Chiang Mai and Thailand's North
Welcome to the Amazing Thailand Adventure! Your first stop is Chiang Mai, gateway to Northern Thailand and one of the most interesting and welcoming cities in all of Asia. You'll stay at the foot of the mountains and enjoy the unique ambiance of this cool city. Walk the charming streets through ancient ruins and cool markets. Check out the amazing view from Doi Suthep, hear local legends, and enjoy a Chiang Mai khantoke dinner and dance presentation.
Road Trip Rustic Style!
Northern Thailand is an extremely diverse region, and the next few days will really showcase this. Heading north from Chiang Mai, the road will wind through lush mountains that are home to colorful Hill Tribe villages and terraced rice fields. Explore the waterfalls, hot springs, and Hill Tribe markets surrounding the Pai Valley. You'll have the chance to stay in a real Lisu Hill Tribe village, home to some of our long-serving full-time staff. Take a bamboo raft ride through some of the longest caves in Asia and experience the tiny capital of Thailand's most diverse province Mae Hong Son. Here, you'll take a long-tail boat upriver to a remote outpost that is home to the long-neck Karen people. Learn about their fascinating culture, hear stories about life in this remote village, and snap some memorable photos with your new friends. The adventure would not be complete without a ride atop Thailand's most revered animal the elephant! You'll be amazed at the grace with which these majestic creatures glide along jungle trails and at how many greens they devour along the way.
Bangkok - Asia's City of Angels
The last stop of the journey is Bangkok, one of Asia's most exciting and dynamic cities. Enjoy the buzz if this metropolitan city, a Thai feast, and a peek into the bustling pace of life here the day you arrive. The next morning you will visit the King's Palace, see the world's longest reclining Buddha, hop on a long-tail boat ride down the River of Kings, and eat at a floating Thai restaurant. You'll also get to see the ancient capital of the Kingdom, Ayutthaya. Marvel at the crumbling ruins as you wander through the majestic, ancient buildings and gain perspective on how Thailand has grown into modern times.
An Action-Packed Tour of Highlights
This exciting trip offers great insight into Thailand's culture, food, and amazing scenery. If you would like to see the best that Thailand has to offer in one fantastic adventure, this is it!
This program connects easily with our other programs in Southeast Asia, China and India.
JOIN our most popular Thailand touring program, providing you with a high-energy overview of the 'Land of Smiles' from Bangkok to the Hill Tribe country in a short period of time.
EXPLORE Thailand from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to the chilled-out mountains of the Northern Hill Tribe country.
SHOP in local markets for cool souvenirs, check out the view from the top of Doi Suthep, and enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner and dance presentation in beautiful Chiang Mai.
CAPTURE sweet photos, buy great gifts in local markets, and gain a deep appreciation for Thailand's diversity and beauty.
RIDE a bamboo raft into a cave, a long-tail boat to a long-neck Karen village, and an elephant through a real rainforest jungle on this memorable adventure.
DO IT ALL in one action-packed week in the Land of Smiles!
2012 Departing/Returning dates from the United States: June 19th- June 29th, June 26th- July 6th, July 3rd- July 13th, July 10th- July 20th, July 17th- July 27th, July 24th- August 3rd, July 31st- August 10th, August 7th- August 17th
- Environmental Studies
- Overland Tours
- Student Tours
Type of Programs
- Adventure Travel
- Cultural Exploration
- Student Tours
Cost in US$:
USD 1,495 + 285 Internal Airfare
Program Fees Include:
The above cost includes all ground transportation in-country, 3 meals a day, housing, staff through the duration of the program, all supplies for the volunteer projects and all excursions on the program itinerary not listed as "optional".
This Program is open to
Typically Participants Work
in Groups of 10-20 students
Application Process Involves
- Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1-2 business days