3 Days 2 Nights Northern Highlight.
Highlights of the trip.
This is the perfect trip for you to enjoy all the highlights of Chiang Mai and the areas nearby. It is a good combination of nature, culture and tradition as well as the beautiful landscape. On this trip, you will visit This trip is perfect for someone who wants to be close to the elephants. The activities include feeding, bathing, riding and developing a connection with the elephants. ; Chiang Dao Cave, where Burmese soldiers rested their troops on their way to Chiang Mai; Angkhang Royal Project to see the beautiful flower gardens and the landscape of the mountain area ; Long-necked Village with the Padong Karen tribe women wearing spiraling brass rings around their necks; Mae Sai border - meeting people from both Thailand and Myanmar at the local trading area; Golden Triangle - the famous area of opium trading in the old days; Black House with a collection of art and the balance of Yin and Yang in the Chinese Philosophy; White Temple - the most remarkable temple in white color with the elaborate Thai art.
Chiang Mai Northern Highlight 1 , Chiang Mai Northern Highlight 2
Day 1 : Elephant training " Elephant Mahout Experience " + Chiang Dao cave + Angkhang.
Elephant training " Elephant Mahout Experience " Early in the morning, head north of Chiang Mai to Mae Tang , which takes about an hour. Upon arrival at the camp, meet the chief elephant trainer who will brief us on basic elephant handling. After changing into provided clothing, be instructed on preparation of elephant food and supplements. Once the food is prepared, then meet the elephants and feed them. You will be given some training on approaching and befriending the gentle GIANTS. After getting some training in giving basic commands, you will ride your elephants to the forest and take them for fresh grass in the field up the hill. When you reach the river, it is time for you to bath your elephants (be prepared to get wet!) After the elephant bahting, thank your elephants before saying good bye. Then have lunch in the local restaurant
Afternoon visit to Chiang Dao Cave Explore the cave where the Burmese soldiers once rested before they attacked Chiang Mai City in the mid 1500's. Inside the cave you will also see several Buddha images and beautiful natural stalagmites and stalagtites. Then head to Angkhang.
Overnight at Doi Angkhang : Angkhang Nature Resort, Chiang Mai.
Meals : -- / Lunch / --
Day 2 : Angkhang Royal Project + Lahu Hill tribe at Khob Dong + Norlae Army Base + Thaton, the small town on the border of Thailand and Myanmar + Long-necked Village + Mae Sai + Golden Triangle.
The morning visit to Angkhang Royal Project where the King spent his personal money to change the hill tribe life from opium cultivation to the winter crops. Enjoy walking in the Royal project with the fresh air and beautiful flower gardens. After that visit Lahu Hill Tribe The people who live on the top of the mountain at the Thai-Burmese border. Observe the Lahus working for the King's Royal Project - growing vegetables, fruits and flowers for their living. Lunch in the local restuarant then Thaton Visit the temple on the top of the hill which offers a magnificent view of Thaton town and the Kok River. Stop by Long-necked Hill Tribe These people immigrated from Khaya State in Myanmar. The ladies in this village wear spiraling brass rings around thier necks, weighing up to 5 kilograms / 11 pounds, as a sign of beauty.
Visit Mae Sai The border of Thailand and Myanmar which is one of the commercial trading points. Chinese products are available to purchase if interested before The Golden Triangle The border between 3 countries : Thailand – Laos - Myanmar was once the opium trading area. Enjoy taking pictures from Phu Khao Temple overlooking the Mae Khong River.
Overnight at Golden Triangle : Serene Golden Triangle Hotel, Chiang Rai.
Meals Breakfast / Lunch / --
Day 3 : Boat Ride to Laos + Black Museum or “Ban Dum ”+ White Temple or “Rong Khun Temple ” + Mae Khachan Hot Spring.
Moring with the Boat Ride to Laos Take a boat on the Gigantic Mae Khong River from Thailand to Laos, which usually takes around 30 minutes. In Laos,you can taste the local whiskey as well as shopping in the small market near the river bank. After return back to the pier, continue to Black Museum (Ban Dum)A black house with a large collection of art established by Mr.Tawan Datchanee, one of the great artists of Thailand. Walk around and observe wood carvings, silver, sculptures and paintings within 40 buildings on the property. Lunch in the local restaurant and visit White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) This unique white temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand signifies purity of the heart. The mural is painted in contemporary style by Mr.Chalermchai Kositpipat who devotes his whole life to work on the temple.
Due to the long drive to Chiang Mai, have a stop at Mae Khachan Hot Spring Experience foot soaking in the warm pool which is believed to be a great healing for skin and joints. There is a separate pool which is so hot that you can even boil eggs and continue the road back to Chiang Mai.
Overnight at Chiang Mai : On your own
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / --
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The price : 13,800 THB/person (Private tour only. Minimum 2 persons.)
Pick up time : 8.30 am. At hotel lobby.
Time duration : 3 days 2 nights
Type of the trip : Private tour only. Minimum 2 persons.
Service provided by : Chiang Mai Tour Center only.
- Private transportation. (Toyota Commuter Van or similar with a/c )
- An English speaking guide.
- All entrance fees as mentioned in the program.
- Drinking water and refreshing towel in the van.
- Hotel accommodation for 2 nights and meals as mentioned in the program.
Tour does not include.
- Other expenses during the trip.
- Tickets for entering the Tiger Kingdom cages, Monkey center, Snake farm and Crocodile farm.
- Airline ticket
- Accommodation on last night.
What should you bring on this trip?
- A camera.
- A hat or a cap.
- Your own medication
- Swimming suit
What should you wear on the trip?
- T-shirt and shorts on the day to the elephant farm and soft trek. ( If you prefer pants, it's ok.)
- Sandals or flip-flops for the easy program.
- Walking / Trekking shoes
- Appropriate dress for the temples. (Pants or skirts below the knees. No tank top or spaghetti straps.)
November - February.
During the winter in Thailand, the temperature is between 5 - 12 degrees Celsius / 41 - 54 degrees Fahrenheit. You should come prepared with appropriate clothing. This is the best time for traveling in Thailand, due to the nice and cool weather. The landscape is covered with blooming flowers and lush vegetation which makes the bio diversity of birds and wildlife plentiful.
March - May.
This is summer time, the temperature is between 28 - 33 degree Celsius / 82 - 91 degrees Fahrenheit. The hottest time of the year is April, when temperatures can reach as high as 43 degree Celsius / 109 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring something light and thin to wear. Hat , sun glasses and sunscreen is recommended.
June - October.
This is the rainy season, the temperature is between 18 - 25 degree Celsius / 64 -77 degrees Fahrenheit. An umbrella or rain coat are recommended. Flip flops or thongs are the best shoes to wear during these months.
Why should you select Chiang Mai Tour Center as your service provider?
1. Our staff works with responsibility from their hearts. They are punctual, sincere, friendly and fun.
2. We have been serving tourists for the past twenty years with utmost dedication.
3. We treat you as our family member with love and care.
4. We have child friendly staff members working in our company.
5. Our pricing is reasonable and provides good value for your cost.
6. We are spontaneous and flexible in our programming.
7. We are promt in attending to the needs of our clients.