Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai Cultural and Natural Tour

6 days Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai tour

From $ 1119 USD/pax
From $ 1119 USD
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Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai
2days
Temple, Golden Triangle Border

Chiang Mai
3days
Hill tribe Village, Doi Suthep

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Chiang Mai

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 15+
  • Destinations: 2
  • Age: --
  • Comfort: Moderate
  • Style: Cultural & Historical

[History]: Drug trafficking history in Golden Triangle and glance at Laos’ markets across Mekong River.

[Culture]: The classic Lanna - style White Temple and Black Temple - exotic culture about heaven and hell.

[Local]: Explore Mae Kampong Village, learn traditional handcraft art and relax on a coffee on the tree.

[Food]: Doi Suthep Mountain overview and evening traditional northern Thai food - Khan Toke.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - International Flight to Chiang Rai

    • Accommodation:

      The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to Chiang Mai! Arrival at Chiang Rai International Airport in the morning. After you have picked up your luggage, please exit and look for the sign "Meeting Point" at the arrival hall and follow the walk path. After a short walk, you will find your private guide waiting for you near the exit with your name plate. 

      After that, you will have a city tour in King Mangrai Monument in Chiang Rai where you will learn how do these two cities get its name and who established this city. Through learning the development of Chiang Rai, you will get know about the prominent role it palys throughout Thailand history. 

      Then  your guide will take you to visit Black House Museum. The Black House, also known as ‘Baan Dam’in Thai,is the unique creation of a Chiang Rai born Thai artist, Thawan Duchanee. He has created works with a unique artistic style that are universally acclaimed--that is a style representing the darkness in humanity,with lots of red and black hues, skins, skulls and various other animal parts made into eerie artwork. Thawan Duchanee has played an important role in making Thai art popular worldwide with his exhibitions in Thailand and abroad. He spent more than 50 years building a "Baandam musuem" musuem of folk art in a plot of land covering an arear of over 100 rai at BaanDam, Nang-lae, Chiang Rai, his hometown. The museum houses a large variety of folk arts, past and present. Its educational value is enormous, providing a place for learning for younger generations.

      Before you head to check in at hotel, your guide will take you to enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon is free at your leisure.

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  • Day 2 - Visit Golden Triangle and Learn the Modern History of Thailand

    • Accommodation:

      The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      This morning, you will visit Golden Triangle, which renowned as the centre of the opium trade in the latter half of the 20th century. From a hilltop viewpoint, marvel at the splendour of the mighty Mekong as it joins the Ruak River forming the actual "Triangle" between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. The Opium Museum near the view point of golden triangle was built to educate people about the dangers of the drug through an entertaining exhibition which traces the history of opium from its first use 5,000 years ago to current issues of drug abuse and addiction. Many publications regards it as one of the best museums in Thailand.

      Chiang Rai's close proximity to Laos makes it easy to visit this mysterious country. You will cross the Mae Kong River into Laos to witness local village life. You can walk around the local market where you will have free time to browse and perhaps pick up a few bargains. Return to the Thai side of the Mae Kong River for lunch with river view before leaving for the Doi Tung Royal Palace and Garden (Mae Fah Luang Garden),Doi Tung was once a secluded area in the heart of the Golden Triangle-a leading region of illicit world opium production. The watershed area was denuded by slash and burn cultivation, and further accelerared by opium growing. After the Princess Mother's first visit to Doi Tung, She announced"I will reforest Doi Tung".The Princess Mother decided to improve the conditions of Doi Tung, socially, economically, and environmentally.She demonstrated her commitment by building her home in Doi Tung,which is what we called Mae Fah Luang Garden.

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  • Day 3 - Head to Chiang Mai and Visit White Temple

    • Accommodation:

      U Nimman Chiang Mai  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, we will head to Chiang Mai today! On the way, we will visit Wat Rong Khun or ‘the White Temple’, blending traditional Buddhist art with contemporary themes. This temple was designed and built by Achan Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. Awhite ordination hall-Phra Ubosot- is decorated with silver glittering pieces of mirrors. There are large mural paintings of the Lord Buddha in different gestures. A gable- is decorated with a gable apex, al leaf-shaped gable-edging–in the shapes of Phya Naga, dragon and mythical creatures, which are entirely made of white stucco.

      En route, stop at a hot spring for relaxion. The water has a high sulphur content and possesses curative and restorative properties. You can have a foot bath with hot spring water to relax muscles, relieve stress and improve the circulation. Then continue to Chiang Mai. On arrival, check in at hotel and enjoy your afternoon free time.

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    • Good to know

      Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise,with its famous arts and crafts.Nothing beats shopping for a bargain more than in the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The Night Bazaar, on the east side of the old walled city, is approximately 1km long. This evening, you can explore the night bazaar and to find all special handicrafts and souveniers you need along the street, plus a heap of mobile food street stalls.

