OVERVIEW

Northern Thailand Exploring

Northern Thailand exploring tour is designed for those who want to escape from the commercial cities and want to experience something closer to the local cultures in the North of Thailand. This tour can be personally customized for you to meet all your special requests.

ITINERARY

 Chiang Rai | Mae Salong | Chiang Sean | Thaton | Chiang Mai 

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Day 01

Chiang Rai Arrival

Welcome to Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

Meals: No

Arrival in Chiang Rai, you will be picked up by our tour guide and driver, transferred to the hotel. After check-in, have time free for stroll around in the city. Stay overnight in Chiang Rai. 
Day 02

Chiang Rai And Mae Kok River - Elephant Trekking

Explore Chiang Rai and experience elephant trekking

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the local market to discover the local products. After that we visit the world famous Wat Phra Kaew where the Emerald Buddha image was once enshrined. Move on to Wat Phra Singh where one of Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha images is now enshrined. Then take a short drive from Chiang Rai City to Black House. Baan Dam (Black House) is the unique creation of national artist, Thawan Duchanee. Part art studio, part museum, part home, Baan Dam is an eclectic mix of traditional northern Thai buildings interspersed with some outlandish modern designs.

Lunch on your own and in the afternoon we will take on our boat cruise on Mae Kok River from Chiang Rai to Karen village where you can watch elephants or feed them. After that you will take 1 hour elephant trekking. Transfer back to Chiang Rai. Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.
Day 03

Chiang Rai – Mae Salong – Chiang Saen

Discover the attractions of Mae Salong and Chiang Saen

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Saen

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we depart for northern Thailand, a wooded, mountainous and beautiful area. This morning, you will explore the surroundings and the first road you will take is the one that leads to Mae Salong. Climb up and down the green hills, covered with tea plantations. You will taste the delicious tea produced by one of the many plantations of the region.

From Doi Mae Salong, you will visit two villages of ethnic minorities: the village Akah of Loyo, and the village Lisu of Ban Hanygo. Afterwards continue to visit the Mae Fah Luang botanical garden. On arrival in Golden Triangle, take boat trip on Mekong River to see Thailand, Burma and Laos triangle. Overnight in Chiang Saen
Day 04

Chiang Saen - Thaton - Chiang Mai

Leave Chiang Saen, your journey will continue to Thaton

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel for Thaton. You will make a stop on the way to the village of Patai to meet the tribe of Padong Karen, famous for its women "giraffes" who wear copper rings around their necks to lengthen it. You will then discover a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy where an expert will explain the use of herbs, roots, plants and ointments.

In the afternoon, take the road to Chiang Mai, the capital of the North, and stop for a walk in the maze of underground galleries in Chiang Dao. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 05

Chiang Mai City And Doi Suthep

Visit the highlights of Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is served at the hotel. The morning will be mainly devoted to the walking tour of the old town with a stop at the old wall, the moat and a door of the old town. You will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Mai: Wat Phra Singh temple, Wat Phan Tao temple, Wat Chedi Luang temple. Then you will stroll along small streets lined with traditional houses, where you will take a rickshaw tour.

After that, you will take a walking through the central market of Warorot. In the afternoon you will visit the Doi Suthep hill. To brighten up your evening, browse the Night Market for yourself. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 06

Chiang Mai – Cooking Class And Mae Ping River Cruise

Today you will learn how to cook Thai food and enjoy the boat ride along Mae Ping River

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 In the morning after breakfast, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to Asian Scenic cooking class where you will learn how to cook 5 dishes of Thai foods: 5, you may cook curry paste, curry, spring rolls and 2 more dishes from 2 categories that you have to agree with the people in the class.

Afternoon take two hour boat trip along the Mae Ping River is an excellent way to spend an afternoon, you get to watch as the scenery along the river changes, you will also get to see many beautiful traditional Teak houses as well as a lot of rural greenery along the wat. Transfer back to hotel for your free time. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day 07

Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon – Chiang Mai

Discover Doi Inthanon National Park and other attractions of Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Our tour today starts with a transfer to Doi Inthanon National Park. It will take approximately 2 hours to the highest peak of Thailand – Doi Inthanon National Park. On arrival, we will spend 2-3 hours trekking through the jungle following a narrow mountain trail which leads us to stunning hidden waterfall in the middle of lush jungle. Along the way before reaching the Pagagayaw Karen hill tribe village, we will pass through the farmland where you will see the coffee plantation, flowers farm and the beautiful rice terraces.

Discover the Pagagayaw Karen hill tribe village and taste a cup of locally grown coffee then move on to Vachiratharn Waterfall, a 70 meters high thunderous waterfall. Enjoy the cool fresh air at the waterfall before we continue going back to the ground. Afterwards you will visit the beautiful architecture of Napamaytanidol Chidi and Phra Mahathat Napaphon Bhumisiri which built to honor the 60th birthday of King Bhumipol and Queen Sirikit. Then transfer back to Chiang Mai. 
Day 08

Chiang Mai – Departure

Farewell. See you next time!

Accommodation: No

Meals: Breakfast

After having breakfast, meet our tour guide and driver in the hotel lobby then transfer to Elephant Poopoo paper farm which is an eco-friendly, naturally built, outdoor museum park that introduces and explains the unique steps involved in making our much talked about paper products from elephant poop fibers! Eight pavilions in Elephant Poopoo Park Chiang Mai will introduce you to know the procedure from elephant poo to final paper product. Additionally, you will have chance to practice making Poopoo Paper. Exciting! Afternoon you transfer to airport for flight home. End of service!

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
  •  Local English speaking guide
  • Private boat cruise on Mae Kok River (about 1 hour)
  • Elephant riding in Ruam Mitre village (about 1 hour)
  • Private boat on Mekong River 
  • Meals as indicated (07 breakfasts, 01 lunch)
  • Half day cooking class with lunch
  • Mae Ping river cruise
  • All transfers with the air-conditioned private vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Government taxes and service charge
Trip Exclusions
  • Early check in/late check out
  • All airfares
  • Meals not indicated
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Tips, all beverages and gratuities

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