Overview: This package best suits the tourists who have a lot of time. We will take you to the upper north of Thailand in 3 provinces, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, and Chiang Rai. The tourists will experience the different cultures and lifestyles of people in each province such as urban lifestyles or even lifestyles of hill tribes who live in countryside. Moreover, tourists will be satisfied with exquisite natural attractions such as high and rugged mountain ranges, plentiful forests, wide and dazzling cave, hot springs, and beauteous waterfalls. If you need more information or need to adjust the destination to suit your trip or your needs, please contact us at any time.
37,000 Thai baht
● 1 Van + Fuel + Driver
● English speaking guide
● Travel accident insurance
● Accommodation and meals for guide and driver
● Expenses during the trip
DAY 01: Up on arrival meet and greet at Chiang Mai airport, transfer to the hotel, free day and leisure stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
DAY 02: Take a journey to visit Prathat Doi Suthep temple which is the important temple in historical aspects and a tourist temple. The temple is known of the Thai people in general as one of the most sacred temples in Thailand, located on the top of Doi Suthep, 14 kilometers away from Chiang Mai city to the west, 1,053 meters above sea level. It is a sacred place that has religious and historical significance of Chiang Mai. It was founded in the year of 1429B.C. there are almost 300 stairs stretching up to the temple. Inside the temple is the enshrined place of the Mon-style pagoda, there is the Lord Buddha’s relics contained under the base of pagoda. The full name of Prathat Doi Suthep temple is “Praboromathat Doi Suthep Woravihan Temple” which can be considered that it is the bethel to express the important Thai Lanna art together with Chiang Mai city. It is a beautiful place of worship, popular and known to go to pay homage by the general public. Besides, the area around the temple is also a clear and beautiful viewpoint of Chiang Mai city.
Visit Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan temple which situated at central of Chiang Mai city. It is one of the biggest and old temples in Chiang Mai province which has a large pagoda within the temple area. Presently, the top of the pagoda was broken down because of a big earthquake in the year of 1545 B.C.; however, it is still the valuable beautiful pagoda of Lanna identity. There are so many names of Chedi Luang Worawihan temple such as Rajakudakan temple, Chotikaram temple, it was built during the reign of king Prachao Sanmuangma, the seventh king of Mungrai dynasty. No apparent year of construction, it is assumed that this temple would be built in the year of 1391 B.C. Chedi Luang temple is an ancient royal temple that has been restored for many eras; currently, there is 60 meters wide on each side. It is one of the most important pagodas in Chiang Mai.
Visit Sunkumpaeng district, Sunkumpaeng is one of the districts in Chiang Mai province. It is famous in silk and cotton weaving; it is away from Chiang Mai 13 kilometers to the east. This district will always be visited by tourists who go to visit Chiang Mai because of the good quality and cheap of silk and cotton, which is woven from this district, suitable for souvenirs for friends and close relative. Moreover, there is weaving factory for tourists to see how to weave as well as raising silk for viewing, too. Besides, there are many factories and souvenir shops such as wood carving, silverware, lacquer ware, leather, pottery, and cotton for tourists choose and buy as well. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
DAY 03: Leaving Chiang Mai for the City of Three mists “Mae Hong Son” by driving towards the north to Chomthong district, visiting Doi Inthanon Royal Project. It is 1 of 4 winter plant facilities of Royal Project foundation, presently some research has been conducted on flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fishery. Including, transferring research results on promotion together with fundamental development, social development, and forest watersheds conservation, moreover, generate income for hill tribe farmers’ families that are situated villages around the project.
Visit Vachirathan Waterfall which is a large waterfall with a lot of water falling. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand that has water throughout the year. The waterfall is in Doi Inthanon National Park area, Chiang Mai Province, it is a distinctive, beautiful with high valley waterfall, which has only one layer. The above water flows down into the basin below with the height of the waterfall up to70 meters. During high water, water droplets splash over the area and exposed to the sun causing rainbow to occur often here at Vachirathan waterfall. It is a wonderful phenomenon that created this waterfall to be much more beautiful.
