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Private 4 Day: Chiang Mai + Elephant + Chiang Rai + Doi Inthanon National Park.


TOUR CODE : PCM-26

Tour Code
Private trip costs
Group size (Person)
1
2-4
5-9
10+
PCM-26
Price per person Adult (THB) 22,500 14,900 12,900 10,900
Child (THB) 7,500

Overview : 

Four days the best of Northern Thailand. to take in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai top attractions, Visit Doi Suthep temple, the most important temple in Chiang Mai, situated on a hill overlooking the city. After that sightseeing around heart of Chiang mai at the old city over 720 years old since established in 1290. Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chiang Man and continue to handicraft village, Sankampaeng road is well known of hand made products such as umbrella making, silver ware, lacquer ware, Thai silk, gems stone and wood carving. Enjoy Elephant Mahout Experience, Invites you to hands-on experience on participating sharing responsibilities and taking care of an elephant, Visit Chiang Rai province. Spend a great time at the natural hot spring and travel to Chiang Rai to visit Wat Rong Khun, also known as the white temple. It is touted as one of the top ten stunning temple of the world. See the Golden Triangle (Border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar), visit the House of Opium Museum, boat trip along the Maekong River to Laos and enjoy shopping at Don Sao Market. then Visit Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest mountain of Thailand and wonderful twin pagodas. Promenade on the walk trail with beautiful scenery. Enjoy a  huge waterfall. Then visit Karen villages whose culture of living harmony with nature is apparently going on.

Tour Highlight :The Northern Route

– Visit Elephant Mahout Experience, tour offers you to spend a quality time with elephant.

– Visit the secred temple on top of the mountain in Chiang Mai ( Doi Suthep Temple).

– Visit Chiang Mai, The Old City aged over 720 years.

– Visit Sankampang handicraft center.

– Visit the Golden Triangle where the three countries meet. See Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

– Visit White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)  one of the most beautiful temple in Chiang Rai Province.

– Visit Doi Inthanon National Park, The Tallest Mountain of Thailand.

What You Can Expect ( Duration 4 Day Private Tours)

 Cultural / Architecture / History & Archaeology Tours / Museums & Galleries / Boating  / Waterfalls / Nature & Wildlife Tours / Private Tours / Outdoor Activities.

This tour start and end in Chiang Mai!

Tour location: Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand
Tour duration: 4 Day Tours
Tour departing: Departs daily on a Private basis
Pick you up time: 08:00 am at your hotel
Hotel Name: Duangtawan Hotel or equivalent, Chiang Mai City.

Activities & itinerary:Turning Around the Path

Day 1 : Old Chiang Mai City + Doi Suthep Temple + Handicraft Village.

– Start at 8.00 am. Picking you up from Chiang Mai International Airport or your hotel in Chiang Mai (Please advise your flight detail if picking you up from airport is needed !!!)

– First place go to  pay respect to the principle Buddha image at Wat Chediluang, the biggest ruined pagoda, the major temple inside the old town and driving around the old city.

– Visit Wat Phra Sing, the famous Temple in Chiang Mai. The grounds and buildings are beautiful and so spiritual, the colors and the decorations are perfectly great. One of the main buildings houses (Viharn Lai Kam) very nice murals.

- Visit Wat Chiang Man was the first temple to be built in Chiang Mai. It was constructed during the reign of King Mengrai, who lived in the temple while overseeing the construction of Chiang Mai, the capital of the Lanna kingdom.

– Visit the world famous Doi Suthep Temple situated on the peak of mountain, Pay respect to the Golden Pagoda which contains the Lord Buddha’s relics and admire the great city views of Chiang Mai, surrounded by high mountain ranges and the Mae Ping River.

– Lunch at the local restaurant

– Visit Sankampaeng Handicraft Center (factories) outside city where silk weaving is done, where fans and umbrellas are made. Also silverware, lacquer ware, ceramics, antiques, and a jewelry Factory.

– 5.00 pm. Return to Duangtawan hotel and end of wonderful day tour.

 Meals : Lunch 

Day 2: Elephant Mahout Experience + Long Neck Hilltribe Village. 

- 7.00 am Delicious breakfast at Hotel.

– Start at 8.00 am pick you up at Hotel.

– 9.30 PM. We arrive Elephant Mahout Experience.
Enjoy private time with Elephant. approximately 3 hours at the Elephant Mahout Experience.

– Briefing about Thai Elephant, and you will get changed into the elephant keeper outfit. then learning how  to Prepare healthy treats from local cultural products for your own massive elephant.
Here, fun time begins with elephant interaction. First, try feeding the elephants some bananas to make friends. Learn how to approach and pat this giant friend in a proper way, correct spoken commands, learn how to get on and off the neck & bareback of elephant, also how to balance your body while you are riding your elephant. Exciting riding bareback along the vast field and stunning mountains, let your elephant eating some grasses naturally. Fun bathing & brushing elephants in the river. Taking pictures with your elephants (our driver guide will help you). Ride elephants back to the elephant village and say good bye to your massive friends.

– Have a shower and changing back into your own cloth.

– Lunch at the Thai Food Restaurant.

– Proceed to the Longneck Karen & Big ears Kayor hill tribe village nearby the limestone waterfall, exploring around the village, learn their history and giving some local treats to those lovely children.

– Exploring Chiang Mai Zip line, Bamboo Rafting, White water Rafting (Optional)

– 5.00 pm. Return to Duangtawan hotel and end of wonderful day tour.

 Meals : breakfast +  Lunch 

Day 3: Hot Spring + White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) + Opium House Museum + Golden Triangle + Donsao Island (Laos) + Long Neck Karen Village.

- 6.30  am Delicious breakfast at Hotel.

