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11 Day Thai Tuk-Tuk Adventure incl. Remote Temples, Hilltribe experience, Elephant Rehab, River Rafting, Entrance fees, English-speaking Guide + more.

11 Day Thai Tuk-Tuk Adventure incl. Remote Temples, Hilltribe experience, Elephant Rehab, River Rafting, Entrance fees, English-speaking Guide + more.

11 Days
Chiang Mai

Discover the real Thailand as you explore the hidden north of the country, winding through deep jungle in your iconic little Tuk-Tuk. Discover little-known treks, temples and waterfalls, visit friendly hill tribes and elephants and experience a Thailand beyond your wildest dreams.

6 Experiences
1 Country
7 Inclusions
1 Room options

About This Trip

Deep in the heart of the northern jungles of Thailand lies the road less travelled. Lazy rivers meander through dense tropical jungle. Hill tribes live tucked away amongst the trees and elephants bathe in vast baths of vibrant mud. We don’t want you to see this from the window of a bus, instead, we are going to take you right amongst it in your own iconic little Tuk-Tuk.  


This is a wild adventure through the less-explored parts of Thailand. Led by skilled local guides you will trek to remote temples, through lush rainforest packed with wildlife. You will take to the wild rivers, rafting through precious, untouched landscapes. You will learn all about Thai culture, by visiting different groups of locals, from hill tribes to stunning little villages. And of course, you will stay in some of the most unique hotels nestled in the jungle or surrounded by rice paddies, all offering an outstanding array of that fiery, mouthwatering Thai cuisine. 


Taking a Tuk-Tuk through the north of Thailand is an adventure like no other. You can get to places no conventional tour would take you, exploring well off the beaten track, but each night returning to a little slice of luxury at your ultra-comfortable local hotel. 


Add to this an unforgettable trip to an elephant sanctuary, hikes to hidden temples and breathtaking waterfalls, and opportunities to try some of the greatest Thai food the country has to offer and you have an adventure that you will definitely never forget.

What's Included
11-Day Unforgettable Tuk-Tuk tour of Northern Thailand

Experience an untouched corner of this beautiful country, riding in a bright orange Tuk-Tuk the whole way.

6 incredible experiences in hidden corners of Thailand

Explore some of the most off-the-beaten-track excursions in Thailand, including:

  • Elephant Home Sanctuary Visit
  • Several Hill Tribe Village Visits
  • Hot Spring Experiences
  • Rafting through Lod Caves
  • Visiting Wat Doi Kong Mu Temple
  • Touring Doi Inthanon National Park
English-speaking guide and support crew

Your guide will lead the Tuk-Tuk convoy and is always contactable through the radio system, while your support crew follows at the back, with technical knowledge to make sure it all goes perfectly.

Entrance Fees

On your guided days, you will not have to pay to enter the temples, elephant parks and various outstanding experiences we have set up for you.

Unique, Iconic Transportation

For the bulk of this trip, you will be either driving or being chauffeured in your own little, orange Tuk-Tuk. Transfers to and from the centre of Chaing Mai are also included.

10 Nights in modern accommodations

We have sourced the very best accommodation in northern Thailand to ensure you have a comfortable bed at the end of your day's adventure.

9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 5 Dinners

Your taste buds will come alive with the exceptional flavours of Thai cooking. A little different up in the north and well worth exploring!

Top Local Experiences

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Trip Itinerary


Where You'll Stay

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2-4* Accommodation

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly.

Please Note: If travelling solo and you wish to upgrade to your own room there may be a solo supplement surcharge, please enquire prior to booking.


3* Khum Khun Wang Resort - Mae Trang

2* Karen Hill Tribe village - Mae Khlang Luang

3* River House Hotel - Mae Sariang

3* Fern Resort - Mae Hong Son

4* Phu Pai Art Resort - Pai


A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:


  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy1 Adult
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Other Info

Exploring the north of Thailand is a proper adventure. This is a chance to see a part of the world that not many people get to see, and because of the nature of the landscape, we wanted to do it differently. The Tuk-Tuk is not everyone's first idea of how to travel through an area like this. Mostly you see Tuk-Tuks zooming about the big cities, but out in the rural parts of the country, they are still a pretty rare site. But this is such a tactile trip. It is not just about the sites (which are amazing) but about the deep, rich scent of the jungle, the warm air flowing through the open sides of the Tuk-Tuk and the ability to access tiny places that other tours just can't get to. 


Aside from the everyday highlight of driving your Tuk-Tuk (or being chauffeured depending on what you desire), there are so many incredible things to see on this trip. Exploring the summit and foothills of Thailand’s highest summit, Doi Inthanon, hiking little-known trails past towering waterfalls with a local guide who knows everything about every bit of flora and fauna in the region. Visiting temples, from roadside shrines to getting blessings from monks at grand, opulent otherworldly structures. 


Then there are the elephants. We get to spend half a day walking, feeding and bathing with these gentle giants, rescued from days of forestry work, or hauling tourists on their backs. Now they live in elephant luxury, shown nothing but love by the wardens and visitors to this beautiful park. Bathing an elephant is genuinely an experience like no other!


Your trip begins in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand. The tour guide will pick you up from the Chiang Mai Gate Hotel in the city at 10 am and transfer you out of town to get the tour started properly. After getting to know your Tuk-Tuk, you will head out to explore the area, staying in the beautiful little town of Mae Wang for a couple of nights. From here you will head up to Doi Inthanon where your rustic accommodation by this beautiful mountain allows you to easily explore this area on foot. From here you head to Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Song and finally finishing up in Pai before heading back down to Chiang Mai to finish off your thrilling northern tour.


The hotels included in our Thai Tuk-Tuk Adventure feature the following facilities:


  • 24-Hour Reception Desk
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness Centre
  • & Many More!

important info


  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • *International Driver License (Clients who selected self-drive option must arrange the international Driver License before arrival)  
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • The minimum age for this tour is 6


  • The minimum number for this tour to commence is one person
  • Pricing based on double bed/twin share

    Please Note: If travelling solo and you wish to upgrade to your own room there may be a solo supplement surcharge, please enquire prior to booking.

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel Insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So whilst you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel for the next 12-18 months.
  • We highly recommend our travellers to look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional at least 30 days before departure or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance


  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended


  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you


  • You will be transferred by Tuk-Tuk throughout the whole trip, although if you choose the self-guided option, you will be driving yourself.


  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time


  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request-only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable on the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates


  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest



Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs a $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted


  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.


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