Visit Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol and Napapolpumisiri, which located on the top of high hill in Doi Inthanon National Park. These two pagodas have beautiful magnificent architecture and landscape. Napamethanidol- Napapolpumisiri, are the pagodas that created by The Air force works with Thai people throughout Thailand for the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King Rama 9 in the year of 1987 and also to honor the Queen Sirikit in the auspicious period of the 5th anniversary on her birthday 12 August 1992. The area around these pagodas is decorated beautifully with Winter Flower Garden and variety of plants in cold period this area is very cold. It is a viewpoint and one of the most beautiful points for admiring the sea of mist in Chiang Mai.
Visit Doi Inthanon, which is the highest peak of Thailand with an altitude of 2,565 meters above sea level. Doi Inthanon is a part of Thanon Thongchai Mountain range stretching from the Himalayas which has a length across many countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar with diversity and abundance of the climate and forest. Tourists can touch with rain forest, pine forest, mixed forest from the different height and at the peak the tourists will enjoy with beautiful panorama scenery. Because of cool weather all year round, beautiful scenery and abundance of the forest are all the charm to attract people all over the world to pour to visit here uninterrupted. Stay overnight in Mae Hong Son.
DAY 04: Take a boat for sightseeing along the Pai River. You can catch sight of one of the most beautiful scenery and simply life style along the Pai River. Drop in to visit Long-Necked Karen village, the women in this tribal village wear their one brass winding rings on their necks. Being a conservative tribal village makes them can keep and prolong their unique culture and tradition for years long.
Pay the respect at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple. It is the important place worthy of worship in Mae Hong Son which located on the top of Kong Mu Mountain. This temple consisted of 2 different size pagodas, the big one constructed by “Jong Tong Su” in 1860. And the small one constructed by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From the hilltop you can see entirely a beautiful nature of the town which surrounded by mountains and valleys. Visit Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang temples. These two temples share the same area right next to the big swamp. They both are old temples consist of beautiful Burmese style edifices which put up the holy Buddha image (Luang Paw To). In Wat Jong Klang temple you will see a great number of the Burmese wood carving dolls, and the big glass paintings concerned about Buddhist history.
Visit the Su Tong Pae Bridge, which is the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand, is built to connect between Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village. Its bridge cross over the paddy fields and canals, and it is convenient for monk and villager to use this way. It will doubtlessly be the best impressive memories of visitor because of uniquely classic beauty of the bridge across the verdant paddy fields in the rainy season, and its grains which will be glimmering golden in the winter, including the exquisite landscape surrounded by the mountains.
Visit “Ban Rak Thai Village” this interesting village located on the border between Thai and Myanmar with a big lake nearby. Most of the population evacuated from the south of China (Yunnan), therefore, they can show you of their simply life style, and culture including the delicious Yunnan food and the good taste tea such as U-long, and Ching Ching. Next visit is the beautiful, calm and peaceful atmosphere in Shan village “Ban Ruam Thai”. Also known as Pang Oung, the village is located among the rugged mountain range. The reservoir or a big lake is so spectacular landscape that it is entitled Switzerland in Thailand, surrounded by pine forest and colorful winter flowers including year-round cold weather. The scenery of pine forest along the spacious reservoir embraced by the mountain range, the beauty of fog floating above the lake with the cold weather in the morning, and the several colorful flowers, are always attractive the tourists to visit this place all Year round. Stay overnight in Mae Hong Son.
DAY 05: Visit Fish Cave to behold of the most wondrous of a school of fish which gather peacefully in the steam inside the hole of the cave. Visiting Tham Lod Cave to see one of the most important archaeology place which has a stream known as “Laang” flows through from one end to the another end of the cave. Consequently, it creates a wonderful cave which has a lot of stalactite and stalagmites; moreover, you can see and touch with a great variety of the early ages antique tools and utensils which have been presumed to be over 2,000 years already. Aside from admiring the magnificent splendor that creates by the nature, there are still other rousing things to do such as a bamboo rafting inside the cave together with short trekking around the cave.
