Day 1: Chiang Mai – Arrival (no meals)
Arrival at Chiang Mai airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel for check-in & take a short rest. Sightseeing to Meow Hill tribe village where is located on Doi Pui and it was once famous for opium cultivation. It is 1500 meter above the sea level. Trip continues on to Wat Doi Suthep Temple and then driving up offers a panoramic view of Chiang Mai city. Visit San Kamphaeng district, heart of the Silk and Cotton home industries, to witness the fascinating process of making and weaving these popular fabrics. Continue on the Bor Sang, the umbrella village, where the delicate Thai paper umbrellas are produced and hand-painted. From here, onwards to Thai Celadon, about 6kms north of Chiang Mai where exquisite ceramics is are produced. These are modeled on the Sawankhalok pottery that used to be made hundreds of years ago at Sukhothai and exported all over the region. With its deep, cracked glazed finish the style is very distinctive and some pieces are exceptionally beautiful. Last but not least are stops to observe the intricacies of both lacquer ware and silverware craftsmen.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 2: Chiang Mai Elephant Safari (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel and then we visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp to see the 'Elephants at Work. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river and into the forest in about 1 hour. Then return by oxcart to the elephant village followed by lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river, for around 45 minutes. Then, onwards to an orchid farm, where there are many beautiful species of orchid. Back to your hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Golden Triangle (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Chiang Rai, visit the infamous Golden Triangle renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hill top viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak and forming the actual “Triangle” with Laos Burma and Thailand. Overnight in Chiang Rai.
Day 4: Chiang Rai – Bangkok (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until time transfer to the Airport for departure flight to Bangkok & connecting your international flight back home.
Ends of trip!
Price is valid from 01.10.14 to 31.03.15 (except Xmas and New Year)
Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of
|Superior Class (3 star)
|First Class (4 star)
* Peak time surcharge at US$25,--/hotel room/night for period stay from 20 Dec’14 to 05 Jan’15. Surcharge excluded compulsory Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve and New Year, cost will be informed on request.
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- Accommodation at hotel with daily ABF as indicated
- English speaking local guide
- Private transportation
- Meals as specified
- Entrance fee to sightseeings
- VAT and other taxes
- Airfare to Thailand and to Vietnam and taxes
- Services not mentioned
- Transfer to show in Pattaya
- Visa to Thailand
- Vietnam visa
- Personal expenses: tips, drinks, laundry, camera fee
- Travel insurance
Hotels used for Superior class
Hotels used for First class