Excursions in Chiang Rai
08.30 am Leave the hotel then straight to Chiangsean afterwards turn right from Chiangsean to Chiangkong; pass through the beautiful mountain; make a stop at Khamu village on the way; then take on a van to continue to stop to visit a big Mong hill tribe village then 20 minutes drive to reach to Chiangkong city; lunch provide at local restaurant. After lunch visit the local market where you can shop local silverware jewelry; walk along the local village beside the Mae Khong river where is the boa
Set high amidst magnificent mountain sceneries. The village of Mae Salong was founded by the Koumintang soldiers who fled China after Mao Tse Tung's victory in 1949. There are many fruit wines and liquors on sale in the market. Especially the illegal corn whiskey brewed locally in this district. The tour ends with a visit to Mae Sai, with opportunity for shopping at the flea markets
Doi Tung is the highest peak on the Thai-Burmese border area where we visit Lahu and Akha hilltribe villages. Doi Tung became the home of HRH the Princess Mother, the Mother of HM the King. After spending much of her life in Switzerland, she loved the cool mountain air of Chiang Rai, and built her Palace in the form of a Swiss Chalet. You will be able to see some of the Palace and much of it has been left, as it was when she passed away. The Palace gardens, full of blooms and plants not found an
Depart from your hotel in Chiang Rai to the Chiang Rai boat pier. The tour starts by taking a long tail boat for approximately an hour over the Maekok River to Baan Ruam Mitra, a traditional Karen hill tribe village. After exploring the village, you will take a boat back to Chiang Rai for lunch at a local restaurant. Then the trip continues by car to Chiang Sean, the historical city dating back more than 700 years. You will visit the area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (formerly known as Burma
This tour will teach you all about the culture and history of Chiang Rai, a city founded by King Mengrai in the 14th century. We will visit the Rai Mae Fah Luang or Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park. The Royal Collection of Lanna Art on display here has been gathered over the years by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under the patronage of HRH the Princess Mother. It represents the finest exhibition of Northern Thai artefacts in Thailand.
Spend a day in Myanmar on this full day tour. We start with a drive to Mae Sai, the bustling border town. Cross the border into Myanmar and by tuk tuk (also known as three wheeler) explore the border town of Tachilek. You will visit the Temple of the Enrobened Elephant and the Mahamyatmuni Temple, a fine example of typical Burmese architecture. Continue to Tachileks own Shwedagon Pagoda, a smaller copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. After visting these architecture wonders, enjoy an authentic Burmese lunch in a local restaurant.
This day tour starts with a drive to Doi Tung Mountain. This 1389 mts high mountain is located in an area known as Golden Triangle. Visit the Mae Fah Luang botanic gardens and learn about the Royal Project on Doi Tung. The hills in the area where reforested thanks to the interest of the late Princess Mother. The gardens are located on the slopes below the royal villa. Amongst rock formations, plants and flowers grow freely.
Our first stop during this mountain hike will be at the Hilltribe museum, where you will view an exhibition on the tribal culture you will encounter during our trip. We continue to a Karen village where we will learn about the Karen and their daily life. Karen women are known for their long necks covered with rings. In fact, only a subgroup of Karen follows this tradition.
Our first stop in this 8 hours tour is the Hilltribe museum, where you will have the chance to see an exhibition on the tribal culture you will encounter during our trip. The Hilltribe museum is a benefit organization which helps to preserve hill tribes´ culture. After learning all about this fast disappearing culture, we head to the pier on the Kok River.
Early departure from your hotel in Chiang Rai for a drive to Doi Mae Salong. Visit an Akha and a Yao village along the way. Continue to Therd Thai, formerly known as Ban Hin Taek. Therd Thai is largely inhabited by Shan (Thai Yai). We will visit a Shan Buddhist temple where your guide will explain about the Shan culture and religion.
Explore the Northernmost province of Thailand. Spread across the city is interesting architecture that combines the influences between the Thai and Burmese styles. Wat Phra Kaew is a must see for everyone. It was built in the 12th Century during the Lanna Empire. The Emerald Buddha was discovered and later moved to Bangkok. A Replica was made and placed in the same spot where it was found. Going on to the Long Tail boat adventure. The ride takes you to Tham Pla Cave, where the temple is built i
Passing through scenic hills and jungles, visit the archaeological site of Chiang Saen. Proceed to the world-famous region of the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Mekong River. Then visit the Mae Sai border, walk through the local market and soak in the atmosphere of a frontier town which is populated and studded with shop houses and souvenir shops along the way.
Depart from your hotel in Chiang Rai to the Chiang Rai boat pier. We start by taking a long tail boat for approximately an hour over the Maekok River to Baan Ruam Mitra, a traditional Karen hill tribe. Here we will explore the village from the back of an elephant! We board a long tail boat for our return trip to Chiang Rai town to be driven by trishaw to visit the Wat Phra Kaew temple where in 1334, people uncovered the Emerald Buddha image (now located at the Wat Phra Kaew temple complex with
A thrilling boat ride along the Mae Kok River ends with a visit to the traditional Karen hilltribe village. They originated from Burma and form the largest hilltribe population in Thailand. Here visitors enjoy an elephant ride for approx half hour through the countryside. After which, the trip continues on to a local hot spring. Nearby lives the Lahu Hilltribes. The Lahu Hilltribes originated from Tibet. The trip returns to Chiang Rai via a boat ride.
A visit to the Akha and Yao tribes allows visitors to sample the lives of 2 of the most colourful minorities in the Kingdom. The Akha people are rightly famous for their very exotic and beautiful costumes, and can be seen in many towns in Thailand selling their unique handicrafts. Akha people are usually of small stature, with dark skin and fine, delicate features. Despite their typical poverty, they have a resolute spirit and a great sense of humor. Quick to laugh and joke, they are delightful