North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights
North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights

North Thailand Tour 10 days 9 nights


Embark on a 10-day, 9-night journey to explore the enchanting Northern region of Thailand. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Chiang Mai, renowned for its ancient temples, vibrant markets, and hill tribe villages. Discover the serene beauty of Chiang Rai, home to the iconic White Temple and lush landscapes. Trek through picturesque jungles, visit traditional Thai villages and marvel at breathtaking waterfalls along the way. Indulge in authentic Northern Thai cuisine, from spicy cu
10 days 9 nights
Thailand
Attractions
Duration
10 days 9 nights
Code
ASK10
Type of tour
Private tour

Overview

Set out on a 10-day trip through Northern Thailand's social and characteristic ponders. Start in Chiang Rai, where you'll investigate its famous points of interest like White Sanctuary and Blue Sanctuary sometime recently wandering through Mae Salong to the antiquated city of Chiang Saen. Find the authentic noteworthiness of the Brilliant Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet, at that point travel to Chiang Mai, the dynamic social center of the north. Take an interest in a hands-on cooking lesson to memorize the insider facts of Thai food, and dig into the city's wealthy history on a guided visit. Encounter the bliss of collaboration with protected elephants at the Elephant Wilderness Haven and investigate the rich scenes of Doi Inthanon National Stop. With a free day to investigate Chiang Mai, this travel offers an idealized adjustment of social submersion and characteristic magnificence, clearing out you with exceptional recollections of Northern Thailand's charms. 

HIGHLIGHT

  • Adventure in Northern Thailand, known for its cultural and natural treasures.
  • Explore the rich history and vibrant culture of Chiang Rai, visiting iconic landmarks like the White Temple and the Blue Temple.
  • Journey into the picturesque countryside, visiting the quaint hill station of Mae Salong and the ancient city of Chiang Saen along the Mekong River.
  • Delve into the history of the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet, before heading to the vibrant cultural capital of Chiang Mai.
  • Immerse yourself in Thai cuisine with a hands-on cooking class using fresh local ingredients.
  • Discover the charms of Chiang Mai, exploring ancient temples, bustling markets, and serene gardens.
  • Interact with rescued elephants in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable memories.
  • Trek through lush forests, marvel at stunning waterfalls, and encounter diverse flora and fauna in Thailand's highest peak.

Itinerary

Chiang Rai arrival (–)

Upon arrival at Chiang Rai Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and free time for your relaxation. Overnight in Chiang Rai

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Chiang Rai 

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Rai– City tour (B)

Morning after breakfast, we will visit the local market to discover the local products. After that, we visit the world-famous Wat Phra Kaew where the Emerald Buddha image was once enshrined. Move on to Wat Phra Singh where one of Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha images is now enshrined. Then a short drive from Chiang Rai City to Black House. Baan Dam (Black House) is the unique creation of national artist, Thawan Duchanee. Part art studio, part museum, part home, Baan Dam is an eclectic mix of traditional northern Thai buildings interspersed with some outlandish modern designs. Afternoon we will take on our boat cruise on the Mae Kok River from Chiang Rai to Karen village where you can watch elephants or feed them. Transfer back to Chiang Rai. Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.

Accommodation         : At the hotel in Chiang Rai

Meals                        : Breakfast

 

Chiang Rai – Mae Salong – Chiang Saen (B)

Breakfast we depart for northern Thailand, a wooded, mountainous, and beautiful area. This morning, you will explore the surroundings and the first road you will take is the one that leads to Mae Salong. Climb up and down the green hills, covered with tea plantations. You will taste the delicious tea produced by one of the many plantations of the region. From Doi Mae Salong, you will visit two villages of ethnic minorities: the village Akah of Loyo, and the village Lisu of Ban Hanygo. Afterwards, continue to visit the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden

On arrival in the Golden Triangle, take a boat trip on the Mekong River to see Thailand, Burma & Laos triangles.

Overnight in Chiang Saen.

Accommodation         : At the hotel in Chiang Saen

Meals                        : Breakfast

Chiang Saen – Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai (B)

After breakfast, drive to visit Chiang Saen, the ancient city located on the Khong River Bank. After that, visit the Opium Museum which shows opium’s history in the past in Thailand. Have lunch by your own account at the local restaurant at the Golden Triangle. Take a boat trip along the Mekong Kong River to see Thailand, Burma & Laos meet at the Golden Triangle.

