Introducing the best motorcycle tour in Northern Thailand: Visit Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Chiang Dao cave, the charming Tha Ton, Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung Royal Villa, and the famous Golden Triangle, where three country borders meet: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar (former Burma). Optional ride to the White Temple Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai. Ride along with the unique panoramic views of the border between Laos and Thailand. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 km. of up and down curves through the impressive mountains, providing you with pure riding pleasure. Cross the Sirikit dam reservoir on a wooden ferry and discover unseen Phrae and the world´s first elephant hospital in Lampang. Lots of sightseeing, mostly unseen in Northern Thailand and unforgettable memories as you pass through amazing natural, historical, traditional and cultural attractions.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hotel Amora Tapae 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 start in Chiang Mai. We recommend two days before the tour start to acclimate and avoid jet lag.|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will finish 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 different sizes). Please be informed, that we do not offer boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons.
Please be informed, that our tours are fully inclusive. So you can completely focus on your holiday, the adventure, the riding, and 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 – Tha Ton – Golden Triangle – Nan – Sirikit Dam – Phrae – Chiang Mai
(Distance: 1,406 km.)
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Tha Ton (209 km.)
We take the highway, heading north of Chiang Mai to Mae Sa Elephant Camp, where you will feed the elephants, see them bathing and performing their talents. Continue to reach Chiang Dao, where relaxing lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit Chiang Dao cave. Then ride along the fantastic mountainous road until reach to 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 (142 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 short visit a small village in Laos (no visa necessary). Visit the Opium museum before relaxing at your peaceful accommodation.
Day 3. Golden Triangle - Nan (353 km.)
After breakfast, ride along a scenic farming area road to Chiang Rai city. After that, optional visit the 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 No. 1148 to 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. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool. Later you will discover and enjoy Nan´s night-life.
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 ride the Bo Kluea Loop (213 km.) on amazing roads to visit the Bo Kluea salt wells. (Laundry service available)
Day 5. Nan – Phrae (281 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads. We then take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit dam reservoir. Sirikit dam is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It´s used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control and as well as hydro-electric power generation. Lunch is served at Sirikit dam. Then we continue on the highway passing through rice fields until we reach charming Phrae. It is a small city near Lampang and a few kilometers away from Denchai. Very few tourists come here to visit the area, but Phrae city and its surroundings worth to come. If you want to see authentic Thailand, the one not many tourists see, you definitely have to come here. Later you enjoy the beautiful accommodation with a swimming pool.
Day 6. Phrae – Chiang Mai (208 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Phrae cruising along rice fields to Den Chai. Then riding through winding mountainous roads to Lampang. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Visit the Thai elephant conservation center and the world´s first elephant hospital. Continue riding, passing through national parks and farming areas. Visit the local market, stopping for refreshment, 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; highway No. 1148, ranked as one of the top 10 world`s best biking roads; charming Nan; crossing Sirikit dam reservoir on wooden ferry; unseen Phrae and the world´s first elephant hospital in Lampang
Day 1. Chiang Mai -- Tha Ton (209 km.)
Day 2. Tha Ton -- Golden Triangle (142 km.)
Day 3. Golden Triangle -- Nan (353 km.)
Day 4. Rest Day in Nan (optional ride the Bo Kluea Loop) (213 km.)
Day 5. Nan – Phrae (281 km.)
Day 6. Phrae – Chiang Mai (208 km.)
2020 Tour Starts
| 03. June | 17. June | 01. July | 15. July | 29. July | 12. August | 26. August | 07. October | 21. October | 04. November | 18. November | 02. December | 16. December |
2021 Tour Starts
| 06. January | 20. January | 03. February | 17. February | 03. March | 17. March | 31. March | 21. April | 05. May | 19. May | 02. June | 16. June | 30. June | 14. July | 28. July | 11. August | 25. August | 13. October | 27. October | 10. November | 24. November | 08. December | 22. December |