Thailand with Michael and Matt Adventure

Chiang Mai

2020: Dec 14 - Dec 20

Michael and I came to Thailand in 2018 for our honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with the food, the scenery and the culture. We are so excited to take a trip back and experience some of our favorite parts of the country with all of you! This is going to be an exciting trip focused on food, adventure and photography. We can't wait to meet you and make some memories together!

  • 7 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3 and 4-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners included

  • Fly into Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). We'll provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers in the morning.

Activities Included

  • Village Tour
  • Countryside Bike Tour
  • Thai Massage
  • Mountainside Vespa Tour
  • Alms Monk Ceremony
  • Thai Cooking Lesson
  • Wat Pha Lat Temple Visit

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3 & 4-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • Vegan/Vegetarian meals available upon request
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Michael and Matt

Hello! It's Michael and Matt. :) We love to travel and are sooo excited to go to Thailand with all of you!!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Chiang Mai, Thailand! Your guide will be waiting at the International arrival terminal outside baggage claim. Meet and greet before leaving for your hotel in Chiang Mai.

For dinner meet the crew and taste northern Thai cuisine including spicy chili dip with steamed vegetables, crispy pork skin, fried chicken wings, spicy sausage, classic Burmese-inspired pork curry and more (alternative options available)! Enjoy a live traditional musical performance while you eat. Join in for the final song called "Ramwong" to cap off the memorable night with dance moves and laughter.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Arrival: Fly into Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). We'll provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

After check out you'll depart to Lisu Lodge, nestled deep in the rolling hills of northern Thailand. The village homestay is part of a wider community-based project aiming to conserve the natural heritage of the hill tribes in Chiang Mai.

Your hosts will show you around in the afternoon where you'll get to experience what life is like for locals. You'll visit the ‘Ton Lung’ temple and garden, meet with local families and try a cup of freshly brewed tea.

Dinner will be served at the hotel paired with folk dance performances by Lisu villagers.

Overnight at Lisu Lodge

Included: Breakfast, Village Tour, Dinner


Day 3

Wake up in the wilderness and enjoy a warm breakfast before exploring. Today, you have a choice of several different activities to choose from, all set around Lisu Lodge. Relax with a Thai massage, take a guided bike tour around the countryside, soak in a steam bath, or bike to visit a local tea plantation, your choice!

Later in the day you'll return to Chiang Mai and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Thai Massage (or other included activity)


Day 4

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life by taking a tour of the mountainside by Vespa. Your journey starts at the iconic Tha Phae Gate and continues through the mountain vistas of Chiang Mai. Stop and sample local fruits along the way and visit a Thai farmhouse. Deep in the forest you'll spot a community of rescued elephants in a peaceful elephant sanctuary, before heading off to enjoy lunch from a lush tropical flower garden run by The Royal Project supporting Thai ethnic minorities. Your ride will take you to an idyllic hilltop temple where you'll see a serene Buddha statue atop the hill with an incredible panoramic view.

Your tour includes Vespas, experienced drivers, helmets, rain ponchos (if necessary), cold water, drinks and snacks.

After an exhilarating ride through rural Chiang Mai enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Mountainside Vespa Tour


Day 5

Rise and shine! Your day full of adventure starts at sunrise. Experience one of Thailand’s most serene Buddhist processions at Kruba Srivichai Statue, situated in the foothills of Doi Suthep Mountain. The monument is of a pioneering monk said to have inspired the local community to construct the road up to Doi Suthep Temple.

Today, you will take part in the alms ceremony, where processions of monks collect offers from the locals in return for a blessing. Your local guide will take care of buying the food and flowers, just make sure you sit low and keep quiet when presenting the food to the passing monks’ bowls, as they slowly make their way past you on their route from the nearby ‘Sri Soda’ Temple. It’s a memorable experience - even if you’re not of the Buddhist faith - and a great way to gain better insight into the religion that influences so many aspects of Thai society.

After, you'll be picked up and continue to Somphet Market to shop for fresh ingredients for your cooking lesson. Experience an open-air kitchen in a farm atmosphere where you will have your own cooking station, knife, wok and utensils for creating amazing sauces and typical Thai dishes using fresh herbs and spices.

Enjoy the meal you made for lunch!

After your cooking lesson, you'll visit Wat Pha Lat Temple, located within a woodland in Suthep District, Muang County, Chiang Mai. The temple is more than 500 years old and used to be abandoned!

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Included: Breakfast, Cooking Lesson + Lunch, Wat Pha Lat Temple Visit


Day 6

Today you're on your own! Ask for recommendations from your local guide, or sign up to visit with elephants at an ethical sanctuary.

Spend your morning with Thailand’s gentle giants in the rural countryside outside of Chiang Mai. Get to know the rescued elephants and learn how they were rescued. Finally, feed the friendly giants and fall in love with these magical creatures.

Gather together for one last meal as you toast to the new memories and friends made along the way!

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Optional: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Visit


Day 7

All good things must come to an end! Until next time my friends :)

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers in the morning.

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