Transfer to Chiang Mai for your overnight stay.

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Mai – Cooking class (B, L)

Breakfast is at the hotel.

8:30 am - 2:00 pm (Join group): You will be picked up by the school team and join the Thai Farm Cooking for Thai cooking classes in English. It will be a great experience for you to learn the recipes and tips of this succulent Thai cuisine.

  • Visit a local market
  • Explaining and learning about herbs and ingredients at our organic farm
  • Cooking jasmine rice and sticky rice
  • Pound and make a curry paste from scratch
  • Choose and make one curry paste, one curry and one soup
  • Cook a noodle dish and sweet dessert according to the day

Afternoon take two-hour boat trip along the Mae Ping River is an excellent way to spend an afternoon, you get to watch as the scenery along the river changes, and you will also get to see many beautiful traditional teak houses as well as a lot of rural greenery along the way. Transfer back to the hotel for your free time. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast, Lunch

 

Chiang Mai – City tour (B)

The morning will be mainly devoted to visiting the old city with a stop at the ancient wall, the moat, and a door of the old city. You will see the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai:   Wat Phra Singh Temple, Wat Phan Tao Temple, and the temple Wat Chedi Luang. Then you will stroll along streets lined with traditional houses, where you take a rickshaw ride. From there, you'll be at the large Central Market Warorot.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most famous pagoda in Chiang Mai. It is reached after climbing a staircase of 290 steps with ramps representing two giant nagas. From the square, you can admire the panorama of the whole Chiang Mai Valley.

Then visit craft villages: lacquer factories, silk weaving, manufacture of umbrellas, wood carvings and goldsmith work.

Then transfer back to the hotel.

You are free to explore the night market in the evening.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Chiang Mai 

Meal:  Breakfast

 

Chiang Mai – Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (B, L) Join in

08:00 – 08:30   : Pick up from your hotel or accommodation

08:30                : Drive approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.

10:30                : Arrive at the Sanctuary. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Jungle to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior.

11:00                : Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.

12:00                : Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.

13:00                : Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the Elephants, and then walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.

14:00                : Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.

15:00                : Change clothes and say goodbye to the elephants

15:30                : Leave the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Chiang Mai.

17:00-17:30      : Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast, Lunch

 

Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon National Park (B)

Our tour today starts with a transfer to Doi Inthanon National Park. It will take approximately 2 hours to the highest peak of Thailand – Doi Inthanon National Park. On arrival, we will spend 2-3 hours trekking through the jungle following a narrow mountain trail which leads us to a stunning hidden waterfall in the middle of the lush jungle.

Along the way before reaching the Pagagayaw Karen hill tribe village, we will pass through the farmland where you will see the coffee plantation, flower farm and the beautiful rice terraces. Discover the Pagagayaw Karen hill tribe village and taste a cup of locally grown coffee then move on to Vachiratharn Waterfall, a 70 metres high thunderous waterfall. Enjoy the cool fresh air at the waterfall before we continue back to the ground. 

Afterwards, you will visit the beautiful architecture of Napamaytanidol Chidi and Phra Mahathat Napaphon Bhumisiri which were built to honour the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit. Then transfer back to Chiang Mai.

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Mai – Free day (B)

Today you have a free day on your own.

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Mai – Departure (B)

 You have free time until we pick up and then transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation :       NA

Meals:                       Breakfast

Trip notes

Tour includes:

  • English-speaking guide during the visit time of your trip.
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • All the excursions and visits mentioned.
  • Entrance tickets/boat/ferry
  • Meals mentioned. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Taxes and service charges.

Tour excludes:

  • International/domestic flights.
  • Early check-in/ late check-out.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled water, beverages other than those included with meals.
  • Telephone call charges.
  • Laundry.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Personal purchases such as souvenirs, cigarettes, etc.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters.
  • Visa.
  • Surcharge for festivals (Loy Krathong, Sonkran…), X-Mas & New Year Eve.
  • Compulsory Gala Diner on 24 & 31 Dec 2024 (if any).

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