2009 Northern Encounter:8 day Thailand Tour

2009 Northern Encounter - 8 days

Meet friendly hilltribe people, spot local wildlife and more.

With its rolling hills, cloud-covered mountain passes and colourful minority villages; Northern Thailand invites exploration. From Chiang Mai, we travel to remote Mae Hong Son near the Burmese border. Venture on to the charming village of Pai, our base for exploring local hill tribe villages, hiking trails and waterfalls. A stay at Lisu Lodge, renowned for its eco-friendly approach to tourism, an elephant trek and some gentle river rafting round off your ‘Northern Encounter'.

Samlor Tour Of Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Pai Bangkok, Lisu Lodge, Elephant Trek.

Trip grading: MODERATE to ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness, independent mobility; a keen sense of adventure is important. Expect lots of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time.

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

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

Maximum group size: 15


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

Full list

  • 04/01/2009 | Available
  • 08/02/2009 | Available
  • 01/03/2009 | Available
  • 22/03/2009 | Available
  • 26/04/2009 | Available
  • 17/05/2009 | Available
  • 14/06/2009 | Available
  • 12/07/2009 | Available


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