This program will visit the Northen 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.
- Chiang Mai zoo (panda, Aquarium)
Nearly 400 different species of animal are kept at the Chiang Mai Zoo, including elephants, tigers, chimpanzees, hippopotami, and rhinoceroses. The zoo also features some outstanding special attractions such as the walk-through aviary, a fascinating freshwater aquarium and the zoo's stars - Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui, two young pandas who were sent as goodwill ambassadors from China in 2003.
Day 3 Chiang Mai
- 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.
- Long neck and big ears hill tribes
Visiting one of the numerous Karen Long Neck villages in Thailand is one of the most exotic experiences on the planet. The mystery and beauty that sound the tradition of using brass rings for exaggerated jewelry is something better seen in person than in a book. We had ethical questions on if it these hill tribe villages would feel like human zoos, but thankfully we decided to visit anyway. It is a real-life National Geographic Magazine to have to see to believe
Day 4 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 5 Chiang Mai
-Doi Inthanon national park
Doi Inthanon National Park, nicknamed "the roof of Thailand", is in the Thanon Thong Chai Range, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. It includes Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain.
-King & Queen Pagoda
Located not far from the top of Doi Inthanon, the twin pagodas were built to commemorate the King and Queen’s 60th birthdays that completed in 1989. They were named Phra Mahathat Chedi Nophamethanidol & Noppholbhumisiri Phra Mahathat that are known as the king and queen pagoda
-King Royal Project, Wachiratharn Water Fall
The Wachirathan Waterfall is the second major waterfall on the way up Doi Inthanon national park. This one is an impressive and powerful waterfall falling 60 – 80 meters. The falls are wide. The segments to the right of the main tier are stringier and lighter flowing in the dry season
Day 6 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
-Depart to Chiang Rai and Check in to Hotel
-Chiang Rai Walking street
Chiang Rai also has a couple of good ones. In content they are very similar: clothing, hill-tribe chic, the ubiquitous carved soap and candles, plenty of food and drink stalls and general bric-a-brac although even if you have visited the larger, big city ones, provincial Chiang Rai’s versions are less hectic and crowded, with a more relaxed atmosphere and well worth taking in as well.
Day 7 Chiang Rai
- 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.
- Wat Phra Kaew Chiang Rai
The Wat Phra Kaew is a Royal Temple in Chiang Rai and one of the oldest in the city. Although the exact year the Wat was founded is not known, it goes back at least to the end of the 14th century. The Wat Phra Kaew is an important temple in Thai history
Day 8 Chiang Rai
- Golden Tri-angle
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.
Day 9 Chiang Rai to Airport
- Pickup at hotel and transfer to Chiang Rai Airport