North Thailand

Northern Thailand Trip: 10 Days

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Temples, Tribes & Tuk Tuks

While most travelers heading to Thailand only dream of white sand beaches, little do they know that the north is the cultural heart of the country, filled to the brim with towns, jungles, rivers, and temples that will blow your mind. Each day, you’ll wake up to something new and uniquely Thailand.

From the Buddhist culture to the unrivaled flavors of Thai cuisine and the characteristic smile of its locals, every last second spent in Thailand is one to remember! If you want, this trip can keep your daily itinerary filled to the brim with a seemingly endless amount of incredible things to see and do.

There are the incredible night markets of Chiang Mai, bamboo rafting down a river in the deep jungle, swimming and relaxing at a secluded floating lake house, having an insane night on Khao San Road in Bangkok…you will be experiencing so much more than could ever be described.

Just finishing my 10-day Northern Thailand trip and it was quite possibly one of the best weeks of my life! Jungles, elephants, and a pretty spectacular lake house. definitely a once in a lifetime kind of trip. what a rush!

- Bianca, June 2018


  • Day 1-2   (Bangkok)

    Group flight arrives late in the evening. Meet your group over drinks at the guesthouse.

    The following day we will venture to Wat Arun Temple for a guided tour (incl.) and then board the overnight train North towards Chiang Mai. *all transportation on this trip is private except for trains and planes.

  • Day 3-4   (Chiang Mai)

    Arrive off the train and take a minibus transfer to our guesthouse. Our guesthouse is centrally located in the old part of the city and is the perfect base for exploring the many small streets, cafes, and markets in the area.

    You'll never be bored in this city, as it offers no shortage of activities ranging from Thai cooking classes to bungee jumping.

  • Day 5-6   (Jungle Trek)

    Take private transfer to the starting point of the trek. On our way, we'll visit a local market for last-minute supplies, have a swim underneath a waterfall, and even visit some hot springs.

    We'll begin our hike into the beautiful jungle of Northern Thailand. Hike through villages and over mountainous terrain, float down the river on locally constructed bamboo rafts, give an elephant a bath, and sleep in the traditional long-houses of hill tribe villages that welcome us into their homes. All meals included on the jungle trek.

  • Day 7   (Floating Bungalows)

    After finishing the trek and disembarking from the bamboo rafts, we'll take our private transfer to Mae Ngat Dam.

    From here, a short long-tail boat transfer will take us to our private floating bungalows! With diving platforms, a full-scale restaurant, kayaks, floats, and a well-equipped bar, this is the perfect place to relax and refresh from the rigorous Jungle Trek. All meals included on the floating bungalows.

  • Day 8-9   (Chiang Mai)

    Upon arrival at the pier, we'll take minivans back to our guesthouse in Chiang Mai. Our beautiful guesthouse offers a restaurant and a tropical garden with hammocks. Based in the old part of the city, everything is within walking distance; from late-night live music bars, to street food dining, Muay Thai boxing rings, and a variety of markets.

    Optional adventures outside the city include ziplining, bungee jumping, massage schools, temples, cooking name it, Chiang Mai has it! ** Enjoy your last night with the group.

  • Day 10   (Bangkok)

    Take minibus transfer to Chiang Mai airport and take a speedy one hour plus flight to Bangkok. Arrive at the airport and take minibus to the backpacker district in Bangkok.

    Enjoy the rest of the day in Bangkok exploring, shopping, eating, drinking and countless other activities in this cosmopolitan city.

    Trip ends. *** If you are booking your own flight, make sure your departure is in the evening of this day at the earliest. If you have any questions about this please contact us at

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: Thailand 10 North
    • 3-day Northern Thailand Hill Tribe Trek (ethical elephant encounter, bamboo rafting)
    • Lake House Trip (incl. kayaks, Jungle Temple, and caving)
    • Transportation to a day of activities in Chiang Mai
    • Wat Arun Temple Tour
    • Doi Suthep Temple Tour
    • Party on Famous Khoa San Rd
    • Traditional family style Thai dinner
    • All meals included on the 3-day Nothern Thailand Hill Tribe Trek
    • All meals included on the the Lake House trip
    • All Free & Easy travelers will have access to our industry leading app to help manage your trip.  This provides pre-trip planning advice, itinerary management, activity suggestions for free time, maps, chat support and more!
  • Accommodation: Thailand 10 North

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

    Click here for a photo album of samples of where we normally stay.*

    *things can change but this is the current set up for this trip and we aim for this standard if we have to make changes.

  • Transportation: Thailand 10 North

    All transport - This trip will find us taking private A/C vans, train, songtaews, tuk tuks and a domestic flight.

  • Leaders: Thailand 10 North

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips.  We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back.  This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Thailand 10 North
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Cooking Class
    • Ziplining
    • Muay Thai Fight
    • Water park
    • Cabaret Show
    • Chiang Mai Bar Hopping
    • Live music
    • and so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!
  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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