White Temple, Chiang Rai

THAILAND

9 Days Guided Motorcycle Expedition
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Dates: Jan 29 - Feb 05, 2023

Cost: INR 79,000* / USD 999*

Overview

Conquer the 1864 curves of the Mae Hong Son loop on Adventure Motorcycles. Explore some of the most authentic provinces of Northern Thailand on this 8-day tour. This ride takes you through a mountainous region with waterfalls, caves, temples, war memorials, breath-taking view points and rejuvenating hot springs. And it doesn't stop there. You will be entering Laos and Myanmar for a different kind of experience.

SKILL

Intermediate

DURATION

9 Days / 8 Nights

START & END

Chiang Mai

ACCOMMODATION

3-Star Hotels

SUPPORT VEHICLE

Included

DISTANCE

1500 Kms

GROUP SIZE

15 Max / 10 Min

DAILY RIDES

50 - 300 Kms

TERRAIN

90% Tarmac

10% Off-road

MECHANIC

Included

Tour Highlights

  • Conquer the 1864 curves of the Mae Hong Son loop
  • Doi Inthanon national park - Ride to Thailand's highest peak

  • Karen Long Neck Hill-tribe village

  • Explore a Myanmar border village by foot

  • Pai - the famous hippy town set in a beautiful valley

  • The Golden Triangle, including a boat trip on the mighty Mekong river to Laos

  • Blue & White Temples of Chiang Rai

  • Watch the sunrise at Phu Chi Fa along the Thailand-Laos border

Itinerary
Day 1. Arrive at Chiang Mai (60 Kms)

Arrive at the pre-booked hotel in Chiang Mai. You will be received by the Tour leader and introduced to other participants over lunch. Collect the bikes followed by a short ride to Doi Suthep. The view from Doi Suthep of Chiang Mai is beautiful. You are free to explore the buzzing markets and street food of the city in the night.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 2. Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanaon - Mae Chaem (180 Kms)  

After an early breakfast, you will leave the city and start riding southwest towards Doi Inthanon National park. This national park is famous for its beautiful waterfalls and notably the Highest point in Thailand. Post lunch, we will visit couple of more sightseeing spots and then head to Mae Chaem.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Mae Chaem.
 

Day 3. Mae Chaem - Mae Hong Son (180 Kms)

After breakfast, the first stop for today will be at wild sunflower valley. After a quick photosession, we ride towards Mae Hong Son in the highway along Mekong river which separates Thailand and Myanmar. Then we visit a hidden man-made waterfalls for a quick dip. By now, we are already in the foothills and the road starts getting interesting with curves after curves and the scenery keeps changing every 50 odd kilometers. 

Overnight stay at Hotel in Mae Hong Son.
 

Day 4. Mae Hong Son - Pai (180 Kms)

Get ready for a day filled with lots of activities. The first activity today will be a visit to border village along the Thailand-Myanmar border by foot if permitted. Get a taste of the different tea flavors of Mae Hong Son. Post lunch we ride to Lod Caves and take a boat tour to see the beautiful cave system.  

Overnight stay at Hotel in Pai, the hippy town filled with backpackers and travelers.

 

Day 5. Pai - Local Sightseeing (50 Kms)

Wake up relaxed and start the day with a fancy breakfast at one of the local Pai restaurants. There are a lot of activities to do in Pai such as climbing the white Buddha temple, Bamboo bridge, Pam Bok waterfalls, World war II bridge etc. In the evening, we head to the Pai Canyons to watch the sunset. Explore the walking street in the night.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Pai.

Day 6. Pai - Chiang Rai (300 Kms)

This day will be one of the longest rides of the tour covering close to 300 Kms. We either visit the Chiang Dao cave temple or climb a limestone waterfalls depending on the weather. Then we head to the famous white temple of Chiang Rai and watch the sunset. 

Overnight stay at Hotel in Chiang Rai.

