Overview: Embark on an extraordinary journey that commences in Chiang Mai and unveils a series of captivating destinations. Begin by immersing yourself in the intricate fine arts displayed at Wat Rong Khun Temple and Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple. Cruise along the majestic Mekong River, taking in the picturesque scenery and witnessing the unique lifestyle of the people residing on both sides of the river. Explore the historical significance of the Golden Triangle and delve into its intriguing past. Indulge in the beauty of the floral paradise at Doi Tung Palace and Mae Fah Luang Garden, where vibrant blooms and exquisite landscapes create a captivating ambiance. Visit the enchanting Chinese village nestled on Doi Mae Salong Mountain, where rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery intertwine. Traverse the lush forests that line the road leading to Mae Hong Son, mesmerized by the fertile beauty that surrounds you. Let your emotions soar as you traverse the romantic atmosphere of Su Tong Pae bamboo bridge at Ban Kung Mai Sak Village, where the mist gently caresses the rice fields and rivers. Savor the flavors of delicious tea and spicy Chinese cuisine in the charming Chinese Village, immersing yourself in a culinary delight. Experience the simplicity of rural life and the beauty of nature in Ban Ruam Thai Village, where the locals embrace a serene way of life. Explore the diverse attractions nestled within Doi Inthanon National Park, from majestic peaks to enchanting waterfalls, immersing yourself in the wonders of nature. Conclude your extraordinary journey in Chiang Mai, reflecting on the remarkable experiences and memories you have created. Let us guide you through this enchanting itinerary, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable adventure through the captivating provinces of Northern Thailand.
● 2 Persons 56,300 ฿
● 3 Persons 48,800 ฿
● 4 Persons 38,800 ฿
● 5 Persons up 37,8000 ฿
● Price per person / In Thai baht / Private tour / Minimum 2 persons
After arriving at Chiang Mai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your transfer to the hotel. Once you have checked in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay in Chiang Mai and take this opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.
Commence your day by departing from Chiang Mai and heading towards the Mae Taeng district to experience the wonders of Baan Chang Elephant Park Sanctuary. Along the way, delight in the breathtaking vistas of lush forests, majestic mountains, and diverse cultivation areas maintained by local farmers in Chiang Mai Province. Upon arriving at Baan Chang Elephant Park, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture by donning traditional mahout costumes. The park’s staff will provide you with elephant food, such as plants and fruits, in preparation for the delightful experience of feeding these gentle giants. Expert guides and mahouts will regale you with fascinating insights into Thai elephants, their communication, care, and upbringing. Learn the art of interacting with these magnificent creatures, greeting them, and observing their natural behaviors and habits. Have a blast playing with the elephants and capturing cherished moments through photographs. You’ll also join them on a leisurely walk to mud pits for refreshing mud spas, followed by a heartwarming bathing session.
Next, visit the revered Wat Prathat Doi Suthep Temple, an essential historical and cultural landmark, celebrated among the Thai people as one of Thailand’s most sacred temples. Situated atop Doi Suthep at an altitude of 1,053 meters above sea level, the temple holds profound religious and historical significance for Chiang Mai. Founded in 1429, reaching the temple involves ascending nearly 300 stairs, leading to the enshrined Mon-style pagoda. Within the pagoda, sacred relics of Lord Buddha are enshrined, adding to the temple’s spiritual allure. Known as “Praboromathat Doi Suthep Woravihan Temple,” this sanctuary beautifully exemplifies Thai Lanna art alongside Chiang Mai city. It remains a cherished place of worship, drawing devotees and tourists alike seeking to pay their respects. Additionally, the temple’s surroundings offer a clear and breathtaking viewpoint of Chiang Mai city, making it an idyllic spot to behold the city’s beauty. Conclude the day in Chiang Mai, where you will spend the night, reflecting on the remarkable experiences and treasured memories from your incredible journey.
