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18 reviews
Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages - G Adventures
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8 days

Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages

Start and end in Bangkok
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
18
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
5554
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Highlights

  • Thailand street food crawl
  • Trek the northern Thailand hills
  • Build a bamboo raft
  • Farewells in Bangkok

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Itinerary

Start and end in Bangkok! With the In-depth Cultural tour Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and Chiang Mai,. Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bangkok
  2. Day 2: Bangkok/Chiang Mai (1B)
  3. Day 3: Chiang Mai
  4. Day 4: Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok (1B, 1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5: Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D)
  6. Day 6: Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)
  7. Day 7: Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)
  8. Day 8: Bangkok
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  • Accommodation
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.6
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  • S
    · November 17th, 2019
    Had a fab time, Nan made everything much better!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • N
    · July 22nd, 2019
    There are a few things which were disappointing about this tour. 1. The accommodation in Bangkok was poorly chosen - location was not great, and it was a dorm- style bedding, 6 to a room based on gender, with communal outside toilets/showers. No soap... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Niloofar, and our apologies some things didn't live up to your expectations here. We will review how we can be better.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages reviewer 3
    · June 22nd, 2019
    Great tour, trekking, guide was fantastic!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks Korynn.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • SA
    · June 21st, 2019
    Samart knows the Villages, he is super funny and has brilliant energy. We love him.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    As do we - thanks for sharing Shawn.
    Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages customer review photo 1
    Trip date: June 2019
  • Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages reviewer 5
    · April 16th, 2019
    I am so glad we had Sunni as our tour guide. He was amazing and organised the additional activities best suited for the group. He was very informative, friendly and passionate about his country. I think he had a good balance with the amount of time he... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it, thanks Laura.
    Trip date: April 2019
  • A
    · November 2nd, 2018
    The atmosphere of the kind of traveling
    Trip date: October 2018
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  • A
    · October 1st, 2018
    I really enjoyed it! Depends on the destination though, there are a number of places I would rather travel to independently without having everything organized, plus it's not the cheapest way to travel.
    Trip date: September 2018
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  • A
    · September 27th, 2018
    This tour was amazing! The tourguide was so nice and helpful! And seeing the villages was an experience and so interesting! I would definitly recommened the tour and the tourguide Prasit was just amazing and made the tour even better. I am very grateful... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018
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  • A
    · September 17th, 2018
    Incredible insight into local life and the less touristy parts of Thailand.
    Trip date: August 2018
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  • A
    · September 3rd, 2018
    Everything was very well prganised, we did not have to worry about anything
    Trip date: August 2018
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Dates & Availability

8 days
Northern Thailand: Hilltribes & Villages
From Bangkok to Bangkok
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can pay for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our customer support team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour ends upon the groups arrival at Bangkok train station, where you can say farewell to your travel companions. This will be on the morning of Day 8.

    • Where and when does this tour start and end?

      Day 1 of the tour starts in Bangkok. You can arrive in Bangkok at any time before your important Welcome Meeting, which will be held at around 6pm. Get to know your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and travel companions before heading out for an optional dinner with the group. Please be aware that your joining point hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this tour is 18 to 39 year olds, as the itinerary is designed to suit this age group. Those outside of this age range are unable to participate in the tour.

      G Adventures offer similar options under their Classics style tours, which are designed to suit a wider age group. A great alternative tour would be the "Northern Thailand Experience" which takes a similar route.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Solo travellers do not have to pay a single supplement as this is a group trip which includes shared accommodation. Solo travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. If you would prefer your own private room then you can book the "My Own Room" option for an additional charge, which can be seen on the booking page.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final trip documents. This is a list of accommodations that the operator will typically use on this tour, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Bangkok Centre Hotel
      Chiang Mai Gate Hotel
      Basic overnight train (beds)

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?

      We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc.. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

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    • Currency
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      Baht
      Thailand
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

      Type A
      Thailand
      Type B
      Thailand
      Type C
      Thailand
      Type E
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      Type F
      Thailand
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before July 18th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 18th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with G Adventures. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 35 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and G Adventures will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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