Style: Thailand Adventure Tours
Hightlights: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Elephant Safari - Chiang Mai
Description: This 5-day soft adventure tour is a shortened version of our popular 8-day northern Thailand tour. This features all of the highlights of the longer trek
Day 1: Arrival Chiang Rai
Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Chiang Rai.
Day 2: Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiangmai
11:00hrs, pick up at the hotel, the tours continue drive to Golden triangle, stop to visit Four hill tribes village Akha, Yao, Meo and Longnecked , explore the villages which are very simple, unique costumes, their own tradition and dialect. Then, visit the world famous "Golden Triangle" where the borders of three countries (Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar) are met. See the panoramic view of Mekong River and Opium Museum. Visit archeological remains at "Chiang Sean" city, the first capital Lanna Kingdom. Lunch will be at local restaurant before continues to Mae Sai, the Thailand-Myanmar border and the northernmost point of Thailand. Return to Chiang Mai for overnight.
Day 3: Chiang Rai - Chiangmai City Tour
After breakfast, we excursion be road heading to Chiang Mai. We drive along the winding with stop to visit White Temple (Wat Rongkhun). Then continue to Chiang Mai. After checking into hotel we drive west towards the famous Doi Suthep Mountain and embark on a walk leading us to Wat Prathat Temple near the summit. At an elevation of over 1,000 m , the temple grounds affords a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. We follow this with a visit to the old and new parts of the town featuring the great diversity.
The “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai has been always noted for exquisite handicrafts whose the combination with the traditional wares of the hill tribe people offers fantastic shopping opportunities. We drive this afternoon to the neighboring villages of Sankampaeng and Borsarng to see the various cottages industries including silk weaving, wood carving, silver ware and umbrellas making.
Day 4: Chiangmai - Elephant Safari
After breakfast we drive to north of Chiang Mai route to Mae Taman Elephant Camp, which is 56 km northwards of Chiang Mai. Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. The idea of this trip is to see the demonstration of how trained elephants are used as working animals in teak forests includes elephant bathing in the river, working in the jungle, dragging and pushing logs, and responding commands. Enjoy an experience ride on the elephant for one hour along the trails through the jungle, made a stop at Lisu Hilltribe Village.
For the truly adventurous! Continue an ox-cart riding back to the camp where lunch is served. After lunch, an experience trip by taking Bamboo Raft along Mae Taeng River for 45 minutes. Then, visit Orchid Nursery to see a large collection of more than 50 different types of colorful exotic year-round-bloom orchids. After taking great pleasure at the Orchid Nursery, return to the hotel.
Day 5: Chiangmai Departure
Today you will be free for shopping or explore the city on your own. Transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination.
- Accommodation at hotel as listed base on twin sharing basis
- Air conditioned transportation
- Tours as per itinerary including entry fee
- Meals as indicated on itinerary
- English speaking guide basis (others languages are available with extra cost)
- Drinking water, cool refreshments during the trip
Other meals, tip, drinks, international airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, visa, flight in/ out Thailand, any optional additional tours or activities during free time...