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11 Day Tuk Tuk Adventure in Northern Thailand provided by The Tuk Tuk Club

11 Day Tuk Tuk Adventure in Northern Thailand

11 Day Tuk Tuk Adventure in Northern Thailand
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The perfect trip for anyone wanting to combine unique adventure with stunning locations and a real exploration of the magic of Northern Thailand. Ever wanted to drive your own Tuk Tuk? Want to join the very exclusive Tuk Tuk Club and get back to the days when travel was a real ‘adventure’? Then join us on this awesome our awesome experiences of the best of Northern Thailand including stunning locations, off the beaten track trekking and fantastic accommodation. This 11 day trip combines adventure with the absolute best that Northern Thailand has to offer from Temples and rural communities to mountains and stunning forests. All of course with you behind the wheel of your very own Tuk Tuk.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Join us for a spectacular adventure tour of Northern Thailand from the seat of your very own Tuk Tuk. Starting and ending in Chiang Mai city and staying in 5 fantastic locations throughout Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces you'll get off the beaten track and discover the heart and soul of this wonderful part of the world. Day 1 - Arrival and Training • Transfer from Chiang Mai city to the Tuk Tuk training base in Mae Wang, around 60 minutes away. Get to grips with your Tuk Tuk in our detailed training session and then visit a remote hillside Temple and receive a blessing for the adventure ahead.  Day 2 - Driving, Elephants and Rafting • More time to practise your driving skills before then heading to learn about elephants in Thailand and meet some of these beautiful animals at a forward thinking elephant home. End the day by relaxing on a bamboo raft down the local river. Day 3 - Up into the mountains • Our first serious day of driving as we head up into the foothills of Doi Inthanon to our overnight stay in a small hill-tribe village.  Day 4 - Trekking and Waterffalls • A fantastic day exploring the forests and waterfalls around Doi Inthanon including the opportunity to explore a hill-tribe village  Day 5 - Travel West to Mae Sariang • We head West ending up in the lovely small town of Mae Sariang where you can relax in the pool next to the river.  Day 6 - Up and over the mountains to Mae Hong Son • Another day behind the wheel as we head to the stunning town of Mae Hong Son. Stunning views, lots of stops to experience local life and our final destination is a fantastic rural resort nestled around rice paddies and the forest. Day 7 - Explore Mae Hong Son • A free day to rest and relax or explore Mae Hong Son - it's up to you Day 8 - Drive to Pai • Back on the mountain roads as we head to the fabulous mountain village of Pai. More stunning views, fantastic roads and a chance to relax in the hotel pool at the end of the day Day 9 - Explore Pai • Another day out of the Tuk Tuks and time for you to relax and enjoy the views or get out and about and enjoy Pai Day 10 - Back to base camp • Journey through amazing rural back roads as we head back to base camp at Mae Wang for a farewell dinner Day 11 - Transfer to Chiang Mai City • Transfer by minivan back to Chiang Mai city arriving around late morning / midday
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Join us for a spectacular adventure tour of Northern Thailand from the seat of your very own Tuk Tuk. Starting and ending in Chiang Mai city and staying in 5 fantastic locations throughout Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces you'll get off the beaten track and discover the heart and soul of this wonderful part of the world. Day 1 - Arrival and Training • Transfer from Chiang Mai city to the Tuk Tuk training base in Mae Wang, around 60 minutes away. Get to grips with your Tuk Tuk in our detailed training session and then visit a remote hillside Temple and receive a blessing for the adventure ahead.  Day 2 - Driving, Elephants and Rafting • More time to practise your driving skills before then heading to learn about elephants in Thailand and meet some of these beautiful animals at a forward thinking elephant home. End the day by relaxing on a bamboo raft down the local river. Day 3 - Up into the mountains • Our first serious day of driving as we head up into the foothills of Doi Inthanon to our overnight stay in a small hill-tribe village.  Day 4 - Trekking and Waterffalls • A fantastic day exploring the forests and waterfalls around Doi Inthanon including the opportunity to explore a hill-tribe village  Day 5 - Travel West to Mae Sariang • We head West ending up in the lovely small town of Mae Sariang where you can relax in the pool next to the river.  Day 6 - Up and over the mountains to Mae Hong Son • Another day behind the wheel as we head to the stunning town of Mae Hong Son. Stunning views, lots of stops to experience local life and our final destination is a fantastic rural resort nestled around rice paddies and the forest. Day 7 - Explore Mae Hong Son • A free day to rest and relax or explore Mae Hong Son - it's up to you Day 8 - Drive to Pai • Back on the mountain roads as we head to the fabulous mountain village of Pai. More stunning views, fantastic roads and a chance to relax in the hotel pool at the end of the day Day 9 - Explore Pai • Another day out of the Tuk Tuks and time for you to relax and enjoy the views or get out and about and enjoy Pai Day 10 - Back to base camp • Journey through amazing rural back roads as we head back to base camp at Mae Wang for a farewell dinner Day 11 - Transfer to Chiang Mai City • Transfer by minivan back to Chiang Mai city arriving around late morning / midday
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49752P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 10 nights twin share accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • 10 x Breakfast
  • 5 x Dinner
  • 3 x Lunch
  • Local guides
  • Support vehicle with you throughout
  • Tuk Tuk training
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks / drinks / food not listed in the itinerary
Duration
11 days
Departure details
  • Chiangmai Gate Hotel " Wuai-Lai Wailing Street ", 11 10 Soi Suriyawong, Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Our team will be waiting in the lobby / at the front of the hotel with The Tuk Tuk Club signs ready to get your adventure started
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive a Tuk Tuk and 7 to travel on the tour
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Driving license and International Driving Permit (IDP) required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • 10 nights twin share accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • 10 x Breakfast
  • 5 x Dinner
  • 3 x Lunch
  • Local guides
  • Support vehicle with you throughout
  • Tuk Tuk training
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks / drinks / food not listed in the itinerary
Departure details
  • Chiangmai Gate Hotel " Wuai-Lai Wailing Street ", 11 10 Soi Suriyawong, Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Our team will be waiting in the lobby / at the front of the hotel with The Tuk Tuk Club signs ready to get your adventure started
Duration
11 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive a Tuk Tuk and 7 to travel on the tour
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Driving license and International Driving Permit (IDP) required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Jul 2020
A note from 11 Day Tuk Tuk Adventure in Northern Thailand
We have been certified by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for our processes and procedures relating to COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Mi-in-Mi
Saugatuck, MI8 contributions
Trip of a lifetime
Feb 2020
A "trip of a lifetime" is a phrase that is over used, but in this case it is the only comment I could think of that would properly describe our 11 day trip with the Tuk Tuk club. Mr Bruce has put together a fantastic tour, supported by a world class team, that gives you the rare opportunity to experance the real Thailand.

