North Thailand Culture Tour

5 Day Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Culture Experience.

On this 5 day tour you will visit primitive hill tribe villages, beautiful Temples, Long tailed boat ride through mountain canyons with overnight in beautiful resorts. Visit and overnight at a tea plantation and factory high in the mountains plus the infamous Golden Triangle.

Chiang Dao Cave
Chiang Dao Cave

DAY 1 We will greet you at your hotel in Chiang Mai and ride 40 minutes to a town market. Your guide will tell you about the local produce, food and snacks on display and for you to taste, Then travel to Chiang Dao Cave Shrine for a short walk through the cave. We then travel through Fang valley stopping at a Hmong hill tribe fruit market and have lunch in Fang. We then visit a rice mill in Mae Ai then Wat Thaton Temple and walk through the beautiful Crystal Pagoda with a wonderful view of the valley below and a look across the Mae Kok river into Myanmar. We then check into your bungalow along the Mae Kok river then a delicious Thai food family style dinner with your guide and driver, overnight in Thaton. (L,D)

Garden Home Bungalow Thaton

DAY 2 This morning we wake up early to see the amazing sunrise from Wat Thaton temple. We then return to the bungalows for breakfast and check out. We then visit a primitive Lahu village and school for children 2 to 5 years old. We then visit a Karen hill tribe village where we pick up your local English speaking guide to visit Akha hill tribe and surrounding villages. Then we will have lunch and travel high in the mountains with spectacular vistas to Laolee Resort in a beautiful Chinese village. We then visit the tea plantation factory and KMT General Laolee’s home who founded the town after leaving the Chinese Revolution.. Tonight enjoy a delicious Yunnan Chinese meal and overnight at the resort..(B,L,D)

Room at Laolee Resort Chiang Rai Thailand
Room at Laolee Resort Chiang Rai Thailand

DAY 3 This morning after breakfast we travel down the mountain to a Shan hill tribe village and visit locals cotton weaving beautiful patterns. We then take a short ride to the banks of the Mae Kok River where we board a private long tail boat for the 2 hour ride through the mountain canyons to Chiang Rai. Here our vehicle will meet us then we travel to the infamous Golden Triangle for lunch where the borders of Laos, Burma, and Thailand join together. We will Then visit the Opium museum and check into your large bungalow at a small family owned resort. Tonight enjoy an all you can eat Dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant.(B,L,D)

Day 4 This morning after a pancake breakfast made by your guide at the bungalows with coffee and tea we travel to the temple on top of the mountain with a great view of the Golden Triangle. We then visit the ancient Lanna Thai capital of Chiang Sean. We then have lunch and travel to Chiang Rai Visiting The Blue Temple along the way. Overnight in Chiang Rai at the Nakaraj Princess Chiang Rai in the city center.

Day 5 This morning after breakfast we visit the “White Temple” Wat Rueng Khun in Chiang Rai then lunch at a resort restaurant famous for it’s pies and cakes. We then visit Beautiful the famous Wat Saengkaeo which is a combination of the old Thai style and the modern Thai style. The temple buildings are a combination of Thai, Shan Burmese and Cambodian style architectures. Wat Saengkaeo also has various statues of deities of Hinduism and other religions. If you are a photographer touring the huge grounds is a must. This is a real mind blowing way to end the day. Return to Chiang Mai and your hotel or airport. (B,L). End Tour, this is a private tour.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by air conditioned van
  • All Entrance fees
  • Thai and local Hill Tribe English Speaking guides
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary (B,L,D)
  • Accommodations
  • Bottled water
Giving Shoes to poor children

A tour with us helps Orphan children and poor families in need.

We support Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital in Lampang Thailand.

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