– 7.00am. You are picked up from your accommodation by your driver,  drive toward the North-East of Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (approx.180kms)

– First stop will be made at Mae Kajan hot spring where you can soak your feet in mineral hot water and good spot to have a morning cup of coffee, then continue driving to Chiang Rai, 

- Visit the stunning Wat Rong Khun, also called The ( White Temple ) which created by the famous artist of Thailand, due to its dazzling white color inlaid with mirrored glass. Proceed to the Golden Triangle, after that continue driving to Chiang Saen city (approx. 70kms).

– On the way, you may choose to stop at hill tribe village to visit Akha, Lahu and Long Neck tribe before returning to Chiang Mai, but you have to pay entrance ticket on your own (optional)

– Lunch will be served at a famous restaurant near the river where you can admire the great view of Golden Triangle.

- Then to where the three countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma are met. Take a boat ride on mighty Mae Khong River to see Burma border and stop at Laos market on Donsao island of Laos.

- Visit the Goden Triangle, one of Asia's two main opium-producing areas. It is an area of around 950,000 square kilometres that overlaps the mountains of three countries of Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. Visit the Opium House Museum to see why the opium was as expensive as gold in the old day. 

– 05.00 pm. Leave Chiang Rai city.  

– 08.30 pm. Arrived Duangtawan hotel in Chiang Mai and end of wonderful day tour.

 Meals : breakfast +  Lunch 

Note : Please be aware that this is private one day tour. It is very important to inform you that, we will drive over 600 km and spend 11 -13 hours including the traveling time in the car.
If you are interested in spending time exploring these sites and would like to have the luxury of leisure, this tour is not for you. We highly recommend that you should select the 2 Day 1 Night version of this tour that can be found under the tab on our main page, which there are so many things to see. Therefore, we would like to advise you to choose a multi-day tour that you can enjoy the wonders Chiang Rai,Northern Thailand offers.

Day 4: Doi Inthanon National Park + Water Falls + Hiking
- 7.00 am Delicious breakfast at Hotel.

- Start at 8.00 am. Pick you up from you accommodation.

- Drive about 1.30 hours southward of Chiangmai city to DoiIntanon National park which is the highest peak of Thailand (2,565 meters above sea level).   

- We will stop at The most beautiful Vachiratharn waterfall  it is the most impressive one and the fall produce plenty of mist which enough for refreshing.

- Meet our Tribesmen guide at the Trekking point. The local Karen tribe will be your tour guide during your hike, walk through a beautiful jungle where you will spot exotic local birds, butterfly, rice field, coffee plantation (depends on the season), and a waterfall. hiking for about 2 hours,  Arrived the tribesmen guide village, experience their culture and sample mountain coffee drinks. ( The lenght of Trekking can be requested )

- Drive through Baan Khun Klaang, the biggest Hmong community of Doi Inthanon National park.

- Visit the King’s Royal Projects. Opium was once harvested on the mountainside but now more sustainable farming techniques are being practiced. There you’ll find a coffee plantation, cool-weather fruits and vegetables, and exotic flower gardens.

- Lunch will be served at the local restaurant. 

- Then, driving up for half an hour to the summit of mountain, the summit is surprisingly flat though misty, cool and breezy. Walk shortly to see a small Stupa contains the remains of Chao Inthawichayanon the last independent ruler of Chiang Mai who died in 1897 after Lanna Kingdom was combined to be a part of Siam. Enjoy exploring around Ang-Kha Nature Trail at the highest peak, viewing beautiful Fern & Moss as well as White & Red Rhododendrons (bloom only during Jan – Feb).  Night time temperatures on the peak can be as low as -8 degrees celcius.  In the cold/dry season night time, frosts are common.  Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold, so do not forget a long sleeve jumper. 

- Continue to the twin pagodas built by the Thai air force in honor of their Majesties King and Queen for their 60th Birthday Anniversaries. Also take a look at the beautiful Royal flower garden around the site.

- A stop will be made at the local market on the way down the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai.  

- 05:30pm Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai or tranfer to airport and end of wonderful  tour.

 Meals : breakfast +  Lunch 

OVERNIGHT :  Accommodation is not included for tonight.

*** TIME COULD BE CHANGED DEPENDS ON THE SEASON AND SITUATION***

Our pick up & drop off conditions :

– Free pick up & drop off for hotel located in Chiang Mai city area only

– Additional charges will apply for locations outside Chiang Mai city

– If you unsure about the specifics of your hotel or resort location, you can e- mail or call us upfront

This Private Tour Includes :   

– All transportation just for your party / family, to and from your hotel. We use only high-quality air-conditioned vehicles to keep you cool and comfortable

–  3 Night accommodation

– Entrance fees.

– Thai Food 3 Breakfast, 4 lunch, snacks, fruits and water, refreshing towel.( Please advise if you are vegetarian or allergic of any foods)

– Bananas for feeding your elephant.

– Local 1 st class Travel accident insurance

– Informative English speaking tour guide.

– The elephant mahouts outfit will be provided for you by Elephant Sanctuary Team.                

This Private Tour excludes :

– Alcoholic drinks.

What to Bring :
– T-shirt & long pants.

– Towel

– Training shoes and flip-flops

– Swimming suit

– A change of cloth and underwear

– Sunscreen lotion

– Insect repellent

– Digital cameras or phone cameras

– Some money for any your personal expenses

Child Policy :

– Below 3 years old : free of charge

– 4 - 8 years old : 50%discount

– 9 years old up or/taller than 120 cm. consider to adult price

Note : 
- If the hotel is not prefered, please advise or contact us in advance ( by email )

– This tour is long driving in a day but since we are private tour so we can stop to take breaks if you need.

– This package is suitable for all ages and levels experience

– Time is flexible based on the season and situation

– Please bring your passport for crossing the border to Laos .

– We can arrange elephant camp customized for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

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