Thailand

4-Day Chiang Mai and Sri Lanna National Park: Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 4 Days

English    Chiang Mai

tour highlights

  • Spend time in Thailand's cultural capital of the North, Chiang Mai
  • Head up Thailand's highest peak Doi Inthanon on a full day tour
  • Discover the stunning Mae Teng Valley
  • Stay active with a leisurely two-wheeled cycling exploration through the valley
  • Understand more about local village life from your experienced guide
  • Enjoy superb home local food at Le Cocotier amongst the stunning scenery
  • Discover Mae Ngat Lake and enjoy lunch and relax at a floating resort

tour details

Our own four-day soft adventure tour in Northern Thailand. The tour starts with two days in charming Chiang Mai, including a full day trip to Doi Inthanon for some light trekking up Thailand’s highest peak. Then transfer North to the beautiful Mae Teng Valley and explore the scenic Sri Lanna National Park. Overnight at Le Cocotier Resort, situated in a stunning location in the middle of the valley surrounded by rice fields, coconut palms and fruit plantations. With Le Cocotier as the base, two days spent are cycling, visiting a waterfall, enjoying a boat trip and kayaking on Mae Ngat Lake. On the same lake we include lunch at a floating wooden resort where guests can relax, swim and sunbathe after lunch.

Why choose this tour?

This tour is perfect for individuals, couples and families wanting to experience the culture of Chiang Mai as well as wonderful scenery and soft adventure activities away from the city.
    On arrival in Chiang Mai we will transfer you to your city centre hotel.

    Your room is ready for check in after 14:00 hours.

    The rest of the day is free to explore Ching Mai.

    Accommodation at Shewe Wana Boutique Resort & Spa

    Meals included: None
    Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then visit Doi Inthanon (Join-in tour)

    Lying south of Chiang Mai, the granite mass of Doi Inthanon, 8,500 feet above sea level, is the highest summit in Thailand. Doi Inthanon is the tail of the Himalayan mountain range and a national park. Here is a paradise for almost 400 species of birds along with many other animals and flora and fauna.

    We depart early around 7:30 hours and after a 2.5 to 3-hour drive arrive to the mountain and after a final steep climb, the summit is surprisingly flat though misty, cool and breezy. Walk to see a small Stupa containing the remains of Chao Inthawichayanon the last independent ruler of Chiang Mai who died in 1897 after the Lanna Kingdom was combined to be a part of Siam. Enjoy exploring around Ang-Kha Nature Trail at the highest peak viewing beautiful Fern & Moss as well as White & Red Rhododendrons (bloom only during Jan - Feb). After visit the Twin Pagodas built by the Thai Air force in honor of their Majesties King and Queen for their 60th Birthday Anniversaries. A visitors' center nearby contains tourist information both in Thai and English. On the way down we stop to shop at a Hmong Tribal Market.

    Lunch will be served at a local restaurant and then drive through Baan Khun Klaang, the biggest Hmong community of Doi Inthanon heading to the Royal's Project initiated by his Majesty the King to stop the hill tribes from growing Opium. Enjoy walking around and have the chance to take some pictures of beautiful flower plantations and the organic farmland inside the Project. Then head further down to the Karen Hill tribe village at Baan Sop Had. Before heading back to Chiang Mai we stop at Wachiratarn Waterfall. Relax and freshen up in the cool waters. Arrive back in Chiang Mai around 18:00 hrs.

    * The temperature at the top are cool all year round and can be quite cold between November and February so we suggest bringing a jumper or a jacket.

    Accommodation at Shewe Wana Boutique Resort & Spa

    Meals included: Breakfast
    Lunch at local restaurant
    08:30 hours
    After breakfast we depart to the Mae Taeng Valley.

    09:45 hours
    Arrive at the hotel and enjoy a refreshing drink while the bikes are fitted and adjusted. After jump on the bike for a morning two-wheeled adventure, exploring the traditional rural Thai countryside and the picturesque nature of the surrounding valley. Stop for photo opportunities and at other points of interest en route as the guide provides explanations of places of interest, local villager lifestyle and the nature you pass through. Irrigated by the water from the nearby dam, the valley is always lush, green and fertile. This leisurely cycling loop is suitable for everyone including families. Delight as you discover local farming, including rice paddies, a fish farm, and local orchards. After the circuit, arrive back at the hotel where a delicious Thai lunch awaits.

    In the afternoon, transfer by local "songtaew" to the nearby "sticky waterfall", to refresh and relax. The area around the waterfall covered with a limestone formation is not slippery, and visitors can enjoy climbing the fall under the water, or relax and take in the beautiful surrounding nature. After the visit, drive back to the hotel for dinner, and a well-earned good night's sleep.

    Accommodation at Le Cocotier Resort

    Meals included: Lunch and dinner at the resort
    09:30 hours
    After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and then a short vehicle transfer brings you to nearby Sri Lanna National Park and the scenic Mae Ngat Lake. This 18-kilometre long man-made reservoir is filled by the Mae Ngat River. The National Park consists of tropical forests and mountain ranges and boasts an abundance of flora and fauna.

    11:00 hours
    Embark on a short motorboat ride (15 minutes) to reach a floating raft. This cosy place made from natural materials is perfect for peaceful relaxation or fun.

    For those seeking an energetic or active adventure, a kayak discovery trip can be undertaken with a guide. Spend time paddling the lake area, looking out for local fishermen or to spot some birds. Paddle back to the raft house in time to savour a delicious Thai lunch.

    After lunch, choose to relax in one of the chairs on the wooden deck overlooking the tranquil lake and hills draped in lush, green forests, or for the more adventurous, take a dip in the refreshing water.

    15:00 hours
    At around 15.00 hours, return via motorboat to the shore. Afterwards, take a short transfer back to the hotel to retrieve any left-luggage or to freshen up with a shower.

    16:00 hours
    At 16.00 hours transport back to Chiang Mai and drop off at the airport or your next hotel (accommodation not included).

    Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel
    Lunch at the floating house

    "WE WISH YOU A WONDERFUL JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME"

    customise the tour

    • Extend your stay further with an extra night and experience some other soft adventure activities in the rural surroundings such as rafting, visiting an ethical elephant experience or even learn to drive your own tuk-tuk!
    • Before returning home, why not extend and spend a few days relaxing on one of Thailand's gorgeous beaches?

    includes

    • Accommodation in shared twin/double room
    • Transportations & sightseeing tours as per itinerary. Local transport to the waterfall by van or "songtaew/local truck" depending on the road condition
    • Motor boat trip and National Park entrance fees
    • Services of a professional English, Entrance fees for the sights as mentioned in the program
    • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
    • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
    • 24-hour Emergency Line

    excludes

    • Any airfares
    • Meals other than mentioned in the programme or drinks with meals
    • Thailand visa fee (if required)
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
    • Any optional tours and services
    • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
    • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
    Tour code: PKCNLANA

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