Chiang Mai Thailand Excursion
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Chiang Mai Thailand Excursion
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Tour Highlights
Our tour commences from Chieng Mai, which is blessed with a cooler climate than Bangkok and buffered by lush mountains, Chiang Mai has long served as a traveler’s gateway to Thailand’s northern reaches. From Chiang Mai we will explore other destinations of the famous Golden Triangle, which include Chiang Rai, Doi Tung, Mea Sai- rustic towns nestled between two forest peaks.
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Quick facts
Trip Code: IDT-VIEHCM005
Trip Type: Trekking
Duration: 4 days
Departure: Chiang Mai
Arrival: Chiang Mai

from $0 Land only
Holiday Itinerary
DAY 01 – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai
Today, depart from Chiang Mai and drive to Thaton and then take exiting about 3 hrs long tailed boat ride from Phatai to Chiang Rai, passing tiny hilltribe Villages, bamboo huts and jungle, visit the life of Karen hill tribe village, built along the banks of the Maekok River.  We arrive at boat landing in the afternoon and proceed to hotel in Chiang Rai (City). Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: 3* - Deluxe room at Wangcome Hotel ( ) or similar
DAY 02 – Chiang Rai – Doi Tung and Mae Sai
Wake up in Chiang Rai and prepare for a breathtaking trip to the highest peak of the area on the Thai-Burmese border, Doi Tung.  The area provides the perfect opportunity to visit both Lahu and Akha hill tribe villages.  En route, enjoy views of scenic farming terraces and see from a distance the palace built for the Princess’s mother.  Located at the top of the peak of Doi Tung is Wat Phra That Doi Tung, offering stunning views over the river and rice fields below.  The botanical gardens are a treat for the eyes as the cool climate allows some beautiful flowers to blossom throughout the year.  The journey continues to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand.  Here the streets are lined with stalls and shops full of handicrafts and antiques from Burma and China.  Perfect for souvenir shopping! After lunch, return to Chiang Rai late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 3* - Deluxe room at Wangcome Hotel ( ) or similar
DAY 03 – A Day Out in Laos
Depart from Chiang Rai to the Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade.  Continue to Chiang Saen to explore the ruins of this ancient city.  Drive along the Mekong River to Baan Kiuw Karn, a village where the white Hmong tribe has made its home on a hilltop.  Continue with a stop at Chiang Khong, famous for being one of the few places where the giant Mekong catfish is still caught.  After a stop at the immigration office in Tha Buck to process documents for entry into Laos, a boat will help you cross the Mekong River for further exploration.  Pay a visit to a Lantan hill tribe and take the chance to experience the traditional way of life of the villagers.  Continue by pickup truck to see the Sapphire Mines.  This precious stone is an important trade item in the region.  Return to Huay Sai market where the shops and street stalls are full of Chinese and Laotian goods. After lunch, cross the river and return to Thailand before driving back to Chiang Rai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 3* - Deluxe room at Wangcome Hotel ( ) or similar
DAY 04 – Chiang Mai – Bangkok
Relax on your own until time to check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok and onward travels.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: none
Dates & Prices
All Pioneer Asia Holidays’s tours are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
Guaranteed to depart Guaranteed to depart: The tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.
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(*) All prices quoted on this website and in The Indochina Trekking Company are in American Dollar per person, land only and based on twin/double occupancy.

What is the single supplement?

The single supplement option is available if you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room. Please refer to the pricing section on the itinerary of your choice within our brochures, to see the supplement. A twin share option is also available, which means you can share a room with another guest of the same gender and therefore avoid paying the single supplement.
What's Included
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation on tour.
  • Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides (one guide in each city)
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as specified
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
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We had great time in Indochina
On behalf of Kassie and myself, I want to thank you.  The trip was amazing!  The services were great.  You did a wonderful job.  No issues at all!  I would like to let you know that all of the guides were outstanding, but I do want to give Loan, our first guide in Vietnam a special outstanding recommendation.  She was knowledgeable, spoke awesome English, went out of her way for us, and was all around not only a great guide but a great person as well.  A+
I will recommend all my friends to use your services!

Thank you and please keep in touch.
Thank for the great motorbike trip
Hi Tuan, 

You have delivered everything as you promised. I will defiantly recommend you and Pioneer Asia Holidays as a go to provider in the future.

Again thank you for your professionalism and advice.we have enjoyed every aspect of your fantastic country.

Kind regards

Dave from UK