What you’ll get

  • Duration : 11 days 10 nights

  • Departure : Bangkok

  • Suitable : Family, friend, couple, solo travelers...

  • Type : Land tour

Overview

This private and exclusive 11 day adventure takes you to the major destinations of northern Thailand to go up close and personal with the country’s culture and traditions. You’ll begin with an in-depth tour of the capital city, Bangkok. Then you fly to the infamous Golden Triangle for several days of sight-seeing before transferring to Chiang Mai for a relaxing stay at one of Asia’s most beautiful and exotic resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. You can browse craft districts specializing in celadon ceramics, silver, teak furniture, paper umbrellas, and beautiful silk weavings. Then you return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping and touring before departing for home, your mind and soul full of amazing memories…

Highlights

    • Visit to craft districts specializing in celadon ceramics, silver, teak furniture, paper umbrellas, and beautiful silk weavings
    • An in-depth tour of the capital city, Bangkok with a fascinating boat tour through Bangkok's canals and the city’s must-see sites
    • A relaxing stay at one of Asia’s most beautiful and exotic resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice fields
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
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Private tour

Size : 20 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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  • Meals
    10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinner
  • Transportation
    Car, Airplane
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
  • Price Includes
    • Internal flight (economy class): Bangkok – Chiang Rai
    • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in everage.
    • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Services of  private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
    • Service of English speaking guides as stated
    • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    Price Excludes
    • International flights
    • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
    • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
    • Tips for guides and drivers
    • Personal travel insurance
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport and after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your Travel Thailand guide and transfer to your hotel for check in.  Upon arrival at the airport and after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your Travel Thailand guide and transfer to your hotel for check in.  The remainder of the day is free at your own leisure

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok city tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected from your hotel in Bangkok and taken to the Floating Market. You will take a longtail boat to the edge of the Floating Market and ride in a paddleboat through the Floating Market. You’ll then walk around and observe the sale and exchange of various goods between parties in their longtail boats as has been traditionally taking place for years.After breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected from your hotel in Bangkok and taken to the Floating Market. You will take a longtail boat to the edge of the Floating Market and ride in a paddleboat through the Floating Market. You’ll then walk around and observe the sale and exchange of various goods between parties in their longtail boats as has been traditionally taking place for years.Back to Bangkok for the visit to some highlights including the Grand Palace which is the official of King Siam since 1782 made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Inside the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The following visit is Wat Arun which is known as Temple of Dawn – one of the best well-known sites in Bangkok. It is best seen from the opposite side of the river.

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Day 3 : Bangkok - Fly to Chiang Rai

Fly to Chiang Rai - the main commercial centre serving the Golden Triangle border region of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Fly to Chiang Rai - the main commercial centre serving the Golden Triangle border region of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. On arrival, spend your time to visit Wat Rong Khun (also known as White Temple) – the unique northern art temple with the beautiful painting and the chapel of this temple is in pure white and adorned with exquisite traditional Thai style stuccowork, aiming to represent heaven. If time permits, continue with the visit to other main attractions in Chiang Rai such as Wat Phra Kaew where the Emerald Buddha; Wat Phra Singha where the famous Buddha image housed here is believed to be built in 157 A.D. in Sri Lanka or Ceylon and was brought to Thailand in the Sukhothai period (1238-1438).

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

Day 4: Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen – Golden Triangle

Depart from your hotel in the morning to Mae Sai Border - the Northern most point of Thailand, where you can also experience the local lifestyle of people at the border point. Then continue your trip to the Golden Triangle, where the Ruak River and the Mekong River meets forming the border of three countries, and the opium museum. Thereafter, you will take a boat trip on the river to view the splendor of mighty Mekong River. Back to the hotel for rest.   

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

Day 5: Chiang Rai – Drive to Chiang Mai

Leave Chiang Rai for Chiang Mai. Stop en route at Sankampang District which is famous for Thai Northern Handicraft Villages, such as silk weaving, umbrella making, wood carving and silvers ware. Upon arrival, check in your hotel and free at leisure rest of the day.   

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 6: Chiang Mai – Cooking class – Sightseeing Tour

You have an opportunity to enjoy a cooking class in Chiang Mai. Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel and go to the local market with chef. Learn more about ingredients, learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared. You have an opportunity to enjoy a cooking class in Chiang Mai. Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel and go to the local market with chef. Learn more about ingredients, learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared. Continue the day with the visit to some main temples, such as Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chiang Mun, Wat Chediluang and Wat Phrasing.    