Continue to visit the Lahu hill tribe village, Lahu have the original abode in Tibet and live in the southwest of China, later gradually evacuated to the south of China and there are some of them moved into the northeast of Myanmar over the period of hundred years already. After that they have moved to populate in the north of Thailand when hundreds of years ago. For Lahu’s life style generally, they prefer to build their villages on the high land and they are a tribe that does not like chaos, believe in spirits worship doctrine, and prefer simple way of life. The main occupation is agriculture such as rice farming, and corn planting; raising animals for consumption besides, Lahu are still the most famous in hunter. Lahu are a tribe that can adapt to people very well even though the people with different from culture, or languages Lahu can also be good friends and glad to greet all foreign tourists who come to visit them with a warm welcome.
Visit Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint this viewpoint is well-known among Thai and foreign visitors who come here to see a spectacular sea of mist collects in the valley as well as various types of colorful flowers. After that explore the ways of life and to go round the lively walking street, you can walk along street and buy handmade products, clothes, fret works, basket works and several souvenirs. Also, there are many Thai food restaurants and international restaurant that you can come and test it. The walking street will be available for walker from 5 PM until midnight. Stay overnight in Pai.
DAY 06: Visit Santichon village, its village belongs to Yunnan Chinese people who emigrated from China and settled down in this village for a long time ago, but cultures, traditions, and the ways of life are unchangeable. Therefore, the house and place decorations and environment in the village are still unique Yunnan Chinese style. Not much far from Santichon village, there is Yun Lai viewpoint where tourists can see the wonderful landscape of Pai central district, surrounded by the paddy fields and high-rugged mountain range. There will be sea of mist covered all over area of Pai and mountain range both winter and rainy season. Moreover, you will be excited by seeing spectacular sunrise at the view point, which is beautiful and remain in your memories forever.
Visit the Memorial Bridge, built in the Second World War while Japan still has a lot of strength in Thailand. There is an objective to use Thailand to be the route to transport troops and arms into Myanmar, which is the same as Kwae River Bridge. In the past this bridge has been used by the people until the present time the standard bridge has been built to replace. However, when the bridge is worn-out, it then becomes the place for most of the tourists to come to take a photograph to keep for memory when visiting Pai district. Visit the Pai Canyon, the amazing beauty valleys that created by the nature. It now becomes the popular place among the tourists who like to find the new interesting places. With the character of the earth that was eroded until it appears a deep wide big hole, it is altogether about 3 Acres. Arrive in Chiang Rai transfer to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 07: Take a trip from Chiang Rai City towards Rong Khun temple. Rong Khun temple designed and built by Professor Chalermchai Kositpipat, national famous artist in Thailand. It was built with the aspiration that determined to create spectacular art combined harmoniously with Lanna culture. Stucco pattern decorated with glass and a large wall painting, pure white chapel that is as beautiful as a castle on the paradise with contemporary religious architecture, and the bridge that stretches up to the chapel which has hidden puzzle of religious precepts. Pass sculpture of hell and heaven, the chapel decorated with shiny silver mirror pattern in stratified. There are also an art gallery and gallery that able to visit the art picture of Professor Chalermchai Kositpipat and there still be various souvenirs for sale and the beautiful sculpture which scattered in every part of the temple.
Visit Singha Park Farm, it is an agricultural tourist attraction of Boon Rawd Brewery which becomes another important highlight for tourists when arrive Chiang Rai and must not miss to visit, in the midst of beautiful nature on an area of over 3162 acres. It is an alternating slope of hills stretching as far as the eye can see with the vast lake. There is a farm car service to visit over 250 acres of green oolong tea and ready to visit various fruit kingdoms such as melon, strawberry, raspberry, giant gooseberry, and variety of fruits. Visit vegetable and herb gardens, be dazzled by the beautiful flower fields that bloom throughout the farm, watch African animal life in the green fields, Besides, inside Singha Park Farm still have variety of activities to do such as bike riding to see the farm, simulated rock climbing, or height challenge activities that challenges you to float above trees, flower fields, and tea plantations from above with Zipline activity. Arrive in Chiang Mai transfer to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 08: After your amazing holiday in Northern Thailand, it’s time to head home today. Transfer to Chiang Mai airport, end of services.