Explore Northern Thailand

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Explore Northern Thailand - Intrepid Travel
Explore Northern Thailand - Intrepid Travel
7 reviews
+3 Destinations
Northern Thailand


  • Visit a fascinating night market
  • Explore Sukhothai's historical ruins
  • Enjoy a homestay in a small village
  • Discover the 'Rose of the North'
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Local Transport, Mini-coach
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Local Living, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Bangkok! With the in-depth cultural tour Explore Northern Thailand, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 3 other destinations in Thailand. Explore Northern Thailand is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • AJ
    Written on January 31, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    Great homestay, postcard scenery, terrific food and awesome experience. Recommend New Years as the time to travel.

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  • CM
    Written on August 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    One of the best travel experiences that I have had. I travelled with my 21 year old granddaughter and we both enjoyed the whole trip. The hotel in Chiang Mai was barely average and based on the clientele that Intrepid must generate for them, the... Read more

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  • Explore Northern Thailand reviewer 3
    Written on July 28, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I had a great time on the Explore Northern Thailand tour. I liked experiencing all the different kinds of local transportation. The food was amazing, especially at the home stay. The hotels unfortunately got less comfortable as the trip went on, which was... Read more

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  • A
    Written on July 17, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    It was a good tour. Chang Mai was the area I’d improve. I didn’t love the hotel and I would have done a bit more to get first acclimated to the city early on.

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  • KR
    Written on February 19, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Overall, I really loved this tour. I loved Sukhothai and the temples that we visited. We stayed at this super cute resort that was absolutely amazing! From there we went to the homestay - that was so much fun, even the part about sleeping on the floor. The... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Kimberly, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We were disappointed to read that you didn’t have a good experience with your guide. Kimberly, we would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • Written on December 31, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip to sum up north Thailand. Well organized lived up to the itinerary

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  • Written on November 27, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a fantastic taste of Northern Thailand with new experiences every day. Our guide was so committed to our enjoyment of the trip and keen to educate us on the culture, history and people, she really made a huge difference to the whole experience.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bangkok
  2. Day 2: Sukhothai
  3. Day 3: Sukhothai
  4. Day 4: Lampang - Village Homestay
  5. Day 5: Village Homestay - Chiang Mai
  6. Day 6: Chiang Mai
  7. Day 7: Chiang Mai
  8. Day 8: Bangkok

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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      The minimum size is 1 and maximum is 12.

    • What time is the departure?

      The tour starts at 6pm with a welcome meeting. The first travel day is on day 2.

    • Is it possible to get a discount on this trip? There are no activities on the first and last day.

      Intrepid cannot unfortunately reduce the price of unused parts of this trip, since this is a package tour.

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    Start and end in Bangkok.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 June 2019 the full payment of $1,111 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1111 for Explore Northern Thailand, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,176 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 369 km
    • Sukhothai (Thailand)
    • 147 km
    • Lampang (Thailand)
    • 78 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
    • 582 km
    • Bangkok (Thailand)

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