Ultimate Northern Thailand

Mae Hong Son | Chiang Mai | Chiang Rai | Golden Triangle

Travel through some of the best scenery the North of Thailand has to offer, visiting places of cultural and historic importance. An elephant ride, boat trip and a visit to a Karen village and seeing the Golden Triangle are simply unmissable.

Day 1 - Mae Hong Son
Head out from Chiang Mai along winding roads through spectacular jungle clad mountains, via the Pai Valley to Mae Hong Son province. Stop en route at an orchid farm and Fish Cave where many large freshwater fish live in a mountainside pool, before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: The Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort

Day 2 - Mae Hong Son
Today your guide will take you through the jungle to visit the "Long Neck" Karen Padaung Village. The Karen Padaung women wear numerous brass coils round their necks and legs and over time their necks become elongated. After lunch take a boat trip on the Pai River before returning to Mae Hong Son for dinner and an overnight stay.

Hotel: The Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort

Day 3 - Chiang Mai
Make an early start to visit the market where you will find an array of local Thai produce and witness the traditional Buddhist offering which is an important start to the day. Afterwards travel to the lakeside to visit some simply beautiful Burmese temples before heading up the mountain to visit Wat Phra Dhat Doi with its breathtaking views of this sleepy town. After lunch drive back to Chiang Mai and your hotel for the night.

Hotel: The Park Hotel

Day 4 - Chiang Mai
Today you have a  full day to enjoy the delights of Chiang Mai, have a good breakfast because in the morning  you will visit the hilltop temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which offers spectacular views of the Chiang Mai area but has over 300 steps to reach the top! After lunch visit the district of Sankampaeng, home to Chiang Mai's famous handicraft industries. Tonight enjoy a northern Thai style Khantoke dinner whilst you watch elegant dancers.

Hotel: The Park Hotel

Day 5 - Chiang Rai
Travel north to Chiang Rai through breathtaking mountain scenery via Mae Ka Chan, famous for its hot springs. You will arrive in Chiang Rai in time for lunch and afterwards travel  up  the narrow mountain roads to visit the Akha and Yao Hill tribe villages. Enjoy the outstanding scenery and great views along the way. Then head back for dinner and an overnight stay in Chiang Rai.

Hotel: Wiang Inn Hotel

Day 6 - Golden Triangle region
Start the day by travelling to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town on the Burma border. It is possible to cross over the border (copies of passport needed and border fee payable locally). Continue onto the renowned Golden Triangle where you can stand on the hilltop and enjoy views over Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and the mighty Mekong River. After this  drive along the route of Mekong River to Chiang Saen, where evidence of the original 13th  century city can still be seen. Return to Chiang Rai in the late afternoon for an evening to relax or explore as you please.

Hotel: Wiang Inn Hotel

Day 7 - Farewell
Transfer to Chiang Rai airport for your onward flight.

7 day private tour from £855

with flights from £1469 All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.
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Ultimate Northern Thailand

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Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle. Plus time to explore at your own pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Private tour guide/vehicle
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Daily departures

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