5 Days 4 Nights The Complete North

Overview

If you have the time to spend five days in this beautiful part of Thailand then you will see all the highlights that the north of Thailand has to offer. Elephants, temples, hill tribes, river rafting, National Parks, traditional Thai dancing, and an overnight trip to Chiang Rai are just some of the features in this 5 day 4 night package tour of northern Thailand and Chiang Mai.

5 days / 4 nights
Privately Escorted Tour
Departure: Flexible
Theme: Culture, Photography, Architecture, Family
Suitable: Travel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

Highlights

Doi Suthep, hill tribes, Elephant Safari, Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle.

Itinerary

Day 1: Discovering Chiang Mai

• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai. 8:30am
• Drive 45 minutes up the mountain.
• Stop at viewpoint
• Visit Doi Suthep temple.
• Hmong Village
• Lunch
• Proceed to the Sankampeng area
• Manufacture of Thai crafts
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai. 4:30pm 

A visit to Doi Suthep is a great way to start any trip to the northern Thai capital of Chiang Mai, not only will you see Chiang Mai’s most important and prominent temple, the mountain top vantage point will let you see the whole of Chiang Mai laid out before you. Following our morning visit we will take a buffet Lunch . We will finish of this first day with a drive out to the craft areas at Sankampeang and Bosang where you will see the manufacture some of Chiang Mai’s famous products and crafts, which include paper umbrellas, silk and laquerware.

Evening

• Pick up from your hotel at 7:00pm
• Kantoke Dinner and hill tribe show
• Return to your hotel 9:30pm

On this first evening you will be taken to Chiang Mai’s Old Cultural Center (or Khum Kantoke) for traditional northern Thai food as well as traditional Thai and hill tribe dance shows.

Overnight
• Chiang Mai

Day 2: Elephant Safari

• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai 8:30am
• See elephant show
• Elephant Riding to Lisu village
• Ox-Carting
• Lunch
• Bamboo rafting
• Orchid and butterfly farm
• Visit the Tiger Kingdom (Option)
• Visit Elephant poo Poo paper Park (option)
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai 4-5:00pm

Your adventure will begin as you will be driven to the Mae Tang area located north of Chiang Mai where you will have the opportunity to approach elephants and get close to these magnificent animals. Watch them demonstrate their skills during an elephant show before you take part in an elephant ride that will bring you to a Lisu hill tribe village. You will then enjoy a buffet meal followed by ox carting and bamboo rafting for a pleasant trip up the Mae Tang River. This tour is perfect as a family event and those who prefer a more leaserly tour than a trek through a mountain. Upon returning to Chiang Mai we will stop at a Thai Orchid and butterfly farm. If you are interested in tigers and you wish to witness them from close, you have the option to finish the tour with a visit to Tiger Kingdom in Mae Rim and pay a vist to the Elephant Poo Poo paper Park where you can see colourful paper products manufactured from elephant poo!!

Overnight
• Chiang Mai

Day 3: Doi Inthanon National

• Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 8:30am
• Wat Prahtat Sri Chom Thong
• Visit Wachiratharn Waterfall
• Visit Siritharn Waterfall
• Visit The Royal Project research station
• Visit the Chedi’s of the King & Queen
• Lunch
• Visit the highest mountain
• Angkha Nature Trail
• Hill tribe market
• Visit Karen hill tribe village
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai at 17:00

The third day of this tour will be spent in Doi Inthanon National Park. Before embarking on our trip into the park we will stop at Wat Prathat Sri Chom Tong am important temple in the area housing Buddhist relics. We will continue the drive to the summit of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand on route we will stop at the King and Queen Chedi’s to enjoy the great views that these mountain side chedi’s offer over the park. You will get to see two of Inthanon’s most spectacular cascading waterfalls (Siritharn and Wachiritharn), A Karen hill tribe village, the Royal project research station and we will take a refreshing nurture walk at an altitude of around 2500 meters where the flora and faunas is unique and the air deliciously cool. On the way down the mountain will will stop by a local Hmong hill tribe market and check out some of the produce they grow within the bound of the national park.

Overnight
• Chiang Mai

Day 4: Chiang Rai

• 8.30 am pick up from your hotel
• Visit Chiang Dao Cave
• Lamp lit deep Cave tour
• Thaton Temple
• Lunch
• Karen Long Neck Village
• Akha Hill tribe village
• Doi Mae salong
• Tea plantations
• Santikhiri Temple
• Check in at hotel
• Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
• Back to hotel around 09:00pm

We will collect you from Your Chiang Mai hotel and start the first day by taking the northern route towards Chiang Dao where we will stop to see the Chiang Dao cave system. We will take a special lamp lit tour into the deep and dark caverns that this cave offers. Will will then visit the multi tired Thaton temple which will afford views over the Burma jungle as well as down the Mae Kok river valley towards Chiang Rai. A sumptuous buffet lunch will be taken on the banks of the Mae Kok river before boarding the bus to drive towards the Karen Long Neck village. We will then drive on up into the mountains stopping at an Akha village and then on up to the Chinese community on Doi Mae Salong where the air is cool and you will see the cultivation of tea and visit the mountain top Wat Santikhiri Temple which affords amazing views over the town of Doi Mae Salong and beyond! We will arrive at your hotel in Chiang Rai in the evening and you will have a chance to freshen up before a visit to Chiang Rai Night bazaar, this is an excellent spot for some craft shopping as well as a good place to try some local Thai food while enjoying the entertainments.

Overnight
• Chiang Rai

Day 5: Chiang Rai

• 8.30am pick up from your hotel
• Chiang Saen Old city
• Wat Chedi Luang
• Golden triangle
• Boat trip on Mekong (option)
• Opium museum
• Lunch
• Mae Sai Thai/Burma border town
• Doi Tung (option)
• White temple (Wat Rong Khun)
• Mae Kha Jan Hot Springs
• Return to your hotel Chiang Mai 7pm

We will collect you from your Chiang Rai hotel and begin the day with a visit to the historic Chiang Sean on the banks of the Mekong river where we will see Wat Chedi luang a remnant temple from the kingdom which used to occupy this site. A short drive further up the river will bring you to the famed Golden Triangle area meeting points on Burma, Laos and Thailand. Here you will have the option to ride a boat on the Mekong River to get a closer look at Myanmar and stop on the Laos island of Don Xao. Next is the Thai border town of Mae Sai and its bustling border market (a crossing into Burma can be arranged on request). On our way back to Chiang Mai we will stop by the White Temple. (Wat Rong Khun) and Mae Khajan hot springs before transferring you back to your Chiang Mai hotel

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 $428
Discount
US $0

Total
US $428

Meals

This is a 5 Day 4 night tour and you will be provided with 5 lunches & 1 evening meal. Breakfast will be provided with any hotel booking. Evening Meal will be by your own arrangement or if you require us to arrange your evening meals we can provide you with a quote.

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
• Lunch on day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel
* Breakfast with hotel option

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