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DISCOVER THE WHOLE EXTREME NORTH OF THAILAND

Code :NS.TH.MT-BT-03

Type :TOUR OF THAILAND BANGKOK CHIANG MAI TOUR

Price :From 29872 baht / person

 

 

 
  •  Why book with NS Travel?

     

    NS.TRAVEL is THE local specialist of cultural, slow, comfortable or ‘off the beaten tracks’ programs, with comfortable or luxury accommodation for individuals

     

DISCOVER THE WHOLE EXTREME NORTH OF THAILAND

We have selected what the Northern provinces have interesting to offer, reflecting their culture, their inhabitants and ethnic minorities, their history, their nature and unique landscapes

 

Most of the sites visited in this program do not make part of ‘mass tourism’ itineraries, because it is either difficult to access them or because these ‘tourists’ don’t find interest in spending time there. You will therefore discover them with full quietness and will enjoy each moment at each place

 

Downtown Chiangmai, its market and golden temples; the Golden Triangle; the superb dominion of Doi Tung; the unavoidable White Temple or the tea fields of Mae Salong… But also the Padaung women and other ethnics. The scenic roads and a nature merely gorgeous do compose the essential of this program

 

You will discover regions not well known by Westerners, bucolic roads and superb landscapes. You will overnight in charming hotels, provided with comfort and good facilities. Finally, you will travel through the whole North of the country with a comfortable vehicle, a professional driver and a quality guide

 

PROGRAM

 

Day 1 Bangkok - Chiangrai

Meals: - / - / -

 

According to your arrival time in Bangkok, we shall organize your flight to Chiangrai, where this program start – Pick-up by your English speaking guide at Chiangrai airport – Private transfer by a/c vehicle to your hotel

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Free time for leisure – Optional visits, spa treatment or traditional Thai massage possible on request 

Dinner at leisure and not included

Overnight at The Legend Chiangrai – Superior Studio

 

 

Day 2 Chiangrai

Meals: B / - / -

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Visit the border city of Takhileik (Myanmar). You will see a colorful local market, an authentic ‘Shan’ village, and a unique atmosphere with very few western tourists

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Visit the extraordinary Doi Tung dominion (the Royal Residence, the Hall of Inspiration and the beautiful botanic garden) – Back to your hotel by late afternoon

Dinner at leisure and not included

Overnight at The Legend Chiangrai – Superior Studio

 

 

Day 3 Chiangrai

Meals: B / - / -

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Visit the famous Golden Triangle, including the unmissable Ho Fin (Hall of Opium) – Short stop at the belvedere overlooking Laos and Myanmar – Short trip on Mekong River down to Chiangsaen by motorized pirogue – Visit the remains of the ancient city of Chiangsaen

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Visit Chiangrai city center, its market frequented by local ethnic groups and the famous White Temple with its surprising architecture and wall paintings – Back to your hotel by late afternoon

Dinner at leisure and not included

Overnight at The Legend Chiangrai – Superior Studio

 

 

Day 4 Chiangmai

Meals: B / - / -

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Visit Mae Salong village – Tea plantations and factory – Discover the village, its panoramas and the old settlement of the Chinese soldiers (Kuomintang)

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Back to Chiang Mai by taking the beautiful road of Tathon – Stop in Tathon village – Arrival at your hotel by late afternoon

Dinner at leisure and not included

Overnight at Kantary Hills Chiangmai – Studio Room

 

 

Day 5 Chiangmai

Meals: B / - / -

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Visit the very lively market of Warorot and the flower market – Visit Chiangmai’s historical centre (within the walls), the remains of the ancient wall of the city and the oldest temples

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Go up Mount Suthep and visit the symbol of the city, the superb Doi Suthep temple and its exceptional golden chedi – Back to your hotel by late afternoon

Dinner at leisure and not included

Overnight at Kantary Hills Chiangmai – Studio Room

 

 

Day 6 Mae Hong Son

Meals: B / - / D

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Back on the road to Mae Hong Son province – Pass by the Doi Inthanon National Park

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Back on the road, passing by the small town of Mae Jem – Short stops on the road to enjoy the scenery and take photos – Arrival at your hotel by late afternoon

Dinner served in your hotel

Overnight at Fern Resort – Creek View Suite

 

 

