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Thailand, the northern highlights motorbike trip

In short about this travel
On this motorbike tour through Thailand, you will experience comprehensive impressions of the uniqueness and diversity of the northern Thai mountains. The roads vary from asphalt to concrete and gravel tracks, winding through areas of spectacular mountainous beauty.

During this guided motorcycle tour, youwill explore the back roads from Chiang Mai to Phayao on a handy rentalmotorbike, and from there ride up the mountain border between Thailand andLaos, near the Golden Triangle.

On the way from Chiang Rai to Thaton, theborder road between Thailand and Myanmar takes you to Doi Mae Salong, a Chinesevillage characterised by countless tea plantations. Spend a night in MuangKong, a small village in the middle of a valley surrounded by green mountains,jungle and rice fields. Here you will live close to nature and experience aslower way of life, as they are used to here in Thailand.

After a rest day in Pai, you reach Mae HongSon, one of the most popular destinations for motorcyclists in Thailand. Hereyou will stay in an enchanting eco-resort surrounded by rice fields. You havethe opportunity to visit the long-necked women of the Kayan tribe, famous fortheir brass rings around their necks. Before returning to Chiang Mai, take adetour to Thailand's highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, which reaches an altitudeof 2,565 metres.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Northern Thailand while we take care of the logistics. Book your adventure today and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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Zusammenfassung der Reise
Summary of the tour
  1. Arrival → Chiang Mai
  2. Chiang Mai → Phayao (220 km / 137 m)
  3. Phayao  Phu  → Phu Chi  Fha (165 km / 103 m)
  4. Phu Chi  Fha → Chiang  Rai (250 km / 155 m)
  5. Chiang  Rai  → Thaton (190 km / 118 m)
  6. Thaton  → Muang  Khong (190 km / 118 m)
  7. Muang  Khong  → Pai (100 km / 62 m)
  8. Pai → Stay
  9. Pai → Mae Hong  Son (120 km / 75 m)
  10. Mae Hong  Son → Mae  Sarien (210 km / 130 m)
  11. Mae  Sarien  → Daytour (105 km / 65 m)
  12. Mae  Sarien  → Chiang  Mai (230 km / 143 m)
  13. Chiang  Mai → Departure
This tour from day to day
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN CHIANG MAI

Welcome to Northern Thailand! Upon your arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, you will be greeted by our team and transported to your centrally located hotel. This is where you will meet your tour guide and fellow travelers. If time permits, you can take a first test ride on the still unfamiliar rental motorbikes in Thai left-hand traffic. Depending on your arrival time you can take the opportunity to explore Chiang Mai's old town and savor the delectable Thai cuisine at one of the many renowned restaurants.

DAY 2 - CHIANG MAI - PHAYAO

Leave behind the bustling streets of Chiang Mai and embark on a journey along the main road to escape heavy traffic. We'll then transition to picturesque country roads, winding through hilly landscapes.The road conditions vary between paved and unpaved stretches. Along the way,we'll pass by the "Kwan Phayao," Northern Thailand's largest freshwater lake. Spend the night at a charming boutique hotel situated by the lake.

DAY 3 - PHAYAO - PHU CHI FHA

Today, we'll uncover the ancient charm of the northern Thai region known as "Lanna," which translates to"millions of rice fields." As we traverse through farmlands, expect to encounter buffaloes dotting the scenery. We make a stop at the enchanting Phu Sang Waterfall before ascending to Phu Chi Fah, the mountain range bordering Thailand and Laos. Enjoy an overnight stay in a homestay near the PhuChi Fha viewpoint.

DAY 4 - PHU CHI FHA - CHIANG RAI

An early start rewards us with a captivating experience at the Phu Chi Fah viewpoint, where the mountain is kissed by the first rays of sunlight, creating a mesmerizing interplay with the surrounding clouds. Once back on our motorbikes, we start the longest day of the trip, featuring diverse routes. Our journey begins by riding into the mountains, then tracing the path along the Mekong River. Explore the renowned Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. This region gained notoriety through Khun Sa, one of the world's most infamous drug kings, who commanded his own private army. Spend the night in Chiang Rai.

DAY 5 - CHIANG RAI - THATON

Prepare for another exhilarating day of riding. Depart from the hotel and visit the Choui Fong Tea Plantation, once an opium plantation. From there, we venture into the mountains, tracing the border between Thailand and Myanmar. The road winds steeply, occasionally transitioning between tarmac and gravel. The landscape unfolds in spectacular fashion. Take a break at one of the many tea shops in Doi Mae Salong, a Chinese settlement established by a division of the Chinese Nationalist Army that refused to surrender to the Chinese Communists. Rest for the night at a hotel nestled along the Maekok River in Thaton.

DAY 6 - THATON - MUANG KHONG

After breakfast, ascend to Wat Thaton, a temple complex offering magnificent panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Next, we travel along the main road No. 107 before diverting on toa steep, zigzagging tarred road leading to Doi Angkhang. This area boasts awe-inspiring landscapes that will leave you spellbound. Navigate through narrow back roads to Muang Khong, a quaint village nestled in Chiang Dao district, surrounded by lush mountains, jungles, and rice fields. Enjoy an overnight stay in a homestay.

DAY 7 - MUANG KONG - PAI

Start your day in a relaxed manner, embracing the charming morning ambiance of the village. Hop back on your motorbike and head north towards Wieng Hang, an off-the-beaten-track destination. Finally, arrive in Pai, where you'll spend the next two nights.

DAY 8 - PAI REST DAY

Today is a well-deserved rest day. Pai is a popular destination among both foreign and local tourists, offering a plethora of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and shopping opportunities. If you're up for an excursion, consider visiting the picturesque village of Santichon, exploring Pai Canyon, or indulging in a visit to one of the soothing hot springs. Another option is to learn more about elephants at an elephant camp.

