SMASH on Your Shoestring / 9 days TREK and HILL TRIBE
US$699 >>> US$645
Explore Bangkok the capital of Thailand and Ayutthaya ancient city then sleeper night train to Chiang Mai, a lively city rich with culture. Trek and visit authentic hill tribe villages, experience an easy life away from any hassles.
The trekking in Chiang Mai is THE MAIN TREK which is great for people who are looking for memories to enhance their life experiences. This trip is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and an excellent learning experience filled with discovery. It consists of bamboo rafting, and visiting the hill tribe villages in an unspoiled jungle area. You will be able to learn about distinctive customs, costumes & ornaments. As well as the life styles and dialects of different ethnic groups.
Price : IN USD Land Service Only
9 Days 8 Nights Double/Twin Sharing $ 699 USD per person (Promotion $645)
(With flight from USA major cities $1,350 USD approx)
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Single Supplement $ 170 per person
Accommodation List: Total 8 nights
Bangkok / 2 nights (3 stars)
Aiim's Tales Canal Boutique Hotel / Bangkok Center Hotel or similar
2nd Class Night Sleeper Train / 2 nights
Chiangmai / 2 nights
Chiang Mai Gate / Holiday Garden or similar (3 stars plus)
Trekking / 3 days 2 nights (basic)
Basic bamboo cottage at hill tribe village (Dormitory room)
International Hotel Check-in & Check-out time (most practice in Thailand)
Check-in : 14:00 pm
Check-out : 12:00 pm
Travel information and requirement;
We arrange the pickup (first service day) at Suvannaphumi or Donmuang Airport only
Physical Requirement Average / Active (Trekking)
Travel Insurance / All passengers need a TRAVEL INSURANCE before trip start
Age Requirement / 15+
*All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Visa Requirement / Please check at page Thailand Visa Requirement
1. Complimentary Airport Transfer on first day
2. Transportation as per itinerary
3. English Speaking Guide.
4 Entrance fees as per itinerary and admission fee for National Park on trekking day.
5. Meals as mentioned itinerary
6. Accommodation (4 nights in Hotel, 2 nights sleeper night train, 2 nights in basic bamboo cottage dormitory room at hill tribe village with basic mattress, mosquito net, no electricity)
- Admission or fee that not specified in the itinerary
- Gratuities such as tips hotel/restaurant staff, bellboy, local
Guides, drivers and tour leader
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Other personal expenses; laundry, telephone, drinks and optional
Activities are subject to availability.
Day 1 Arrival in Bangkok and free at leisure (Included pick up from any airport in Bangkok)
Arrival in Bangkok, transfer to your hotel for a rest and free leisure time.
Day 2 Bangkok - City Tour
Meet your Tour Director and start a city tour in Bangkok that morning, drive through Bangkok’s China town and flower market. Visit the remarkable Wat Pho, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Your afternoon is a free leisure time or you can take the opportunity to visit the Royal Grand Palace. This is followed by a welcome dinner in your hotel or at a nearby restaurant.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
**Optional: Visit at Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple $35 USD per person
Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya / Night train to Chiang Mai
Breakfast at your hotel in the morning then you will have free leisure time or choice of taking a boat onto the Chao Phraya River. You will travel down the canals and see the real rural Bangkok where old traditional wooden stilted houses and simple of Thai life style still exists. You will also enjoy creating and tasting your own cooking!
**Optional: Authentic Thonburi's Canal and Thai cooking class $45 USD per person
Afternoon, Visit Ayutthaya ancient city, the World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1991. Then transfer to Ayutthaya train station and board the night train to Chiang Mai in a 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper night train / Overnight on train
Day 4 Chiang Mai - free day
Arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning, transfer to your hotel and have free leisure time. In the evening, meet your trekking guide and have a briefing for your coming adventure trek-preparation
Day 5 Chiang Mai - Trekking to Mae Jok Karen Hill-tribe
After breakfast at the hotel, your exciting trip begins by truck to the national park in Chiang Mai. Stop at Mok Fah Waterfall for your swimming and relaxation before lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, start trekking to Baan Mae Jok (Karen Tribe Village). In the evening explore the village chitchatting with local people as well as joining local activities. Then a dinner and overnight stay at the village.
**National Park Fee already included in the package**
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Chiang Mai - Trekking Baan Pang Khao Laam
Today, breakfast at the village then trek about 3 1⁄2 - 4 hours to Bann Pang Khao Laam. It's quite impressive because you will be mostly trekking under the green shady trees. A typical lunch will be served after arrive at the village. Your guide will show his cooking skill by preparing lunch for the group. Then, take your time after lunch; walking around the village seeing the local lifestyle. Followed by dinner and an overnight at Baan Pang Khao Laam.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Chiang Mai - Pang Khao Laam - Authentic Bamboo Raft
In the morning after breakfast at the village, take a bamboo raft along the Mae Tang River for 1 1⁄2 - 2 hours (depending on water level) to Lahu hill tribe village at Baan Pong Ngan. There will be a short break to view the village of Lahu Tribe people. After our break, enjoy a marvelous bamboo raft trip again passing through rapids down to Shan village for about 2 hours.
Lunch at a local restaurant in Shan village before returning to Chiang Mai by local truck, and transferring to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Chiang Mai - free day / Night Train back to Bangkok
Breakfast at hotel followed by some free leisure time.
Evening transfer to Chiang Mai Train Station to a 2nd class air-conditioned night train back to Bangkok
Day 9 Arrival Bangkok by train
The train will arrive in Bangkok at Central Station approximately 8 am. The group says goodbye to each other.
End of Service at Central Station in Bangkok (For those who continue the trip please recheck with your tour director)
Select tour date below or tell us your travel date preferred
OCT / 15,23,31
NOV / 11,18,25
DEC / 9,16,23
JAN / 6,13,20,27
FEB / 3,10,17,24
MAR / 2, 9,16,23
APR / 2,16,23