Visit the fascinating city of Chiang Mai, a thriving metropolis with many points of interest to visitors and a less hectic alternative to the capital. Explore ancient temples and delve into Thai culture and traditions in lush, mountainous scenery. Visit indigenous hilltribe communities for a glimpse into traditional life, and then venture by boat to the threshold of three different countries—the Golden Triangle—where the borders of Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Laos meet.
Delight in Chiang Mai with a khantoke dinner, seek enlightenment at the temple of Doi Suthep, marvel at the mysteries of Chiang Rai, explore local hilltribe villages
Days : 5
Price : From AED 2,401*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Comfort
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 2 - Light
If you arrive early, you will have time to relax and explore Chiang Mai. In the evening, enjoy dinner northern Khantok style, a must do when you reach northern Thailand. Khantok in the northern dialect means a wooden tray used for carrying dishes, round in shape and made of teak wood. Additional Notes: Arrive in Chiang Mai airport by mid afternoon (before 4pm). Included Activities: Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting Khantoke Dinner and Show Transport: Private Vehicle
Many visitors come here to attend cooking courses, massage classes, or yoga lessons. It is also a mecca of handicraft production, with a long history of silverwork, woodcarving, pottery-making, and weaving. The fun doesn't end when the sun goes down, as the night bazaar opens. The bazaar is a series of covered markets, shops, and stalls that offer the best selection of handicrafts in Thailand. Included Activities: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
You will be picked up from your hotel and travel through the Thai countryside to Chiang Rai. Included Activities: Mae Kampong Village Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 274km)
Along the way we stop make stops at a colourful market, Fish Cave, and Monkey Cave. We also visit another local hilltribe before heading back to Chiang Mai. Included Activities: Golden Triangle Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Additional Notes: Hotel check-out is 12:00pm. Transport: Private Vehicle
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. Most travellers prefer to carry a softbag or rolling bag of small to medium size can be suitable. If you have combined Independent trip with some other G Adventures trip (basic or standard) we recommend you to travel with a backpack. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If you don’t know what type of clothes to bring, you can check different weather web sites. We also recommend you to bring sun protection creams (better to buy them at home, because ones in Thailand are produced for local types of skin).
Our Upgraded hotels are handpicked for class and comfort. The rooms have additional amenities and en suite bathrooms. All our hotels are centrally located and often chosen for the unique character and local flavour they offer.
In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap.
Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. For transfers, you may have a local non English-speaking driver only, for included tours, you will be accompanied by an English speaking local guide.
This tour is an Independent style trip with no group and no CEO (Tour Leader). A G Adventures representative will meet you and give you a briefing to start your trip and there will be local guides provided at the included sights.
Passport (with photocopies) Travel insurance (with photocopies) Airline tickets (with photocopies) USD cash Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required Alarm clock Flashlight Sun hat, Sunblock, Sungalsses Insect Repellent Water bottle hand sanitizers/ antibacterial wipes Small towel and swim wear Toiletries (biodegradable) Sturdy walking shoes/Sport sandals Moneybelt Waterproof clothes for wet season May-Oct. Umbrella or waterproof jacket. Clothes for temples – long pants or sarongs. Camera Reading/writing material First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights