Day 1, BANGKOK: Arrive in Bangkok.
Day 2, BANGKOK: A full free day to explore the city before taking the overnight train to Chiang Mai. (B)
Day 3, CHIANG MAI: Arrive in Chiang Mai and transfer to our guesthouse. Meet our trekking guide for a briefing about the days ahead with the hilltribes of the north. (B)
Day 4, HILLTRIBE TREK: Take pick-up trucks to a local market and on to Mok Fah Waterfall. After taking a swim at the falls we continue to Shan village where we have lunch. Later we trek to a Lisu village where we have dinner and spend the night. (BLD)
Day 5, HILLTRIBE & ELEPHANT TREK: A 3 hour trek. After lunch we take an elephant ride to our rafting camp. We spend a second night in a hilltribe village. (BLD)
Day 6, BAMBOO RAFTING - CHIANG MAI: We board bamboo rafts and float downriver, passing riverside villages of Karen, Lahu and Shan tribes along the way. Return to Chiang Mai in the late afternoon. Why not treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage or relax by the pool. (BL)
Day 7, CHIANG MAI: A free day; perhaps visit the hilltop temple of Doi Suthep. In the late afternoon we board the overnight train and head south. (B)
Day 8, BANGKOK: Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to our hotel. You might like to visit the Bridge on the River Kwai or explore this amazing city further. Your tour leader can advise you on options available.
Day 9, BANGKOK: Tour ends. (B)