Private Tour of Northern Thailand Highlights
Hill tribe villages, temples, and mesmerising landscapes

Chiang Rai > Golden Triangle > Chiang Mai

Let Thailand’s northern region mesmerise in this 5-day private tour to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. You’ll get to see many of their important temples, dramatic mountainous landscapes, rich history in handicrafts, and vibrant markets. Both also have old-world charm that provide fascination to anyone who visits.

In Chiang Rai, you will have the chance to visit remote hill tribe villages, a busy market in the border town of Mae Sai, and be at the heart of the infamous Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Then, in Chiang Mai, among the many temples, you’ll see one of the most revered temples, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, perched on a mountain and offering panoramic views of the city. You will also have the chance to cruise along the scenic River Ping. Prepare to be enchanted by the charm and wonders of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai!

Tour Highlights

Chiang Rai: Learn about local cultures at the Hilltribe Museum, explore remote tribal villages in the highlands, and discover the dazzling Wat Rong Khun temple.
Golden Triangle: See three countries from one spot in Sop Ruak at the confluence of the Ruak and the Mekong rivers.
Chiang Mai: Visit a tribal village, cruise a river on a longtail boat, take in the views from the hilltop Wat Doi Suthep temple and much more.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Chiang Rai: free day after checking in selected hotel
Day 2 Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai: Monument of King Mangrai, Hilltribe Museum and Education Centre, Mae Chan district for the remote hill tribe villages of Yao and Akha people, Mae Sai, Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen to visit the hilltop Wat Phra That Chom Kitti
Day 3 Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai: Wat Rong Khun, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, River Ping
Day 4 Chiang Mai City & surroundings: Elephant Poopoopaper Park; Wat Suan Dok, Royal Cemetery, Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang; optional khan toke dinner
Day 5 Depart Chiang Mai

Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents
We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons

What's included in the tour

Accommodation options
Day 1-2 Chiang Rai:
Standard Room | Superior Hotel Category = Laluna or similar 4*
Superior Room | Superior Hotel Category = Imperial River House Resort or similar 5*
Day 3-4 Chian Mai:
Standard Room | Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*
Superior Room | Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*

4 breakfasts
3 lunches

Air-conditioned private transportation, transfers as stated in the programme

Tour guide:
Operated with English / German/ Spanish or Italian-speaking guide

Entrance fees and activities:
All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Hilltribe Museum and Education Centre, Wat Phra That Chom Kitti and Wat Rong Khun in ChiangRai; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, River Ping cruise,Elephant Poopoopaper Park, farmhouse lunch, WatSuan Dok, Wat Phra Sing and Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

On arrival at Chiang Rai Airport please collect your luggage and proceed to the exit of the Customs Hall. You will be met by a representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it
Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
In many hotels in Thailand, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room
No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed

Tour dates

Departs any day of the week


Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
Departure transfer back to the airport in Chang Mai
Gratuity for driver and guide
Optional tours
International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees

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