"Adventure tours Thailand" was last updated on Sep 26, 2012
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Looking for tours in Northern Thailand?
Don't enjoy large tour groups and want a tailored tour suited for your needs? Or just looking for a North Thailand tours package?
In this article we have hand-picked and collected tours in north Thailand.
Northern Thailand is one of the most exciting regions in Thailand, housing various hill tribes and majestic elephants, hot springs, lush jungle and other green secrets.
Travel trekkers will definitely love it here!
Pai and Chiang Mai are the most visited places in Northern Thailand. Many of the tours mentioned below include a trip to at least Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai is definitely one of my favorite places because of its ambience and jungle location.
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You start your day with an elephant trek through the dense jungle to a Lisu hilltribe village. The Lisu people are one of the main hilltribes in Thailand and there are approximately 50,000 Lisus in the country.
When you get to the village, you'll get a traditional lunch. Once you're done with your lunch, brace yourself for river rafting on the Ping River. Yeah, it's gonna be awesome :-)
Alright, so after the village visit and river rafting, you'll be heading for the Orchid Farm at Mae Sa. There are so many varieties of orchids and many of them can be found at the farm. This is a good opporunity to just stroll around and take photos.
This half-day tour takes you into the heart of the mountains of Doi Suthep Pui National Park.
First stop will be Doi Suthep Peak to visit the most sacred temple in the north, Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep. You'll have plenty of time to photograph the Buddha!
A tour in north Thailand is not complete without a visit to a hilltribe village. You'll meet the White Meo hilltribe face to face this day. White Meo or Hmong people have gone through a lot.
You can read more about Hmong people here (link opens in a new window).
You've probably heard about the Golden Triangle, maybe in relation to drug trafficking?
Well, fortunately the Golden Triangle is about far more than just drugs. Golden Triangle is where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos cross borders, and offers beautiful scenery together.
So your day starts early and your first stop will be the Hot Springs at Maekajan. If you're up for it, you can try the boat ride in Mae Khong River. There's a small fee.
Next step on the agenda is Mae Sai - a northern trading hotspot between Thailand and Myanmar, where you'll be served lunch.
Once lunch is digested, you'll continue your journey to some Akha and Yao hilltribe villages.
It is believed that the Akha people originated from China, and some believe they came from Tibet. As for the Yao hilltribe, they also originated from China and the majority of Yao live in Chiang Rai.
If you're in a hurry, you might try this tour. Main stop is Doi Suthep - a 600-year old temple, or 'wat' in Thai.
You'll be off on a mountain road trip, where the reward is breath-taking views of Chiang Mai from Doi Suthep. But to get to the top, you have to work those legs and climb a staircase of over 300 steps.
Not a problem, eh? :-)
Want to spend a romantic evening in Chiang Mai? Or just sample delicious Thai food?
First of all, what is Khantoke?
Well, it's a way of eating your food. While you're sitting on mats on the floor (like they do in Japan), food is served on low tables.
While you're having your fabulous traditional Thai dinner, there's some entertainment going on, including the 'Thai Finger Dance', 'Thai Sword Dance', Group Dance and 'Thai Candle Dance'.
To top things off, you'll get to witness a hill tribe show with various hilltribes involved like Lisu, Karen and Meo.
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