This tour will take you to Bangkok to explore and discover this beautiful city for a few days. We continue to Chiang Mai for a trip to the highest mountain of Thailand, Doi Inthanon, and a hike in the mountains to get an idea of Hill Tribe’s life. Then you will visit Chiang Rai, with its famous white temple, and the beautiful surrounding hills and villages of Northern Thailand. The next stop is the (in)famous Golden Triangle connecting Thailand with Myanmar and Laos, and from there back to Chiang Mai where this tour ends. Your trip can be extended with a stay at the beach or in the north of Thailand, it is up to you.
Minimum 2 people
Car or minivan, train
Bangkok – Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok
Chiang Mai – Little Village Chiang Mai, Ratana Hotel
Chiang Rai – Homestay Chiang Rai
Mae Salong – Hill Top Home
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Solo travelers, please check the FAQ section of this tour.
After arrival at Bangkok Airport, our guide will meet you in the arrival hall and take you to the Eastin Makkasan Hotel, a nice hotel in a good location. You have time to relax or discover the area near the hotel. Day 2 Discover Bangkok on your own, visit the Royal Palace, take a boat trip through the canals, visit Chinatown or one of the many luxurious malls. At the end of the day, you take the night train to Chiang Mai.
Arrival in Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel. Explore the city at leisure, visit the temples of this beautiful city, go for a zipline tour, visit the umbrella village Bor Sang or the woodcarvers’ town of Ban Tawai. Take a Thai cooking course or go to the Doi Suthep mountain temple, enough to do and see in Chiang Mai, don’t forget to visit the famous night market.
We drive to the Doi Inthanon National Park and go all the way to the top of the hill (2565 meters) where there is a radar station (no photos!) and take a walk through a moss forest, special because of the altitude. 5 kilometers below the top we stop at 2 beautiful pagodas that were built on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the king and queen respectively. In the afternoon a visit to a Karen hill tribe village and a waterfall.
In the countryside, just outside of Chiang Mai city, you will go on a relaxed ride. You will visit local villages with houses on stilts and rice fields along lazy back roads and stop at a village school. There is a stop at a lake with beautiful mountains surrounding it. The best way to experience this part of Northern Thailand.
The part of the tour starts with a drive to the north of Chiang Mai to visit the Chiang Dao Caves. From here we drive to Tha Ton toward the provincial border between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai where we will see a big Buddha statue on top of a mountain. Next, we take a longtail boat to travel the Kok river for about 3 hours towards Chiang Rai, where we spend the night.
We continue to Doi Mae Salong, an almost complete Chinese village in the mountains north of Chiang Rai. We visit the local market and we taste the famous Oolong tea. Next stop, Doi Tung to visit the Royal Project. The grandmother of the present king established a project for the hill tribe people who used to grow opium. They were stimulated to grow vegetables and flowers and you can see the beautiful Mae Fah Luang flower garden as a result. We will spend the night in the most northern province of Thailand.
We drive to the Burmese border at Mae Sai, at the Burmese border. There is a very interesting market over here with many products from Burma and China. You can cross the border to catch a glimpse of Burmese life. Then to the infamous Golden Triangle on the Mekong river. From the viewpoint, you can see how Thailand, Laos, and Burma converge here. Via the old city of Chiang Saen with its ruins and a stop at hot springs, we return to Chiang Mai.
After breakfast, this tour ends. We can make arrangements for transfer to Bangkok Airport for your connecting international flight or you can extend your holiday either at a beach or in the North, depending on your choice, check it out here.
Complete your trip with a couple of relaxing days at the beach or amidst the beautiful tranquil paddy fields. We have several options in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Koh Samet or Koh Samui. You can find them all here.
If you wish to extend your trip choose the desired option in the booking enquiry form.
Please use the enquiry form if you are a solo traveller. We will get in touch with you to see if/how we can arrange it.
Included transfers, air or otherwise are listed within the tour details. The tour does not include any international airfare. We can help you book the cheapest flights.
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