Embark on an enchanting journey from Chiang Mai province to Chiang Rai province, where you will be enthralled by the remarkable attractions awaiting you. First, visit the awe-inspiring Wat Rong Khun Temple, also known as the White Temple, an architectural masterpiece designed and built by the esteemed artist Professor Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple’s creation was inspired by a harmonious blend of spectacular art and Lanna culture. Adorned with stucco patterns decorated with glass and large wall paintings, the pure white chapel exudes the beauty of a heavenly castle with contemporary religious architecture. The bridge leading to the chapel features intricate sculptures depicting religious precepts, offering an intriguing puzzle of heaven and hell. Inside the chapel, a shiny silver mirror pattern adds to the splendor. Art galleries and exquisite sculptures further enrich the experience for curious tourists.
Next, indulge in the captivating allure of Singha Park Farm, an agricultural treasure owned by Boon Rawd Brewery. Covering over 3,000 acres of stunning landscapes, the farm boasts rolling hills and a vast lake, creating a picturesque setting. Embark on a farm car service tour to explore over 250 acres of green oolong tea plantations and various fruit kingdoms, such as melon, strawberry, raspberry, giant gooseberry, and more. Wander through vegetable and herb gardens, be mesmerized by blooming flower fields, and interact with African animals in the lush green fields.
Continuing your adventure, visit Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple, fondly known as the Blue Temple, celebrated for its captivating beauty and outstanding architecture in Chiang Rai. The temple’s interior, designed by Chiang Rai folk artist Mr. Puttha Kabkaew, showcases an exquisite applied art style dominated by beautiful blue and gold tones, resulting in stunning artwork. Within the temple, you will find the enshrined Phra Buddha Ratchamongkol Bodi Tri Lokanath, containing sacred relics on the Buddha’s head, inviting visitors on a spiritual journey.
As evening falls, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, a renowned shopping destination for both Thai and international tourists. Delight in hill tribe handicrafts, local products, clothing, accessories, and home furnishings. Savor a variety of delectable food and beverages while enjoying folk cultural activities presented in the captivating Lanna aesthetic. Experience the fascinating performances by numerous hill tribes, culminating in a delightful evening. Spend the night in Chiang Rai, cherishing the memories of a day filled with art, culture, nature, and authentic experiences.
Embark on a captivating journey to Mae Fah Luang District and explore the enchanting Doi Tung Palace and Mae Fah Luang Garden, two popular attractions in Chiang Rai that attract tourists year-round. The breathtaking Mae Fah Luang Garden showcases a mesmerizing array of flowers, thoughtfully planted and rotated throughout the seasons to captivate visitors with its ever-changing beauty. Additionally, you’ll be awestruck by the artistic Lanna-style architecture of the Doi Tung Palace, adding to the allure of this delightful destination.
Venture further to Mae Sai District, Thailand’s northernmost district, nestled along the border with Myanmar’s Tachilek province. The Mae Sai River serves as a natural boundary between the two countries, and a bridge connects the cities, offering a glimpse of Myanmar’s splendor from the Thai side. The vibrant Mae Sai Market, renowned as a bustling border market, welcomes both Thai and Myanmar residents, fostering a thriving trade hub. The market boasts a myriad of shops, lining every alley, offering an assortment of goods at reasonable prices, including electronics, local products, herbs, wicker crafts, delectable dry foods, and more.
Continuing your adventure, visit the historical Golden Triangle, located in Sop Ruak Village, Chiang Saen District. Here, the Mekong River divides the borders of Thailand and Laos, while the Ruak River delineates the boundary between Thailand and Myanmar. This area was once a thriving opium cultivation region, leading to its renowned moniker, the “Golden Triangle,” where black gold was traded for raw opium. In modern times, opium cultivation and trade have ceased, leaving behind intriguing legends. After learning about the region’s past, pay homage to the majestic Golden Triangle Buddha, a monumental bronze statue adorned with topaz, beautifully enshrined along the Mekong River’s shore.