My wife and I have been fortunate enough to travel to many great destinations, but this trip now ranks as our number one travel expearance. Our guide, Mr Tony, worked very hard to exceed our expectations, and was always available to make sure our group had everything we needed.

If you want a trip that's out of the ordinary, and affords you the opportunity to experience life in Thailand away from the normal touristy "stuff" then this is the vacation for you.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tina A
2 contributions
Experience Northern Thailand in a totally different way!
Jan 2020 • Solo
What can I say - except wow! This trip has to be experienced!

Seeing Northern Thailand whilst driving a tuk tuk was such great fun. The whole itinerary for the 11 day tour takes you from fabulous place to another fabulous place, whilst traversing up and down windy roads. With views which are simply stunning.

From a home stay to gorgeous boutique hotels really give you a chance to experience the real Thailand.

Not forgetting - food to die for!

And If you were worried about driving a tuk tuk - don’t be. On hand training and guides throughout the holiday are there to help. If I can drive a tuk tuk so can you!

Book it - you won’t regret it!
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alice L
Hong Kong, China278 contributions
FUNastic
Dec 2019
8 of us had just finished the most enjoyable holiday driving tuk tuks round Chiang Mai, thanks to Bruce, Graham and most of all Tony, the guide. We were spoiled by Tony throughout. He was informative and never tired of answering our questions about Thailand, its relationship with neighbouring countries and the tribes living in the area. He was attentive, funny, helpful and caring to us, all aged retirees looking for challenges.

5 of us took on the task of driving the tuk tuks in turn and they were able to get the hang of it after a brief training session on the first day. The driving was fun though some stretches of the road were quite challenging. There were more than 4,000 bends covering a distance of 800 KM. We as passengers thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the back soaking in the beautiful countryside.

A typical driving day had 4 to 5 breaks for coffee, shopping for local produce, sightseeing activities and lunch so the drive would not be too tiring. The activities were unexpectedly amazing. On the first free day, the short hike to the waterfalls was lovely. On the next rest day, we had an interesting visit to a nearby Chinese village and crossed the border to Myanmar where the Shan tribe live. On the last free day, a local mountain guide led us hike through beautiful paddy fields and forests.

It was sunny throughout the journey although it was cold up in the mountains at night, and at times, its a bit chilly sitting at the back of the tuk tuk. As far as accommodation is concerned, the River House Hotel, the Fern Resort and the Phu Art Pai Resort are good. The rest are fairly basic. All in all, we are telling our friends to come to experience this part of Thailand, away from the ever busy Bangkok and beaches, in tuk tuks.
Written 14 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith B
Canberra, Australia37 contributions
Absolutely Love Driving Tuktuks
Had a fantastic 11 days driving our tuktuk around Northern Thailand. It was at times hard work negotiating the many twists and turns as well as road works, but so rewarding knowing that we did it while driving our tuktuk. Graham and Boy looked after us really well ensuring we many breaks by swapping drivers, were kept safe, and all while having a whale of a time. A totally unique and wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to do it again.
Written 29 November 2019
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Glenys K
Brisbane, Australia230 contributions
Awesome
Big big thank you to our guides Tony and Boy, they made the trip. A credit to you Bruce. Also our gorgeous fellow traveler Sabine. Very well done. Lots of fabulous experiences, food and views. Nothing was rushed no hurry as Tony would say. While some accommodations were a bit basic they were very clean and cost. The Tuk Tuks were easy and fun to drive. Lots of stops for bathroom and tasty Thai coffee. Amazing views. Will definitely to this trip again.
Written 29 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

