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Dragons’ Tail Offroad Tour

This is our most popular tour, with superb riding at an excellent price for all abilities. Even if you have been to Thailand before, our route will introduce you to some real hidden gems rarely seen by tourists and travellers to these parts, and you will soon be sucked into the natural beauty of the region and its peoples.

I have on enjoyed the hospitality of Walter and Joang on two separate visits to Thailand, I found the enduro tours great fun, great company and a very relaxed atmosphere, every day an adventure….i would recommend the experience to any rider regardless of experience

Deano, UK

Tour highlights

  • The royal mausoleum at Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain, with the requisite spectacular views
  • Largest caves in Southeast Asia
  • Dramatic waterfalls
  • Chiang Mai night market
  • Tribal villages only reachable by narrow trails
  • Varied terrain from steep mountain mud trails to gentle stony tracks and river crossings

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Chiang Mai. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our tour hotel, the Amora in the heart of Chiang Mai. The rest of the day is for you to relax and unwind, sightseeing, shopping or relaxing by the pool. In the evening we’ll have a welcome dinner in a riverside restaurant and then visit the famous night bazaar.

Day 2 Chiang Mai – Mae Malai (90% offroad). We drive out, possibly in our old Willys, to our base camp in Mae Malai about 30 km north of Chiang Mai. After checking out our riding gear and the motorcycles, and after a safety briefing, we head out for a ride in the surrounding mountain area. This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the bike and the local riding conditions, and we can modify the bike’s set up if needed. This evening there’s a barbecue before you retire to one of our comfortable bungalows.

THAI - Dragon1Day 3 Mae Malai – Mae Cham (160 km, 50% offroad). After breakfast we set off up into the mountains again, this time heading southwest out of Chiang Mai. Our first stop is at an elephant camp by a river for a refreshing drink and maybe a snack. A little later we turn off the tarmac and take a trail to a tribal village and then on to our lunch stop at a roadside restaurant in Doi Inthanon National Park. It’s then an enjoyable twisty tarmac ride to the top of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain at 2565 m. On a clear day the views from the top are spectacular, and we spend some time at the twin mausoleums built by the present King and Queen of Thailand on two small mounds near the top, known as the Royal Chedis. After taking the road back down, we head offroad again for our last section on some great trails, our first river crossing and our comfortable hotel in Mae Cham.

Day 4 Mae Cham – Pai (160 km, 80% offroad). Today is a long day in the saddle, as we ride over 100 km of trails to Pai, a small town famous for its hot springs, and for being one of Thailand’s best beauty spots. This is trail riding at its purest and most enjoyable, and we have a number of options depending on local conditions and rider ability.

Day 5 Pai (100 km loop, all narrow tarmac). And because the riding around here is so good, we spend today riding around Pai. The town is surrounded by the scenic Huai Nam Dang National Park, which stretches to the Burmese border to the north and west. We take in a visit to the largest cave in southeast Asia, with it’s magnificent stalagmites and stalagtites, and have the opportunity to visit some beautiful waterfalls, gorges and mountain trails.

Day 6 Pai – Chiang Dao (150 km, 60% offroad). Another great day’s offroading, through Huai Nam to Chiang Dao, where we stay in a resort hotel. Again, we have a choice of routes, all with great riding and beautiful scenery. For example the mountain trails of Doi Chiang Dao.

Day 7 Chiang Dao – Chiang Mai (200 km road with optional offroad loops if time permits). Our last day is another good day’s riding, with several possible routes back to Chiang Mai, depending on your wishes and the weather. The riding follows the Ping and Taeng river valleys with their wooded banks and waterfalls. We arrive back in Chiang Mai in the early afternoon, in time for flights to Bangkok that evening. Or if you want to stay, there’s time for sightseeing, bargain hunting or just relaxing by the pool.

Total distance    c. 800 km

Dragon's Tail Enduro Tour

Dates

Rider

Passenger

Sgl rm suppl.

06 Nov - 12 Nov 2017

1,175.00

775.00

125.00

20 Nov - 26 Nov 2017

1,175.00

775.00

125.00

04 Dec - 10 Dec 2017

1,175.00

775.00

125.00

20 Dec - 26 Dec 2017

1,175.00

775.00

125.00

15 Jan - 21 Jan 2018

1,175.00

775.00

125.00

19 Feb - 25 Feb 2018

1,175.00

775.00

125.00

05 Mar - 11 Mar 2018

1,175.00

775.00

175.00

Extra nts

35.00

35.00

35.00

 

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Price includes: Honda CRF250 or Kawasaki KDX250, resort/hotel/guesthouse accommodation with bed and breakfast, airport and local transfers, fuel, 4WD support vehicle, national park entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and local support team.

Price excludes: Motorcycle insurance excess €100 (c. 90, payable locally), lunches, dinners and drinks, and personal expenses. Burma visa c. 5, elephant ride c. 20, river rafting c. 15, Karen hilltribe visit c. 15. Travel insurance and return flights from the UK to Chiang Mai, plus any other accommodation or tours, can be booked through H-C Travel at the time of booking.

 

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