Embark with us on a unique 10-day motorcycle journey of discovery. Towards the Sun takes you through fantastic landscapes: visit waterfalls, hot springs, elephant camps and an orchid farm. Stay in beautiful bungalows and hotels and discover the fantastic cuisine of Thailand.
Explore the Golden Triangle • Enjoy the boat trip on the Mekong Delta • Visit the largest limestone cave in South East Asia • Fascinating night markets
Day 1 Chiang Mai
You will be met the airport and transfer your hotel and depending on your arrival time you will have time to relax and explore the city before this evenings welcome dinner and a visit to the famous night bazaar.
Day 2 Chiang Mai – Khun Yuam
After picking up your bike head out into the mountains. The first stop will be an elephant camp on the river, then onto a visit to a tribal village before lunch, at a roadside restaurant in the Doi Inthanon National Park. Continue the winding journey to the top of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain at 2565 metres. On a clear day the view is spectacular, spend time around the two visible modern chedi, which were built to honour the King and Queen on their 60th birthdays. Head back down the mountain descending about 2000m in less than 30km on a steep winding road to our overnight stop in Khun Yuam.
Day 3 Khun Yuam – Pai
After breakfast get back on your bike for a day of pure riding pleasure. Visit the village of Karen before continuing to the largest stalactite cave in south-east Asia. Finish todays riding reaching Pai in the late afternoon, offering time to explore the town.
Day 4 Pai – Thaton
Today, continue on a breath-taking route through the mountains of northern Thailand, the next 100km has more than 750 curves. From Chiang Dao travel along small roads, high up in the mountains adjacent to the border with Myanmar, to the mountain of Doi Ankang. Here you can visit a royal project where exotic fruit and vegetables are grown. Finish today on a steep decent down to the small town of Thaton.
Day 5 Thaton – Mae Sai
Experience a very curvy ride on small paved roads today as you ride alongside the Myanmar border. Stop at the fascinating Doi Mae Salong, a small Chinese village which is dominated in Chinese products and an unusual sight to see in northern Thailand.
Continue your ride to the town of Mae Sai, which offers the opportunity to cross, on foot, into Myanmar to visit a local market.
Day 6 Mae Sai – Chiang Rai
After breakfasts get back on your bike for a short journey to the Golden Triangle, formerly a notorious area due to the production of Opium. Catch a speedboat ride on the Mekong river to a small island, that belongs to Laos, and visit a local market. Visit the opium museum before the final journey, on good road, to Chiang Rai.
Day 7 Chiang Rai – Nan
A morning visit to the White Temple before riding one of the top 10 motorcycle roads in the world with great mountain views, little traffic and highlighting what Thailand has to offer. The overnight stop is Nan a town that has changed very little in the last 20 years.
Day 8 Nan – Phayao
Another terrific riding day, surrounded by stunning landscape and lush green rice fields, before a stay in a beautiful resort at the foot of the third highest mountain in Thailand. Take a boat trip to a Buddha Island where you can get a little more familiar with Buddhist rituals.
Day 9 Phayao – Chiang Mai
After a few kilometres make a stop at a beautiful waterfall before the journey back to Chiang Mai via some winding roads. Relax by the pool, or get some final shopping done before this evenings farewell dinner.
Day 10 Chiang Mai
Time to say farewell. You will be transferred back to the airport with great memories of this beautiful country.