Soothe the spirit and get back to nature in the beautiful mountainous regions of Thailand. Revive yourself in the cooler climate amidst lush and tropical surroundings.
Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Short Stop 6 Days
Day 1 – Arrive Chiang Mai
Arrive Chiang Mai and transfer by private car, with a guide, to your hotel.
Stay three nights in Chiang Mai.
Day 2 – Chiang Mai
(Seat-in-coach tour) Travel north past spectacular scenery to Mae Taeng Elephant Camp. Watch a herd of elephants taking a bath in a mountain stream and see a demonstration of elephants at work in the remote jungle. Take a one hour elephant ride through the jungle, returning by ox cart to the camp for lunch. The adventure continues with bamboo rafting on the Mae Ping River. On the way back to the hotel, stop at an orchid farm. (B,L)
Day 3 – Chiang Mai
(Seat-in-coach tour) This morning’s tour visits the most vital temples in Chiang Mai; Wat Chedi Luang where the great chedi called Phra Chedi Luang is situated; Wat Phra Singh, built by King Pha Yu to house the bones of his father King Kam Fu; and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep for a bird’s eye view from the vast temple terrace. Also visit Doi Pui to see the everyday life of the Meo Hilltribe. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 4 – Chiang Mai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai
(Seat-in-coach tour) Travel on Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy an exhilarating boat ride and visit a Lao village for craft shopping. You will be dropped off at your hotel.
Stay two nights in Chiang Rai. (B,L)
Day 5 – Chiang Rai
(Private tour) Depart hotel in the morning by car to visit the Padong hill tribe village (Karen long neck) Continue by road onto Doi Mae Salong. Set in the picturesque and serene hill, Doi Mae Salong was once the community of Santi Khiri, the Chinese 93rd Divisions who escaped from the political tension in Burma in 1961. Today, Doi Mae Salong has become one of the main tourist attractions in Chiang Rai, offering succulent native Chinese cuisine, lovely houses with flowers and many plantations of fruit, coffee and tea while. Visit some of the many tribes at Yao and Akha villages and a Chinese tea plantation before returning to the hotel. (B,L)
Day 6 – Depart Chiang Rai
Private car transfer, without guide, to the Chiang Rai airport. (B)
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- Tour Prices
Tour prices valid to 31 October 2017.
Hotel Choice Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller 3* Empress Hotel Chiang Mai, deluxe room
3* Laluna Hotel & Resort Chiang Rai, standard room
$1098 $1415 $1656 4* The Rim Resort Chiang Mai , superior room
4*The Imperial River House Chiang Rai, deluxe room
$1254 $1702 $1944 5* Le Meridien Chiang Mai, deluxe room
5* Le Meridien Chiang Rai, deluxe room
$1581 $2346 $2634
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- 5 nights hotel accommodation at listed hotels or similar
- 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches
- Private airport transfers
- Sightseeing tours as listed on a seat-in-coach basis with an English speaking guide, inclusive of entrance fees.
Sole Traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room.
The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.
Surcharges apply for travel 20Dec15-15Jan16, 12-18Apr16, 20Dec16-15Jan17 & 12-18Apr17.