10-DAY BEST OF THAILAND MOTORCYCLE TOUR

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HIGHLIGHTS
✓ Road to Chiang Rai ✓ White temple at Chiang Rai ✓ Phi Chi Fa Mountain range ✓ Golden Triangle ✓ Border to Myanmar ✓ Chic town of Pai ✓ Road of 1,864 curves to Mae Hong Son ✓ Long Neck Hill Tribe ✓ Highest mountain in Thailand

.ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 10-DAY BEST OF THAILAND MOTORCYCLE TOUR

10-Day Best of Thailand Motorcycle Tour covers the road from Nan to Chiang Rai, along the Lao border. This road is one of the best motorcycle roads in Thailand. White Temple in Chiang Rai is today one of the main attractions in northern Thailand. We ride to the remote Phu Chi Fa mountain range. Here, we will visit the famous Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet. Decades ago the opium poppy provided a living to many in the region until it was stopped in 1996. Due to the death of Khun Sa, a legendary warlord.

We visit the Long Neck Women and ride up to the border of Myanmar to visit Ban Rak Thai, a Chinese community. Along the way, we ride all of the 1,864 curves from Mae Hong Son to Mae Taeng. A route becoming legendary amongst motorcyclists.

50%

DIFFICULTY

5%

OFF-ROAD

70%

COMFORT

100%

FUN FACTOR

POI: 1,864 CURVES

Legendary motorcycle road from Mae Hong to Mae Taeng with 1,864 curves.

POI: WILDLIFE

All along with the route, we will encounter wildlife and other exotic creatures.

POI: RELIGIOUS TEMPLES

We will pass by lots of incredible religious architecture. shrines.

10-DAY BEST OF THAILAND MOTORCYCLE TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Fly-in Chiang Mai International Airport no later than 1 PM
Upon arrival at Chiang Mai airport, transfer to hotel. At 3 PM transfer to the bike rental center for a welcome briefing, answer any questions you might have, and motorcycle hand over. Short motorcycle ride back to the hotel. Please plan your arrival to Chiang Mai accordingly. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

DAY 2

Chiang Mai – Nan
We drive from Chiang Mai in the eastern direction. We cruise on hilly roads via Phayao to Nan. In Phayao ride along the lake and enjoy a nice lunch before we continue to Nan. The roads during the rest of this day are small provincial roads passing endless villages and rice paddies. Coffee stop at Chiang Muang. The last hours of riding to Nan is crossing a mountain range, lovely curvy roads leading us to this sleepy provincial capital. Overnight in Nan.

DAY 3

Nan – Chiang Rai
We leave Nan and make our way through the hinterland on small back roads in the south-eastern direction. Passing through rice fields and fruit plantations and cruising through small farm villages. Lunch at a scenic restaurant. For the next hundred km or so we ride through countless bends through yet more beautiful landscapes. Just before reaching our hotel in Chiang Rai, we will visit the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple). Overnight in Chiang Rai.

DAY 4

Chiang Rai – Phu Chi Fa – Chiang Rai
From Chiang Rai, we head in the eastern direction. First stop is the waterfall and hot spring at Phu Sang National Park. Phu Chi Fa is located on the border between Thailand and Laos. Since Phu Chi Fa is remote, there are not many tourists who make it to this part of Thailand. Enjoying views of the Mekong River and valley. We continue riding another 50 km along the mountain ridge before descending from Phu Chi Fa. Overnight at the Golden Triangle.

Rice fields Thailand

DAY 5

Chiang Rai – Rest day
Nestled in the northern region of Thailand, Chiang Rai offers a captivating blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty. A rest-day spent in this charming city is a whirlwind of exploration and discovery. Wander through the bustling streets of the city’s center, where traditional markets and street food stalls beckon. Indulge in the flavors of local delicacies, such as khao soi, a spicy noodle soup with a rich coconut curry broth. Don’t forget to sample the region’s famous coffee, grown in the nearby hills.

DAY 6

Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Doi Mae Salong
We leave Chiang Rai to the legendary Golden Triangle. Where the three borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. We ride to the viewpoint at Wat Pra That Pukhao for a signature photo. We can take a boat ride on the Mekong River, visit a market in Laos. The next destination is the impressive Choui Fong Tea House. Where we visit the tea plantation and the tea house serving all kinds of different tea blends and great cakes. You stay overnight in your hotel in Doi Mae Salong, an old Chinese settlement built by a division of the Chinese Nationalist Army that refused to surrender to Chinese communists.

DAY 7

Doi Mae Salong – Pai
After breakfast, we ride up the hill in Thaton and enjoy a splendid view from Wat Thaton over the town and the vicinity. We follow the main road Nr. 107 and have a coffee break at the Hua Luk Royal Project. At Mae Tang, we turn right on 1095 and cross the mountains to Pai. This is the beginning of the road to Mae Hong Son, famous for having 1864 bends of varying sharpness. Before we reach our hotel we stop at an Elephant Camp near Pai.

