Northern Hilltribes & Villages

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Northern Hilltribes & Villages

from £479
Duration: up to 8 days
Countries: Thailand
Experience the bustle of Bangkok, explore the vibrancy of Chiang Mai, trek through northern hilltribes, meet the locals and float on a bamboo raft.

Northern Hilltribes & Villages

Leave behind the luxury of Bangkok's malls and gleaming highrises, head north to Thailand's hills. Eating and sleeping with the hilltribes will bring you face to face with these colourful cultures. We’ll leave plenty of time for fun in historic Chiang Mai with its night market and delicious cuisine though, don't worry. Our CEOs will help you get off the beaten path and see a side of Thailand you would never normally - but you'll stay flexible by being able to choose the activities you really want.


Day 1 - Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok at any time.

Day 2 - Bangkok
Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace or check out the city's klongs by boat. Overnight train to Chiang Mai (flight and extra night in Bangkok during monsoon season, depending on conditions). Street food crawl with the group and CEO, either today or another day on the tour.

Day 3 - Chiang Mai
Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, comb the night markets for souvenirs or participate in a Thai cooking class.

Day 4-6 - Hilltribe Trek
Guided hilltribe trek and village stays with bamboo rafting and elephant feeding/bathing.

Day 7 - Chiang Mai
Opt to go shopping, enjoy a Thai massage or explore Chiang Mai's many temples. Overnight train to Bangkok (flight and extra night in Chiang Mai during monsoon season, depending on conditions)

Day 8 - Bangkok
Trip ends on arrival at the Bangkok train station (or airport, depending on the season). Onward travel can be booked for 3pm or later.

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from £479


Call 0333 333 9923 to enquire or book


Included: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow $100-120 for meals not included


Included: Simple hotels (3 nights), basic hilltribe huts (2 nights, multi-share), sleeper trains (2 nights).


Included: Local bus, songthaew, train, walking, river raft


Hilltribe trek.
Indigenous village stay.
Elephant feeding/bathing and bamboo rafting.
Street food crawl.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking staff.

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If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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