Going North in Thailand? Renting a vacation rental or condo rental is your best bet. North Thailand makes up the majority of the land area of Thailand, and is also home to tribal villages and people who have a distinctly unique way of life. The scenic beauty of the region is enough to pull you in, but the hiking adventures and the ability to meet with locals here will be sure to capture your heart.
The climate in the North is somewhat cooler and milder than elsewhere in Thailand (particularly at night), but the humidity and heat can still be extreme here during the day. This makes December and January some of the busiest times for vacation rentals and condo rentals in the North. So be sure to book your accommodations early!
Chiang Mai is often used as a base point for trips in the North, which is located 700km northwest of Bangkok. There are multiple vacation rentals and condo rentals found in this area, which make for a great transition into your adventure. In this walled city (with a moat), you’ll be able to take a cooking class, visit one of the 300 temples, explore shopping markets, and book your tour or accommodation in a hillside village. Alternatively, Chiang Rai (just North of Chiang Mai) is a slightly smaller, more laid back town in the North. It is known as the Gateway to the Golden Triangle.
Self-guided or scheduled tours are the way to go in the North, via motor bike or car and can include hill-side treks as well. This is a great way to meet locals and truly experience the Thai way of life in their own lodgings too. The tribes in the North are extremely friendly and proud of their heritage.
Finding a vacation rental or condo rental is a great way to see exactly how the Thai people live. Accommodations are relaxing and beautiful here.