DAY 8

Pai – Mae Hong Son
Lots of new corners! In the morning we pass two mountains with nice scenic Viewpoints. Ban Rak Thai means literally “the Thai-loving village”, built around a lake on the Myanmar border. After lunch, we continue to Mae Hong Son and the boat pier to a Long Neck village. The Karen, a tribal minority, historically lived in the hills on the Myanmar side of the border. Some of their women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms, and shins.

 

DAY 9

Mae Hong Son – Chiang Mai
In the morning we ride Khun Yuam. We can visit the local museum if you like. The Imperial Japanese Army troops were stationed in Khun Yuam during the construction of a highway intended to cross Burma to India. We continue up to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. Then continue to the Wachiratharn Waterfall. We will drive on Road 108 until we reach Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

DAY 10

Fly-out Chiang Mai – airport transfer This amazing trip ends with transfer to the airport or your extension.

Rice paddies Thailand

OBS

The itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

thailand motorcycle tour

DAY 1

Fly into Chiang Mai International Airport and transfer to the hotel. At 3 PM, transfer to the bike rental center for a welcome briefing and motorcycle handover. Short motorcycle ride back to the hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

DAY 2

Drive from Chiang Mai to Nan via hilly roads and enjoy a nice lunch by the lake in Phayao. Ride through endless villages and rice paddies. Coffee stop at Chiang Muang. Overnight in Nan.

DAY 3

Leave Nan and ride through the hinterland on small back roads. Pass through rice fields, fruit plantations, and small farm villages. Lunch at a scenic restaurant. Visit the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) before reaching the hotel in Chiang Rai. Overnight in Chiang Rai.

DAY 4

Head east from Chiang Rai. Visit Phu Sang National Park, Phu Chi Fa, and enjoy views of the Mekong River and valley. Ride along the mountain ridge before descending from Phu Chi Fa. Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Rice fields Thailand

DAY 5

Rest day in Chiang Rai. Explore the city’s center, visit traditional markets and street food stalls, and try local delicacies such as khao soi. Don’t forget to sample the region’s famous coffee.

DAY 6

Ride to the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. Visit Wat Pra That Pukhao for a signature photo and take a boat ride on the Mekong River. Visit the Choui Fong Tea House and tea plantation. Overnight in Doi Mae Salong.

DAY 7

Ride to Thaton and enjoy a view from Wat Thaton. Have a coffee break at Hua Luk Royal Project. Cross the mountains to Pai, known for its winding road with 1864 bends. Visit an Elephant Camp near Pai. Overnight in Pai.

Long Neck Tribe

DAY 8

Ride to Ban Rak Thai and visit a Long Neck village. The Karen tribe’s women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms, and shins. Overnight in Mae Hong Son.

DAY 9

Ride to Khun Yuam and visit the local museum. Continue to Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, and visit the Wachiratharn Waterfall. Drive on Road 108 to reach Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Rice paddies Thailand

DAY 10

Fly out from Chiang Mai International Airport. Airport transfer provided.

OBS

The itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

10-DAY BEST OF THAILAND MOTORCYCLE TOUR DETAILS

INCLUDED

✓ Price Match Guarantee

✓ Small group sizes (Min 5 – Max 10)

✓ Professional Multilingual Tour Leader

✓ Local Guide and Support Vehicle

✓ 9 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)

✓ All Breakfasts

✓ Base model Motorcycle Rental (Upgrades available)

✓ Fuel and Road Tolls

✓ Mandatory 3rd Party Liability Insurance

✓ Motorcycle Damage and Theft Liability Reduction Insurance

✓ Group Activities and Entry Fees

✓ Pre-tour Preparation Guide and Briefing

✓ Transfers to/from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)

✓ Up to 25% discount on riding gear and accessories from our partners Klim, Giant Loop and Mosko Moto

✓ MotoDreamer Apparel Gift

✓ All taxes

NOT INCLUDED

✗  Airfare

✗  Upgrades

✗  Lunches, Dinners and Drinks

✗  Personal paperwork, permits and visas

✗  Travel and evacuation insurance with cancellation coverage (Available from Global Rescue)

✗  Tips to staff

✗  Any inclusion not specified

The 10-Day Best of Thailand Motorcycle Tour comprises a 95% paved tour with just a couple of sections of light gravel roads. 7 riding days mainly on secondary backroads through rural Thai villages. Many interesting activities and sites to experience including Elephant riding and Buddhist temples.

Temperatures can vary between 12 to 40°C (53.6 F to 104°F). It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. A pull over rain suite is a good idea to carry against cooler gusts of temperatures and possible short rain showers that can occur anytime.

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