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ITINERARY

Off Road Thailand Adventure.

November 9th-22nd 2018

 

A NEW COUNTRY, NEW ADVENTURES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE!

 

9th Nov DAY 1 - Arrive Bangkok (BKK), welcome dinner, familiarisation etc

10th Nov DAY 2 - Bangkok Tour – Grand Palace, Temples, Markets, Massage

11th Nov DAY 3 - Internal flight BKK to Chiang Mai

Pickup from the airport and a transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore Chiang Mai the cultural centre of Thailand’s rugged north and make our first charity visit to the Thai Freedom House – a inspirational charity working with refugees from Burma and marginalised minority groups from Thailand. http://thaifreedomhouse.org/about-us/

12th Nov DAY 4 - Depart on Motorbikes - Chiang Mai to Mae Chaem

Chiang Mai to Mae Chaem approx distance 130KM. Head out on the hill tribe single trails through forest and jungle leading out of Chiang Mai and into the Doi Inthanon National Park. After a hard day on the trail you'll be able to unwind by the pool with great views upon Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain. Just 10km from Chiang Mai we head straight into the jungle on some single track trails. It’s technical from the outset with steep climbs and descents winding our way through the trees of Doi Inthanon National Park culminating in an exciting run along a river bed in the middle of the forest.

13th Nov DAY 5 - Mae Chaem to Mae Sariang

Mae Chaem to Mae Sariang approx distance 130KM. Ride part of the old elephant trail and visit some out of the way hill tribe villages. The climb out of Mae Chaem gives some stunning views of the hills and valleys that we will be riding today. We will ride to the remote villages of the Mien and Karen hill tribes along single track trails only accessible to dirt bikes.

14th Nov DAY 6 - Mae Sariang loop

The Burma loop approx distance 100KM. Ride to the Burma border through the magnificent Salaween national park with some of the best jungle trail your've ever likely to come across. Nearly fifty river crossings in one day and a swim in the Salaween river overlooking the border of Burma/Myanmar

Today is one of those riding days that you will be reminiscing about for years to come! The ride into Salawin national park is amazing enough but it only gets better when we drop into the valley below us – over 40 river crossings await us as we wind our way to the river Salawin that forms the border with Burma. After a dip in the river to cool off we’ll resupply in a remote Karen hill tribe village and make our way back to Mae Sariang.

15th Nov DAY 7 - Mae Sariang Loop 2

The second of our Mae Sariang loops into the Salaween National Park, approx 135KM. This time we will head out North from our hotel and again up to the Myanmar border for what can be the toughest day of our trip if the water levels are high. For those in need of some extra recuperation this can be taken as an optional rest day.

16th Nov DAY 8 - Mae Sariang to Khun Yuam

180KM – Back into the Salaween national park and to start some graded gravel fire trails followed by some dense jungle trail and river crossings aplenty. Some great twisty tarmac to end the day before arriving in Khun Yuam a sleepy little town in the heart of the Mae Hong Son province.

17th Nov DAY 9 - Khun Yuam to Mae Hong Son – 120KM

Enjoy some of the best tarmac that the famous Mae Hong Son loop has to offer and then off into some great jungle trails with hopefully an early arrival at the hotel to get some relaxing time by the pool.

18th Nov DAY 10 - Rest Day in Mae Hong Son

Sample the delights of this charming border town. Choose to visit the Long Neck villages and take an elephant trek in the jungle or just choose to chill out by the pool. Kick back and relax by the pool or take advantage of activities on offer in and around Mae Hong Son – a boat trip to the long necked Karen hill tribe is a must or there is elephant trekking on offer in the area too. We’ll visit a bar overlooking Mae Hong Son to enjoy the sunset and reflect on the trip so far.

19th Nov DAY 11 -  Mae Hong Son to Pai

Mae Hong Son to Pai approx distance 130KM. Back on the old elephant trail again to Pai a charming mountain valley town with great facilities and a good night on the tiles. A relatively easy day but with a few twists thrown in! We’ll arrive in the chilled out town of Pai with plenty of time for you to explore the town. A favourite with backpackers and hippies alike, there is plenty to see and do.

20th Nov DAY 12 - Pai to Wieng Haeng – 130KM

Today takes in some of the most open and exposed ridgeline double trails that the North of Thailand has to offer with a Myanmar/Thailand border trail that hops in and out of both of the countries.

21st Nov DAY 13 - Wieng Haeng to Chiang Mai

Wieng Haeng to Chiang Mai approx distance 130KM. Back into our home town of Chiang Mai and if you choose, a night on the town being shown the sights by our team.

22nd Nov DAY 13 - Flight back to BKK and onward

NB: Due to nature of adventure travel the itinerary can be subject to change at short notice, but this is why we call it adventure.