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Explore Northern Thailand - Intrepid Travel
Explore Northern Thailand - Intrepid Travel
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6 reviews
Starts
Bangkok
+3 Destinations
Northern Thailand
Ends
Bangkok
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Highlights

  • 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
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Mini-coach
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Local Living
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.

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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 accommodations could have at least had a better view than a brick wall. The guide and the homestay experience was excellent ( if not somewhat surprising). The trip to the Asian Hospital was depressing. the animal MAY be benefiting from medical breakthroughs but they have no quality of life, stimulation, enclosures or chance of release. They are chained in inadequate facilities for the remainder of their natural life. Intrepid needs to be a leader in responsible tourism. The tours should include a daytrip to the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand near Hua Hin instead so tourist can experience the wildlife of Thailand in stimulating natural settings. Most of the animals have been rescued from the tourist industry that has exploited them for the sake of tourist amusement.The foundations work in nothing short of incredible and all tourist would benefit from a firsthand experience at the foundation with the dedicated veterinarians/ volunteers, the founder of the foundation and the incredible variety of Thailand wildlife..
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  • Explore Northern Thailand reviewer 2
    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 annoying. But overall it was a great time and I made some good new friends.
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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 two days we spent in Chiang Mai were awesome. Our hotel was right near the night markets and lots of pubs and restaurants. I opted to do the 1/2 day at Jungle Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai and that for me was the best part of the entire trip. There are only 2 things that prevent me from giving this tour 5 stars. 1) One thing that I didn't really enjoy was all of the travel time - I know that the point of the tour is to travel as authentically as possible, but being someone who is quite tall, it was not overly fun to be stuck in a bus for 6 hours with no leg room. I know that it was a part of the itinerary, but I didn't think it would be as bad as that. In addition, our bus had to keep making unscheduled stops to fix the air-conditioning that kept breaking - so it ended up being longer than 6 hours and with no a/c part of the time. So... the travel time between one sight to another was a lot more than I was picturing in my head. 2) The second thing that kind of ruined my trip was the leader. Although she was very knowledgeable, she just didn't seem to be too excited to be with us. She got grumpy when we wouldn't immediately stop talking when she wanted to say something to us; she treated us a bit like we were naughty school children. In addition, at one point she was having a disagreement with one of the other travellers and chose to do that in front of the entire group instead of pulling her aside and doing it privately. She didn't seem too excited to be our guide... it was kind of sad because overall I have heard nothing but good things about the guides with Intrepid. 4/5 stars - it was a great trip, with amazing sights and activities.
    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: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • A
    Written on December 31, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

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

  • A
    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. Day 1: Bangkok
  2. Day 2: Sukhothai
  3. Day 3: Sukhothai
  4. Day 4: Homestay
  5. Day 5: Chiang Mai
  6. Day 6: Chiang Mai
  7. Day 7: Chiang Mai
  8. Day 8: Bangkok

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    Destinations

    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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