Day 1 : Bangkok : Arrival
Upon arrival in Suvarnabhumi International Airport Bangkok , you will be me and greeted by Tour East Representative at the arrival hall.
You will be transferred to your hotel in downtown Bangkok.
Check-in to your hotel (Standard Check-in time is at 2PM) and at leisure afterwards.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day 2 : Bangkok - Chiang Mai-Pai
Transfer to Suvarnabhumi International Airporr Bangkok
Arrive at Chiang Mai Airport in the morning . Meet at Chiang Mai Airport and drive to Pai, a small district of Mae Hong Son Province, embraced by rolling mountains and enveloped in peaceful and charming natural surroundings. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. Arrive at Pai, check-in to Pai Hotspring Spa Resort.
Take a short rest at the resort, you may plunge yourself in the resort’s mineral hot spring pool, take a few hours Thai massage (own expense), or just sit back and enjoy the fresh and beautiful view of the mountains and the Pai River. Late afternoon, explore the beauty & charms of Pai. Visit to some of the Burmese style temples i.e. Wat Phra That Mae Yen, located on a hill from where you can overlook the whole Pai, Wat Nam Hu, contains a sacred Chiang Saen Buddha image, 24 inches wide at the base and 30 inches high. Before sunset we visit Kongland (Pai Canyon), the high eroding cliff, the best scenic point where you could witness the breathtaking sunset view of Pai.
Afterwards, visit Pai Night Market, the highlight of visiting to Pai. Pai Night Market, different from other night markets in Thailand, is a lovely small market, with various kind of handmade products form hill tribes and local Thai people. Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant. Then return to your hotel.
Overnight in Pai.
Day 3 : Pai – Mae Hong Son – Pai
After breakfast, we will drive to Mae Hong Son with a stop enroute at “Tham Plaa” or Fish Cave. Next to the cave is a pool burbling from a subterranean stream. The pool holds fish up to 1 meter long where you can feed them with bread. Continue on to Mae Hong Son, visit Wat Phrathad Doi Kongmoo, the hilltop temple, affords a wonderful view of the city and surrounding mountains and valleys. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.
After lunch, take a 1 hour elephant trekking through the jungle. Then take a boat trip along the scenic Pai River, follow by a visit to the Padong Long-necked hilltribe village. Afterwards, drive back to Pai, with some stops at viewpoints enroute.
Overnight in Pai
Day 4 : Pai-Chiang Mai
After breakfast, early drive from Pai to Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled setting, marvel at these colossal beasts of burden performing amazing feats of strength and skill, at the command of their ‘mahouts’. Drive back to Chiang Mai, with a stop at an Orchid and Butterfly Farm in Mae Sa. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon, at your leisure.
Enjoy an evening out by having traditional Khantoke Dinner, see Northern Thai. Folk dancing and performances of different hilltribes, in their natural, colourful costumes; each tribe differs in costumes, dialects and superstitions Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 5 : Chiang Mai
A.M. Drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep (A.D.1384) 3500 feet above sea-level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here at 3,500 feet above sea-level. Local lunch will be provided.
P.M. Visit Sunkampaeng, with its Thai Silk and cotton looms’ Bo Sarng, the paper and umbrella making village; the Celadon kilns, with its exquisite, traditional high-fired stoneware; lacquerware, teak wood carving, jewelry and silverware factories. This tour shows you how Chiang Mai craftsmen produce their crafts by hand from the first stage until the finish and gives you an idea of what there is to buy and take home as souvenirs from Chiang Mai.
Day 6 : Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai
Drive north towards Chiang Rai through splendid mountain scenery and tropical jungle. On the way, we short stop at Mae Ka Chan hot spring and Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), different to any of temple you are a likely to see in Thailand. A lifetime project of artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, the temple has a fine blend of traditional Buddhist art with contemporary themes.
Arriving Chiang Rai around noon and have your lunch. After lunch continue to Mae Chan to visit a Yao and an Akha hilltribe village. Then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Day 7 : Golden Triangle-Mae Sai – Chiang Rai
Tour to Mae Sai, Thai/Burma trading border, which is a bustling marketplace for Burmese & Laos handicrafts and products. Drive on to Chiang Saen (A.D.1260) on the steep banks of Mekhong river, opposite to Laos, to visit some ancient temples and ruins. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, then continue on to the Golden Triangle area, where the borders of Thailand-Burma-Laos convene. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Day 8 : Chiang Mai – Bangkok
Morning at leisure. Transfer from your hotel to Chiang Rai Airport for your flight to Bangkok (Air Ticket inclusive)
- Ground Transportation on private basis
- Accommodation based on Twin Share room based on lead-in category room
- All Tours with English Speaking Guide
- All Entrance Fees to the places visited mentioned in the itinerary
- Daily Buffet Breakfast (Day 2 – Day 8) at the hotel stayed
- Daily Lunch (Day 2- Day 7) at the local Thai restaurants during transfers and tours
- 1x Dinner on Day 4
- 1x Air Ticket Chiang Rai – Bangkok by Thai Airways based on Economy class