Chiang Rai is the capital of Chiang Rai province, in Northern Thailand founded in 1262 by King Meng Rai and was the first capital of Lanna Thai (Kingdom of a Million Rice fields). The province contains Thailand’s northernmost point at Mae Sai which is well known for its crisp mountain scenery
Pick up from Chiang Kong border or Chiang rai airport.
Drive to Chiang rai city enjoy the scenic along the way. Upon arrival at Chiang rai take Chiang ria city tour. Visit Wat Prakeaw then check in at the hotel. And enjoy night market by your own.
Chiang Rai is the capital of Chiang Rai province, in Northern Thailand founded in 1262 by King Meng Rai and was the first capital of Lanna Thai (Kingdom of a Million Rice fields). The province contains Thailand’s northernmost point at Mae Sai which is well known for its crisp mountain scenery, and hill tribes. North Chiang Rai falls within the main commercial centre of the region known as the Golden Triangle, the area where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge that is an excellent base for exploring the region.
Accommodation: Weing inn Hotel/Superior room
Morning visit Wat Rong Khun or White temple was designed and built by famous artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. A white ordination hall – Phra Ubosot – is decorated with silver glittering pieces of mirrors. There are large mural paintings of the Lord Buddha in different gestures. Continue your drive to Chiang Mai – the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand among some of the highest mountains in the country. The city stands on the Ping River – a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. Upon arrival in Chiang mai Then drive through different parts of the city, passing old city walls, gates and city moat, markets, residential areas, foreign consulates, government buildings and Tapae, Chiang Mai’s main street. Drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep built in 1383 on Doi Suthep (3500 feet above sea – level), is the symbol of Chiang Mai. It is the most sacred temple in the city and contains the holy relic of the Lord Buddha which is enshrined in the magnificent golden pagoda with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside can be seen from the temple grounds.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Empress/ROH
After breakfast, head out on an excursion to visit an elephant working site located at Ta Yaak Village, Chiang Dao District, approximately 70 km from Chiang Mai. The elephant working camp on the banks of the Mae Ping River and surrounded by rocky hills is where you can see the elephants take a bath in river, drag and push logs. An interesting demonstration of how trained elephants are used as work animals in the teak forests of Thailand around 10.00am. Next, enjoy an exciting trek on an elephant back around camp through the jungle and along the river.
Afterwards, board bamboo rafts along a very picturesque stretch of the Mea Ping River to see the beautiful scenery down the river. The rafting lasts about an hour but depends on the depth of the water and the speed of the current. Drive to Mae Sa to visit an Orchid Nursery & Butterfly Farm. Lunch is at a local restaurant.
Evening transfer to train station then overnight train to Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
** Regular hotel check-in time at 02:00pm and check-out time at 12:00pm