Capital and Tribes

 

This program starts with the visit of the capital Bangkok. Its majestic Royal Palace, its famous canals, the famous floating market… Then discover the North with its landscapes, its mountains, the Golden Triangle, elephants, artisans, not to mention the beautiful town of Chiang Mai. This circuit is complete with a trekking quite easy, allowing you to approach the mountain tribes. Culture, nature, encounters… a good cocktail.

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Bangkok

Bangkok (B)

Bangkok – Chiang Mai (B)

Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai (B)

Chiang Rai (B)

Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai (B)

Chiang Mai (B)

Chiang Mai (B, L, D)

Chiang Mai (B, L)

Chiang Mai (B)

DAY 1

bangkok

BANGKOK

 

Thonburi is considered a single area of Bangkok, but it’s actually an ancient city.

  • Welcome by your French speaking Thai guide.
  • Free lunch.
  • Then, go on Klongs (canals) of Thonburi for a boat ride.
  • Discover Thai people living in an essentially lakeside way.
  • Stop at Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).
  • Back to the hotel.

Night at VIC March 3 * Studio Executive.

DAY 2

bangkok

BANGKOK (B)

 

 

  • Visit the Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which is actually the royal chapel of the Grand Palace.
  • Then visit the largest monastery in Thailand, Wat Pho, which houses the Reclining Buddha.
  • Free lunch.
  • Walk in the heart of Chinatown. This is the kingdom of pedestrians, especially in the lower self (narrow lanes) near the river.
  • You will also visit the Wat Traimitr (Temple of the Golden Buddha), which houses the largest solid gold Buddha in the world.

Night at VIC March 3 * Studio Executive.

DAY 3

bangkok chiang mai

 

BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI (B)

 

  • Depart to visit the floating market of Damnoen Saduak.
  • At Tha Kha, about 100 kilometers from the capital, we will take a motor boat to access the floating market by water way. The boats carrying fruits, vegetables, s..
  • Free lunch.
  • Back to Bangkok and free time to stroll around the city.
  • In the late afternoon, transfer to the station to take the sleeper train to Chiang Mai.

 

Night on board in air conditioned 2nd class wagon.

DAY 4

chiang mai

 

CHIANG MAI-CHIANG RAI (B)

 

  • Arrival in Chiang Mai, North Rose.
  • Welcome by your French guide and transfer for your breakfast.
  • On the way to Chiang Rai, located at 578 meters above sea level.
  • Visit the amazing Wat Rongkhun (White Temple).
  • Free lunch.
  • Then motor boat ride on the Mae Kok River to a Karen village.
  • Walk in the village.
  • Back to Chiang Rai.
  • Settle at your hotel.
  • Dinner

Night at Amarin Resort 3 * Superior

DAY 5

chiang rai

 

CHIANG RAI (B)

 

  • Trip to the Doi Tung by a winding and steep road through villages of Shan, Akha and Lahu.
  • Visit the Botanical Garden Mae Fah Luang covering 4 hectares.
  • Continue to Mae Sai, on the Burmese border, prosperous little town where you will meet many mountain surroundings.
  • Free lunch.
  • Discover the Golden Triangle which joins on the Mekong River, the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
  • Canoe trip on the river.
  • Back to Chiang Rai.
  • Dinner

Night Amarin Resort 3 * Superior

DAY 6

chiang mai

 

CHIANG RAI – CHIANG MAI (B)

 

  • Discover the Market Chiang Rai.
  • Depart for Doi Mae Salong situated at 1350 meters altitude. Mount Doi Mae Salong in local 4X4 truck (pick-up).
  • You will see tea plantations and an ethnic village.
  • Free lunch.
  • Back to Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel.
  • Dinner

Night at Prestige Chaing Mai 3 * Standard.

DAY 7

chiang mai

 

CHIANG MAI (B)

 

  • Departure to visit the Doi Suthep. His chedi is completely covered in gold leaf. Unique panoramic view (on a clear day).
  • Free lunch.
  • Then visit the artisan district of San Kamphaeng, 13 kilometers east of Chiang Mai.
  • You then discover all the skilled craftsmanship of the Thai people, silk, umbrellas, lacquer, wood…
  • Back to your hotel.
  • Dinner

Night at Prestige Chaing Mai 3 * Standard.

DAY 8

chiang rai

 

CHIANG MAI (B, L, D)

 

  • Departure in a local truck to the north of Chiang Mai.
  • Visit Mae Malai local market for some errands before trekking.
  • Visit the Moh Fah waterfall for a swim and relaxation.
  • Lunch at local restaurant Baan Pang Lun.
  • Stop at the hot springs.
  • Depart for 1 hour and a half of hiking Bann Pong Noi, a Karen village, followed by 2 and a half hours to a second village Karen, Bann Bann Mae Pang Paaka or Manai.
  • Dinner at a homestay of the village with campfire and entertainment.

Night at a Homestay.

DAY 9

chiang mai

 

CHIANG MAI (B, L)

 

  • Breakfast at the village.
  • Then one-hour trip to the elephant camp.
  • Descent of the Tang River on a bamboo raft to the village Bann Sob Kai.
  • On the way, stop in a Lahu village, Bann Pong Ngan.
  • Lunch at Shan village where your transportation will be waiting to take you back to Chiang Mai.
  • Return to your hotel.
  • Free dinner.

Night at Prestige Chaing Mai 3 * Standard.

DAY 10

 

CHIANG MAI (B)

 

  • Departure for a training camp and elephant’s schooling.
  • Informative and funny Show, bathing elephants and strong show.
  • Ride on an elephant (45mn).
  • Continue to an orchid farm.
  • The visit continues to the site of Wiang Kum Kam, southeast Chiang Mai.
  • Visit in carriage ride horses through the village that surrounds the historic site, composed of several ruins of Chiang Saen style of temples.
  • Back to Chiang Mai and lunch.
  • In the afternoon, transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight onward.
The price includes:
  • Transfers in air-conditioned Minibus.
  • Accommodation in a dual room.
  • Meals as per program.
  • Excursions and visits mentioned in the program.
  • Presence of a French speaking tour guide from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
  • Journey Bangkok / Chiang Mai by train 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper.
  • Welcome drink in each hotel.
The price does not include:
  • The cancellation insurance / baggage.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Lunches not mentioned in the program.
  • All the services not mentioned in the program or extra services.
  • Peak Season supplements and Thai celebrations.

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