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 tour guide 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
- The 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
- Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Day 3 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
- 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.
- 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 4 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 5 Chiang Rai to Bangkok Airport
- Pickup at hotel and transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for next destination.