Introducing the best motorcycle tour in Northern Thailand: Visit Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Chiang Dao cave, the charming Tha Ton, the long-neck Karen tribes village; the impressive mountainous scenery of Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung Royal Villa, and the famous Golden Triangle, where three country borders meet: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar (former Burma). Ride to the White Temple Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous road R1148 from Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kilometers of up-and-down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Ride along with the unique panoramic views of the border between Laos and Thailand on dream roads and explore Bo Kluea’s unseen Salt Mines. Enjoy the real Thailand in charming Phayao at Kwan Phayao, the largest lake in Northern Thailand. An unforgettable riding experience as we pass through natural, historical, traditional, and cultural attractions.
Tour Highlights: Mae Sa Elephant Cam; Chiang Dao cave; Wat Tha Ton; long-neck Karen tribes village; Doi Mae Salong tea farm; Doi Tung Royal Villa; Monkey Temple; Golden Triangle; long-tail boat trip on the Mekong River to Laos, Opium Museum, White Temple Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai; charming Nan; Bo Kluea Salt Mines; road R1148, ranked as one of the top 10 world`s best biking roads; Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao); Tan Tong waterfall; Mae Katchan Hot Spring and Geyser
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Empress Hotel Chiang Mai|
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will start at 8.30 am. Please be informed, that you arrived at least one day before the tour started in Chiang Mai. We recommend two days before the tour starts to acclimate and avoid jet lag.|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will finish at about 4/5 pm back in Chiang Mai, so if you like to fly back the same day to Bangkok or the beach, you can catch easily any flight from Chiang Mai after 6 pm.|
|GEAR||We recommend bringing your gear to be the most comfortable. BUT we also offer helmets, jackets, gloves, and knee guards (European high-quality brands in many sizes). Please be informed, that we do not offer boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons.
Please be informed, that our tours are all-inclusive. So you can completely focus on your holiday, the adventure, the riding, and the amazing Thailand. There are no hidden costs or other surprises – our tour prices are final. All is paid. Come ride with us – the real deal!
Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao – Tha Ton – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai – Nan – Bo Kluea – Phayao – Chiang Mai
(Distance: about 1,170 km. / 730 miles )
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao - Tha Ton (210 km.)
We take the highway, heading north of Chiang Mai to Mae Sa Elephant Camp, where you will feed the elephants, and see them bathing and performing their talents. Continue to reach Chiang Dao, where you can relax for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Chiang Dao cave. Then ride along the fantastic mountainous road until reach Tha Ton, where you will visit the Wat Tha Ton on top of the mountains and enjoy the amazing sunset there. Later you relax in your charming accommodation with a fantastic panorama view.
Day 2. Tha Ton - Golden Triangle (144 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Tha Ton to visit the long-neck Karen tribe village near the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Ride to Doi Mae Salong, where Chinese mountain tea farmers live. Of course, you will test Thailand´s best tea there. Then back on curvy roads to Doi Tung Royal Villa. Visit the Winter Palace and the botanical garden. Lunch is served at the Royal’s Project restaurant. Continue along winding roads to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand. Visit Wat Tham Pla where you can feed some food to wild monkeys. Reach the Golden Triangle to take a long-tail boat trip on the Mekong River and visit a small village in Laos (no visa necessary). Visit the Opium Museum before relaxing at your peaceful accommodation directly at the mighty Mekong River.
Day 3. Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai - Nan (328 km.)
After breakfast, ride along a scenic farming area road to Chiang Rai city. After that visit the famous White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) one of the top 10 wonder temples in the world. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway to Nan. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jumping into the swimming pool. Later you will discover and enjoy Nan´s nightlife.
Day 4. Rest Day in Nan
A day of leisure. Today we’re doing nothing at all. Relaxing by the pool or shopping in the town. Optionally you can, of course, discover the historical and cultural sites of unseen Nan by bicycle. (Laundry service available)
Day 5. Nan – Bo Kluea - Phayao (334 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads via the famous motorcycle paradise road R1081 the Bo Kluea. Here we will visit the Bo Kluea salt wells. Then we continue through Doi Phu Kha National Park to Chiang Klang where we will have lunch in a local restaurant. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous road R1148 to Chiang Kham, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kilometers of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Then we cruise along the highway R1021 through farming areas to Phayao. Discover Kwan Phayao Lake, which is one of the biggest lakes in Thailand. It covers an area of 12,831 rai (21 km²) at an elevation of 380 m. The lake has a mean depth of 2 m. Forty-eight species of fish are recorded for the lake, the most dominant are the artificially introduced Nile Tilapia and the Climbing Perch. The lake was created in 1939 to improve irrigation in the area. It was added to the list of 61 most important wetlands on the 1st of August 2000. There are currently plans to restore the ancient temple Wat Tilok Aram dating back to the end of the 15th century, which was submerged during the construction of the lake. The town of Phayao is at the southeast corner of the lake. Then we arrive and relax at the charming accommodation.
Day 6. Phayao - Chiang Mai (154 km.)
After breakfast, leaving unseen Phayao. Ride around Phayao Lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand. Continue riding on the windy mountain dream road R120 to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in front of the hot spring. Visit a local market, stopping for refreshments, before heading back to Chiang Mai
Tour Highlights: Mae Sa Elephant Camp; Chiang Dao cave; Wat Tha Ton; long-neck Karen tribes village; Doi Mae Salong tea farm; Doi Tung Royal Villa; Monkey Temple; Golden Triangle; long-tail boat trip on the Mekong River to Laos, Opium Museum, White Temple Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai; charming Nan; Bo Kluea Salt Mines; road R1148, ranked as one of the top 10 world`s best biking roads; Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao); Tan Tong waterfall; Mae Katchan Hot Spring and Geyser
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao – Tha Ton (211 km)
Day 2. Tha Ton – Golden Triangle (147 km)
Day 3. Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai – Nan (328 km)
Day 4. Rest day in Nan
Day 5. Nan – Bo Kluea – Phayao (335 km)
Day 6. Phayao – Chiang Mai (154 km)
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