This program will visit the north of Thailand. Visit 2 major provinces. Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples
Chiang Rai city is near the borders of Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma). Wat Phra Kaew is a royal temple that once housed the jade Emerald Buddha and now displays a replica. Nearby, the Navel City Pillar is a monument made of more than 100 Khmer-style pillars. Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is a museum showcasing Lanna artifacts.
Day 1 Chiang Mai
- Meet the guide at Chiang Mai airport
- Check-in to Hotel in Chiang Mai.
- Welcome Dinner “Khantoke”
Experience Lanna dining with "Khantoke" or "Toke", around rattan tray, serving various kinds of authentic northern Thai dishes and national Thai food. As you enjoy the tasty food, you will be entertained by spectacular and fabulous classical dances from northern Thailand and from around the nation
Day 2 Chiang Mai
- Doi Suthep (temple on the mountain)
Doi Suthep is a constant part of life in Chiang Mai. A Thai saying goes, "If you haven't tasted Khao Soi or seen the view from Doi Suthep, you haven't been to Chiang Mai." This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. Aside from its dominating presence on the horizon.
- Elephant at work (Elephant ride are optional) Explore Mae Sa’s Elephant Camp and its exotic Orchid and Butterfly Farm on this half-day tour from Chiang Mai. After witnessing the elephants perform and demonstrate their work, take a leisurely stroll through the thousands of colorful orchids and the many butterflies fluttering around you.
- Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Day 3 Chiang Mai
- Home industries
Of all Chiang Mai’s cultural achievements, none are more remarkable than their handicrafts. Chiang Mai is, quite simply, Thailand’s major center for quality handicrafts. The artisans produce an extraordinary range of quality products which are invariably the first choice among shoppers, silverware, lacquerware, silk and cotton products, ceramics, parasols, and jewelry.
- Sankampaeng hot spring
Sankampang Hot Springs in Chiang Mai hosts a spectacular lush green park spread over an area of 40-acre. The park has been beautifully landscaped and it has a vast range of beautiful flowers. Sankampang Hot Springs
Day 4 Chiang Mai
- Free day and Service on request. Car and Tour guide Standby to service full day.
Day 5 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
- Depart Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and Check in to Hote
- Wat Rong khun (White temple)
Believe it or not, this is a real place – Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Thailand that looks like it was placed on earth by a god. Though it may have involved divine inspiration, it was in fact designed by a man. Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai artist, designed the temple in 1997.
- Chiang Rai Walking Street
Day 6 Chiang Rai
Lush jungle, mist-shrouded mountains, hill-tribe villages and tranquil views of rice paddies mark the Golden Triangle, the point in northern Thailand that converges with Laos and Burma where the Ruak and mighty Mekong rivers join.
- Maesai market (Myanmar border)
Take a step from the well-beaten track and explore one of Thailand’s hidden gems, the fascinating Northern city of Mae Sai; a significant trading city on the Thai-Burmese border. We begin our adventure by visiting the local market; a glorious insight into the trading heritage of this location, and also the perfect place to purchase cheap jewels, imported from neighboring Burma, fascinating items from China and all manner of delicious local foods.
- Doi Tung Royal Villa (Mae Fa Luang)
Doi Tung Royal Villa, Chiang Rai province, was the former residence of HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother. This was also the base for her work with the Doi Tung Development Project, which she founded to reforest the land and helped to improve the lives of the local ethnic minorities who had previously relied on slash and burn farming, opium poppy cultivation and the drugs trade.
Day 7 Chiang Rai to Bangkok Airport
- Pickup at hotel and transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for the next destination.