Best of the North Thailand 7 days 6 nights

best of the north thailand

Tour code: TL001E
Departure date: Everyday
Duration:  7 days 6 nights
  • Day 1: Chiang Mai Arrival - Road Transfer To Mae Hong Son (-)
    • Your discovery of the Best of the North Thailand begins with a warm welcome from your tour guide and driver at Chiang Mai Airport. From there, you'll embark on a picturesque 3-hour drive from Chiang Mai Airport to the charming town of Mae Hong Son, nestled in the mountainous region of northern Thailand. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of the landscape.

      Upon reaching Mae Hong Son, your afternoon will be filled with cultural experiences and exploration:

      Long Neck Karen Village: Your first destination is the Long Neck Karen Village, which you'll reach by taking a boat ride along the serene Pai River. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about the Long Neck Karen people's way of life and their distinctive tradition of wearing brass rings, which give them their name.

      Phrathat Doi Kong Mu Temple: Your next stop is the Phra That Doi Kong Mu Temple, majestically perched on top of Kong Mu Mountain. This temple not only offers a spiritual experience but also breathtaking panoramic views of Mae Hong Son and its surrounding landscapes.

      Jong Kahm and Jong Klang Temples: Continuing your tour, you'll visit Jong Kahm and Jong Klang Temples. These temples are renowned for their intricate architecture and serene ambiance, providing insight into the region's rich cultural and spiritual heritage.

      The evening is yours to spend as you like, whether you choose to relax, dine on local delicacies, or explore more of Mae Hong Son at your own pace. Enjoy your evening at leisure in this charming town.
      Overnight in Mae Hong Son
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      best of the north thailand
  • Day 2: Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai (B)
    • Your day begins with an exciting journey from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai, with several fascinating stops along the way:

      Fish Cave: Start your day by visiting the renowned Fish Cave. This natural wonder is not only beautiful but also holds cultural significance. Explore the cave and appreciate the unique geological formations that have earned it its name.

      Lahu Tribe Village: Next, you'll head to the Lahu Tribe Village. The Lahu people are the second-largest ethnic group in Mae Hong Son. Learn about their traditional way of life, culture, and history. In the past, the Lahu were known for their hunting skills.

      Lisu Ethnic Population: While on your Best of North Thailand journey, you'll likely encounter the Lisu ethnic population. Known for their vibrant and attractive traditional clothing, the Lisu people are an integral part of the cultural tapestry of the region.

      Lod Cave: Your next stop is the Lod Cave, an archaeological treasure of the area. One of its distinctive features is the "Laang" stream that flows from one end of the cave to the other. Explore the cave and soak in its historical and natural significance.

      After your morning exploration, you'll continue your journey to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you'll check in at a budget hotel in Chiang Mai.

      The rest of the afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure. You can explore the city's bustling markets, sample delicious street food, or simply relax at your hotel.
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      best of the north thailand
  • Day 3: Full-day Coffee And Jungle Trail (B/L)
    • Your day begins with an immersive experience in the misty mountains of Northern Thailand, where you'll visit a Karen village known for its coffee production. Here's what your morning adventure entails:

      Upon arriving at the Karen village, a local guide will lead you through a workshop on coffee production. You'll have the chance to learn and participate in every step of the process, from roasting and winnowing to grinding the hand-picked coffee beans. After your hands-on experience, you'll sit down to savor the fresh coffee you've created. During this time, your Karen hosts will share the inspiring story of how the coffee project was established to replace the opium trade, providing villagers with a sustainable livelihood and reducing drug use and its associated issues.

      Following the coffee workshop, you'll embark on a two-hour trek along nature trails that meander through picturesque emerald paddy fields and lush rice terraces. Along the way, you'll take a break at Pha Dok Seaw Waterfall to relax and appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

      After the trek, you'll arrive at the Royal Project, which shares a similar purpose with the coffee plantations. Here, Hmong people cultivate fruits and flowers, contributing to sustainable development. Enjoy a hearty lunch featuring fresh vegetables and fish, providing a well-deserved rest after your morning hike.

      Your adventure continues as you make your way to Mae Ya Waterfall, celebrated for its soft, frothy cascades. While swimming isn't permitted, you'll have the opportunity to take stunning photographs and dip your feet into the refreshing waters. Spend some time connecting with nature and appreciating the tranquil surroundings.

      Later in the afternoon, you'll head back to Chiang Mai, concluding your day of exploration and ethical tourism. This unique journey offers insights into a lesser-seen side of Thailand and the chance to support sustainable practices while enjoying its natural beauty.
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      best of the north thailand
  • Day 4: Full-day Lanna Temple Relics (B/L)
    • Your day of exploration in Chiang Mai begins with a memorable journey to some of the city's highlights, all while minimizing your carbon footprint by traveling aboard a traditional Thai rickshaw.

