Great Explorations

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Trip Dates:

Feb 7-14

Feb 14-21

Feb 21-28

Mar 21-28
Nov 14-21

Feb 6-13

Feb 13-20

Feb 20-27

Mar 20-27
Nov 13-20

Custom trips available and can start any date. Call or email for details

Trip Size:

8-16 participants

Total Days:

8 days/ 7 nights


Chiang Mai/ Chiang Rai (depart from Luang Prabang if doing post-trip)


Tamarind Lodge, Chiang Mai

Chiang Dao Nest, Chiang Dao

Maekok River Village, Tha Thon

The Legends Chiang Rai

Extension hotels:

Imperial Golden Triangle Hotel, Chiang Saen

Rai Saeng Arun, Chiang Khong

Luang Say Lodge

Luang Say Residence, Luang Probang

Activity Level:

20-40+ miles daily

Van supported


Flat to rolling with some hills


Land Cost (current year):
US $2950
Includes all meals

Single Supplement:
US $400

Bike Rental:
US $200

Extension (optional):

US $1250

Includes all meals

Total days: 5 days/4 nights including two-day cruise

map of Thailand & Laos

Trips by Destination

Thailand & Laos


Offering some of the best cycling in SE Asia, Northern Thailand features magnificent natural scenery and a fusion of cultures where tribal groups still live traditionally. Monasteries, temples and monuments from kingdoms past are numerous and a multitude of rivers, including the mighty Mekong make for perfect companions (and lodging settings). For the epicurean, the food is sensational and if you haven’t yet enjoyed Thai massage, here is your chance to be pampered. Enjoy.



Tamarind Village, Chiang Mai

Located in the centre of Chiang Mai, this boutique hotel is an oasis of tranquility, built around a 200 year-old tamarind tree. The restaurant is one of the best in the city and the pool and spa are sublime.

Chiang Dao Nest, Chiang Dao

These 16 modest, immaculate wooden and rattan bungalows are surrounded by a stand of huge trees and close to the national park. Chiang Dao Nest is also home to Wicha's world-famous gourmet kitchen, which produces some of the finest Western / European and fusion cuisine in Northern Thailand. .


Maekok River Village, Tha Thon

This Resort is idyllically located on the banks of the Mae Kok River with sweeping views of the forested hills which form the border with Myanmar. Accommodation is provided in comfortable villas or poolside rooms set in landscaped gardens.


The Legends Chiang Rai


This hotel boasts chic d├ęcor and beautiful setting with panoramic views of the nearby hills and mountains. The resort’s contemporary Thai-style buildings are enhanced by the interior and landscape lighting.  The resort is located directly on the Mae Kok River, secluded from yet within a few minutes of the city centre and our favourite hotel in Chiang Rai.




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Map of the Area

Chiang Mai Weather

What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?


  • Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
  • 7 nights lodging
  • Wine reception on first and final nights
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
  • Detailed map and route instructions
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)


Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247



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