DAY 1. After meeting you at CHIANGRAI AIRPORT (We suggest flight arrival before Midday), your Guide will give you an introduction to Thailand and your Program, we then will take a look around Chiangrai City, have some lunch then drive North to Chiangsan to visit the Ruins & Temples of this ancient City. From here we take a short boat trip on the Mae Khong River, around the Golden Triangle, before transferring to Your Chiangrai Hotel.
DAY 2. Today we travel to the Northern most town in Thailand - Mae Sai on the Burma (Myanmar) Border, where we have the opportunity to cross over and take a short "Samlor" ride around the small Burmese town of Tachilek. After lunch, we continue to Doi Tung, famous for it's mountain Temple with spectacular views, and take a look around the King’s Mothers Home and the beautiful gardens of this Royal Palace. We can also call in to see the unique Hall of Opium before returning to the Hotel.
DAY 3. After Breakfast & Checkout, we drive South through the mountain to Chiangmai, stopping a various different Ethnic Hill Tribe Villages & other points of interest en route (Specific routing and interests can be discussed with your Guide, who will describe you options once you are here.) We should arrive in Chiangmai in the late afternoon and here we transfer to Your Chiangmai Hotel.
DAY 4. This morning we can visit to Chiangmai’s most famous Temple, Wat Prathat Doi Suthep - Temple of the Mountain, situated on the hilltop, some 3000ft above the City. After lunch we can spend the afternoon visiting some of the various Traditional Local Handicrafts & Craft villages that Chiangmai is renowned for. Specific interests and details can be discussed with your Guides, but could include Silk Weaving; Teak-wood carving; Silver working; Laquerware production; Ceramics and a village community producing Sa-paper.
DAY 5. Day Trip to the Northern Young Elephant Training Center. After watching a demonstration of working Elephants we take an Elephant Ride through the "jungle" (approx. 45 minutes). During the rest of the day we can also have a gentle trip down-river on a Bamboo Raft, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit the nearby Orchid & Botanical Gardens before returning to the Hotel.
DAY 6. Today is at your leisure in the Resort - Possibly Cooking School or Spa Treatments, etc. or available for local sightseeing in and around Chiangmai (Again specific details, etc.. can be discussed with your Guide).
DAY 7. After Breakfast and check out from the resort, we transfer you to Chiangmai Airport for your onward flight.