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Sightseeing Tours
Chiang Mai
Kingdom of Thailand

Half-day Tours

Doi Suthep & Meo Hilltribe Village
The tour includes a climb up some 290 steps to the temple on the summit of the mountain (Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep) . You will then proceed along a mountain road to visit a hilltribe village to see the Meo (Hmong) people living, working and dressing just as their ancestors did many hundreds of years ago.

Chiang Mai City & Temples Tour
Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai. The temple also commands a panoramic view of the city down below. We then continue back down to town to 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 tradional northern Thai style architecture dating back to 1385.

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.

Elephants at Work
Along with Thailand's water buffaloes, elephants are the real beasts of burden of the Kingdom. A short distance outside of Chiang Mai City, you will be able to watch as elephants perform their work hauling and stacking the teakwood logs. You can observe them taking their daily baths along with their babies-and can even take a ride around the compound on one of the huge animals.

Lamphun & White Karen
Drive 43 kilometres to visit the White Karen hilltribe village near Lamphun. While in this area, noted for its longan and peanut plantations, you will also visit a local market and Wat Phrathat Haripoonchai, one of the most sacred temples in the north of Thailand, built in 1157.

Semi Full-day Tour

Elephant Safari & Bamboo Rafting
You will visit an elephant training camp, which will provide you with an idea of how these huge animals are trained in the jungles of Thailand. Your soft adventure then begins with riding these elephants through the jungle for approximately an hour, dismount, and continue your journey on bamboo rafts down the Mae Tang River for another 45 minutes. Lunch will be provided at the Orchid Farm, where you will also have an opportunity to see and purchase some of our beautiful orchids prior to returning to your hotel.

Full-day Tour

The Golden Triangle
Depart Chiang Mai heading in a northerly direction towards the infamous Golden Triangle area. Enroute a stop will be made at Ban Pong with its hot springs. Arrive in Chiang Rai province and visit the actual Golden Triangle - where the borders of three countries, Burma, Laos and Thailand, meet. Continue our tour to visit the Akha and Yao hilltribe villages, then to Chiang Saen and Mae Sai - the northernmost town in Thailand. Return to Chiang Mai in the late afternoon.

Chiang Mai Adventure
You will visit a training camp of elephants, which is almost like a school. You are shown how the animals are trained from a young age to work in the jungles, they will then demonstrate to you what they have learned. After the demonstration we will mount these huge beasts for a 1 ½ hour trek across forested hills to visit the tribal village of the minority group "Lahu Shi Ban Lan". This unique ethnic people belong to the sub-group of the yellow Lahu., the older women have large ear lobe holes and are skillful in sewing brilliant cloth. The men are skilful bamboo craftsmen. Our journey home will take us on many modes of transport, from a 4x4, to an ox cart, followed by a raft ride on the Mae Taman river.

Evening Excursions

Khantoke Dinner & Show
Something not to be missed is the Khantoke dinner presentation of classical, folk and hilltribe dances, songs and ceremonies. After removing your shoes, you will be seated, comfortably, on the floor with Thai-style cushions for the dinner of a special variety of northern-Thai food, served in Lanna Kingdom court style.

 

 
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