Hill Tribes & Elephants


Pitsanolok & Chiang Mai: over 300 temples Chiang Mai: over 300 temples, wooden houses, quiet leafy gardens Moderate walks from village to village Pai River bamboo-raft trip Elephant ride! Bangkok city tour

Trip Information


Family pricing: Age 12 and under at time of travel 30% off land price, based on sharing with 2 adults; sharing with 1 adult 15% off

Most meals are provided. All transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.


Tour Leader gratuity, some lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, sleeping bag), domestic and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on not included meal costs, packing, shopping and departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

Our tours in Thailand operate during the cooler, drier time of year, Nov-Apr. That said, however, the entire region experiences a warm-hot tropical climate with humidity and a chance of rain showers at any time. Inland regions can experience extreme heat, especially Feb-Apr, when it is also very dry and landscapes are brown. Overall you should prepare for warm, sticky weather with the possibility of rain and some chilly nights / mornings in a few locales.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Our trekking is MODERATE, and can be achieved by most people of reasonable fitness. Generally we trek for about five hours per day, encountering both gradual slopes and hills. We try to keep our trek to a somewhat free form style as we prefer to modify the speed and difficulty of the trek according to the needs of the specific group. Porterage / transfer of large baggage while trekking is included. The overnight train is a comfortable way to travel for Thai's and visitors alike, with room to stretch out while you enjoy the passing scenery of small villages, farmland, and old temples. NOTE: single compartments NOT available; single supplements reflect sharing for this one night. Elsewhere our road transport will likely be via private minibus.


While trekking, the accommodation is "dormitory" style, and is simple but clean. Hotel in towns / cities are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3 star properties with en suite bath / toilet.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver/s, local guides at some locations.

Group Size

10-16 (plus Tour Leader)