Set sail on a captivating cruise, admiring the beauty of nature and the lifestyles of communities lining both sides of the Mekong River. This majestic river, originating from the Tibetan Plateau, meanders through China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, enriching the lives of people along its course and fostering economic and cultural ties. Its journey culminates in the South China Sea in Vietnam, leaving an indelible mark on the regions it touches. As the sun sets, spend the night in Chiang Rai, cherishing the memories of a day filled with exploration and cultural encounters.
Embark on an unforgettable journey to explore the wonders of Chiang Rai, starting with a visit to the magnificent Wat Huay Pla Kang Temple. Perched atop a small hill, this temple boasts a 9-storey, 12-sided chedi adorned with exquisite Chinese and Lanna arts, complemented by a striking red roof flanked by dragon statues. Inside, the temple houses an enshrined Goddess Guan Yin Bodhisattva made of large sandalwood. The highlight, however, is the awe-inspiring 69-meter-tall statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, akin to a 25-storey building, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Chiang Rai landscapes.
Next, journey to Doi Mae Salong, a breathtaking area renowned for its tea cultivation. Gaze in wonder at the lush terraced tea plantations, enveloping the region in tranquility. Doi Mae Salong is home to a Chinese Yunnan village that sought refuge in Thailand following the communist revolution in China. As they settled in the north of Thailand, they flourished in agriculture, cultivating tea, vegetables, and fruits. Amidst the verdant tea fields and mountainous backdrop, the village exudes a charming ambiance reminiscent of Chinese villages in southern China.
Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the Akha hill tribe, whose villages are nestled amidst stunning natural surroundings. Originally from southern China, the Akha migrated to northern Myanmar before finding a new home in the north of Thailand a century ago. Their homes are often built on mountain ridges, adorned with thatched roofs and bamboo walls. Agriculture, livestock farming, and household industries, such as sewing and silverware craftsmanship, contribute to their livelihood. The Akha’s vibrant attire, featuring eye-catching silverware and multi-colored beads, adds to the charm of their unique tribal culture.
Continue your journey to Ban Huai San Village in Mae Ai District. Explore the heartwarming Roi Jai Rak Project, managed by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation. The project aims to improve the quality of life for hill tribe communities by creating jobs and generating income. Delight in Suan Roi Jai Rak’s garden plantation, adorned with enchanting winter flowers and vegetable plots. At Kad Luang Roi Jai Rak, the market, villagers offer a variety of produce, including fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, and exquisite handicrafts for tourists to savor.
Conclude your adventure in Ban Tha Ton Village, a charming border village adjacent to Myanmar in Chiang Mai Province. Surrounded by mountains and blessed with a cool climate year-round, the village invites you to experience its cultural diversity and traditions. Pay a visit to Wat Tha Ton temple, situated on a hillside, with its nine-layered base and enshrined peak of “Phra Borommathat Ratchamangkalachan Samanchan” or “Phra Chedi Kaew.” From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of Ban Tha Ton village and the picturesque Mae Ai District. Rest for the night in Ban Tha Ton, cherishing the memories of a day filled with cultural encounters and natural splendor.
Embark on an enchanting journey to explore the wonders of Chiang Mai province, starting with a visit to the one-of-a-kind Hinoki Land, Thailand’s first and only hinoki wood kingdom. Spread across 83 rai, this captivating Japanese architectural attraction immerses travelers in a stunning Japanese ambiance, showcasing art, culture, and architecture. As you enter through the grand red lantern arch, you’ll traverse a tunnel adorned with 88 pairs of torii gates, leading to the impressive four-story Hinoki Castle. Built from noble hinoki pine wood, reminiscent of Kyoto’s Kinkakuji Castle, this architectural marvel offers a remarkable experience amidst mountains, forests, and scenic beauty.
Next, journey to the serene Wat Ban Den Temple, also known as Wat Den Sari Sri Muang Kaen. The temple, nestled on a hill within the picturesque landscape, boasts a range of exquisite buildings, including the ubosot, the tripitaka hall, the drum tower, the Inthakin pole sanctuary, the Lanna cubicle golden teak, and the pagoda. Each structure showcases the intricate beauty of Thai Lanna Architecture, leaving visitors in awe, much like a painting come to life.
