Chiang Mai Temples, Bikes & Whitewater Rafting

Trip Code: TTAV

Why we love it

Climb to the summit of Doi Suthep temple and enjoy the hypnotic atmosphere of chanting Buddhist monks and sweeping views of the city., Uncover Thailand’s rural charm as you hike and bike through scenic hilltribe areas, rice paddies and lush jungle landscapes., Cycle off the main streets and into the heart and soul of Chaing Mai with a back street, countryside bike tour., Discover the ancient lost capital of the Lanna Kingdom and the incredible remains of Wiang Kum Kam., Go whitewater rafting over the rugged rapids of the Mae Taeng River – said to be some of the best rafting in all of Asia., By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Is this trip right for me?

This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.

This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

This is an active style trip so a good level of fitness and a passion for hiking, biking and rafting is of course recommended.

Your evenings will be free, and your local guide will be able to recommend some restaurants to dine at.

Important information

1.This trip starts in Chiang Mai on Day 1 at 7 pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Chiang Mai.
2. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Thailand and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.

What to bring/pack

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travellers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip not having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.

Many travellers carry their luggage in a compact smaller suitcase or backpack with wheels. We recommend your bag has carry straps or handles so it is easy to lift and carry for the times you are unable to wheel it (ie. on rough surfaces or up steps).

If you are taking overnight trains, or primarily using public transport then the smaller your luggage the easier it will be to store under or above bunks. Large suitcases may not be able to be taken on board. A lockable bag or small padlock for your bag will be useful especially when travelling on public transportation as well.

You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, waterproof pouch/bag for phone, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.

Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:, https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list, As this trip visits religious sites, please ensure you bring clothes to wear that will cover your shoulders and knees.

Physical rating

3

Joining your group

De Charme Hotel, 28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50200, THAILAND, Phone: 053 416799

Alternate Joining Point


Joining instructions

An airport arrival transfer is included. Please advise your flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to your departure. If you plan to arrive earlier, this arrival transfer can only be offered in conjunction with pre trip accommodation booked through Intrepid.

If you have advised your flight arrival details, you will be met at Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) by a transfer representative holding an Intrepid sign as you exit the terminal.

A taxi from the airport to your hotel in Chiang Mai costs about THB150-200. Buy a ticket at the taxi kiosk outside the baggage claim area in the airport.

De Charme Hotel is situated in the old city area and in the heart of the city of Chiang Mai, inside the City Moat and Old Quarter of Chiang Mai City, closed to the Sunday Walking Street (Ratchadamnoen Rd.), there are restaurant, Internet service, Tour information and swimming pool.

De Charme Hotel
28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang
Chiang Mai
Phone +66 53 416 799

When the De Charme Hotel is fully booked, we recommend the following alternative hotels for pre/post accommodation.

De Lanna Boutique Hotel
44 Intawarorot Road T.Sriphum Muang,
Chiang Mai 50200,
Phone: +66 53 326 278

Should you need to contact our office for any Hotel pick up changes, please email Res_Thailand@intrepidthailand.com at least 48hours before the trip departure or for any urgent last-minute changes call +66 2 282 2863 during business hours. We also have an afterhours number +66 898 103 722. Please note that the afterhours number is only for emergency calls and is unable to take any last-minute joining point confirmations.

Finishing your trip

De Charme Hotel, 28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50200, THAILAND, Phone: 053 416799

Alternate Finish Point


If you have a confirmed departure transfer your leader or local representative will advise your pickup time the day before your trip ends.

Alternatively, please ask your leader or local representative or hotel staff for assistance in arranging a taxi or instructions to reach the airport by public transport.

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 3

Lunches included: 1

Dinners included: 

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader or local representative will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where and what to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility.

Climate & seasonal information

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +30 697 800 6335 

Available for phone call or WhatsApp call on +66 89 810 3722

Accommodations

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for your arrival, especially if you're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible, which means you won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, you can store your luggage and explore the new destination.

If you've purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (if available), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

Transportation