Chiang Mai Tour
Discover this wonderful region
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Chiang Mai Tour includes
Discover the natural jewel of northern Thailand
BEAUTIFUL CHIANG MAI
Chiang Mai is a must-see destination for all visitors who want to experience the spiritual side of Thailand. It is one of the most important centers of Buddhism in the country and is surrounded by lush scenery and is home to more than 300 temples, such as Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Umong and Doi Suthep; perfect places to know the ancestral customs of the country. We also visit the bustling Warorot market and the Tan Lamyai flower market.
10:00-10:30: Hotel pickup. Transportation is a key element to enjoy the city and therefore we have chosen one of the most curious and typical of Chiang Mai, the Son Theo, guaranteed fun!
11:00: Wat Phra Sing: We will arrive at the monks’ lunchtime, an interesting way to get to know their way of life. Then we can walk to the next temple or take the Son Theo according to the time we have that day.
12:00: Wat Chedi Luang: Apart from seeing the impressive chedi made of stone and the rest of the site, at Wat Chedi Luang we can have the opportunity to chat with the monks depending on what our English and theirs allow us to do. Be careful, they do not always want to talk!
13:30: Food in a local restaurant. We will try local dishes and we recommend that you inform the guide if you can eat spicy or not. Drinks are not included.
14:30: Warorot Market. In the heart of the small Chinatown of Chiang Mai is located one of the most lively and authentic markets of the city, the Warorot. Aromas, colors and sounds that will not leave you indifferent. On the side of the Ping River we will also visit the Ton Lamyai flower market.
16:00: Wat Umong is a prestigious center of meditation. Its location is unbeatable, just outside the city and in the foothills of Doi Suthep. It is the perfect place to get lost for a while and see how the monks live and see the beautiful building made of stone and its tunnels. Other attractions include a Buddha field of broken sculpture, a Bodhistava of fasting, a spiritual theater with paintings similar to those of Suan Mokkh, reproductions of ancient Buddhist sculptures from India and a Library-Museum.
17:30: Wat Doi Suthep, located near the top of the mountain of the same name, a few kilometers from the city, we find the most important temple in northern Thailand. In addition to seeing its impressive and newly restored golden pagoda, we will take the opportunity to see the ritual performed by the monks who do to end the day and begin meditation. Doi Inthanon National Park, Coexistence with the AKA tribe in the golden triangle.
2.200thb per person
Local multilingual guide
DOI INTHANON NATIONAL PARK
Near the sky we can find one of the best preserved wonders of Southeast Asia. We will visit the highest mountain in Thailand with its pagodas and gardens. We will take a short walk through this exuberant Paradise until we reach the Vachirathan waterfall. Do you dare to swim? If you prefer to go shopping, you will have the opportunity to negotiate at the Hmong tribe market, just before going to the mountain to learn about the lifestyle of the KAREN tribe, while enjoying their coffee, a true delicacy in this area.
8:30 – 9:00: Pick up at the hotel.
10:00: Arrival to the national park and visit to the Vachirathan waterfall. In the highest mountain in Thailand we can find several waterfalls but this is the most impressive.
11:00: Visit to the top of the mountain, the highest point of Thailand with 2565 meters. One of the best destinations in Southeast Asia for lovers of nature and animals; the trails are of an impressive green and with many epiphytes, orchids and lichens, lianas and ferns. It is home to approximately 400 varieties of birds.
12:00: Visit to the royal pagoda and its gardens
13:00: Local market of the Mhong tribe, this tribe lives in northern Thailand and is one of the largest ethnic groups in the country. It is a good time to buy local products.
14:30: Treking 1:30-3:00 hours. We will discover the images that we all have in mind when we think of the north of the country: waterfalls, jungle, terraces with rice plantations and all this thanks to a local guide of the Karen tribe.
16:00: Our last stop after the trek is the area of Mae Klang, where we will visit the village of the Karen tribe where our guide lives. Here we can see their lifestyle and taste fresh coffee from the area. Local people grow organic Arabica coffee …
18:00: Arrival to the Hotel.
2.200thb per person
Local multilingual guide
Day 1: Visit the AKA tribe and stay with them
8:00 am: After picking you up at your hotel, from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai the first stop is the Weng Pa Pao market, where we will buy food that the people of the tribe will cook for us later on. Chicken, vegetables and fruits.
About 100 km from Chiang Mai we will take a detour in the mountains, where the village of Aka is located. A local girl from the village, called Ploy, will be our guide.
The AKA tribe is one of the ethnic groups living in the north of Thailand, they come from China. You will be surprised to see two churches in the village. Why are there two churches in such a small town? How did these people, originally from China, end up living here in Thailand? These and other questions are what we think you should ask Ploy to understand more about their customs. We encourage you to ask everything that crosses your mind.
The village of Aka is located between two valleys, near Chiang Rai and Myanmar, the former Burma. The road is of great beauty. The family of Ploy will welcome us after a visit to the town and cook for us and with our help the food that we buy in the market. We already know that Westerners do not like very spicy food very much.
After lunch and conversation we will take the minivan and go to Chiang Rai. We will go to our Hotel and if we have time you can go on your own to see the night market and enjoy the city.
(There is no fixed arrival time because the tour is private and always depends on the pace and needs of the group, although it is usually around the 18:00.)
Night in hotel: Nak Nakara
Day 2: Golden Triangle and temples of CHIANG MAI.
8:30 am: We have to get up early, picked up at the hotel and we expect a new day full of experiences: golden triangle and the most modern temples in the country.
We will visit the Ban Daam Museum. This Museum is a very mysterious place where contradictory feelings are observed, the bones and skins of stuffed animals that decorate the different cabins, a place of mystery, mixed with an atmosphere of Vikings. This museum consists of 40 cabins of different sizes and shapes, and according to its creator, Thawan Duchanee, evoke Thailand’s past from the contemporary point of view.
The golden triangle was once a piece of land without law dominated by drug dealers. It was their territory. It was the territory of opium, which included heroin and morphine. Currently, at the exact point where you can see Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, there are several attractive sites.
You can find the typical poster where tourists take pictures. In fact, in our opinion, tourists focus their attention on the poster and the meeting of the three countries and forget the true attractiveness of the area, the Mekong River, the tenth longest in the world and the third in Asia. The river forms a natural border between Thailand and Laos over many kilometers.
At the same point is the popularly known as the “Happy Buddha”. A huge and disconcerting Buddha found in a special place.
We continue to the temple of Wat Khao Phra That Doi Phu from where you get a better view of the triangle and a sign explaining and indicating what we can see from there. This is one of those images that people take away as a great memory.
The next stop is the opium house, one of the most interesting museums in Thailand and a must for all those who come to the golden triangle. The Museum tells the story of opium in the world and in Thailand, the production process, the effects of its consumption and the campaigns that have been done in Thailand to eradicate the consumption and plantation. There is even a small indoor plantation.
Wat Ron Kung: The artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, said that to reach heaven one must walk through hell and arms passing the skull of this white temple. Wat Rong Khun, or the white temple, has little to do with the rest of Buddhist temples that we can see in Thailand. The strange figures that decorate the temple and the impeccable white that represents the purity of Buddha, as well as the paintings in the main building, will not leave you indifferent. It started in 1997 and still has no end date. Even without being finished, it has become one of the main tourist attractions for tourists and Thais.
In the afternoon, return to Chiang Mai to rest (about 3 hours).
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