Wat Rong Khun | Chiang Rai | Thailand
FROM: CAD $1,795 pp

Discover the highlights of Northern Thailand as well as the mesmerising capital of Bangkok on this 7 day tour. Travelling from Bangkok to the hill tribes of Chiang Rai and onwards to the temples of Chiang Mai, you'll explore the fascinating history and witness the breathtaking scenery of this truly incredible country.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Bangkok – visit the iconic Grand Palace, enjoy an exhilarating tuk-tuk ride and cruise the city’s maze of canals on a longtail boat
Mae Rim – meet local ethnic hill tribes to learn about their traditional culture and enjoy a delicious barbecue
Kok River – cruise the river in a traditional longtail boat to enjoy scenic country views and villagers going about their lives
Chiang Rai – discover the unique ‘White Temple’ of Wat Rong Khun and browse the bustling night market
Chiang Mai – explore the famous Doi Suthep Temple and create delicious Thai dishes during a fun cooking class
Araksa Tea Gardens – taste delicious local tea and learn more about the process for growing and producing tea in Thailand


6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Economy class flight Bangkok to Chiang Rai
Escorted by an English-speaking Thai tour guide
Cooking class in Chiang Mai
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
6 nights 3 - 4 star & Special Class hotels
Airport arrival transfer day 1 & departure transfer day 7
Guided sightseeing - Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
 Longtail boat cruise on the canals of Bangkok and on the Kok River

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$40-50pp, paid in USD
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$30-40pp, paid in USD


Day 1


Saturday. Welcome to Bangkok, the ever-alluring capital of Thailand. Once you have checked into your hotel the rest of the day is free until 6pm when you meet your guide for a welcome meeting. Later we make our way to the lively Khao San Road area to enjoy a welcome dinner on the bustling street of Soi Rambuthri. After dinner your guide will escort you back to the hotel or you may wish to continue the night at one of the many bars in the area.
Overnight: Bangkok  |  Dinner

Day 2

Bangkok sightseeing

This morning we set off to explore this sprawling metropolis. The first stop is at the 24 hour flower market where you can see stunning orchids and roses on sale to the local restaurants and florists. We then jump on Tuk Tuks and take an exhilarating ride through the streets of Bangkok to Wat Pho, home to the famous reclining Buddha. Then we visit the spiritual and religious heart of the city - the striking Grand Palace. Topped by golden stupas, the complex has been the site of royal coronations and is home to the legendary Emerald Buddha.

After a break for lunch we board a longtail boat and set off on an exploration of the labyrinth of klongs (canals) that crisscross the city. On our journey we’ll glide by stilted houses and gleaming temples whilst old men fish and children play about on the waters edge. Disembarking our boats the rest of the day is at leisure to further explore Bangkok independently.
Overnight: Bangkok  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Chiang Rai

Bangkok - Chiang Rai. This morning we head for the airport and fly north to the stunning city of Chiang Rai. This afternoon we visit the fabulous White Temple of Wat Rong Khun which depicts scenes from movies including the Matrix, Star Wars and Superman! This temple is far from ordinary and it's white buildings glisten in the bright Thai sunshine.

This evening we visit Chiang Rai night market, which boasts many interesting stalls selling local and national handicrafts and souvenirs. You'll also find a number of street food stalls offering a variety of delicious Thai dishes.
Overnight: Chiang Rai  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Mae Rim

Chiang Rai - Mae Rim. After a leisurely breakfast we set off towards the hill tribe region, located north of Chiang Mai and reach our accommodation in the afternoon. From here we board our longtail boat for a cruise down Kok River, and onto the surrounding countryside and visit the some of the nearby hill tribe villages. Gain a wonderful insight into the lives of some of the smaller minority groups in the country. In the evening we enjoy a sumptuous meal before being entertained by dancers from the local community.
Overnight: Mae Rim  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Chiang Mai

Mae Rim - Chiang Mai. This morning we visit the Araksa Tea Gardens, home to 110 acres of verdant tea plantations. You'll learn about the history of the tea plantation and their commitment to supporting the local people. You'll also discover the process of tea growing in this area and try your hand at picking before enjoying a cup of the freshest brew.

Later we continue to Chiang Mai and make our way to the imposing Doi Suthep Temple, which stands like a sentinel over the city. The temple is said to have been founded in 1383 and the beautiful golden stupa sitting in the centre of the complex is now the main attraction.

This evening your guide will give you an orientation of the sprawling night market of Chiang Mai. A perfect place to shop away the hours and try some exciting local food.
Overnight: Chiang Mai  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Chiang Mai Cooking class

This morning we head to a local cooking school to try our hand at preparing tasty local cuisine in a traditional Thai setting. This informative cooking class teaches us how to prepare three of Thailand’s most popular dishes that we’ll later get to enjoy for lunch.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore at leisure. In the evening we visit the Chiang Mai night market, a haven of souvenirs and works by local artisans.
Overnight: Chiang Mai  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Chiang Mai

This morning marks the end of our tour. A transfer will be provided to take you to Chiang Mai airport for your onward journey.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons (or 3 persons if you wish to book a triple) sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

Extra Prices

Price /
Pre Tour Accommodation Bangkok
CAD $85
CAD $70
Post Accommodation Chaing Mai
CAD $75
CAD $55


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.

Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Bangkok Old City, The Royal Princess Larn Luang hotel offers stylish accommodation along with a range of facilities and, most importantly, comfort. The spacious guest rooms are decorated with neutral colours and equipped with modern amenities such as cable TV and internet access, with wonderful views of either the city or the pool area with its shady palms. The property has four restaurants, offering a range of delicious international cuisine, while tasty cocktails and light snacks are served in the lobby lounge and Princess Club. After a day of sightseeing guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the hotel's large outdoor pool, or head to the spa and fitness centre, before listening to live music at the Princess Club.

Hmong Hilltribe Lodge, Mae Rim

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

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.

Amora Hotel Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Close to the Tapae Gate, Amora Hotel Chiang Mai is a modern property with great amenities. Guest rooms are designed in the modern Northern Thai (Lanna) style and come with air conditioning, TV, mini bar and room service. The hotel also boasts a refreshing outdoor pool and fitness centre as well as Chili's restaurant - serving up a delicious array of transitional Thai and international cuisine. The Lobby Lounge Bar and Pool Bar are great places to enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day.

In Brief

Chiang Mai/ Bangkok
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Chatuchak Market in Bangkok - On the Go Tours
The magnificent and intrictae designed White Temple in Chiang Rai
White Buddha statue in front of one of the many temples of Chiang Mai
White Buddha statue in front of one of the many temples of Chiang Mai
White Buddha statue in front of one of the many temples of Chiang Mai

Extra Tour Info

Hill Tribes and Trekking
Where best to visit and a guide to the different hill tribes
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