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8 Days / 7 Nights - Tour
Northern Adventure
Kingdom of Thailand

Day 1 Bangkok - Phitsanuloke Train
Morning departure for Bangkok Central Railway Station to board a sprinter air-conditioned second class day train to Phitsanuloke, you can enjoy the scenery of the countryside along the way. Upon arrival in Phitsanuloke you will be met by our German speaking guide and transferred by air-conditioned coach to the Topland Hotel for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon we shall visit Wat Phra Sriratana Mahathad temple. Overnight accommodation in Phitsanuloke.
Lunch

Day 2 Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Sri Satchanalai - Lampang
American breakfast at the hotel, and depart for Lampang en route we shall stop in Sukhothai, an ancient kingdom, to visit Wat Phra Mahatad, Wat Sri Choom and the national museum before continuing our journey to Sri Satchanalai to visit Wat Chang Lom and Wat Chedi Jet Taew. We arrive in Lampang in the late afternoon and check-in at your hotel for overnight accommodation.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Lampang - Phayao - Chiang Rai
Begin the day with a short city tour of Lampang, and then continue to Chiang Rai where we shall check-in at your hotel prior to taking a cruise on a long-tailed boat on the Mae Kok River to visit a Black Muser hill tribe village. We return to the hotel via Samlors (tricycle).

Day 4 Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
Today we shall visit Yao and Egaw hill tribe villages, and then continue to Mae Sai the northern most point of Thailand, and the infamous Golden Triangle at the junction of Thailand, Burma and Laos on the Mekong River. We then take the winding road through the mountains of the north to the northern capital of Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North. Overnight accommodation in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Chiang Mai - Trekking
After a good breakfast in the hotel we shall go by truck to Sanpatong district of Chiang Mai to visit a local market. Lunch will be taken at a Meo hill tribe village before we trek for 2 hours to an elephant camp, where we shall mount these elephants for a 1 ½ hour elephant trek through the jungle. We continue on foot for 2 more hours to a Karen Village where we shall stop for the night. Our guide and the villagers will cook you dinner before you retire for the night into a bamboo hut - dormitory style.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trekking - Chiang Mai
After breakfast in the jungle, we shall trek for 2 hours from the Karen village to the river rafting camp, where we shall enjoy a bamboo-rafting trip taking you down stream. After your 2-hour journey we shall take lunch at a local restaurant. Continuing by truck to a waterfall for a refreshing bath in the pool, and off by truck to Doi Inthanon - the highest peak in Thailand to visit the sacred stupa on the top before returning to Chiang Mai and civilization, overnight accommodation in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Chiang Mai
We are pretty sure you will enjoy your American breakfast today! Well it is time we visited some of the sights in this lovely northern capital. We shall begin with a visit to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai situated on a mountain looking which commands a fantastic view of Chiang Mai town down below. Back down to town and visit Wat Chedi Luang, the site of a formerly massive pagoda that was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1545 followed by Wat Phra Singh a temple of traditional northern Thai style architecture dating back to 1385. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant prior to continuing our tour to the Handicraft Village. This is an excellent opportunity to visit some artisans' workshops to observe the creation of Chiang Mai's most famous products. They can also be purchased of course. Included are celadon, pottery, umbrellas, silver and wood carvings, paper-making and silk and cotton weaving. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Breakfast at the hotel and your are free at leisure until time to check-out at 12 noon. Transfer out.
Breakfast

Included

Sightseeing tours and transfers as detailed in the itinerary.
Tour guide.
Accommodation in specified hotels, or hotels of a similar category.
Meals as specified
All entrance fees.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles.

Not Included

Services not mentioned.
Meals not mentioned.
Flight tickets Chiang Mai-Bangkok.
Domestic airport tax.
Expenses of a personal nature (eg. Drinks, souvenir, laundry, etc.)

 

 
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