Discover the natural beauty of Mork Fah Waterfall, located in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Mae Taeng District. Though not the largest, this single-tiered waterfall mesmerizes with its year-round flowing waters, streaming from the dense forest before cascading into rocky cliffs below. The picturesque scene, accentuated by sunlight reflecting off the sparkling waters, creates a stunning rainbow effect. During autumn, a different charm envelopes the area, captivating visitors with its beauty.
Unwind and rejuvenate at the rejuvenating Pong Dueat Hot Springs, a large geyser-form hot spring surrounded by lush jungle. The underground water’s high temperature, between 170-200 degrees Celsius, gives rise to steam, while surface water temperatures reach 90-100 degrees Celsius, accompanied by the constant aroma of sulfur. Stroll along the 1.5 km circular nature route, passing through the serene forest, towering trees, ferns, and moss, while learning about the local flora from informative signboards.
Continue your journey to Pai district, traversing the historic World War II road, offering breathtaking views of the picturesque mountains. In Pai, embrace the local lifestyle by strolling along the lively walking street, teeming with handmade products, clothing, jewelry, baskets, and unique souvenirs. Relish the delightful array of international and Thai restaurants, savoring delectable dishes while exploring the vibrant atmosphere. The walking street comes alive from 5 pm until midnight, allowing for a memorable night in Pai, surrounded by charm and merriment.
Explore the enchanting Santichon village, a captivating settlement belonging to Yunnan Chinese immigrants who found their home here long ago. Immerse yourself in the timeless cultures, traditions, and ways of life that have remained unchanged over the years. Wander through the village’s unique Yunnan Chinese-style houses, adorned with traditional decorations, while savoring the serene surroundings. Not far from Santichon village lies the breathtaking Yun Lai viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of Pai city nestled amidst lush paddy fields and a majestic, rugged mountain range. Witness the magical sea of mist enveloping Pai and the mountains, painting a stunning scene during both winter and the rainy season.
Continue your journey to the renowned Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint, a favorite among Thai and international travelers, drawn here by the awe-inspiring sea of mist gracefully cascading into the valley, accompanied by a vibrant display of colorful flowers. Venture further to the historic Tham Lod Cave, a significant archaeological site hosting a flowing stream known as “Lang” from end to end. Within this wondrous cave lie intricate stalactites and stalagmites, along with ancient tools and utensils dating back over 2,000 years. Besides marveling at nature’s grandeur, partake in thrilling activities like bamboo rafting inside the cave and short trekking around the area.
Next, visit Ban Ja Bo Village in Pang Mapha District, a charming Lahu hill tribe community embraced by stunning mountain vistas. Originally from Tibet, the Lahu gradually migrated southward to China and later moved into northeastern Myanmar before settling in northern Thailand centuries ago. Embracing a tranquil lifestyle, the Lahu people prefer living on highlands and follow a simple way of life, deeply rooted in spirits’ worship. Engaging in agriculture and skilled hunting, the Lahu warmly welcome visitors with open arms, ready to share their rich culture and history. Embark on the next leg of your journey to Mae Hong Son, savoring the mesmerizing landscapes along the way. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and enjoy a restful overnight stay in Mae Hong Son, brimming with anticipation for the wonders that await you.
Begin your Mae Hong Son exploration by paying your respects at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple, a sacred site atop Kong Mu Mountain. The temple boasts two pagodas, one constructed by “Chong Thong Su” in 1860 and the other by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From this hilltop sanctuary, marvel at the breathtaking views of the town nestled amidst mountains and valleys. Continue your spiritual journey at Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples, both showcasing stunning Burmese-style architecture and housing the revered Buddha image, Luang Paw To. Wat Chong Klang impresses with its myriad of Burmese wood carving dolls and exquisite glass paintings portraying Buddhist history.
