Beginning in the Thai capital of Bangkok with its incredible Grand Palace, this trip takes you up into the hills of the northwestern part of Thailand, with its panoply of different ethnic groups, rivers, elephant training camps and vibrant cities. Your path will wend from Chiang Rai and the infamous Golden Triangle down to Chiang Mai with its wonderful crafts and people over to Mae Hong Son and Pai. You’ll even cross into Myanmar.
NOTE: At the end of the tour, should you wish to include time on one of Thailand’s beautiful beaches or do an extension to another country in Southeast Asia, we would be happy to add this to your trip.
Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Bangkok.
Visit Bangkok – Grand Palace, Klongs, Wat Po and Wat Arun. Evening visit to China Town.
Visit the Floating Market, River Kwai and museum.
Fly Chiang Rai. Visit Chiang Saen, Opium Museum, and Golden Triangle. Cross into Myanmar. Visit Akha and Yao villages and Baan Dam.
Long tail boat ride to Ta Ton. Visit Karen and Lahu villages and Wat Thaton. End in Chiang Mai.
Elephant owner for a day.
AM at Cooking School. PM free. Evening Kantoke dinner and dancing.
Two alternatives: a) City tour or b) Visit to Mae Kampong Mountain Village way of Life. Evening visit to the night market.
Drive Mai Hong Son via Mae Malai and hot spa.
Tour Mae Hong Son and boat ride on Pai River to Padong village.
AM market and Buddhist offerings. Drive Pai via Tam Lod, Lisu and Lahu villages. Explore Pai.
Drive Chiang Mai. Fly Bangkok and connect with evening flight out. NOTE: If you want an extension to Phuket, Krabi or similar, we will be happy to help.