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Chiang Mai & the Unknown Northwest: 6 Days / 5 Nights



Discover the evergreen hills of the North and some of it's exciting sights: temples, elephants, cultural heritage and breathtaking nature !

Day 1     Chiang Mai (L)     
Your local Guide will pick you up from your hotel or airport and you will embark on a city tour, visiting the landmark of Chiang Mai, the Wat Doi Suthep temple, located 1050m above sea-level. The temple is built around a 32m high golden Chedi. On clear days you can enjoy an excellent view of Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 2     Chiang Mai (B/L)     
After breakfast you will head out to visit an Elephant Camp, outside of Chiang Mai, where you will see how the elephants are trained to work in the jungle (you may book an optional elephant ride at spot). Lunch will be served at an orchid farm and afterwards you will visit the Handicraft Villages- an umbrella making- center, a silk factory, a wood carving center and a silversmith. Following you will return to Chiang Mai for overnight.

Day 3     Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son (B/L/D)     

In the morning you will leave Chiang Mai for Lamphun and a visit at the temple Wat Phratat Haripoonchai, a Mon- temple which is highly revered in Thailand. Parts of its structure can be dated back to the 9th century. At noon return to the hotel for check-out and transfer to the airport for a 25 minutes flight to Mae Hong Son (air ticket is not included in the package price). After arrival, you will be transferred to your resort, just outside the town of Mae Hong Son. After dinner at the resort, you will be visiting the Night Market. Overnight at Mae Hong Son.

Day 4     Mae Hong Son (B/L/D)     
After breakfast you will embark on a city tour of Mae Hong Son. On the program are two temples of Burmese origin. You will also visit a cave, where hundreds of carps are waiting for food. After return the resort, the afternoon is free at leisure. Maybe you would like to take a guided bird-watching tour? That can be easily arranged, as there is a national park, right behind the resort. In the evening, enjoy a romantic BBQ- dinner before overnight at the resort.

Day 5     Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai (B/L)     

Early breakfast and check out from the resort and transfer to a small Elephant Camp, where you will change transportation from horsepower to elephantpower and take a ride through the jungle. Continue by long tail-boat for a ride on the Pai River to Padong Village. You will there meet the famous "Long-necked women". After a late late lunch you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Chiang Mai (air ticket is not included in the package price). Overnight in Chiang Mai..

Day 6     Chiang Mai - Bangkok (B)   
 
Morning transfer to the airport and flight back to Bangkok or elsewhere.

 

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*Hotels are subject to change to an equivalent hotel*

Destination Hotel
Chiang Mai Holiday Inn
Mae Hong Son Fern Resort

 







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