chiang Mai as a pillion passenger aboard your very own Vespa. Your experienced driver and guide will take you to seek out some of Chiang Mai’s coolest districts and hidden backstreets whilst you uncover the city’s rich and diverse nightlife after the sun goes down.

Temples of Chiang Mai

Full Day |
Chiang Mai
Take in the iconic sites of Chiang Mai. Start with a trip up the imposing Doi Suthep before taking a tour of the old city temples. Finish up with a glimpse into local life at Warorot market.

Chiang Rai by Night

Evening |
Chiang Rai
Enjoy a rickshaw exploration of Chiang Rai by night, taking in the night bazaar where we get to try a variety of local street food dishes.

Street Eats by Electric Tuk Tuk Chiang Mai

Evening |
Chiang Mai
Take an electric tuk-tuk to stop by various street food hotspots to get a taste for northern Thai delicacies.

Tuk Tuk Temples of Chiang Mai

Half Day |
Chiang Mai
Take an electric tuk-tuk ride to explore the iconic temples of Chiang Mai’s old city while also visiting museums to learn about Lanna culture.

Explore Chiang Rai City By Rickshaw

Half Day |
Chiang Rai
Explore the ancient northern city of Chiang Rai by rickshaw, taking in the local attractions in the old-fashioned iconic mode of transport. Visit a temple, stop by a market, and learn a thing or two at the hill-tribe museum.

Doi Tung & Golden Triangle

Full Day |
Chiang Rai
Take a trip to the wonderful countryside at the tip of Thailand. Admire beautifully curated gardens, learn all about the opium trade, and witness the convergence of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.

Chiang Rai Discovery

Full Day |
Chiang Rai
Embark on a captivating journey through Chiang Rai’s spiritual landmarks and artistic wonders, with authentic local dining experiences, all while immersing in the rich tapestry of northern Thai culture

Red Truck Highlights of Chiang Mai

Half Day |
Chiang Mai
Take the iconic red truck of Chiang Mai, the ‘songthaew’, to visit three key sites of the city: Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Doi Suthep, and Warorot Market

Akha Cooking Experience

Half Day |
Chiang Mai
Enjoy a fascinating half-day experience getting to know Thai Akha people through the medium of a tantalising Thai cuisine cooking class.

Inspiring multi-day itineraries that include Northern Thailand

An Eco-Homestay Experience: Unveiling Phrae’s Hidden Charms

3 Days | 2 Nights
Phrae
Uncover rural charms and hidden treasures on a two night, three day escape to a welcoming and comfortable eco-homestay. Explore vibrant markets, timeless village life, and the lush scenery in Phrae’s embrace. A fusion of culture, nature and culinary delights await.

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Tuk Tuk Adventure Through Northern Thailand

4 Days | 3 Nights
Chiang Mai

Recommended Hotels in Northern Thailand

Chala No. 6, Chiang Mai

5 Star |
Chiang Mai
Chala Number 6 is a haven of elegant sophistication located right in the heart of the old city, with sumptuous rooms to welcome guests after a day of exploring

Yaang Come Village

4 Star |
Chiang Mai
The Yaang Come Village hotel is a serene hideaway just 100m outside the night bazaar. Its design is a beautiful example of Thai Lanna architecture.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort

5 Star |
Chiang Mai
Na Nirand is a boutique resort that offers a tranquil setting with colonial-era charm, nestled alongside the Ping River in the heart of Chiang Mai.

The Legend Chiang Rai Resort and Spa

4 Star |
Chiang Rai
The Legend is a riverside resort and spa in a secluded location yet not too far from Chiang Rai city. It offers a wonderful example of classic yet contemporary Lanna architecture.

Lisu Lodge Chiang Mai

3 Star |
Chiang Mai
Lisu Lodge Chiang Mai is a community-based project that celebrates Lisu culture through various programmes and activities, all set within a glorious location for visitors in the northern Thai countryside.

Banthai Village Chiang Mai

3 Star |
Chiang Mai
Enjoy this charming boutique hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai with the old city on your doorstep. It offers a range of room options, all elegantly designed to evoke the Lanna style in a modern, chic way.

Raya Heritage Chiang Mai

5 Star |
Chiang Mai
Raya Heritage Chiang Mai is a sleek and modern hotel that sits right on the banks of the Ping River. Its design is contemporary yet skillfully celebrates Lanna culture with delicate touches here and there.

Legendha Sukhothai

4 Star |
Sukhothai
Legendha Sukhothai is a traditional Thai hotel situated within the ancient complex of temples, with various rooms expertly designed to complement the surroundings.

Lanjia Lodge Chiang Rai

3 Star |
Chiang Rai
Lanjia Lodge is an eco lodge managed and run by the local Hmong and Lahu hilltribe people, offering traditional accommodation and a whole range of exploratory activities.

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