3 nights independent tour
Price from: £379pp
Day 1 Bangkok/Chiang Rai: Departure from Bangkok for a 1 hour 30 minute flight to Chiang Rai, which is situated within the renowned Golden Triangle area where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge. Chiang Rai and the surrounding area is home to magnificent mountain scenery, many natural attractions and several hill tribes who maintain fascinating lifestyles. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to perhaps relax by the pool or simply sit back and admire the stunning natural vistas.
Day 2 Chiang Rai: Travel by minibus via Mae Chan to visit Akha and Yao hill tribe villages, then continue to visit the Padong hill tribe village, (Long-necked Karen), who migrated from Southern Burma. Learn how they survive by hunting and farming around the village before visiting the small shops which sell handicrafts.
Day 3 Chiang Rai: This morning you’ll see the highlights of Chiang Rai city from aboard a Samlow (rickshaw). Highlights include a visit to the main market area where you’ll get a real feel for local life, then visit Wat Pra Kaew and the hilltribes museum. Afterwards, travel onwards by road to end the tour at Wat Rong Khun, famed for its unique “Kanok’ architecture. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or enjoy some independent exploration.
Day 4 Chiang Rai/Bangkok: Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Bangkok.
Departures: Daily from Bangkok.
Accommodation: 4*plus The Riverie by Katathani.
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch also included on day 3.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes domestic flights as indicated, 3 nights accommodation, sightseeing as outlined and transfers.