2008 Northern Encounter:8 day Thailand Tour

2008 Northern Encounter - 8 days

Meet friendly hilltribe people, spot local wildlife and more.

Welcoming ethnic hilltribe minority people, a plethora of wildlife, and modern Thais call the Country’s picturesque north home, and after just eight day’s you will want to as well. Rolling hills, cloud-covered mountain passes and small, closely knit villages dot the landscape of Northern Thailand, heart of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. On our ‘Northern Encounter’ you will get up close and personal to the local people and learn their unique traditions and customs, explore temples and markets, and take an elephant trek into the jungle. This in-depth visit to one of the most beautiful pockets of the ‘Land of Smiles’ will leave you hungry for more.

Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Lisu Lodge.

Trip grading: MODERATE to ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with an above-average level of fitness and mobility. Prepare for some long road journeys, basic facilities at your ecoresort and plenty of walking.

What's included: 7 nights hotel accommodation (1 night basic), all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader based on a minimum of seven travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, one lunch and one dinner.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15


Not Ready to go Home Yet?: For the perfect two-week holiday, consider adding a week at the beach to your ‘Northern Encounter.’ Thailand’s stunning southern beaches offer sand, sun and stunning facilities, and we can organise the perfect one for you.

Ask our Travellers: "I took your 'Northern Encounter' trip on the 'Willing to Share' option while my husband took a course in Bangkok. I was nervous at first, having never travelled on my own or done a group tour, but now I know it is the only way to go! I loved my group and the whole experience." J. Luder - Australia

Tip's for your Holiday: Practise your bargaining skills at the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, or explore the live music venues of Pai.

Responsible Travel: In Mae Hong Son you have the unique opportunity to discover Burmese cultures, temples and traditions from the comfortable base of your ecoresort.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

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  • 16/11/2008 | Request
  • 07/12/2008 | Request


  • Days 1 to 2   - Chiang Mai
  • Days 3 to 5   - Mae Hong Son & Pai
  • Days 6 to 8   - Lisu Lodge & Chiang Mai