PRIVATE TOUR: Dive into this enchanting 6-day tour and unveil the cultural and natural treasures of Northern Thailand. Visit the therapeutic Mae Kajan Hot Springs and revered temples like Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra Singh. Explore the Golden Triangle's Chiang Saen, where three nations converge and learn about sustainability at the eco-friendly Elephant Poopoo Paper Park. Visits to an orchid farm and the artistic Baan Dam Black House are the perfect finishing touches to this extraordinary private journey.
Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Welcome to Chiang Mai, a city in Thailand known for its rich culture, ancient temples and beautiful natural surroundings. From the iconic Doi Suthep Temple to the bustling Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai offers traditional charm, delicious Northern Thai cuisine, and a wide range of activities to make your stay memorable.
Arriving at Chiang Mai Airport, you'll be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. Why not try some tasty street food or take a thrilling tuk tuk ride?
Overnight: Chiang Mai
The Golden Triangle
Chiang Mai - Chiang Saen. Today's journey takes you to Chiang Rai, a picturesque destination in Northern Thailand. First stop is at the rejuvenating Mae Kajan Hot Springs. Next, visit Wat Rong Khun or 'White Temple,' a mesmerizing art exhibit.
After lunch, continue to Chiang Saen, a Lanna-era capital situated on the Mekong River. It is here that the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge.
You will continue on and explore the picturesque Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti, before taking a boat to the Golden Triangle for views of Myanmar and Laos.
Overnight: Chiang Saen | Breakfast, Lunch
Chinese Temples & Coffee House
Chaing Saen - Chiang Rai. The adventure continues to Mae Sai, the northernmost Thai town, situated on the Myanmar border. Here, you'll explore the local market, as well as the Fish and Monkey cave.
You'll then journey to Doi Mae Salong, a breathtaking area perched 1,800 meters above sea level. The area features lush tea plantations, Chinese temples and unique ethnic tribes. You will enjoy a Yunnan-style lunch at Mae Salong Villa, surrounded by striking mountain and valley vistas.
Afterwards, drive towards Chiang Rai with a visit to 'Baan Dam' Black House along the way. This remarkable structure, created by local Thai artist Tawan Duchanee, is a fusion of an art studio, museum, and home.
To end the day, you will visit the relaxing Cheevit Tammada, a quaint coffee house near the Kok River, before arriving in Chiang Rai where you will spend the night.
Overnight: Chiang Rai | Breakfast, Lunch
Kok River Boat Ride & Mae Rim
Chiang Rai - Mae Rim. Today begins with a 3-hour long-tail boat ride up the scenic Kok River. Along the way, you will pass tiny hill tribe villages and dense jungles.
After lunch, visit Wat Thatorn, a large and remarkable temple complex near the Myanmar border. Here, you can enjoy magnificent views over the surrounding rural area.
The journey then moves towards Mae Rim, with scenic stops in Fang and Chiang Dao. These charming destinations offer glimpses of authentic local life and showcase the natural wonders of Northern Thailand. Finally, arrive in Mae Rim, where you will spend the night.
Overnight: Mae Rim | Breakfast, Lunch
Orchids, Elephant Waste & Palace Museum
Mae Rim - Chiang Mai. Start the day off fresh, with a visit to an orchid farm. Enjoy the vibrant colours and varied species of flowers that thrive in Thailand.
You'll then head to Elephant Poopoo Paper Park, a unique and eco-friendly attraction where you will discover the fascinating process of making paper products from elephant waste.
Next, head to the Dara Pirom Palace Museum, an elegant property that once belonged to one of King Rama V's royal consorts. The building has been transformed into a museum exhibiting palace decor, and Chiang Mai's rich culture and history.
Finish up the day with a visit to a handicraft enclave, where you can witness the intricate craftsmanship involved in creating lacquerware, weaving Thai Silk, and making paper umbrellas.
Overnight: Chiang Mai | Breakfast, Lunch
As your journey comes to a close, immerse yourself in the ancient history of Chiang Mai with visits to some of its most iconic temples including the oldest temple in Chiang Mai - Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Suan Dok and Wat Doi Suthep which sits at an elevation of 1,676 atop a mountain.
After lunch, the tour will conclude. If flying out today, we recommend booking a flight after 5pm.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Rimping Village Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Nestled along the Ping River's eastern banks, Rimping Village stands as an intimate boutique hotel where history and design converge. Constructed in harmony with its surroundings and paying homage to the area's trading post legacy, this hotel seamlessly blends local architectural elements, such as Lanna-style doors and authentic roofs, into its aesthetic. With 34 comfortable rooms and a host of modern amenities, including cable TV and a minibar, Rimping Village offers a peaceful retreat just a short walk from Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Wat Gate Temple. The property offers an outdoor pool, terrace, and onsite restaurant serving healthy local dishes.
Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Overlooking the serene Mae Ping River and the majestic Doi Suthep Mountain, Centara Riverside Hotel in Chiang Mai is located a short drive from the city's vibrant Night Bazaar and revered temples. With spacious rooms featuring modern amenities and a variety of dining options, including River Terrace and China Palace, guests can savor delectable Thai and international cuisine. The hotel also boasts an outdoor pool for relaxation, a sauna and fitness center for rejuvenation, and convenient access to Chiang Mai's attractions, making it a perfect blend of comfort and convenience for a memorable stay.
The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, Chiang Saen
Nestled amidst the stunning Northern Mountains and surrounded by the Mekong and Ruak Rivers, The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort in Chiang Saen occupies a unique location where Thailand's borders converge with Laos and Myanmar. With 73 rooms, the resort offers captivating vistas of this picturesque mountainous area. The resort features an outdoor pool, restaurant, and offers various facilities, making it an ideal retreat. Each room boasts traditional teak furniture and a private balcony. The Border View Restaurant offers northern Thai and international cuisine, while the Karaoke lounge and lobby provide drinks and entertainment.
The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort, Chiang Rai
The Legend Chiang Rai is a captivating riverside resort that offers delightful dining venues, a refreshing pool, a herbal spa for rejuvenation, and a fitness center. Wander through serene pathways, encounter lotus-filled ponds, and explore the vibrant gardens. The hotel offers spacious studios and villas which are thoughtfully designed, showcasing luxurious furnishings and distinctive tropical-inspired bathrooms. The opulence extends to outstanding facilities, including an infinity pool that overlooks the river, an outdoor Spa, and the Sala Rim Nam Thai restaurant, where you can savor Thai and Western cuisine.
Hmong Hilltribe Lodge, Mae Rim
Set within the spectacular mountains and rice fields of Mae Rim, the Hmong Lodge offers guests a unique opportunity to experience traditional Hmong culture amidst striking natural beauty. Conveniently located just an hours drive from Chiang Mai, The Hmong Lodge offers travellers the perfect balance of style and comfort and offers them the chance to meet and learn about nearby tribal communities. The comfortable guest rooms are beautifully crafted from wood and have a splash of colour added with the Hmong quilts. The lodge features an outdoor pool, spa and open-air restaurant. Days can be spent with local tribes and exploring the stunning surrounding landscapes while evenings at the lodge can be filled with a barbecue and al fresco dining followed by traditional Hmong performances including dancing.