Encounter the essence of northern Thailand. Take a scenic road trip from Chiang Rai through spectacular landscapes to the infamous Golden Triangle. Visit Chiang Mai’s treasure trove of historic sites, venture to sacred hilltop temples and come face-to-face with Asian elephants in the wild.
Arrive to Chiang Rai airport, meet and greet with local guide. Then transfer to the hotel for check in and give some more information about your trip in Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai.
Drive up to the highest mountain peak on the Thai/Burma border; Doi Tung, 2,000 meters above sea level. In the past, shifting slash-and-burn cultivation destroyed the forest around Doi Tung area. Until 1987 when the Doi Tung Development. Project was established in accordance to the King’s Mother initiative. Then visit to Mae Fah Luang Garden and Doi Tung Royal villa. Return to your hotel.
Overnight : Chiang Rai
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive on to visit archeological remains at Chiang Sean city, the first capital city of the northern Thailand. Continue to visit the world famous Golden Triangle where the borders of three countries (Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar) are met. See the panoramic view of Mekong River, Opium Museum and experiences with Boat trip along the Mae Khong River, made a stop at Don Sao Village, Laos. The trip continues to Mae Sai, the Thailand-Myanmar border and the northernmost point of Thailand. Enjoy shopping the Myanmar products at the local market.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit Wat Rong Khun, the unique northern Art temple before drive through scenery from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai [200 kms. away] by road along picturesque scenic routes pass the several beautiful northern mountains and valleys via the Hot Spring at Mae Ka Chan district.
Arrive Chiang Mai City in late afternoon.
19:30 hrs Enjoy Welcome Khantoke Dinner, which is the traditional northern Thai (Lanna) form of dining. The food is served on a wooden pedestal tray, called Khantoke. The diners sit on the floor around the Khantoke, supported by triangular cushions. The dishes are all northern Thai delicacies. While guest enjoy the meal there are usually performances of traditional northern Thai (Lanna dances and music). Additionally there are also hill tribe shows.
Overnight : Chiang Mai
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel north of Chiang Mai route to Mae Taman Elephant Camp, which is 56 km northwards of Chiang Mai. Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. The idea of this trip is to see the demonstration of how trained elephants are used as working animals in teak forests includes elephant bathing in the river, working in the jungle, dragging and pushing logs, and responding commands. Then take a special time to riding on elephant for 1 hour through the jungle, made a stop at Lisu Hill tribe Village. For the truly adventurous! Continue an ox-cart riding back to the camp.
Lunch served at the Camp.
Take Bamboo Rafting along Mae Taeng River for 45 minutes. Then, visit Orchid Nursery to see a large collection of more than 50 different types of colorful exotic year-round-bloom orchids.
After taking great pleasure at the Orchid Nursery, continue to visit the handicraft center at San Kampaeng district. The highlight is to see the local people making the handicraft including Silverware, Hand-woven Textiles by silk and hand-painted cotton and Umbrellas or paper parasols which are hand-painted in a variety designs. Return to the hotel.
Overnight : Chiang Mai
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Doi Inthanon, the Thailand’s highest mountain (2565 meters above sea level), which offers beautiful scenery, evergreen mountain forests, and impressive waterfalls. On this tour stops are made at: the summit, containing the shrine of Chao Inthawitchayanon, the former prince of Chiang Mai. A short trek along Michael’s Trail offers a beautiful and unforgettable experience. The next visit is the great twin royal pagodas, which were built for the highness Majesties of the King and the Queen. The place provides a marvelous view of surrounding.
Lunch Served at a local restaurant.
Afternoon visit Doi Inthanon Royal Project, one of many royal-sponsored reeducation projects initiated to familiarize hill tribe people with new agricultural techniques. Visitors can view the flower nurseries and cultivation areas. Continue to visit Karen hill tribe village for an insight into their still primitive lifestyle. They are peaces loving warriors, very industrious and faithful people. On the way back see picturesque Vachirathan waterfall.
Overnight : Chiang Mai
Visit Chiang Mai most sacred temples, drive around the Old City to see city’s moats and ruined city’s walls. Start the temples tours with Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple and probably dates from 1296. The temple was residence of King Mengrai, who founded Chiang Mai. Continue this tour with visit Wat Phra Singh; the temple contains marvelous examples of Lanna art including a Lanna style viharn. Then drive on to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, This temple was built in 1383. It is located 15 kms from the city and 3,500 feet above sea level. See the marvelous golden pagoda, which is containing the holy relics of Lord Buddha. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City and Ping valley from the summit of Doi Suthep. Free time until your private transfer to the Chiang Mai airport
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