Pearl of the North - 7 days

Package from 30000 THB

Gold - with driver

This tour offers seven days to discover the wonders of the main northern "Land of Smiles". Besides the city of Chiang Mai and its surroundings, you will visit the tea route, Chiang Rai and white temple, Mae Hong Son and hill tribes. A meeting with local people and discover their culture and traditions.

Package from 54500 THB

Platinum - with guide

This tour offers seven days to discover the wonders of the main northern "Land of Smiles". Besides the city of Chiang Mai and its surroundings, you will visit the tea route, Chiang Rai and white temple, Mae Hong Son and hill tribes. A meeting with local people and discover their culture and traditions.

Total Km for the tour: 892 and about 16 hours minibus

Day 1 - Chiang Rai

 Chiang Rai  Bangkok 

Arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel and departure to Chiang Rai city that was founded in 1262 by King Meng Rai and was the first capital of Lanna Thai (Kingdom of a Million Rice). The province, which includes the northernmost point of Thailand to Mae Sai, is well known for its mountainous landscape and its tribes, and is located in the area known as the Golden Triangle, where converge the borders of Thailand , Laos and Myanmar (Burma), White Temple visit (Wat Rong Khun) .In late afternoon return to your hotel. Free evening.

Total Km fro the day: 50, about 1.10 Minutes

Wiang Inn - Deluxe room

Day 2 - Chiang Rai - Triangle d’or – Mae Sai

 Chiang Rai  Mae Sai  Chiang Rai 

Departure to Mae Sai, border town with Burma. Visit the Golden Triangle, a strategic point from which you can admire a unique landscape shared between Thailand, Burma and Laos. Visit of Opium museum and of the Buddha guard the border. Then Descent with a canoe of the "Kok River" Transfer to your hotel. free evening

Total kilometers of the day: 86, about 1.30 minutes

Wat Rong Khun

Located 13 km south of Chiang Rai, Thailand, Wat Rong Khun is commonly called the white temple. It was built by Chalermchai Kositpipat, renowned Thai artist who wanted to create a lasting tribute to Rama IX, the present King of Thailand, and also honor his hometown.

Mae Sai

Mae Sai, or locally more often, Maesai, is the northernmost city of Thailand. It is mainly a stepping stone for visits to Myanmar and has few attractions of its own.

Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is in Chiang Rai Province, in the far north of Thailand. The English name comes from the meeting of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand here, but to the locals it's Sop Ruak, since this is where the Mekong meets the Ruak River. Historically the Golden Triangle has been an area well-known for the growing of opium, and the name comes from a US State Department memo on the practice.

The Opium Museum

The Golden Triangle used to be infamous as one of the largest producers of opium. Various Thai organizations led by the Royal Project and Doi Tung Development Project, have spent decades battling this trade. As part of this campaign, the Hall of Opium was built to educate people about the dangers of the drug through an entertaining exhibition which traces opium’s history from its first use 5,000 years ago to current issues of drug abuse and addiction.

The Kok River

The Kok river is a wide, shallow, and slow-moving river. There is about 600 metres (2,000 ft) of small-scale whitewater halfway between the towns of Taton and Chiang Rai. Alongside the Mae Kok river, an hour's boat ride upstream from Chiang Rai town, is an touristy "elephant camp" on its north shore.

Wiang Inn - Deluxe room

Day 3 - Mae Sai – Mai Salong - Pai

 Chiang Rai  Doi Mae Salong  Pai 

Morning departure to Pai through the tea route. En route, visit the tribes of Doi Mae Salong and village Chinese mountain with its typical houses (Yunnan village). The signs are in Chinese and older people do not speak another language. Yet it is not in China, we are in Thailand! En route visit orangeries. Then transfer to your hotel.

Total kilometers of the day: 330, about 5.30 minutes

Doi Mae salong

Mae Salong's early history centred on the the opium trade of the Golden Triangle. Its recent history was shaped by the 93rd Division of the Chinese Nationalist Army that refused to surrender to Chinese communists after the Nationalist Kuomintang government was routed in 1949. The local culture now changes to the oolong tea, which is now Mae Salong's main product.

Hill tribes

The hill tribes have traditionally been primarily subsistence farmers who use slash and burn agricultural techniques to farm their heavily forested communities. Popular perceptions that slash and burn practices are environmentally destructive, government concerns over borderland security, and population pressure has caused the government to forcibly relocate many hill tribe peoples. Traditionally, hill tribes were also a migratory people, leaving land as it became depleted of natural resources or when trouble arose.

Phu Pai Art Resort - Deluxe room

Day 4 - Pai - Mae Hong Song

 Mae Hong Son 

On the way to Mae Hong Son.
Visit the prehistoric cave Tam Lod. Arrive in Mae Hong Son and visit the city. Transfer to your hotel. Free evening.

Total kilometers of the day: 107, about 2.40 minutes

Tham Lot Cave

Tham Lot (length 1,666m) is a cave system near Soppong, Pang Mapha district, Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand. The Nam Lang River flows through the cave which is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is also home to large numbers of bats and swifts. In Tham Lot and other caves nearby teakwood coffins have been discovered which are thought to have been carved by the Lawa tribespeople thousands of years ago.

Fern - Deluxe room

Day 5 - Mae Hong Song- Chiang Mai

 Mae Hong Son  Chiang Mai 

Departure by boat to visit the village Padong (Women giraffe) and a Lisu village (tribe native to China). Back to Mae Hong Son and visit the city and its Burmese-style temples. Continue to Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel. Free evening.

Total kilometers of the day: 234, about 4.30 minutes

Padong tribes

From Burma and forming a minority tribe Karrenis the Padongs fled to Northern Thailand, where they have the status of political refugee. They are about a thousand and are distributed in some villages. Padongs are special for the custom of their wives to surround the neck, since childhood, with a long necklace spiral, which gives the impression of extending that body part. From there come the names of "long-necks" or "giraffe women".

Fish cave

About 17 kilometers (10 miles) from Mae Hong Son town is the small Fish Cave (tam plaa in Thai) national park. The name is a bit misleading. There's no cave that you can really go into. The park surrounds a place where a small stream emerges from the rock face of a hill. However, there are definitely fish !

The Park - Superior room

Day 6 - Chiang Mai - Safari – Doi Suthep

 Chiang Mai 

Departure for the Safari elephant back ride and then carts pulled by oxen finally rafting. City tour of Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep excursion to, located at 1000m above the plain and which you can admire a magnificent panorama of Chiang Mai. 290 steps lead to the temple. Transfer to your hotel

Total kilometers of the day: 80, about 1.40 minutes

Trip on the back of an elephant

Enjoy a safari trip on the back of an elephant. Thailand is the most famous place to meet the asian species. More little than his big brother from Africa, the elephant of Asia used to help humans during hard work in the jungle. At now, human protect them through several elephant camps.

Doi Suthep

The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. It is often referred to as Doi Suthep although this is actually the name of the mountain on which it is located. Located 13 kilometers north of the city of Chiang Mai, it is a sacred site for the Thais. From the temple, you will have an impressive view of the city of Chiang Mai.

The Park - Superior room

Day 7 - Chiang Mai

 Chiang Mai 

Morning or day off depending on the time of your international flight and then transfer to the airport.

Nombre de Kilomètres de la journée total: 5, Environ 15 minutes