Backpacking Northern Thailand – The Northern Twist

After arrival in Bangkok and you have visited all the temples and had your fun on khaosan rd. You have taken in all of the fumes and all of the smells no better place to escape is the Northern part of Thailand.

When Backpacking Northern Thailand you do have the option of visiting Ayutthaya (Thailand 4 th capital, where they have Thailand most photographed Buddha image) & Lopburi which is the 3 rd capitol and has almost as many monkeys as people just strolling around the town. These two towns are eye openers themselves and you haven’t got north yet.

You could then take the 20.45 train from lopburi to Chiang Mai. For the lazy people who are not at all fussed on seeing places along the way then take a 19.35 pm train direct from hua lamphong station, Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second biggest city and was the first capital of Thailand during the Lanna period of time. It is a city of mountains and temples, old and new. Chiang mai is a very attractive city featuring old city walls and a moat running through the city. Famed for its night bazaar where you can buy anything from homemade trinkets to chang t shirts, for those who don’t know chang means elephant and is a local thai beer and is a highlight of the Backpacking Northern Thailand Tour.

The highlights of chiang mai is to visit doi suthep temple and Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon National park is above sea level and host many Hill Tribe who have fled from Burma and Tibet over many years.
It is an experience not to be missed, to go trekking with these hill tribes, learning about local culture , riding elephants, and whitewater rafting on the river ( not for the faint hearted). Staying overnight in the hilltribe village with the rest of your group. about 10 people. Do not worry about your luggage as it will be stored until you return from the trek, you will be issued with a small army rucksack.

Then as an extra visit Pai, here you can stay at a circus school, learn how to tightrope walk, or even ride a unicycle while looking at the amazing view of mountains,, just get inn that infinity pool. Pai is home to some of Thailand’s most amazing waterfalls and hotsprings. Take a motorcycle and explore this amazing place and take time to look back on the last few days of your Backpacking Northern Thailand Adventure.

Duration of tour 10 days. can start on any day. However it does get very busy around thai new year in april.

Backpacking Northern Thailand – The Northern Twist by Porky’s Packers

Not Available
Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 10
Maximum number of people: 10
Location: Thailand, Chiang Mai, Pai
Departure date:
Arrive date:
Loading Maps

Tour’s Program

Either make your own way to lopburi station for 20.30, train leaves from Hua Lumpong every hour, or take a taxi for about 100 baht. Or make your own way to Hua lumping station by 19.00 for a 19.35 train Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Arrive in the train station in Chiang Mai and look for somebody holding your name in the air. They will take you to your accommodation. Then you can check in and you have the whole day free to explore the city before we start our Back Packing Northern Thailand Tour Package. You will need to be back at your hotel at 18.00 for a meeting with your trekking guides who will issue your sleeping bags and rucksacks. He will also inform you what you need to take with you, example, mosquito repellant, snacks, whisky etc. Then you have time in the evening for any shopping.
You will be picked up in a pickup truck at 9am and then you will start your assent to Doi Suthep temple, this gives you a panoramic view of Doi Inthanon National Park. Lots of steps so make sure you have decent shoes. After the temple you will take a stroll through the rain forest stooping at the first Karen tribe for lunch, After that carry on walking to the village where you stay the night.
Big hike from village to village, meeting all the locals. Finish the day with an amazing waterfall jump and swim. Then return to your village for the night, play some traditional games from the hill tribes. Have some jungle wine then get some sleep ready for the next day.
Wake up and time for the fun day, not so much walking, mainly rafts and elephants to take you around at about 3 pm you will return to your hotel in the city. Then you have the night to yourselves to maybe scour through the night markets. Chiang Mai is famous for its night bazaar.
A bus will come to pick you up at 12 pm to take you to Pai, many peoples favorite place, for many reasons and is one of the highlights of our Backpacking Northern Thailand Tour. This is where you can relax for a few days before returning to Bangkok.
OPTIONAL BIKE TOUR. Or chill at the circus school and maybe learn some new skills. There is also a fantastic infinity pool with a great view.
Relaxing Day Before Travel to Bangkok or get a bike and visit either the waterfalls or hot springs.
At 9 am return to Chiang Mai by bus to get ready for your 18.10 train Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Our Backpacking Northern Thailand Tour Ends, why not get back in touch with Porky’s to discuss a package to go down to the South of Thailand.