IsobelA2013
Bedford, UK9 contributions
Fabulous experience of Thailand and driving
I was doubtful that 11 days driving was going to be the best holiday but it was! The scenery was magnificent and most was so untouristy that it suited me and my husband and 18 year old down to the ground. I now want either a tuk tuk or a motorbike. Hotels were a good mix and Tony and Mr Boon were always so helpful. Even when it rained it was fun! The range of activities was brilliant.Please go to new places so we can explore some more! Thanks for a fab holiday!
Written 10 August 2019
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750merepritchard
Columbus, OH13 contributions
We'll be back!
Jul 2019 • Family
Loved this unforgettable, amazing adventure with my husband and 2 teenage sons. Tong (Tony) is a 5 star service guide who is funny, patient, informed, upbeat, polite, safe, adventurous and customer-focused, with an excellent grasp of the English language. We feel like Tony is part of our family now. Mr. Boon is cool as a cucumber and takes great care of the tuk tuks. We had excellent travel companions for the first 5 days of the tour and were sad to see them go. Can't wait until the Tuk Tuk club expands in Laos and Cambodia! Count us in!
Written 17 July 2019
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James H
Hobart, Australia6 contributions
5 day tuk tuk adventure
Jul 2019 • Family
One word, sensational! Our guide Tony was great. Saw parts of northern Thailand that I would never seen. Accomodation on the trip was great, most meals included(will accomodate special diets) and the tuk tuk was awesome. Will be coming back to do the longer tour.

Big thanks to Tony, Graham, Bruce, Mr Boone, Mr Big and everyone involved in this tour.
Written 3 July 2019
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Helen T
Surrey, UK3 contributions
Amazing adventure holiday - best ever.
May 2018 • Couples
We travelled on the Tuk Tuk Club 11 day tour last May. I can do nothing but praise every aspect of this journey. The driving, the countryside, the sights, the food, the fantastic tour guides - everything was just perfect, Straight from booking the holiday when Bruce was able to help and answer all manner of questions, through to Graham and Tony our 24/7 guides nothing was too much trouble, I truly could not recommend this tour too highly and I’m lucky enough to have travelled extensively in the past,
Written 5 March 2019
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Ana H
1 contribution
Above and beyond expectations
Feb 2019 • Friends
Whoever wants a unique experience should try this tour.
Every single day is a new experience, a new adventure. You simply can't wait until the morning to jump into the driving seat to the next adventure.
You learn so much about the tribes, habits, nature, history, religion and food from this region. Thai people are most probably the kindest and most welcoming people you will ever meet.
The whole trip is fun, safe and relaxing.

My highest gratitude and appreciation goes to Tony and OE, our tour guides. Without their guidance we would never experience Northern Thailand the same way.
Written 5 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing day filled with adventure
Best tuk tuk experience ever. We all got a turn of driving our own tuk tuk, and even our pre-teens got a little exp
BrandonI936
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A Real Taste of Northern Thailand
Bruce and Ya ya were amazing and had so much knowledge to share! My friend and I did tow days of guided tours and
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Adventurous and unique
I loved this trip so much! Our group of four women spent three full days driving through the Doi Inthanon National
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A unique full day experiencing local places, people and adventure
There were six of us travelling together, and our day with Tuk Tuk tours was one of the most memorable. Driving aro
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One of the highlights of our trip!
We've been on many guided tours, in many different countries, but this one definitely stands out as one of the best
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Absolutely fantastic trip (not for boring people)
We've been living in Thailand for over 8 years and we've travelled and seen a lot of interesting places. We saw an
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Fabulous!!
We had an amazing time learning to drive a Tul Tuk and touring around the farmlands of Northern Thailand. The owne
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Excellent way to see North Thailand!
I went on a 2-day tuk tuk driving/mountain hiking experience with the Tuk Tuk Club. It was very well-organized fro
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Fabulous adventure
Wishing you could travel and do something different after being in Thailand for so long? Or perhaps you have just a
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A unforgettable day out
We had a brilliant day out with the TukTuk Club, the scenery is breathtaking, the knowledgeable guides showed us hi
John L
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Amazing Day
The day started with a bit of a drive into the country and then you had to pass a driving course with your own tuk
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Wonderul Tour!!
The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. I felt safe with their driving and being alone
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Amazing Tour, Highly Recommend
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and kind (also safe drivers). The whole day was amazing to experience seein
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Absolutely Wonderful
This day trip was by far the best guided tour we had while visiting Chiang Mai! Boyz and Boone were our guides and
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Best day in Thailand!
This was our favourite day of our 2 week honeymoon in Thailand. We were picked up from our hotel at the exact tim
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