A Short Northern Thailand Motorbike Getaway - 5 days, 4 nights

Visit : Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Pai

Settle in for an immersive, authentic experience in this Thailand Motorbike Tour. The Northern part of Thailand is the greener, culturally rich part of the amazing country. Stroll along the powdery shores of the beautiful palm-studded beaches, wander respectfully around the magnificent temples, explore the bustling markets or feast on fragrant tom yum soup. The region's premier att ...

Settle in for an immersive, authentic experience in this Thailand Motorbike Tour. The Northern part of Thailand is the greener, culturally rich part of the amazing country. Stroll along the powdery shores of the beautiful palm-studded beaches, wander respectfully around the magnificent temples, explore the bustling markets or feast on fragrant tom yum soup. The region's premier attraction is its distinctive landscape, and Northern Thailand's rugged geography is a playground for a variety of adventure sports. Bursting with places to visit, things to indulge in and food to savour, the Northern Thailand Bike Tour is one you'll never be bored to be a part of.

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  • Includes : Bikes Accommodation Insurance

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • Northern Thailand can be explored in multiple ways, but a great way to soak in an interesting variety of experiences here in just a few days is to embark on a biking trip. This tour should also make it to your travel bucket list if you want to work up an appetite for the incredible food here. The ride across the undulating terrain is a bit of a workout, but the view of the lush countryside is well worth the effort. The journey starts in Chiang Mai, from where you continue through gorgeous routes into Mae Hong Son and Pai, the winding roads providing an aeonian view of the majestic Doi Inthanon Mountain.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Motorbike
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Visit to Doi Inthanon
  • A trip to the province of Mae Hong Son
  • Experience a boat ride on the beautiful Pai River
  • An opportunity to enjoy a stroll around the lively, vibrant markets in Pai
  • Enjoy a tour of the iconic Maesa Elephant Camp
  • A chance to enjoy a ride on Samoeng Loop

Start of Tour

Chiang Mai

Total Riding Distance 630KM.
End of Tour

Pai

  • Day 1Arrival Chiang Mai
    • Welcome to the start of our "A Short Northern Thailand Motorbike Getaway" tour! On arrival at airport in Chiang Mai, we will be transferred to our hotel where our stay has been arranged. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing and preparing for the adventure we have planned ahead.

    • Meals - None (Meals on your own)
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  • Day 2Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Mae Hong Son
    • Gear up for an exciting day as we explore the scenic beauty of Northern Thailand. We start with a scenic ride through the mountainous countryside to the famous Doi Inthanon National Park. Within the park is the beautiful Vachiratharn Waterfall; we will make a stopover here. Marvel at the glorious sight of water tumbling down from a height of approximately 80 metres.

      Next, we ride across the undulating terrain to reach the top of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand standing at altitude of 2,565 metres above sea level. Located close to the summit of the mountain are two chedis (stupas) which were built to commemorate the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1987.

      After a long day of riding, a hearty lunch sounds like a dream come true. We are in for a treat in the district of Mae Chaem as we enjoy a delicious meal in the afternoon.

      Continue the tour with a ride to the remote province of Mae Hong Son. Virtually covered with mist throughout the year, it is popularly known as the 'City of Three Mists'. Surrounded by mountains, Mae Hong Son offers plenty for nature lovers as most of the terrain is covered by lush forest. The province is also home to numerous hot springs and caves, and is located close to the magnificent Pai River which is close to Myanmar's border.

    • Riding Distance : 300 km
    • Meals - Lunch and dinner
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  • Day 3Mae Hong Son - Pai
    • Begin your day on a memorable note as we ride a boat along the crystal-clear waters of the beautiful Pai River. The pleasant boat trip will bring us to a village inhabited by the indigenous Karen tribe. The women of this village wear brass rings which are heavy around their necks, forearms, and shins, making their necks appear longer. We will spend some time here learning about the history and lifestyle of the villagers.

      Afterwards, we continue on a winding road to the lovely little town of Pai. This is the beginning of the thrilling Mae Hong Son Loop, a motorcycle route that starts and ends in Chiang Mai. The route follows around 1,864 bends of varying sharpness. During the ride, feast your eyes on the picture-perfect views of tumbledown forests, uninterrupted mountains and swift waterfalls amidst the pines.

      En route to Pai, we will make a stopover at the village of Ban Rak Thai. The village is located close to a lake on the Myanmar border, and is surrounded by rolling hills. You can wander through the lush tea plantations here and indulge in some tea tasting.

      In the afternoon, we will arrive at Pai, a town which has steadily become a major tourist attraction in the past few years. This quaint market town in a mountain valley gained popularity after two popular Thai films were shot here. Our sumptuous dinner here is followed by a stroll around the colourful local markets, dotted with food stalls, and shops selling jewellery, handicrafts and much more.

    • Riding Distance : 150 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 4Pai - Maesa Elephant Camp - Chiang Mai
    • We bid a fond farewell to Pai in the morning and ride along the remaining 762 twisties over the towering mountains to reach the district of Mae Taeng. On arrival, we embark on a worthwhile trip to the famous Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp houses and protects elephants which were employed in the logging industry before machines replaced them. Watch the gentle pachyderms playing football, dancing and creating beautiful paintings.

      Afterwards, we ride through Samoeng Loop, a popular biking route that takes us through thick jungle scenery, moderate climbs and ample bends. Enjoy the pleasant weather as the road spirals down to the pretty little town of Samoeng and then arcs back into Chiang Mai. After we return to Chiang Mai, we will check-in to the hotel for a comfortable night's stay.