      Your adventure starts around 08:30 as you depart from your hotel. Your first destination is Doi Suthep, home to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the holiest shrines in northern Thailand. You have two options to reach the temple: brave the climb up the steep staircase or opt for a gentler ride on the funicular train located adjacent to the stair pathway. Regardless of your choice, the panoramic views from the mountain's summit are breathtaking. Explore the temple and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.

      After your visit to Doi Suthep, you'll descend the mountain by car and head to Sala Lanna, a charming riverside restaurant. Here, you can indulge in a delicious lunch in a tranquil and picturesque setting, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate.

      In the afternoon, your adventure continues as you swap your car for a traditional Thai rickshaw, a mode of transportation that has been used in Thailand for over six decades.

      Your rickshaw will take you to Warorot Market, a bustling and vibrant marketplace where you can weave through stalls brimming with a wide array of goods, from flowers and silks to handicrafts. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and perhaps pick up some souvenirs.

      Next, your rickshaw adventure will lead you to two of the most stunning and significant temples in Chiang Mai, Wat Srisuphan and Wat Chedi Luang. Explore the intricate architecture and rich history of these cultural treasures.

      Finally, you'll board the rickshaw once more, and it will gracefully transport you back to your hotel, concluding your day of exploration in a unique and eco-friendly way.

      This day promises a blend of cultural immersion, delicious cuisine, and the opportunity to reduce your environmental impact while experiencing the charm of Chiang Mai.
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      best of the north thailand
  • Day 5: Chiang Mai - Road Transfer To Chiang Rai (B)
    • Your journey from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai begins at around 08:30. As you make your way to Chiang Rai, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of the renowned local industries in the San Kamphaeng District. This district is well-known for its traditional crafts and artisans. Here are a few notable stops along the way:

      Upon your arrival in Chiang Rai, you'll check in at your hotel and have some free time to relax and unwind. Chiang Rai, with its serene atmosphere and stunning natural surroundings, offers a peaceful setting for a restful afternoon. You can take this time to explore the hotel's amenities or venture out to explore the local area at your own leisure.
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      best of the north thailand
  • Day 6: Doi Tung, Akha Yao Hill Tribe, Golden Triangle And Mae Sai (B)
    • Prepare for an exciting full-day adventure that will take you to some of the most captivating sites in northern Thailand.

      At approximately 08:30, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Rai, setting the stage for your day of exploration.

      Embark on a scenic journey through narrow roads that wind through the picturesque landscape as you make your way to Doi Tung mountain. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit traditional Lahu and Akha villages, providing insight into the local cultures and traditions.

      Arrive at the Golden Triangle viewpoint, a location offering breathtaking vistas where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge. Take in the stunning panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

      In the afternoon you will board a boat to cruise along the scenic Mekong River, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. In the distance, you'll catch glimpses of several temples as you sail. Your journey will take you to the Laos-Burmese border, where you may have the opportunity to step onto Don Island in Laos, providing a unique cross-border experience.

      Continue your adventure as you head to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand and an essential trading hub situated at the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Spend time exploring the local market, a place rich in trading heritage. Here, you can browse and shop for affordable jewels imported from Myanmar or savor delicious local cuisine.

      As your day of exploration comes to a close, you'll have the opportunity to pick up souvenirs or delightful local food to enjoy on the ride back to Chiang Rai.
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      best of the north thailand
  • Day 7: Chiang Rai Departure (B)
    • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel as you prepare for your departure. You have some free time in the morning to relax or perhaps do some last-minute exploration around Chiang Rai. Your leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
      End of our services.
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      best of the north thailand

Laluna Hotel & Resort 3*
Address: 160 Moo 14 Sanambin Road, Muang, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand
Laluna stands apart from the crowd with a unique feel. A collection of 79 spacious bungalows hidden away from the main road and nestled within a tropical paradise, 20 of or bungalows surround the large lagoon style swimming pool and Jacuzzi with a large deck area where you can sit and relax, order a poolside snack or cocktail. We are located only minutes from the famous night bazaar and centre of town, and a 15 minute drive to the airport and bus station.
Fern Resort 3*
Address: 64 Moo 10, Amphoe Muang Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Nestled in a lush valley outside the town of Mae Hong Son, in the mountains of Northern Thailand, you find this beautiful place for nature lovers! The sounds of running water and the peaceful jungle setting is pure relaxation. We are the place for the perfect hide-away!

Our 30 wooden bungalows are built in the local Shan Style and are comfortable and tastefully decorated. Experience the sights and sounds of unspoiled nature! Our friendly and warm staff will make you feel at home right away!

Let the Fern Resort be your special place to relax and regenerate yourself!
White Boutique Hotel and Spa
Address: 17 Ragang Road, T. Hay Ya, A. Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
White Boutique Hotel & Spa is decorated in Lanna Colonial style. To make you feel warm and cozy, rooms decorating with Lanna wood furniture concerted. The main theme is a surrounding with pleasure like we are relaxing with our home. The design is a perfect combination between Lanna and Colonial style. All room is every aspect and tells the story of Thai-northern style.

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