  • Day 4 - Half Day Eco Tour in Mae Kampong and Enjoy Local Coffee on a Big Tree

    • Accommodation:

      U Nimman Chiang Mai  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Enjoy your morning half-day eco tour at the high-altitude village of Mae Kampong. The picturesque Northern Thai village of Mae Kampong is located only 50 kilometers from Chiang Mai city. Nestled on a hillside, 1300 meters above sea level and surrounded by pristine forest, Mae Kampong has a cool and pleasant climate. This village is surrounded by tea plantations which successive generations have woven into the verdant natural landscape. Visitors can experience reak thai village culture as well as enjoy several activities. You will walk around the village to enjoy the atmosphere and relax into the rustic charm of Mae Kampong. Visit local villager's house for a study of hand made pillow using local tea leaf. Walk through the forest and waterfall, passing tea, coffee and herbal gardens, enjoy strolling through pristine forest and learning how the community manage natural resources and harness hydropower. 

      Then, set apart to The Giant, a coffee house located on the top of tree. Have you been to a giant tree house that serves coffee with a jungle view? A rope bridge that needs to be crossed to get there? This place seemed too surreal and beautiful to be true. But it is! From the top of the titanic tree and surrounded by virgin rainforests, there's a beautiful prospect over the valley. Enjoy your free afternoon cake or coffee on the tree before return to Chiang Mai.

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  • Day 5 - Half Day Doi Suthep and Meo Hilltribe With Evening Traditional Northern Thai Food-Khan Toke

    • Accommodation:

      U Nimman Chiang Mai  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Morning departure to visit some of the local Meo hill tribe villages. The Meo, a subgroup of the H’mong, still wear traditional costumes and maintain a lifestyle unchanged in centuries. Notice how the Meo houses sit right on the ground (not on stilts), with the main floor resting on an open space for food storage. Interact with the villagers with your guide serving as a translator. Drive approximately 1hr to Doi Suthep Mountain, enjoying the spectacular views of Northern Thailand as you head past mountains and forests, towards Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Founded in 1383 AD, the temple is reached by climbing 309 steps (or for the less fitness-oriented, a tram is available for a small surcharge). The climb up is rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city. Return to Chiang Mai with lunch at a local restaurant en route. Your can spend your afternoon at your lesure before your guide pick you up for your evening Khan Toke dinner,a traditional Northern Thai food serve on a small table with Thai style performance.

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  • Day 6 - Departure Flight

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Chiang Mai airport for your international flight home or to your next destination.

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Accommodation

The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa

124/15 Moo 21, Kohloy Road,A.Muang,Chiang Rai, 57000,Chiang Rai, Thailand

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 8km Airports
  2. 187km Public Transport
  3. 2.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

located directly on the Mae Kok River

Within walking distance from the city center

Lanna atmosphere with beautiful garden view

Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes

U Nimman Chiang Mai

1 Nimmanahaeminda Rd, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 6.5km Airports
  2. 8.5km Public Transport
  3. 4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Easy access to the city's must-see destinations

U choose welcome drink and "Whenever Wherever" breakfast 

24 hour use of room

Free bikes

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

    Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    One bottle of drinking water and cold towel per guest per day

    City Map

    SIM card

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Additional insurance

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

5 Reviews
4.9

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  • Irene
    5.0

    This was a fantastic taste of Northern Thailand with new experiences every day. Our guide was so committed to our enjoyment of the trip and keen to educate us on the culture, history and people, she really made a huge difference to the whole experience.

  • Inga
    4.9

    Mid - late October was a great time to see Northern Thailand. The rain from the wet season is starting to ease and you also beat all the tourists arriving in November. This tour was amazing as you get to experience the historic and cultural aspects of Thailand. For those who want to see the highlights of Northern Thailand without the hassle of making their own arrangements, this trip is awesome!!

  • Denny
    4.8

    Awesome tour, with awesome people and amazing leaders. Every spot brought something new and the activities were just right; optional but totally worthwhile. Would recommend this trip to any travelers, both experienced and new.

  • Christine
    5.0

    I loved our trip to Thailand it was an amazing experience. The hotels were amazing. Our tour guide is so great, who made us feel welcome in her home country. Thai people are the happiest people on earth. Elephant Nature Park tour impressed me most. I learned to take care of those lovely animals there. Overall it was a great experience.

  • Daisy
    5.0

    Had a great time in Thailand, with well-organized and well-priced 4-days trips out to various attractions in Chiang Mai. Couldn't have relied on a better company to ensure I made the most of my Thailand experience. Great fun and definitely recommended to anyone!

Service

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Professional Guides & Drivers

    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.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Local Available 7/24

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Warm Welcome Kits

    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.

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