DAY 1 | CHIANG MAI
Pick-up at 13:30 Visit the historic Wat suan dok and admire its 48- metre-high Sri Lankan-style chedi,which overlooks the Royal Cemetery.Continue to Wat Phra Sing in the old town and appreciate the beauty of this large complex of more than 60 buildings before visiting 14th century Wat chedi luang in the very heart of the old city.This ancient temple has a more rustic appearance and has been restored after decades of decay.Discover to the nearby Wat chet Yot and Wat chiang man.Due to its age,the Chet Yot temple betrays some signs of ruin while the Chiang Man temple is renowned for its numerous elephant sculptures(arrive transfer included)Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai.
DAY 2 | CHIANG MAI (80 kms 3hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a visit to Wat phra that doi suthep to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the city.The temple is reached by climbing a 309-step naga staircase or via cable car (included).If the views are stunning, the temple itself is even better and boasts a number of dazzling structures.Continue to the bustling Wararot Market, a historical landmark renowned for the variety and quality of its produce,before visiting the fragrant flower market. In the evening,enjoy a khantoke dinner,a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances inspired by the Lanna kingdom,which dominated northern Thailand for almost five centuries.Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai.Breakfast and dinner included.
DAY 3 | CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI (260 km - 4 hrs)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to the jungle to become acquainted with Thailands national animal during a visit to the Thai Elephant Care Center.The care center was set up to provide care for elderly elephants retired from logging and camps.Appreciate these gentle giants,learn more about their nature and their charms.After lunch,sail aboard a traditional longtail boat on the River Kok towards Chiang Rai,passing the highland villages of the Muser people and the Karen tribes.The beauty of the hills that surround the river enhances the spectacular natural scenery.Overnight in hotel in Chiang Rai. Breakfast and lunch included.
DAY 4 | CHIANG RAI GOLDEN TRIANGLE CHIANG RAI (174kms- 3.5hrs)
Check out after breakfast at the hotel and visit Wat Rong Khun,a dazzling temple built in the 1990s. Its ornate all-white exterior,with embedded pieces of mirror,gives it a resplendent appearance,which makes it one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand.Continue to Chiang Sean for a panoramic view of the Golden Triangle where Laos,Myanmar and Thailand meet and the mighty River Mekong.Enjoy lunch at the Imperial Golden Triangle Resort before being dropped off at Chiang Rai Airport at approximately 14.00.