Day 1. Bangkok: Arrival
Day 2. Bangkok
Day 3. Ayutthaya
Day 4. Bangkok → Chiang Mai
Add-on: Chiang Mai
At 8.00, transfer to Pang Chang Mae Tang. Watch clever elephants. Elephant ride into the forest for sightseeing. Bamboo rafting on Mae Taeng river. Visit an orchid farm in Mae Rim. Back to hotel.
Overnight in Chiang Mai. (B,L)
Day 5. Chiang Mai → Mae Salong
Take a journey towards Chiang Rai. Stop to visit Hot Springs and the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Proceed to the Golden Triangle to enjoy the great landscape. Boat trip across the Mekong river to visit a local market in Laos. Visit to a Fish & Monkey Cave (Wat Tham Pla). Continue to Chinese village of Mae Salong, see the daily life of migrated inhabitants from southern China.
Overnight at guesthouse in Mae Salong. (B,L)
Day 6. Mae Salong → Doi Angkhang
Morning, visit a local Akha hilltribe morning market. Visit a tea factory and plantations. Depart Mae Salong to visit an Akha hilltribe village ‘Ban Lorcha’. A local Akha guide will demonstrate aspects of Akha life such as hunting, dancing, weaving, and traditional houses.
Continue your visit at Doi Angkhang, a rugged mountain range that borders Myanmar. Enjoy the landscapes as we drive up this mountain, enjoy the idyllic location, views, cool climate and fresh mountain air.
Overnight at a local guesthouse in Doi Angkhang. (B,L)
Day 7. Doi Angkhang → Pai
Visit Lahu and Palong hilltribe villages. Visit an outlook point on the mountain ridge, which overlooks the Thailand – Myanmar border. Enjoy the views as we descend Doi Angkhang mountain. Visit an elephant camp for elephant riding & bamboo rafting, Tiger Kingdom, Ziplining and other activities upon request. Drive to Pai.
Overnight at a local guesthouse in Pai. (B,L)
Day 8. Pai → Mae Hong Son
Enjoy the scenic mountain drive and landscape views, as we travel from Pai to Mae Hong Son.
On the way we will stop for pictures at viewpoints. Visit a Lisu hilltribe village.
Overnight at Ban Rak Thai Chinese village by the Myanmar border. (B,L)
Day 9. Mae Hong Son
Visit a Shan village (ethnic minority) and learn about the use of buffalos for traditional sesame production. Enjoy the chance to ride bareback on a buffalo. Optionally visit to a Karen Long neck village by long tail boat.
Enjoy a local dinner and evening market by Jong Kham lake.
Overnight at local guesthouse in Mae Hong Son town. (B,L)
Day 10. Mae Hong Son → Mae La Noi
Depart Mae Hong Son for Mae La Noi. Stop off at a viewpoint and enjoy fresh local coffee. Enjoy the scenic drive to Karen & Lawa hill tribe villages nestled in mountains, 1,200m above sea level. Meet your homestay family, and enjoy a home cooked traditional evening meal together.
Overnight at a homestay in the village (or at a local resort). (B,L)
Day 11. Mae La Noi → Mae Sariang
Walk around the villages, as your guide explains to you about the hilltribe way of life. As we follow the natural rhythms of village life, sights and activities may vary. Visit a mountain temple, from the temple rooftop enjoy the panorama overlooking the mountain and villages. Enjoy last moments in the villages before heading to Mae Sariang.
Overnight in Mae Sariang town. (B,L)
Day 12. Mae Sariang → Chiang Mai
Breakfast, we will visit a local market in Mae Sariang. On the way back to Chiang Mai, visit to Doi Inthanon National park.
Rest of the day is your leisure time in Chiang Mai.
Overnight in Chiang Mai. (B,L)
Day 13. Chiang Mai → Lam Pang
Day 14. Sukhothai → Phuket
Day 15. Phuket: Leisure
Day 16. Phuket: Visit Phi Phi island
Day 17. Phuket: Leisure
Add-On: Visit Phang Nga Bay
Boat trip to visit Phang Nga Bay.
Day 18. Phuket: Departure
End of the journey!