Unforgettable Chiang mai to Chiang rai tour within a day
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Taking 3 hrs road trip from Chiang mai to Chiang rai. Admiring rural area of northern Thailand, which passing beautiful scenery along the way, such valley, village and mountain.
One of the landmark of Chiang Rai is White temple or Wat Rong khun that you won’t miss. A temple of art, break all rules of Thai temple that we ever seen. The temple is located in the small which is a hometown of the top Thai artist, Mr.Chaleamchai. His intention was not only show the beauty of Thai art but would like help people in his hometown.
Visit the hill tribe village. The village is on the mountain village which consist of 6 minorities lives close by another village. The village lives in ordinary house, and work in their home. Every day life, they do craft work, weaving the fabric and selling souvenir. Walking around and talking to them. Perhaps, you can also take pictures with long neck hill tribe lady.
Lunch at Local restaurant
Drive to golden triangle where 3 countries meet . There is only separated by Mea Khong river and Ruok river. The area surrounded by the mountain. In the old day, this was once well known as opium train where the tribe make and trade illegal drug.
Driving to the house of opium. Spending time to see exhibits the history of the opium trade . The display shows the relation of poppy cultivation and 12-mounth cycle of the hill tribe lifestyle and drug trafficking routes between Northern Thailand and Southern of China.
Then drive back to Chiang mai you will arrive in the late evening.
Terms and Conditions
- Sightseeing as the itinerary including admission fee as stated in program
- Private van/ car use all trip long
- English speaking tour guide
- Admission fee of the tour guide for the guide if applicant
- Credit card Charge
- Express way & parking Fee
THE PRICES EXCLUDED
- Optional activities
- Gratuities to the guide, driver and hotel’s porter
- Third language speaking guide charge extra 500 Baht/half day tour or 1000 baht/day tour (Day tour)
Farm Tour : Remark
- Child between 2-12 years old pay 75 % of adult rate
- Child under 2 years old pay 25% of adult rate
- Payment : Credit Card Fax Form (American Express), Paypal or money wire transfer
- This package is request 30 for deposit once to secure the booking. The balance payment will be made on arrival.
More detail of Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai is well known as the mountainous province, which share borders with Myanmar and Laos country. The northernmost province has a stunning view and is famous for historical sites, artwork , cultural diversity and much more.Stunning view which consists of forest and agricultural production such as pineapple, coconuts , coffee , tea and banana plantations. Driving along small a road from Chiang mai to Chiang rai is a pleasant thing that everyone enjoys the view and stop in various sightseeing along the way. It was around 200 kms in curving road which take around 2.3 hours long.
History of Chiang Rai
In the pass , Chiang rai was free stage, which rules with their own leader since the 7th century. In the 13th century, the Kingdom of Lanna (Chiang mai) has the power of this small stage. Chiang rai has a long history, which made the area has abandon of ruins, temple and cultural site.During modern history, people known the golden triangle which was a trading center of illegal drugs. Since it is less developed and share border with Thailand neighbor country and the sophisticated landscape which make it easy to hide from policeman and military.