Northern Thailand exudes both rustic beauty and serene elegance in every respect. The people have a vibrant character and culture, reflected in their carefree attitude — a refreshing change compared to our frenetic pace in the West. Here you can really feel a special connection to a place when surrounded by the gracious and easy-going hospitality of the local people. We will bike through rice paddies, jungles, farmland and forests, exploring magnificent ancient temples along the way. By night, we’ll marvel at exclusive traditional performances and enjoy memorable meals. By the journey’s end, we’ll experience a deep connection to this remote corner of the globe.
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Depending on your arrival time, you will be guided on a night tour of Bangkok to see how this sprawling metropolis shines after-hours. Discover Bangkok’s energetic personality through its backstreets and lively markets.
Starting with a stroll from the Portuguese settlements across the river, this walk highlights how Siamese, Chinese, Muslim, and European communities merged with early cottage industries to form the modern capital.Tonight, let Joe Cummings, writer for Lonely Planet and long time resident of Thailand, relay his vast knowledge and experiences at a private dinner in one Bangkok’s terrific restaurants.
Today you will fly to Chiang Mai, where your guide will host you on a great day visiting local sites in and around town, focusing on temples and food. This afternoon visit the mountain temple of Doi Suthep.
Bike ride through lush valleys and rice paddies, passing mountain landscapes and local shrines along the way. Experience lunch outdoors and get a taste of signature dishes from northern Thailand.
Spend the day exploring Chiang Mai, relaxing or going for a bike ride! Dinner tonight is on your own but your guide will happily make reservations.
From our rafting expedition along the Mae Taeng River, we can explore the Chiang Dao Caves, a series of deep caves channelling through porous limestone cliffs in the Chiang Dao region of Chiang Mai. Tonight we will have a riverside dinner overlooking the Ping River, capping off your last day in this magical land by releasing fire lanterns off the pier.
Today we will bring you back to the airport for your journey home. Safe travels!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.