After an early breakfast, you’re back in the Tuk Tuk convoy and heading along some of the most spectacular roads towards Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon.
Your guide will be in the lead Tuk Tuk and everyone travels in convoy with the support vehicle at the rear (the support vehicle takes all your luggage, spare parts for the Tuk Tuks – always best to be prepared! – and huge amounts of water!). And do note that each Tuk Tuk has a walkie talkie so not only can your guide let you know all sorts of information, but you can also ask any questions or simply chat to your fellow travellers on route!
The first 20-30km of the route is simple with gentle curving roads but you soon hit stunning switch back bends, breath-taking scenery and small Karen Hill Tribe communities as you make our way towards Doi Inthanon National Park.
Enjoy the look of real surprise from everyone as they see Tuk Tuks this far up in the mountains – trust us, novelty does not even begin to cover it – and you’ll stop frequently to explore different locations, take in the views and of course to sample some of the great coffee that grows in this area too. Lunch will be in a roadside snack bar – more tasty Thai food!
You’ll arrive at our accommodation in the village of Mae Khlang Luang by early/mid afternoon before jumping into another classic Thai mode of transport - a ‘Songthaew’. A taxi adapted from a pick-up truck which will take you to the summit of Doi Inthanon (over 2,500 metres) where you’ll explore some of the trails and take in the spectacular views.
In the evening, it’s time for a traditional Thai BBQ - eaten over the rice fields as the sun sets behind the mountains. Another great end to a superb day in Northern Thailand!
TUK TUK DRIVING TIME: +/- 4 HOURS SPREAD OUT
DISTANCE COVERED: +/- 85 km
Winding roads, local communities, Doi Inthanon summits in a Songthaew and more tasty Thai food in the form of a Traditional BBQ
- All Meals & Drinking Water
- Visit To Doi Inthanon & National Park Entry Fees
Karen Hill Tribe village of Mae Khlang Luang.
- Whilst this is the ‘simplest’ accommodation of the adventure the rooms are spacious, clean and situated overlooking the rice terraces, in a superb location.
- All the rooms have en-suite facilities, hot water and are fan-cooled – there’s no need for air-conditioning this high in the mountains.
- By staying here we can ensure that you’re perfectly located for the trek tomorrow.