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Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 590

This is where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Apart from beautiful spectacular landscapes, it is home to ancient settlements, Buddhist shrines, ethnic villages and exotic hill tribes.


Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand about 785 kilometres/490 miles north of Bangkok. The province, which is located within the renowned Golden Triangle area where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge, is also known as the gateway to these countries. Chiang Rai is a paradise endowed with abundant natural tourist attractions and antiquities; the province itself is evidence of past civilizations. Attractions range from magnificent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements, historic sites, Buddhist shrines and ethnic villages as the province is also home to several hilltribes who maintain fascinating lifestyles.

Travel overland from Chiang Mai by private car to Chiang Rai with an optional stop at an elephant camp at Chiang Dao. Continue to a remote hilltribe village and visit the Chiang Dao Cave with its 12kilometres/7 miles of stalactite formations. After lunch, travel on the Mae Kok River to Chiang Rai for overnight.

The next morning, visit the famous Golden Triangle. Visit hilltribe villages with their colourfully clothed people. Continue through beautiful countryside with spectacular views to the border town of Mae Sai for lunch returning by road to Chiang Mai in the evening. 

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 590

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Day 1

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Depart Chiang Mai this morning and travel overland to the far north of Thailand, crossing mountains and passing scenic valleys. Stop en-route at Wiang Pa Pao, famous for its hot springs, then continue to Mae Chan to visit Yao and Akha hill-tribe villages. This afternoon, visit Wat Rong Khun, popularly known as the White Temple. Construction of this contemporary Buddhist and Hindu temple began in 1997 and has been ongoing; designer Chalermchai Kositpipat estimates it will take his skilled workmen 90 years to complete. Afterwards, visit Black House Museum (Baan Dam), an open-air collection of mostly black buildings of varying shapes and sizes, often decorated with animal bones. Check in to your boutique resort and the evening is at leisure.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Katiliya Mountain Resort and Spa

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    Katiliya Mountain Resort and Spa



    Nestled within the mist-shrouded hills of northern Thailand, Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa brings contemporary luxury to a land steeped in lore. Located in the countryside between Chiang Rai, Mae Sai and Doi Mae Salong, this all-suite resort presides over a spellbinding landscape of lush ...

    Nestled within the mist-shrouded hills of northern Thailand, Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa brings contemporary luxury to a land steeped in lore. Located in the countryside between Chiang Rai, Mae Sai and Doi Mae Salong, this all-suite resort presides over a spellbinding landscape of lush green valleys, mountain lakes and endless forest-covered hills. Facilities include a large outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, library room and spa.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Golden Triangle to Chiang Rai Airport

This morning, visit the Golden Triangle, which in addition to its notoriety for the opium trade provides a fascinating glimpse into traditional rural life. Take a boat ride on the Mekong River to witness activities along the border of Laos. Stop at Don Sao Island to visit the local handicraft market, then have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to the town of Mae Sai, geographically the most northern town of Thailand, on the border with Myanmar. The two countries are connected by a bridge over the Mae Sai River, which allows for lively cross-border traffic. Afterwards, transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for your onward flight (flight should depart in the late evening).

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 night accommodation
  • Guided touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Private vehicle overland travel as per itinerary
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Meals as specified

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Item of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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27 Oct 2017
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