Trip code : PKG0940
Trip name : Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai 4days
Routing : Chiang Mai-Elephant Safari- Chiang Rai-Golden Triangle
Historical Sites 30%
Duration : 4 days - 3 nights
Touring Date : Depart everyday from 20 Jun 2007 - 31 Jan 2014
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Chiang mai elephant safari & Rafting tours
Enjoy the breath - taking beauty and uncanny peach of a voyage among the variety of woods in the real forest. A classic experience of touring in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai which will be unforgettable trip for you forever.
day 1 : Day of leisure
Chiang Mai doi suthep temple tours
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the north\'s holiest shrine, its pre-eminence deriving from a magic relic enshrined in its chedi and the miraculous legend of its founding. The original chedi here was build by King Ku Na at the end of the fourteenth century, after the glowing relic of Wat Suan Dork had self-multiplied just before being enshrined.
Wat Prathat Dai Suthep is the most famous temple in the area, standing on a hill to the north-west of the city. This temple dates from 1383. Its builders allegedly chose its site by placing a relic of the Lord Buddha on an elephant\'s back and letting the elephant roam until it came across a place where it trumpeted and circled before lying down and eventually died. The onlookers took this as marking an auspicious place to build the temple. The temple\'s location also affords superb views over the city on a clear day.
Arrive to Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodation.
day 2 : Doi Suthep Temple & Meo Hill -tribe Village
Have A Breakfast.
08.30 AM Doi Suthep Temple & Meo Hill -tribe Village.(Half day).
A pleasant winding drive up to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the symbol of Chiang Mai, where the holy relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined. 2 magnificent Nagas act as guardians as you ascend up the steps to the temple.
A splendid view of town and the surrounding country -side can be seen from the temple grounds. Drive further up the mountain to a Meo hill-tribe village. Migrants from China, they choose to live in self -sustaining villages while retaining their primitive culture, quaint customs and elaborately embroideried clothes. Return back to town.
Have A Lunch.
01.30 PM Home Industries.(Half day).
A paradise program for shoppers willing to enjoy the fun art of shopping see world -renowned native handicrafts actually being crafted by master craftsmen and their assistants.
Elaborate teak-wood carvings in hundreds of forms and sizes, intricate hand-made silverware, high-fired celadon, lustrous lacquer-were, Thai silk and cotton being woven the ancient, traditional way on rustic wooden looms, primitive paper making process, hand-made paper and silk parasols in a dazzling blaze of rainbow hues.
Watch skilled artists painting on parasols. High skill and endless patience is a necessary virtue to work in these industries.
Overnight at hotel.
day 3 : Elephant Safari & Rafting
Have A Breakfast.
08.30 AM Elephant Safari & Rafting.
A pleasant scenic trip north by minibus along the Chiang Mai – Thaton route. Amidst lush tropical jungle a demonstration of how these trained magnificent beasts are used in the timber industry – pushing, pulling and rolling logs with their tusks, powerful trunks and feet.
Then, its “ ride ‘em cowboy” time……enjoy an exciting 1hour elephant ride over hills and into the jungle. “ Swing with the sway ” is what it is all about.
Then have a picnic lunch under cool jungle shade beside the river. Then take a “Huckleberry Finn” bamboo rafting trip on the placid Ping River. You’ll find the solitude and serene surroundings invigorating and relaxing. On the way back, stop at an orchid farm filled with magnificent orchid blooms.
03.00 PM Depart Chiang Mai by minibus for a great drive through undulating hills and valleys, emerald green forests, quaint small towns, picturesque villages and rice fields. Stop by at a Hot -spring where you can mingle with the locals.
06.00 PM Arrive to Chiang Rai and check in to a hotel for overnight accommodation.
day 4 : Akha hill -tribe village
Chiang Mai Meo hill-tribe elephant camp tours
Over 100 years ago, the Hilltribe peoples migrated south from China into what are now Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. The six major tribes are the Karen (Kariang, Yang), the Hmong (Meo), the Yao (Mien), the Akha (Ekaw), the Lisu (Lisaw), and the Lahu (Mussur). The main profession of all these tribes is farming, and all of them tend to migrate whenever they feel that the soil at their present location is becoming depleted. Each tribe is district, with its own culture, religion, language, art, and dress. With Thailand undergoing rapid modern development, it is difficult yet to say whether these tribes will continue in there traditional ways of life, or whether they will eventually be absorbed into the surrounding, and ever more-encroaching, Thai society.
Have A Breakfast.
08.00 AM An exhilarating drive up to Doi Tung, where a Royal Villa has been constructed drive further on to visit an Akha hill -tribe village.
Continue to the bustling border town of Maesai, the northern most point of the country with Burma. Visit a jade carving factory to see craftsmen at work.
Drive to the world-renowned Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma meet at the confluence of the mighty Mekong River. Carry on to the ancient town of Chiangsaen, the very first Kingdom in Thailand, situated on the banks of the Mekong River. Drive back to Chiang Mai. (Lunch is included)
- (Alternatively, clients can fly back or take a bus direct from Chiang Rai to Bangkok)
- (Minimum 2pax)
Child over 14 years old use adult rate.
All personal expense and air ticket.