Next, venture to the enchanting Su Tong Pae Bridge, Thailand’s longest bamboo bridge. Connecting Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village, this bridge traverses paddy fields and canals, providing convenience to monks and villagers. The classic beauty of the bridge, set against lush paddy fields in the rainy season and golden grains shimmering in the winter, creates an indelible memory for visitors. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant to refuel for the rest of your adventure.
Visit the captivating Baan Rak Thai village, situated near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Once home to the Yunnanese Kuomintang soldiers fleeing China’s communist regime, the village boasts stunning mountain scenery, serene lakes, and vibrant shrubbery. Admire the neatly arranged green tea farmlands gracefully curving along the mountainside and savor delicious Yunnan cuisine, including the renowned Chinese tea acclaimed for its quality in Mae Hong Son province.
Discover the tranquil atmosphere of the Shan village, also known as Baan Ruam Thai or Pang Oung. Nestled amid a rugged mountain range, this village exudes a sense of serenity and peace. The picturesque reservoir, often dubbed “Switzerland in Thailand,” enchants visitors with its pine forests and colorful winter flowers, offering a soothing retreat with cool weather all year round. The beautiful landscape, fog gently floating above the lake in the morning, and vibrant flowers beckon travelers to this haven throughout the year. Conclude your day in Mae Hong Son, where you can bask in the beauty of the surroundings and spend a peaceful night.
Embark on a scenic journey from Mae Hong Son to Doi Inthanon National Park, navigating numerous sharp curves that offer breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. Your first destination is Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak, soaring to 2,565 meters above sea level. Part of the Thanon Thongchai Mountain range, which stretches from the Himalayas across countries like Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar, Doi Inthanon boasts diverse climate and forest types. As you ascend, you’ll encounter rainforests, pine forests, and mixed forests, each captivating in its own way. At the summit, a stunning panoramic vista awaits, enhanced by the perennially cool weather and lush forest that continues to enthrall visitors from around the globe. Next, discover the architectural splendor of the Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol, and Napapolpumisiri, perched atop a lofty hill within Doi Inthanon National Park. These pagodas were built by the Air Force in collaboration with people across Thailand to honor the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 in 1987, and to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her birthday on August 12, 1992. Surrounding the pagodas, vibrant winter flower gardens and various plants create a picturesque setting. With the consistently cool climate, this location offers breathtaking views and ranks among the most picturesque viewpoints in Chiang Mai.
Continue the journey to the majestic Wachirathan Waterfall, a magnificent and towering single-tiered cascade that boasts unparalleled beauty, earning its reputation as one of Thailand’s most stunning waterfalls with a continuous flow of water throughout the year. As the water gracefully descends into the basin below, the waterfall stands tall at an impressive height of 70 meters, leaving spectators in awe of its grandeur. During the rainy season, a delightful natural phenomenon occurs as water droplets glisten in the sunlight, creating mesmerizing rainbows that grace the surroundings of Wachirathan Waterfall. This enchanting display adds an extra touch of wonder and allure to the already breathtaking sight, making this waterfall an even more captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and visitors seeking a true sense of awe-inspiring beauty.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of vibrant flower plots and an array of vegetables and fruits at the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, a renowned research station dedicated to winter plants. The station conducts valuable research on various aspects, including flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fisheries. This research is not only focused on advancing agricultural practices but also encompasses essential areas such as social development, forest watershed conservation, and the promotion of sustainable practices. Beyond its research endeavors, the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon serves as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of hill tribe farmers residing in the surrounding villages. By sharing research results and promoting fundamental development, the project empowers these farmers and enables them to generate income through sustainable agricultural practices. After indulging in the captivating displays of natural beauty and knowledge at the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, continue your journey to Chiang Mai, a city renowned for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere. Upon reaching Chiang Mai, you will be warmly welcomed at the hotel, where you can relax and reminisce about your travels in the northern part of Thailand.
As your remarkable journey through Northern Thailand comes to an end, it is time to bid farewell. Our dedicated team will accompany you to Chiang Mai airport, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition for your journey back home or to your next destination, and this is where our service ends.
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