A scenic morning drive from Chiang Mai takes you up hill into mountainous Northern Thailand. Undulating hills and sweeping verdant vistas surround you before a stop at the small town of Doi Mae Salong. Settled in the 1960s by Chinese Nationalist Army refugees, this elevated location has become renowned for its high-mountain oolongs and other teas. Sample some of the best tea in Thailand and explore the Chinese temples, open-air bazaars, and shops offering local teas and preserved fruits.|
Sit down to an included Thai set-menu lunch before traveling to Doi Tung Royal Villa, the private residence of Thailand’s Princess Mother. Admire the unique architecture—a blend of traditional Northern Thai style and that of a Swiss chalet—as well as 10 acres (4 ha) of colorful gardens displaying plant and flower species from all over the globe.
A short trek brings you to the Karen Hill Tribe, also known as the “Long Neck Ladies.” Visit with these hospitable people, browse their handmade crafts and fabrics, and learn about their exotic traditions, including the elongation of the neck by winding beautiful brass coils around it many times. After, stop at unique Rong Khun Temple. The vision of a famous local artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat, the temple features all-white building materials and great attention to intricate detail. Using bits of mirrored glass as adornment to catch the sun and moonlight, construction began in the late 90s and continues today with the first of nine buildings complete in 2007. Rong Khun’s stunning originality in temple design has already made this semi-complete chef d’eouvre popular with Thai and International travelers alike.
Before transferring back to Chiang Mai, relax and reflect on your day with a visit to a local natural hot spring.
- Roundtrip hotel transportation
- English-speaking guide and air-conditioned transport
- Full-day Private Chiang Rai tour
- Drinking water and refreshments
- Set-menu lunch
Approximately 13 hours and 30 minutes, including 1 hour and 30 minute break before dinner
Departure time and location:
7 AM; from the lobby of your hotel
Return time and location:
8:30 PM; to the lobby of your hotel
Participation is complimentary for children younger than age 3. This tour is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Rates are based on a minimum of 2 participants; a single supplement will be charged upon arrival if only 1 participant is booking.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Confirmation is required. Contact Konthaitour at least 24 hours before your trip date to ensure your reservation and to confirm pick-up time for tour selected. Upon pick up, present your voucher and photo ID in exchange for service.
Rates are based on a minimum of 2 participants; a single supplement will be charged upon arrival if only 1 participant is booking.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 2 days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is the date of the Activity.|