DAY 9 - PAI - MAE HONG SON

In the morning you ride your rental motorcycle along a paved road from Pai to Wat Chan. From there, take the Elephant Trail to Mae Hong Son. Previously an entirely unpaved route, it now alternates between paved and unpaved sections. Traverse numerous secluded villages, fertile farmland, and lush jungles. Arrive in Mae Hong Son during the early afternoon,where you can hop on a boat to visit a Long Neck Village. End the day with a sundowner amidst rice fields or take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool.

DAY 10 - MAE HONG SON - MAE SARIANG

After breakfast, enjoy a thrilling ride along a spectacular and winding paved road. Then, leave the main route to explore the Nhong Kiew reservoir and take a side road leading to the Doi MaeU-Kor sunflower fields. During mid-November to mid-December, witness the mountain transformed into a vibrant yellow spectacle by the blooming Mexican sunflowers. Reach Mae Sariang in the evening and unwind at the unique teakhotel on the Yuam River.

DAY 11 - MAE SARIANG LOOP

Get ready for an exhilarating off-road riding experience. Begin by heading east through Salawin National Park, driving alongside the river and crossing small streams that accompany you for many kilometers. Capture spectacular photos of your motorbike adventure. At the Salawin River, visit the old police station Tha Ta Fung, located at the border to Myanmar. Continue on the gravel road to Baan Mae Sam Lap before returning to the hotel to relax with a cool beer by the pool. Overnight stay in Mae Sariang.

DAY 12 - MAE SARIANG - CHIANG MAI

On the final day of your motorcycle journey, embark on a scenic route back to Chiang Mai. Take the opportunity to visit Doi Inthanon, the highest point in Thailand, standing tall at 2,565meters above sea level. Upon returning to Chiang Mai, return the motorbike and head to the hotel. Don't miss the chance to explore the renowned night bazaar for last-minute souvenir shopping.

DAY 13 : CHIANG MAI DEPARTURE

Conclude your memorable motorbike tour with breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or have the option to extend your stay and enjoy the famous beaches of Southern Thailand.

Local circumstances could require adjustment of the route on site.
General Information.
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Motorcycle

During this trip in Thailand we ride Honda CRF 250 cc motorcycles. Seat height is approx. 86-88 cm. In Thailand there is left-hand traffic.

TOUR INFO

Join us for an exciting motorbike tour in Thailand, offering a unique experience without extreme altitudes or remote areas. Our route includes well-maintained roads as well as back roads with varying surfaces, such as concrete, gravel, and forest tracks. To fully enjoy this adventure, prior off-road experience is recommended but not necessary. Basic off-road training will prepare you for the challenges of riding off the beaten path. Our daily stages are designed to be shorter, allowing you to explore and capture the essence of the charming villages and nature we encounter. Keep in mind that traffic density can be high in urban areas, with motorbikes,scooters, tuktuks, and bicycles navigating the streets daily. Although we try to avoid main roads, it's essential to be aware of trucks and different traffic rules that may differ from what European riders are accustomed to. Approximately 20% of our journey will take place on dirt roads. The use of the handy light rental motorbikes makes riding pleasant.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Safety is our priority, and all participants must wear a helmet and protective clothing with built-in protectors, along with good gloves and sturdy boots or shoes. We recommend breathable protective gear to ensure comfort throughout the tour. In the higher mountain areas, it's advisable to wear additional warm clothing underneath your motorbike gear if needed, use several layers. Given the dusty conditions sometimes,a quality pair of goggles is useful. Our tours are planned before or after the monsoon season, but be prepared for occasional short rain showers at any time.

CLIMATE OVERVIEW THAILAND

Thailand has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons.

From February/March to mid/end of May, expect hot and dry weather with average daytime temperatures ranging from approximately 30 to 35°C.

June to October is characterized by hot and humid conditions, with average daily temperatures ranging from 28 to 35 °C. This period corresponds to Thailand's rainy season or monsoon, with short but heavy rain showers that provide a refreshing break from the heat. In the northern regions, the rain showers may last slightly longer.

From the end of October to mid-February, the weather becomes drier and cooler, averaging around 25 °C. Nights can be significantly cooler during this time.

Experience our well organised motorcycle adventure in Thailand!

More details about the trip and what to take with you can be found in the handbook you will receive about 1 month before departure.
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Pricing & Details

Rider starting at: € 2490,-
Pillion: € 2090,-

Single room occupancy additional charge: € 450,-
Pocket money to bring with you: € 250,-*

Minimum number of riding participants: 6
Maximum number of riding participants: 10
Maximum number of pillion riders: 2

* Pocket money: This amount is an indication of how much cash you may need to take with you on this trip. It covers food, drink, souvenirs, optional excursions and fuel.
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Included in price:
  • Transfers Chiang Mai Airport- Hotel and back
  • All accommodation including 1 night homestay
  • ‍Rental motorbike
  • English speaking tour guide on motorbike
  • ‍Support vehicle and luggage transport
  • Mechanic
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Travel documents
Not included in price:
  • International flight - Chiang Mai and return
  • Petrol
  • Entrance fees
  • ‍Optional excursions
  • Food and drinks

Thailand, the northern highlights motorbike trip

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Thailand, the northern highlights motorbike trip
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Arrival:
Nov 15, 2024
Days:
13
Price:
2490,- €
Pillion
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Thailand, the northern highlights motorbike trip
Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
Kategorie 5
Status:
Fully Booked
Bookable
Secured
Arrival:
Dec 6, 2024
Days:
13
Price:
2590,- €
Pillion
2190,- €
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