Day 7 Mae Hong Son

Meals: B / - / D

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Transfer by motorized pirogue to a village of the Padaung ethnic group – Visit the village – Back to Mae Hong Son by motorized pirogue

 

 

It is important to understand that Padaung women (vulgarly called ‘Giraffes- Women) do not wear rings around their neck of legs to amuse passing by tourists, as it is also wrong believing that Thai people use this ethnic with commercial purposes

Padaung were and still are in some cases victims of persecutions from Burmese army. Some left Myanmar to find shelter in Thailand. Besides assistance given by Thai Government, Padaung generate their own revenues by selling their products (mainly fabric – Padaung are skilled weavers) on local markets or to tourists visiting the region

- How to behave when visiting such a village?

- How to understand and respect their culture uses and habits?

- How can we help them?

It is effectively important to consider that such a village is not a zoo and our western civilization living model, our uses or habits are not universal, but a model that is ours. Each individual has right to own life model and own differences

 Therefore, when we arrive in such a village, let us not steal pictures, but ask permission for… Let us not pay pictures we shot with rubbish or imported candies. The best way to thank them welcoming us in their village is to buy them a scarf that they made.

By acting so, we show that we consider them, not as curiosity objects, but as traders. Nothing will be more gratifying to their eyes.

 

 

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Visit the small city of Mae Hong Son, its peaceful atmosphere, its market and its beautiful Shan style temples (Myanmar) – Back to your hotel by late afternoon  

Dinner served in your hotel

Overnight at Fern Resort – Creek View Suite

 

 

Day 8 Mae Hong Son - Pai

Meals: B / - / D

Breakfast served in your hotel.

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Back on the road to Pai – Stop on the road to discover the spectacular ‘Tam Lod’ Cave

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

Back on the road with a stop in a local village of the Karen ethnic group – Arrival in Pai and walk in the small town – Arrival at your hotel by late afternoon, so that you can enjoy the natural hot springs

Dinner served in your hotel

Overnight at ‘Pai Hotspring Spa Resort’ – Mountain View Suite

 

 

Day 9 Pai – Chiangmai

Meals: B / - / -

Breakfast served in your hotel

 

Morning:

Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle and driver – Back on the road to Chiangmai – Stop at a waterfall and other short stops to take photos

Lunch at leisure and not included

Afternoon:

 

Arrival in Chiangmai – Drop-off at the airport, the train station or your hotel – End of the program

 

CODE

PROGRAM / PERIOD 

PRICES PER PERSON (1/NOV/16 - 31/OCT/17)

JOINING

1PAX

2PAX

3PAX

4PAX

5PAX

6PAX

NS.TH.MT-BT03A

01/NOV - 20/DEC 

N/A

103501

54996

41505

39554

34819

34394

NS.TH.MT-BT03B

21/DEC - 05/JAN 

N/A

 110417

58454

43810

43012

37586

37852

NS.TH.MT-BT03C

06/JAN -12/APR 

N/A

 103501

54996

41505

39554

34819

34394

NS.TH.MT-BT03D

13/APR - 15/APR 

N/A

 110417

58454

43810

43012

37586

37852

NS.TH.MT-BT03E

16/APR - 30/OCT 

 N/A

94058

50474

38357

35032

31122

29872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED
English speaking licensed guide during whole program
* Private A/C vehicle with driver during whole program
* All transportation costs (gasoline, highway + parking costs)
* 3 Overnights at The Legend Chiang Rai (Superior Studio Room including breakfast)
* 2 Overnights at Kantary Hills (Studio Room including breakfast)
* 2 Overnights at Fern Resort (Creek view Room including breakfast)
* 1 Overnight at Pai Hotspring (Chalet Mountain view Room including breakfast)
* All meals as mentioned in the program
* All entree fees to visited sites
* All local taxes, services and VAT
* Accident insurance (Thai standards)
 
EXCLUDED
* Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
* Personal expenses
* Tips to bell boys, driver and guide
* Domestic and international flights
* Transport to your next detination at the end of this program
REMARKS
* Mandatory dinners might apply during festive periods
* rates for private program (blue columns) are given per person (from 1 to 6) traveling together
* rates for joining-up program (green column) are given for person joining-up existing group 
* n/a = not available
* o/r = on request