Day 7. Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Doi Pha Tang (220 Kms)

After an early breakfast, we first visit the beautiful Blue temple. From there, we proceed to the Karen Long neck village and meet the various tribes of those regions. Then we head to Golden Triangle which is the border of 3 countries, Thailand, Laos & Myanmar. Keep the passports handy, as we are going cross the Mekong river and enter a different country, Laos. 

Overnight stay at Hotel in Doi Pha Tang / Phu Chi Fa
 

Day 8. Doi Pha Tang - Phu Chi Fa - Chiang Mai (300 Kms)

Wake up very early and we hike a nearby hilltop along the Thailand-Laos border to watch the Sunrise over the clouds. Then we continue to ride down some very scenic mountain roads to join the highway. From here, its a fast-paced ride back to Chiang Mai with just one stop at the Hot Springs. Return the bikes.

Farewell dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Chiang Mai 

Day 9. Chiang Mai - Fly back

After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and a taxi will drop you at the Chiang Mai International airport.

Inclusions

  • Motorcycle with Fuel or a seat in an SUV as booked

  • Overnights stay on a two-sharing basis in carefully selected Hotels

  • Airport transfers in Chiang Mai

  • Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner on all tour days

  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals 

  • Experienced English-speaking Tour leader on his bike

  • Experienced mechanic for the entire tour

  • Backup vehicle with driver to carry your luggage

  • Entry fee for all national parks and planned sightseeing places

  • Boat ride to Laos & Nam Lod caves

  • Driver expenses/ toll tax/ Fuel/ Parking charges

  • First-Aid during the tour

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare & Visa

  • International Drivers License

  • Cost of Lunch is not included

  • Damages to the motorcycle

  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Lunch/Dinner on Day 9.

  • Any expense incurred due to unforeseen geo-political circumstances, accidents etc

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature such as snacks, alcohol, table drinks, laundry, tips to drivers or local guides or to any hotel staff.

  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange an appropriate insurance in your home country

Things to Carry

  • Passport & Visa

  • Original Driving License and International Driving Permit (For Riders only)

  • DOT/ECE/ISI Full face helmet (Available on rent)

  • Riding Jacket (Available on rent)

  • Riding Pants or Jeans with protective knee guards

  • Riding gloves

  • Riding boots with shin & ankle protection

  • Rain gear

  • Hydration pack or Water bottle

  • Prescription medicines if any

  • Spare power glasses if applicable

  • A small backpack or duffel bag to carry your essentials on the motorcycle

Packages

Motorcycle - Rider (Price includes bike and Fuel)

  • 2022 Honda CRF300M - INR 79,000/- | USD 999

 

 Upgrade Options:

  • Honda CRF300M Rally - INR 85,000/- | USD 1049

  • Honda Rebel 300 - INR 85,000/- | USD 1049

  • Honda CB 500X - INR 89,000/- | USD 1099

  • Suzuki V-Strom 650 - INR 99,000/- | USD 1199

  • Honda NCX750 - INR 99,000/- | USD 1199

  • 2020 Honda Africa Twin Manual - INR 1,29,000/- | USD 1599

  • Honda Africa Twin DCT - INR 1,39,000/- | USD 1699

  • Other 350cc & above ADV Scooter option available

* All bikes are 2022 models unless specifically mentioned

Motorcycle - Pillion
Price - INR 65,000/-

Seat in SUV (Toyota Fortuner or equivalent)
Price - INR 79,000/-

Single room upgrade

Price - INR 10,000/- extra

 

Photography Package (Additional)

Portrait/Action Photoshoot by a professional Photographer in most scenic backgrounds during the tour with minimum of 20 printable HD pictures.

Individual - INR 10,000/-

Couple - INR 15,000/-

Note:

  1. A refundable security deposit of USD 250 is payable for each motorcycle for any minor damages during the tour. 

  2. Most of the restaurants in Thailand serve both Veg & Non-Veg food. If you are a Vegan or strict vegetarian, then the food choices will be limited, so please be prepared for the same.

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