The essence of Thailand
Arrival to Bangkok and connection flight of Thai Airways to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, meet with the guide and transfer by road to Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle Hotel. After check-in, there will be an afternoon sailing tour along the quiet River Mekong, within the 3 borders of the Golden Triangle, Thailand, Burma and Laos.
Breakfast at hotel. There is a full day off-road excursion to the border between Thailand and Burma. To do this we will approach by an unpaved road in a 4×4 vehicle to one of the oldest temples of Thailand, Phra That Doi Thung while visiting traditional places such as Baan Pha Hi and Akha. The excursion includes a pic-nic lunch. After that, we will continue to Doi Mae Salong, a Chinese settlement in the mountains. En route we could stop several times to meet local tribes. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Breakfast is followed by an one and a half hour sailing tour along the River Kok visiting villages with bamboo huts in the jungle before returning to Chiang Rai by road to enjoy a traditional Thai lunch. After lunch, transfer by road to Wiang Papao for the hot springs before arriving at “The Rose of the North” the city of Chiang Mai. After check-in at The Chedi Chiang Mai Hotel, there is a trip to a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Kantoke Thai Dinner. The stay is on a full board basis.
Breakfast at hotel. There is a short trip to the nearby forests to see the emblematic animal of the country: the elephant. The visit will include an hour ride tour across the River Mae Phing by elephant, returning to the elephant farm by a bull wagon (bullock Cart). There is an optional 45 min rafting tour along the river before returning to the city visiting a typical Orchid Farm. After lunch there is a trip to the San Kampaeng district, which is home to most of the craft centers of the area.
Breakfast at hotel. There is a trip to the Thad Doi Suthep Temple, built in 1384 and situated about 1,070 meters above sea level. We could enjoy wonderful views of Chiang Mai city and will take some time to relax before the transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival there is a transfer to the hotel. After check-in free time to rest.
Breakfast at hotel. A Spanish/English speaking guide will lead you us on a half day tour to the most emblematic sites of the capital including the Grand Royal Palace, the Temple of Reclining Buddha and a panoramic journey around the city. After lunch we will enjoy the rest of the day off for relaxing or browsing the local shops.
Breakfast is followed by transfer to the airport for your return flight.