Northern Vistas

Northern Vistas

$2450 per person

After sampling the rich history of Bangkok, this tour takes you to Chiangmai, the artistic centre of Thailand before exploring the beautiful Golden Triangle where it borders on Laos and Burma around Chiangrai. Exceptional mountain vistas, thrilling elephant rides and insights into the lives of…

After sampling the rich history of Bangkok, this tour takes you to Chiangmai, the artistic centre of Thailand before exploring the beautiful Golden Triangle where it borders on Laos and Burma around Chiangrai. Exceptional mountain vistas, thrilling elephant rides and insights into the lives of tribal people, make this a magical experience.

Accommodations:

Golden Tulip Mandison Suites

 

Location: Bangkok

The Golden Tulip Mandison Suites is strategically located in sukhumvit soi 20, in the middle of Bangkok’s eventful business district and leisure area. The hotel is conveniently situated close to the Skytrain and metro, making it easy to get around the bustling metropolis. The Golden Tulip is just minutes away from the shopping and entertainment areas with easy and useful busses providing smooth transport from place to place. Every room at the Golden Tulip is a suite styled room, with 38-60 square meters and an excellent view of Bangkok’s gorgeous skyline.

The Facilities:
- Outdoor pool
- Televisions
- Free internet access
- Fitness center

Centara Duangtawan Hotel

 

Location: Chiang Mai

Centered in the city of Chiang Mai the Centara Duangtawan Hotel is in a stunning location. In a city almost 700 years old the Centara Duangtawan retains its old culture charm while integrating the modernity of technology and beautiful mist-shrouded mountain scenery in the background. The hotel has 512 spacious luxury rooms, varied restaurants and bars, a majestic swimming pool and exclusive fitness centre and mere steps outside the front doors lies the famed Night Bazaar, any shoppers paradise.

The Facilities:
- Fitness centre
- Spa Cenvaree
- Jogging track
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Aerobic & Yoga studio
- Jacuzzi
- Sauna & steam rooms
- Locker rooms
- In-room massage
- Tulip massage
- Beauty salon
- Service centre
- Internet lounge
- Shopping arcade
- Car rental

Wiang Inn Hotel

 

Location: 893 Phaholyothin Road, Muang District, 57000 Chiang Rai

Located in the heart of Chiang Rai City, the Wiang Inn is a 5-minute walk from the famous night market. It features an outdoor swimming pool and 3 dining options. Air-conditioned rooms at Wiang Hotel are decorated with northern Thai furnishings. All are equipped with a satellite TV, minibar and telephone. Guests can relax with a massage, or enjoy a night of karaoke with friends. The hotel offers laundry and dry cleaning services. Sample Thai, Chinese and European dishes at Wiang Inn Coffee Shop, or sip cocktails at the Lobby Lounge. Room service is also available. Wiang Inn is a 20-minute drive from Chiang Rai International Airport.

Features:
- Business Centre
- Free Parking
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair access

  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
On arrival we meet and transfer you to the hotel. Balance of day is at leisure. Golden Tulip Mandison Suites (4 nights) Accommodation: Golden Tulip Mandison Suites
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Day 2 Bangkok
We board a boat this morning to tour Bangkok’s busy Klongs (canals) and visit the beautiful Temple of Dawn. Disembark at the Grand Palace complex where we visit exotic Buddhist temples, many Royal buildings as well as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. After lunch we will see Wat Po, the Reclining Buddha. Included Meals: BL
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Day 3 Damnern Sauak-Bangkok
After a short drive from the city, hop into a long-tailed boat and travel past stilt houses to see the Damnern Saduak floating market. Relax this afternoon back in Bangkok or take an optional tour (at additional cost) to learning Thai cooking in a local home setting. Included Meals: B
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Day 4 Ayuthaya-Bangkok
Enjoy a full day excursion to Ayuthaya, capital of Siam from the 14th to 18th centuries. Afterwards travel by riverboat back to Bangkok enjoying lunch on board. Included Meals: BL
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Day 5 Arrive Chiangmai
After a short morning flight arrive in Chiangmai where we meet and transfer you to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. On optional excursion explores rural life as we visit a farming village, take a cruise on the Mae Ping River to see a local market before riding in a trishaw to see some of Chiangmai's ancient sites. Centara Duangtawan Hotel (3 nights) Accommodation: Centara Duangtawan Hotel Included Meals: B
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Days 6 Chiangmai & Area
During your stay here we take you to the 600-year old Doi Suthep temple complex with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and countryside, as well as tour the local handicraft area where you will see silk weaving, visit a parasol-making village, and watch lacquer ware and teak production. Next day we visit the Diang Dao Elephant Camp and see them enjoy their morning bath, watch how they are trained to work in the teak forests before riding one through the jungle to visit a Lisu hill tribe village. After lunch in camp we float down the Ping River on bamboo rafts (conditions permitting), passing many hill tribe villages. Included Meals: BL
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Days 7 Chiangmai & Area
Included Meals: BL
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Day 8 Arrive Chiangrai
This morning travel by road to Chiangrai, and later tour the main market area and many of the town’s temples and monuments including the shimmering ‘White Temple’ with its murals and paintings of Buddha. Wiang Inn Hotel (2 nights) Accommodation: Wiang Inn Hotel Included Meals: B
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Day 9 Golden Triangle-Chiangrai
Today we tour the heart of tribal and meet the Yao and Akha hilltribe people to see how they live. Stop for lunch at Mae Sai on the Thai/Burma border, before driving through the famous Golden Triangle where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet along the Mekong River. We will also see the magnificent ruins and temples near Chiang Saen before returning to Chiangrai. Included Meals: BL
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Day 10 Arrive Bangkok
Today we return by air Bangkok for a final night in Thailand. The balance of the day and evening is at leisure. Tonight there is an optional dinner at the famous Seafood Market and Restaurant where we choose our own ingredients for an amazing seafood dinner. Overnight Golden Tulip Mandison Suites. Accommodation: Golden Tulip Mandison Suites Included Meals: B
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Day 11 Depart Bangkok
Today we transfer you the airport in time for your homebound or onward flight. Included Meals: B
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