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Day 1 - Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Today you will fly to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival,your private guide is waiting for you at the airport to take you by private car to your hotel. Chiang Mai, with its lovely Lanna temples, charming traditions, unique food, family-friendly attractions and stunning setting is a gem in Thailand’s northern hills. There’s so much for tourists to do here, from cultural exploration to adventurous treks and food tours.
The Chiang Mai Night Market is open 7 days a week but many think the Sunday Night Market is the best place to go for traditional handicrafts and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You can also stop on Nimmanhaemin Road to check out some of the area’s fun boutiques and great restaurants.
Day 2 - Alms-giving Ceremony & Water Battle
Experience your first Chiang Mai Songkran Festival activity at one of Chiang Mai’s most sacred sites. After rising early, you’ll depart at 06:00AM with a packed breakfast and travel to Doi Suthep Mountain, home of Chiang Mai’s most famous temple, Wat Doi Suthep. At the foothills you’ll join locals in the daily alms-giving ceremony, placing offerings in the bowls of barefoot monks as they walk in procession through the streets of Chiang Mai. You’ll then travel to the summit and climb the 300-step Golden Naga staircase to Wat Doi Suthep. Take in an impressive view of the city from the temple grounds.
Next of your Chiang Mai Songkran Festival, journey to Wat Pra Singh in the Old City. This temple is highly revered and is a hive of activity during special occasions. Watch as locals solemnly pour scented water over iconic Buddha images. Take the opportunity to be part of this important blessing ceremony that purifies and washes away bad luck. You may also notice some sand castles sculpted like temples! This is an age-old tradition of bringing sand (which represents the sand you’ve collected in your shoes during temple visits over the year) to the temple as an offering. These well-crafted sand sculptures are adorned with flowers, colorful pebbles and incense.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, get ready for battle: you’ll spend the afternoon celebrating Songkran the modern way. Armed with a water pistol, hop aboard a local truck and revel in exciting water fights with young and old!
Spend the evening at your leisure in the Old City as celebrations continue into the night.
Day 3 - Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (join activity) offers you an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals.
Today you will be picked up (private transfer) from your place of accommodation and will drive through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional Karen clothing.
After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors.
After the close encounter with elephant, you will return to your hotel, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.
*At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule and aside from pick-up times, the times shown here are approximations.
* Please bring a change of clothes, as you will get dirty and wet while washing and swimming with elephants. After those activities, you can have a bath on the bathroom there.
*Don't forget to bring sunglasses, hat and sun tan lotion, non-slip shoes, towel and camera.
*Please ensure you take a waterproof holder/bag to carry the equipment in case of rain or water etc.
- 3 Nights in Chiang Mai
15-minute stroll from Sunday Walking Street
Traditional Lanna Style
43 sqm Supreme Deluxe Room
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
City map & SIM card (unlimited internet)
24/7 helpline while you are travelling
All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.
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You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.
We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.