Tuk Tuk Road Trip
Sit back, sip a Singha and take in the sights of Northern Thailand
See the stunning landscapes of Northern Thailand from the back seat of a pimped up tuk tuk. Over 11 days, you’ll visit an elephant project, hike through pristine forest, swim in jungle waterfalls, visit temples, meet hill tribes, go bamboo rafting and stay in the hippest hotels in the region, all with your own personal driver at the wheel. Trust us, you haven’t ‘done’ Thailand until you’ve done a tuk tuk road trip.
Day 1: Meet your tuk tuk
Meet the team in Chiang Mai and transfer to tuk tuk HQ in Mae Wang! Meet your driver and head into the countryside, with a blessing at a local temple and a delish dinner after.
Day 2: Hill tribes and elephants
Hop in your tuk tuk and travel North. After a waterfall hike and visit to a Karen village, stop at an ethical elephant project. Feed and bathe the ellies, before drifting downriver on bamboo rafts.
Day 3: Into the mountains
Drive up winding mountain roads en route to Thailand's highest peak, Doi Inthanon. Stop to sample food and meet locals in roadside villages. Explore the mountainous national park, then enjoy a sunset Thai BBQ.
Day 4: Doi Inthanon National Park
Leave the tuk tuk behind and trek into the stunning Park. Hike past towering trees, cool off in cascading waterfalls, and eat a leaf-wrapped picnic in the forest.
Day 5: On the road again
Head towards Mae Sariang, close to the Myanmar border. The views on the drive are breath-taking. Have your camera ready! Check into your riverside accommodation and take a dip in the pool.
Day 6: Boutique mountain resort
Make the spectacular journey to Mae Hong Son. Stop at Northern Thailand's best roadside cafe. Arrive at beautiful Fern Resort and swim in the infinity pool before drinks at the best sunset bar EVER.
Day 7: Mae Hong Son
The tuk tuks get a day off today! Hang by the stunning resort pool (Brangelina used to stay here FYI!), stroll into town or take an optional trek or hill tribe boat trip.
Day 8: Mountain roads to Pai
Back in your trusty tuk tuk for the journey to Pai. Stop at the spectacular Lod Caves and a hill tribe swing, before arriving at your resort. Have a swim and experience Pai's legendary nightlife.
Day 9: Pai
Enjoy a free day in bohemian Pai. Chillax by the infinity pool in your stylish resort, go tubing, join a yoga class or explore the local hot springs and rugged Pai canyon.
Day 10: The last leg
We've saved the best for last with 180km though epic scenery. Sit back and take in hill tribe villages, teak temples and giant Buddhas. Enjoy one last feast tonight with your group in Mae Weng.
Day 11: Goodbye!
All good things come to an end! Transfer back to Chiang Mai by minivan this morning and say goodbye to the other members of the tuk tuk club. See you again soon!
Stay in a stylish selection of riverside hotels, hip jungle hideaways and resorts with individual villa style rooms. 10 nights of accommodation are included. Most rooms are twin-share with air con and en suite facilities. On nights 3 and 4 you’ll stay in a stunning location in a Karen hill tribe village. The accommodation is simple but spacious with en suite, hot water and fans (air con isn’t necessary in the mountains). Check out our top pick for a flavour of the accommodation you can expect on this trip.
We’ll include 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like for the rest of the time. Let us know before you go if you have any dietary requirements.
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The tour starts at 10am on day 1 at Chiang Mai Gate hotel in Chiang Mai city. You’ll need to arrive in Chiang Mai the day before or earlier. The tour ends in Chiang Mai on day 11, late morning.
As a response to the outbreak of Covid-19, many of our local partners and suppliers are putting in place new measures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will change and evolve over time, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some of the changes you may experience are:
- Updated safety & hygiene procedures
- Arrival safety meetings
- Smaller group sizes
- Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
- Access to 24/7 emergency support
- Different transport & accommodation
It's important you also take steps to make travelling safer. You should abide by local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. You should also bring and use your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where needed, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when sneezing or coughing.