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp

Breakfast shall be served at the hotel and then we will visit one of the popular Elephants Camp, where you can see the Elephants at work. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river into the forest. Then return by Oxcart to the elephant village to have lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for around 45 minutes. Onwards to an orchid farm where there are many beautiful species of orchid. And after that going back to the hotel and free at leisure

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 8: Chiang Mai – Drive to Pai

Drive on to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which was built in 1383. It is located 1,050 meters above sea level. See the marvelous golden pagoda, which is containing the holy relics of Lord Buddha. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City and Ping valley from the summit of Doi Suthep. Then visit Orchid Nursery to see a large collection of more than 50 different types of colorful exotic year-round-bloom orchids. Continue drive to Pai, a tiny town halfway between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son with some steep and winding roads through the mountains and valleys via Mok Fah Waterfall one of the highest waterfalls in Doi Suthep - Doi Pui National Park. Stop at World War II Memorial Bridge, This Bridge was built in 1942, at that time the Japanese troops chose Pai to be their military base. Overnight in Pai.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Hotel in Pai

Day 9: Pai – Drive to Mae Hong Son – Discovery

After breakfast, drive for Mae Hong Son. Visit Lod Cave where a huge cave system is once a dwelling place of pre-historic man. Experience with take the Bamboo raft reach into the cave; explore the 1 kilometer-long cave along which can be found beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. After breakfast, drive for Mae Hong Son. Visit Lod Cave where a huge cave system is once a dwelling place of pre-historic man. Experience with take the Bamboo raft reach into the cave; explore the 1 kilometer-long cave along which can be found beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Continue to visit Fish Cave, a special feature is the hollow cave filled with numerous freshwater fish, which is of the same family as the carp. The fish are quite safe from being caught as they are believed to belong to the gods. In the afternoon, visit Wat Doi Klong Moo located on a hill to the west of town, is a major provincial landmark. There are two Burmese-style Chedis. The larger one was built in 1860 while the smaller one was erected in 1874. A panoramic view of Mae Hong Son can be enjoyed from the site.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Hotel in Mae Hong Son

Day 10: Local Experience – Drive to Chiang Mai

Get up early morning to visit the morning market to observe a traditional mode of living of the local Shan people selling foods, vegetables. It will be the great chance to taste the local food here that different from local Thai. After that, drive to the boat landing for a picturesque boat trip through exciting rapid of Pai River to visit the village of the long –necked Karen or Padong to witness the elongated – neck girls wearing numerous brass rings around their necks. Take the boat riding back to Mae Hong Son and have lunch at the local restaurant before driving back to Chiang Mai. 

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 11: Chiang Mai – Departure

Today is free at your leisure for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before driving to the airport for flight home or to the next destination.   
Bon Voyage!  

Meals: B

Accommodation: N/A


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Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.5

Based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.4
  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    9.3
  • Safety
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9.8

US
25 Oct 2018
Nice experience! Such an awesome experience to know about the real life of tribe people and the north Thailand nature. Our guide is so nice and good photographer. He told us a lot about the local culture and the tr... See more

Such an awesome experience to know about the real life of tribe people and the north Thailand nature. Our guide is so nice and good photographer. He told us a lot about the local culture and the tribe people.

9.5

Israel
26 Aug 2018
Wonderful and authentic experience As part of our family trip to Thailand we wanted to experience a little more than just the standard touristic attractions Thailand is famous for. This tour promised and delivered in full exactly wh... See more

As part of our family trip to Thailand we wanted to experience a little more than just the standard touristic attractions Thailand is famous for. This tour promised and delivered in full exactly what we were looking for - a chance to see first hand life at a remote village, meeting people, visiting places and doing things we could never do back home. Our guide, the driver and co-guide were wonderful. Living conditions were challenging at times, but we were prepared and knew what we were getting into. All along the way from the initial contact and correspondence until we said goodbye we encountered a professional, pleasant and dedicated conduct. Definitely one of the most memorable highlights of the trip!

9.3

Seattle, Washington
07 Aug 2018
Highlight of our trip! Our day visiting the Hill Tribe villages was the highlight of our trip to Chiang Mai. There were 10 people in our family varying in age from late 80s to 9 years old, and every one of us felt this w... See more

Our day visiting the Hill Tribe villages was the highlight of our trip to Chiang Mai. There were 10 people in our family varying in age from late 80s to 9 years old, and every one of us felt this was a valuable, authentic, and amazing tour. Our goal was to visit the Hill Tribes in the most authentic way possible, and from the moment we were picked up, it was clear that was the motto of our guides. The relationships they had with the villagers, teachers at the school, and various people we met along the way made our visit unique and special. A photographer took photos of our day, and shared them with us at the end of our journey. We loved every minute and would count it as a MUST DO!!!

9.8

Romania
25 Mar 2018
Unique Excellent experience with a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. There were only three of us so it was almost a private tour. Everything was worth the time... from the hot springs, the white temple, opi... See more

Excellent experience with a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. There were only three of us so it was almost a private tour. Everything was worth the time... from the hot springs, the white temple, opium museum, seeing the three countries at once, the hill tribes and long neck women, as well as a the relaxing lunch. Driver and guide took great care of us: cold water, rest stops and explaining everything. When the guide can answer our questions besides the main information they plan to tell everyone you get your money's worth.

8.5

Norway
08 Feb 2018
One vote for Thailand Loved visiting Chiang Rai! I have wanted to see the White Temple for years and it did not disappoint. What a sight! There were many other interesting things to see and visit in the area. Thoroughly... See more

Loved visiting Chiang Rai! I have wanted to see the White Temple for years and it did not disappoint. What a sight! There were many other interesting things to see and visit in the area. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hill Tribes, Emerald Buddha, Black Museum, and Opium Museum. It was nice having the opportunity to spend the night so we were not rushed. Our guide did a terrific job sharing the highlights of the area with us.