Chiang Mai is Northern Thailand, the gateway to the (in) famous Golden Triangle and find out. Long gone are the bad things of the past and here to stay are the beautiful cultural and natural treasures of the area. Arrive in Chiang Rai, soak in the lively atmosphere at the market and visit other main attractions here such as King Meng Rai Monument, Wat Phra Kaew and the all white temple of Wat Rong Khun. Ancient ruins and border towns, fascinating views and interesting people fill the four days of this Northern Thailand package tour of First Choice Travel. At the end of our Chiang Rai and the Far North journey you may have a whole new outlook on life in this particular region of Southeast Asia.
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Day 1 - Relaxing or shopping.
On arrival in Chiang Rai you will be welcomed by MinMax Travel’s tour guide at airport and then transfer to hotel. Then you'll free time for relaxing or shopping. Overnight in Chiang Rai.
Day 2 - Visit the Doi Tung region
After a quick breakfast at your hotel, you'll learn more about hill tribe life at the Yao Hill Tribe Village before continuing to the Santi Kiri KMT Yunan Chinese Refugee settlement to see tea and coffee plantations and a co-op store where home made wines and other locally grown products are sold. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you'll visit the Doi Tung region (situated 2000 meters/6500 feet above sea-level) home to the Doi Tung Development Project and Mae Fah Luang Gardens (established by the King's mother in 1987 to protect the region, eradicate the cultivation of opium, and encourage farmers to use sustainable agricultural practices). From there, Minmax Travel’s car will drive on to the sacred hilltop shrine Wat Phrathad Doi Tung (where it is believed that the left collarbone of Lord Buddha is enshrined in its twin pagodas) and continue to Mae Sai, the bustling trading town at the farther-most northern border between Thailand and Myanmar. Overnight in Chiang Rai.
Place Transport: Car
Day 3 - Explore the Golden Triangle area
It's time to explore the Golden Triangle area, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos convene, by 4WD Jeep. Drive through stunning scenery off the usual tourist trail to explore hidden caves. Embark on a boat ride to a Karen hilltribe village for a ride atop an elephant's back followed by lunch in a family home. A short trek then takes you to a picturesque waterfall for a swim before returning to Chiang Rai for the evening. Overnight in Chiang Rai.
Day 4 - Chiang Rai Depature
Place Transport: Car->Airport
- The itinerary is just a sample of our Thailand tours; we'll be pleased to design similar programs with dates and itinerary customized to your personal preferences in Tailor Made Tours section. Rates may vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
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