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Duration:
 9 Days / 8 Nights

 

Northern Thailand is still a world-famous region, and this is the itinerary for those who simply love it

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Bangkok: Bangkok arrival – Pick up & Check in hotel
Day 2 / Bangkok: Bangkok City Tour & Boat Trip (B)
Day 3 / Chiang Mai: Bangkok – Chiang Mai Tour (B)
Day 4 / Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Tour (B)
Day 5 / Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Tour (B)
Day 6 / Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Tour (B)
Day 7 / Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai (B)
Day 8 / Chiang Rai: Chiang Rai Tour (B)
Day 9 / Departure: Chiang Rai – Bangkok – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes

•  All A/C private transfers at all places as indicated in the program

•  All intra-flight (tax & service charge included)
          ∗  Bangkok (BKK) – Chiang Mai (CNX): a 1hr flight

•  8 nights of accommodations

          ∗  2 nights Bangkok

          ∗  4 nights Chiang Mai

          ∗  2 nights Chiang Rai

•  Meals as indicated in the program: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

•  Boat/ Ferry trip at all places as indicated in the program

•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary

•  English-speaking tour guide

•  All entrance fees

•  All taxes & service charges

 

Trip Package Excludes

•  Personal expenses are not noted in the program

•  Insurance

Day 1:

Arrive in Bangkok - Pick up & Check in hotel

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Hotel in Bangkok

Attractions:

Bangkok

Activities :

Upon arrival at the airport in Bangkok, our driver and tour guide will meet you and take you to your hotel to check in. The rest period is for you to relax, and if time allows, we will have our welcome dinner at the final local restaurant in Bangkok’s center. Overnight in Bangkok

Attractions & Review :

Day 2:

Bangkok City Tour & Boat Trip

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Boat · Cooking Class · Entrance fees · Hotel in Bangkok

Activities :

You will start out with a visit to the Grand Palace and the “Emerald Buddha Temple”, Wat Phra Kaeo. Before entering the main gate to the temple of the Emerald Buddha, you can stop by the Royal Regalia Museum to see the beauty of its decorative jewelry, which used to be the ornaments of royal officers and consorts. You’ll continue exploring Wat Pho, the “Reclining Buddha Temple,” the oldest and biggest temple, with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all). In the afternoon, you will take a long-tailed boat along the Chao Phraya River to see Thai life. You will pass the Grand Palace and pay a brief visit to the Royal Barge Museum, which houses ceremonial King’s Barges decorated with multi-colored glass, gilt, and stucco. You will disembark at Wat Arun, the “Temple of Dawn”, to visit the tallest prang in Thailand.

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Day 3:

Bangkok - Chiang Mai Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Cooking Class · Entrance fees · Hotel in Chiang Mai

Activities :

You will have free time until our driver picks up and transfers you to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, you will drive to visit Chiang Mai’s famous temples: Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, and Wat Suan Dok, which has the North’s largest chapel royal. The evening is free and you will stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

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Day 4:

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep & Leisure Biking

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Entrance fees · Hotel in Chiang Mai

Activities :

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a must-see attraction in Chiang Mai. The temple is perched high on Doi Suthep Hill, 3,500 feet above sea level, with a 360-degree view of the city. The temple, which houses a sacred relic of the Lord Buddha, is considered Chiang Mai’s holiest religious site. You will then proceed to Phu Ping Palace and Their Majesties’ Winter Palace (4,000 feet above sea level). You will also visit Wat Jed Yod (AD 1455) rather than Phu Ping Palace, which is not open to the public. This afternoon, you will cycle along the Ping River on quiet, narrow roads, passing through local fruit orchards, rice paddies, and small villages. You can stop occasionally to visit temples, markets, traditional northern Thai houses, and a local Thai school. Overnight in Chiang Mai

Attractions & Review :

Day 5:

Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Entrance fees · Hotel in Chiang Mai

Activities :

After breakfast, you will head out on an excursion to visit an elephant working site located at Ta Yaak Village, Chiang Dao District, approximately 70 km from Chiang Mai. On the way, you can observe the way of living of people who live on the outskirts of the Chiang Mai area and pass by Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, and many hill tribe villages, including that of the long neck hill tribe. Upon arrival in Chiang Dao, you’ll visit the elephant working camp on the banks of the Mae Ping River and then enjoy an exciting trek on an elephant around camp, through the jungle, and along the river. Afterward, you will board bamboo rafts along a very picturesque stretch of the Mea Ping River to see the beautiful scenery down the river. The rafting lasts about an hour but depends on the depth of the water and the speed of the current. You will transfer back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Chiang Mai.

Attractions & Review :

Day 6:

Chiang Mai - Cooking Class

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Cooking Class · Entrance fees · Hotel in Chiang Mai

Activities :

Today, you will escape from the bustling city and go to the relaxing countryside and enjoy a cooking class with a local family in a local village. Upon arrival at the house, you can take a walk around the farm while the chef explains the herbs and ingredients. Then, you’ll learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared on the terrace. After lunch, you are free to relax after going back to the hotel.

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Day 7:

Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Entrance fees · Hotel in Chiang Rai

Attractions:

Wat Rong Khun Temple

Activities :

You will start a scenic drive of around 3 hours to Chiang Rai, with stops en route for a visit to Wat Rong Khun Temple. The temple is different from any other temple in Thailand, as it has been constructed entirely in a radiant white color with sparking reflections from mirrored glass mosaics embedded in the white plaster. You will have lunch at a local restaurant en-route. On the way, there are many opportunities for you to take photos and meet with tribal locals. Upon arrival, check in at your resort with the remainder of the day free to explore the resort and its facilities and amenities. Overnight in Chiang Rai

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Day 8:

Side Trip to Burma & the Golden Triangle

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Entrance fees · Hotel in Chiang Rai

Attractions:

Mae Sai  Golden Triangle

Activities :

In the morning, you will embark on an exciting excursion to Mae Sai, a Thai-Burmese border town, to visit Tha Chilek. Following the completion of formalities, you will cross the Sai River into Tha Chilek, where you will be able to observe local Burmese life in a nearby village. You can explore Tha Chilek with its Shan-style temple on a tricycle, then ride around the town through lanes and side streets, ending at the local market, which is famous for products from Southern China, Laos, and Burma. Following that, you will travel to the world-famous Golden Triangle, which connects Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. You will eat lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Hall of Opium, an informative museum about the Golden Triangle and the opium trade. This multi-million dollar museum in the sleepy village of Baan Sop Ruak provides an in-depth look at the area’s opium history. Overnight in Chiang Rai

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Day 9:

Chiang Rai - Bangkok - Departure

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast

Attractions:

Airport transfer

Activities :

There are no activities planned for today so you are free until our driver picks up and transfers you to Chiang Rai Airport for your departure back to Bangkok or your next destination.