4 Days Lanna and the North

Overview

If you have four days in Chiang Mai then this package will give you a good insight into all the attractions and activities which make Chiang Mai famous. On the first day we will visit Chiang Mai most prominent mountain top temple, Wat Doi Suthep, not only will you enjoy the splendor of this temple but you will also enjoy the great views of the city below and beyond, we will also visit a Hmong village which is also situated on the mountain. On day two get ready for an early start as you will be driven up towards Chiang Rai and The Golden Triangle via Maekhajan Hot Springs you will then proceed to Chiang Saen where you will get to explore some of the old temples and artifacts from the past kingdom which was based here. You will also have the chance to take a boat over the mighty Mekong River to the Lao side to pick up a few Laos souvenirs. You will see the Golden Triangle area the meeting point of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. On the return you will stop of for a bit of border town shopping in Mae Sai and get to see the hills of Burma across the river. The final stop on this day will be at a Yao and Akha Village to see these hill tribes. Day three will be spend in Thailand’s premier national park Doi Inthanon where you will see some spectacular waterfalls as well as standing on top of Thailand,the highest mountain At over 2500 meters above sea level the air is deliciously cool up here. On the final day you will experience your own mini adventure where we will spend some time walking to a waterfall. You will also get to visit a hill tribe village as well as try your hand at elephant riding and some bamboo rafting.

4 days / 3 nights
Group tour
Departure: Flexible
Theme: Culture, Photography, Architecture, Family
Suitable: Travel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

Highlights

Doi Suthep Temple, hill tribes, bamboo rafting, elephant riding, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain.

Itinerary

Day 1: Doi Suthep Temple and Hmong Village

• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai 13:30
• Drive 45 minutes up the mountain.
• Visit to a White Hmong hill tribe village.
• Visit Doi Suthep temple and city view point
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai about 17:00

Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep o­ne of the North’s most sacred temples. On this Chiang Mai tour you will climb a staircase of 306 steps leads to Doi Suthep Temple at the end of the winding road up the mountain. This is definitely the best way to approach the temple but there is also a funicular railway if you are less steady on your feet. As well as seeing this magnificent temple the trip would be worth it just for the stunning views across Chiang Mai alone. From the cool view point at the front of the temple you can see the whole of Chiang Mai and beyond. Following our temple visit we will continue further up the mountain to visit a White Hmong Village.

Evening
Kantoke Dinner & Hill Tribe Show

• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai 19:00.
• Kantoke dinner and hill tribe show
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai 21:30

Experience a night of traditional Northern Thai food and traditional Thai dance at Chiang Mai’s premiere Kantoke venue (Khum Kantoke). Get to eat real Northern Thai food at kantoke tables while being entertained by traditional hill tribe dancers. Sample such northern delights as Northern Thai pork curry, Thai fried chicken, fried cabbage, Thai sticky rice and fried bananas to name but a few. This is an excellent way to sample Northern Thai food while being entertained by traditional Thai dance.

Overnight
• Chiang Mai

Day 2: Karen Long Neck, Chiang Rai and The Golden Triangle

• Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai 07:30
• Visit Maekhajan hot springs
• Visit Wat Rong Khun
• Visit Golden Triangle
• Boat trip on Mekong & cross to Laos (Option)
• Have lunch
• Visit border market at Mae Sai
• Visit Karen Long Neck village
• Visit Akha and Yao hill tribal groups
• Back to hotel about 21:00

We will visit Chiang Rai Province and The Golden Triangle, meeting point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. After pick up at your Chiang Mai hotel, your first stop will be Maekhajan hot springs a good spot to take a morning cup of coffee before heading up towards the stunning Wat Rong Khun often named ‘The White Temple’ due do its dazzling white colour inlaid with mirrored glass. Next stop will be Chiang Saen which is situated on the banks of the mighty Maekong River. A short drive from Chiang Saen will bring us to the Golden Triangle where you will have the option of a boat trip across the Mekong River to the Laos island of Don Sao. The tour will proceed to Mae Sai the Thai border town with Myanmar where we can spend some time at the bustling border market. You will also get a glimpse of Myanmar itself with it only being situated a mere ten meters away across the river. On the return leg to Chiang Mai we will stop to see The Karen Long Neck hill tribe as well as Akha and Yao tribal groups.

Overnight
• Chiang Mai

Day 3: Doi Inthanon National Park

• 08:00 Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai
• visit the highest mountain in Thailand
• Visit Chedis of the King & Queen
• Nature Trail
• Visit The Royal Project research station
• Have lunch
• Visit Wachiratharn Waterfall
• Visit Siritharn Waterfall
• Visit Karen hill tribe village
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai 17:00

You will be picked up from your Chiang Mai hotel and we will head towards Doi Inthanon National Park and Thailand’s highest peak. Night time temperatures on the peak ban be as low as -8 degrees centigrade. In the cold/dry season night time frosts are common. in fact on top of the mountain the climate is closer to that of Canada than that of lowland Thailand. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold so not forget a long sleeve jumper. On the way up we willl visit Wachiritharn and Siritharn Waterfalls and the agricultural work at the Royal Project Research Station, the king and queen chedis, the best views across the park are found here, then on to the peak of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand. Near the top we will take the Angkha nature walk where you can walk amongst the unique flora and forest at this altitude. There are both Karen and Hmong villages in the bounds of Doi Inthanon and we will see a Karen village on the way dow the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai.

Overnight
• Chiang Mai

Day 4: Elephant Safari

• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai 08:30
• Drive to Mae Tang area
• See elephant show
• Elephant Riding
• Ox-Carting
• Lunch
• Bamboo rafting
• Orchid and butterfly farm
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai 16:30

On the final day we will drive out to the Mae Tang area north of Chiang Mai to get real close to the Asian elephants. Watch the elephants demonstrate their skills at the elphant show before embarking on an elephant ride. After Lunch you will try your hand at ox carting before boarding the bamboo rafts for a leisurly trip down the Mae Tang River. This is an ideal tour for the family and those who do not want to trek up hill and mountain. On the return back to Chiang Mai we will drop in at a Thai Orchid and butterfly farm.

Note: You will be required to show your original passport if you want to take the boat ride on the Mekong to the Laos side. Please bring this with you if you want to take this option.

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Need more information or have any questions before you book? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Price & Inclusion

We can arrange hotel accommodation for this tour or you are free to make your own arrangements. Just let us know on the booking form
Price for 2 Adults
US $250
Discount
US $0

Total
US $250

Meals

This is a 4 days tour and you will be provided with 3 lunches & 1 evening meal. Breakfast will be provided with any hotel booking.

Transportation

We only employ safe careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned transport. We will provide transport dependent on your group size.

Price Includes

• Licensed English speaking tour guide
• Comfortable air-con transport
• All listed activities
• All entrance fees
• 3 lunch 1 dinner (see quick facts below)
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate