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Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 4d / 3n

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The tour From Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai will takes you to the north of Thailand with the two capitals of the ancient Thai kingdom of Lanna, both founded by King Mengrai in the 12th century, the Golden Triangle one of the highest places of opium production, with an incursion into Laos, beyond the Mekong.

Route

Day 1

Chiang Mai

Spirituality and relaxation

Meals

Departure from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 8 am.

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A winding road crosses the mountain to reach Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (วัดพระธาตุธาตสุเทพเทพ), the most famous temple of Chiang Mai. It is often referred to as Doi Suthep although Suthep is actually the name of the mountain on which it is located, meaning mountain in local Thai.

Visit the Doi Suthep Pui National Park.

Climb the 306 steps to the temples. You can also take the funicular that leads to the temple at 1,100 m above sea level.

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San Khampaeng is a small village where people derive their income from agriculture and make many handicrafts. They are famous for weaving silk and cotton, making silver jewelry, lacquered objects, carving wood, umbrellas...

On the way to San Kamphaeng village.
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Hot springs from San Kamphaeng (น้ำพุ ร้อน สันกำแพง) deliver water at 105 ° C, an ideal temperature for cooking an egg.
Several pools are built in the busiest part, you can sit and soak your feet. The water temperature is 40 to 50 ° C depending on the location. Behind these basins, a pool allows children to bathe entirely. Further, we can see two geysers whose access is prohibited to the public.

Stop at the San Kamphaeng hot springs.
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The thermal springs of San Kamphaeng: 105 ° C is ideal for cooking an egg. You can buy small baskets with three or more eggs on the spot and cook them for cooking, boiled or hard, a packet of soy sauce is provided with the eggs. There are special basins equipped with small hooks to hang your baskets.

Lunch with boiled eggs cooked in spring water.

Return to your hotel at Chiang Mai.

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Originally built between 1495 and 1515, Wat Si Suphan (วัดศรีสุพรรณ) has been destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries. Bounds show the original building. The temple is located in the goldsmith district of Chiang Mai. The ubosot is covered with silver plates, inside and outside.

Visit Wat Si Suphan, the Silver Temple.
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Wat Chedi Luang is beautiful in the morning sun. The temple houses several relics of highly respected monks, this temple was built in the early fifteenth century. It was damaged by the great earthquake in the sixteenth century. The remains, the lower two-thirds, are 60 m high and 44 m wide. The temple is very impressive!

Visit Wat Chedi Luang in the heart of Chiang Mai city.

Walk in the night market, 2 hours of free time.
Dinner
Night in a typical Thai hotel.

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The Kampaeng Ngam Hotel and equipment of an outdoor pool and a restaurant with room service. Wi-Fi is free.

Or option hotel category superior.

Day 2

Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao

The Chiang Dao caves

Meals

Breakfast.
Departure from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 8 am.
On the way to Chiang Dao.
Visit The Elephant Training Center Chiangdao
Lunch.

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A covered staircase leads to the Chiang Dao Caves Complex, which consists of more than one hundred caves that stretch for ten to twelve kilometers.
The caves have served as a bivouac for Burmese troops before the attack on Chiang Mai in the mid-1400s.
Inside the cave you can let your imagination play to interpret the shape of stalagmites and stalactites.

Discovery of the caves of Chiang Dao.

Small trek in the jungle to visit a hidden waterfall.
Dinner

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Extra charge of THB 800 per person at the hotel ''Buraphat Resort'' in Chiangdao. 3 stars hotel with A/C, wifi and hot shower

Night at Chiang Dao at the Rabiang Chumpa House.

Day 3

Chiang Mai, Thaton, Mai Sai

Near the Burma's border.

Meals

Breakfast.
Departure.
Road to Thaton
Visit Wat Tha Ton, known also as Phra Aram Luang, located at the top of the mountain, beautiful view of the Kok River.
Dinner in a local restaurant.

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In this royal villa, the Mother Princess has spent a lot of time improving the life of local tribes and promotes abandoning the opium culture.

Visit Doi Tung Royal Villa of the Princess Mother

Discovery of a beautiful log palace with a wonderful flower garden.

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Thais, Chinese and Burmese cross the border to Mae Sai to trade and work.

Visit of Mae Sai, Thailand at the Burma border.

Dinner

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Bansaeo Garden and Resort is located along the Mekong River and 5 km from the Golden Triangle. A/C and Wi-Fi.

Night at Chiang Saen in Bansaeo Garden and Resort.

Day 4

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Laos

The golden triangle...

Meals

Breakfast.

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The Golden Triangle is a famous opium production area. It is a mountainous region on the Laos, Burma and Thailand borders. The triangular border on the three countries lies at the confluence of the Mekong and its affluent, the Ruak in the agglomeration of Sop Ruak.

Discovery of the Golden Triangle.

Boat ride on the Mae Khong River.
Brief visit to Laos. A visa is not necessary.
Visit of Chiang Rai Province.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.

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Typical of Thai kitsh, Wat Rong Khun is immaculate white. It is encrusted with fragments of mirrors. The temple symbolizes the purity of Buddhism. Its construction began in 1997 under the leadership of a contemporary local Thai artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. Inside murals mingle traditional Buddhist symbols, animals and elements of pop culture: Batman, Matrix, Spiderman... At the foot of the bridge that leads to the main building, a basin filled with hands of the ground and skulls seeming to escape from hell. Porticoes decorated with a death's head evoke the misdeeds of cigarettes and alcohol.

Visit Wat Wat Rong Khun, the white temple.
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Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan is located at Mon Sang Kaew mountain, Mae Suai district, Tambon Chedi Luang. It’s about 50 kms south of Chiang Rai. The monk Kruba Ariya Chart initiated the construction of the temple on May 9, 2006 (2550 B.E.). Sang Kaew Phothiyan is translated as, A lotus that sprout and emerged from the water and emits light like a sparkling gem with brilliant light .

Stop at Wat Sang Keo Phothiyan.

Return to your hotel at Chiang Mai.

Prices and terms

Price by person, minimum of 2 adults

Per person 16 500 THB

Special prices for children under 1,20 m 8300 THB

For more than 4 persons On demand

What's included in the price

-  Services of an English speaking guide.
-  Entrances to the activities mentioned in the program.
-  Transport during the tour.
-  Meals.
-  Water during the tour. Water, coffee and tea during meals.
-  Accommodation.
-  Insurance.
-  Booking and payment fees by Paypal

What's not included in the price

-  French speaking translator and accompanist .
-  Optional activities.
-  Tips and gratuities.
-  And as a rule everything that is not mentioned in the previous paragraph.

What to bring

Camera, sunglasses, hat, sun lotion.
Your personal medications.Please contact us to check availability or for any other questions.

 

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