    • Riding Distance : 180 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and lunch
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  • Day 5Depart Chiang Mai
    • We hope you thoroughly enjoyed riding across Northern Thailand with us. As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of the tour. We know that you will join us again soon for some more fabulous getaways in paradise!

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    • Meals - None (Meals on your own)
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Inclusions

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Fuel for mentioned motorbikes.
  • Four wheeler with local guide and driver carrying bike tools / spares and rest of luggage.
  • English speaking Road Captain.
  • Sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 04 nights accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis or as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Honda CB500X or Honda CB500F.

Exclusions

  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages.
  • Admission fees or guide charges to various monuments, temples, forts etc
  • Optional activities.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Internal flight.
  • Visa charges for Thailand.
  • Cost of your round trip airfare.
  • Any transport to / from Chiang Mai. Your tour price starts Ex Chiang Mai.
  • A reimbursable security deposit of THB 20,000 per motorbike if bike is damaged, the amount required for the damages shall be deducted at the end of the tour.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts of any kind / Engine oil of any kind.
  • Personal riding gears.
  • If, the rider because of any circumstances leaves the ride in between then the charges for transporting the bike from the leaving point till end are chargeable from the rider.
  • Luggage racks and bungee cords for strapping on soft luggage.
  • Upgrade of Motorbikes.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 15 Dec 2020

Hub Single Accommodation Twin Sharing Accommodation
Pillion Rider Pillion Rider
Ex Chiang Mai ₹ 42,500 ₹ 80,000 ₹ 34,500 ₹ 72,000
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Note:

  • Tour operates with a minimum of 6 pax travelling together.
  • Upgraded Motorbike options: Suzuki V-Storm 650/Kawasaki Versys 650/, BMW F700GS/BMW F800GS, BMW R1200 GS
  • Engine Displacement: Suzuki V-Strom 650 - 645 cc or Kawasaki Versys 650 - 649 cc, BMW F700 GS - 798 cc or BMW F 800GS - 798 cc, BMW R1200GS - 1170 cc
  • Engine Power: Suzuki V-Strom 650 - 66 bhp, Kawasaki Versys 650 - 68.1 bhp, BMW F700 GS - 75 bhp, BMW F 800GS - 85 bhp, BMW R1200GS - 125 bhp
  • The BMW Motorcycles come with a comprehensive vehicle insurance for motorcycles with deductible of USD 1,500,- (only applicable for BMW Motorcycles)
  • If you're looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we'll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

Your stay has been arranged in hotels or guest houses which provide you with basic comforts.

Motorbikes

  • ManufacturerHonda
  • ModelHonda CB 500
  • Engine Displacement471 cc
  • Horsepower @ RPM:47 bhp
  • ManufacturerHonda
  • ModelHonda CBX 500
  • Engine Displacement471 cc
  • Horsepower @ RPM:47 bhp

Things to Carry

Where possible, pack linen for Thailand over any other fabric. Light rayon or cotton (or thin silks on cooler days) are great, but can feel sticky in heavier fabrics. Modal holds water.

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lbs (20 kg).

BAGS:

  • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (Don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address
  • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

  • 2 light pants
  • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
  • 1 bathing suit
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat
  • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
  • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
  • Some sweats and cereal bars


SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

  • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
  • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
  • A rain suit (just in case!)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Bandana

PERSONAL MEDICINE:

  • Sun screen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhoea
  • Elastoplast
  • Skin disinfectant
  • Bandages and special blisters bandage

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    Most meals are local and feature meat, fish, noodles, rice, curries and soups.

  • Clothes to Carry

    Where possible, pack linen for Thailand over any other fabric. Light rayon or cotton (or thin silks on cooler days) are great, but can feel sticky in heavier fabrics. Modal holds water.

  • Equipment Checklist

    Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lbs (20 kg).

    BAGS:

    • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (Don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address
    • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

    CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

    • 2 light pants
    • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
    • 1 bathing suit
    • Sun glasses
    • Hat
    • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
    • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
    • Some sweats and cereal bars


    SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

    • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
    • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
    • A rain suit (just in case!)
    • Gloves
    • Helmet
    • Bandana

    PERSONAL MEDICINE:

    • Sun screen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
    • Paracetamol
    • Anti-diarrhoea
    • Elastoplast
    • Skin disinfectant
    • Bandages and special blisters bandage

  • Our Crew

    Road captain, local guide.

  • Flight Information

    Air India, Thai Airways.

  • Medical facilities Available

    A basic First Aid box will be carried on the tour. It is advised to carry your prescribed medication.

  • Luggage Info

    Backup vehicle will carry your entire luggage.

  • Books to Read

    Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap is a collection of numerous short stories set in modern Thailand. The book provides a diverse, humorous and deeply affectionate insight into the daily lives of the Thai people.

    The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle narrates the fictional story of the construction of a rail route from Burma going north. The story, set in 1942, revolves around the plight of the prisoners in a Japanese POW camp.

  • Approximate Group Size

    6-10

  • Money to carry

    Approximately INR 15,000.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of places to eat on the way.

  • Trip Summary

    • Start of tour: Chiang Mai
    • End of tour: Chiang Mai
    • Total days: 05
    • Riding ays: 03
    • Rest days: 02
    • Total riding distance: 630 km
    • Average distance per day: 210 km
    • Route: Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Mae Hong Son - Pai - Maesa Elephant Camp - Chiang Mai

  • Generic Notes

    It is adviseable to have proper safety gears for rider and pillion.