discover chiangmai - thailand's northern rose

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8 days

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VE.IN-07

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Overview

Chiang Mai is one of the cultural capitals of the country. It was also once the capital of Thailand, and the many temples and ruins scattered around the city are proof of this. A visit to Thailand is arguably not complete until you have ventured to this historic city. Why you will love this trip:

  • Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park - a huge area that accommodates several temples and palaces
  • Visit Chiang Rai - the city lies amongst the lush hills of the province, a few miles south of the so-called Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma converge. 
  • Experience Lanna dining with "Khantoke" or "Toke", a round rattan tray, serving various kinds of authentic northern Thai dishes and national Thai food. 

Itinerary

Arrival Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, meet up with your guide and transfer to hotel. Check-in. Free day at leisure or relaxation. Overnight in Bangkok.

After breakfast, take a bicycle ride to visit Sukhothai - the site of the first independent Thai Kingdom. In the afternoon, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang - one of the most spectacular Wats in Thailand, located at a small hill around 20km from Lampang town. It dates back to 1486 and is believed to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in Thailand.

Continue to Chiang Rai. Overnight in Chiang Rai

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to explore the archeological remains of the ancient town Chiang Saen, It is also known as the very first kingdom in Thailand and was also the capital for the kingdom until 13th. The city situated on the banks of the Mekong River. 

After lunch, proceed to the world-renowned Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the mighty Mekong River. Continue to Chiang Mai and visit Wat Rong Khun – is a unique temple that stands out through the white color and the use of pieces of glass in the plaster, sparkling in the sun. 

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

25 Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colourful hill tribes, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Founded over seven centuries ago Chiang Mai is the capital of the Lanna Kingdom and home to more than 300 temples.

Breakfast at hotel. Start to visit the famous elephants at work and orchid farm, Sankamphaeng Handicraft Villages - the most beautiful and amazing crafts for miles around. You will get to see how artisans create incredible works of art such as: woodcarvings, gems, silverware, Thai silks, lacquer-ware, making umbrellas of Chiang Mai…

In the evening, enjoy the Khantoke dinner - a customary of northern Thai style, and food is served in family-style on large platters at low tables while guests relax on floor mats. Entertainment includes performances that highlight the culture and traditions of this rich and diverse country, including dance and music from members of various hilltribes. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.

Breakfast at hotel. Departure from Chiang Mai for Mae Teng, stop at Mae Malai market. Highway 1095 leads to Pai, stop at the Mokfa waterfall. Return to the main road then fork to the hot springs of Pong Duad. 

Lunch along the way. Continuation to visit small town of Pai, stop at the local market. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Road to visit Lisu village. Drive to Pang Mapha and visit Tham Lod Unseen. Bamboo raft ride inside a cave, on a river filled with fish. 

Lunch along the way. Return to Chiang Mai. Arrive and overnight at hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Free time in the morning for shopping at local market. Afternoon transfer to Chiang Mai train station for the overnight sleeper train to Bangkok.

Arrive Bangkok in the morning and transfer to hotel. Have breakfast at hotel. Check-in and have a free time for your own relaxation (day use room).

Transfer to Suvarnabhumi Airport for your departure flight to next destination. 

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