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Trip Guide-Chiang Rai



Fullday Doi Mae Salong/ Pa Tai and Boat Trip along Mae Kok River
Visit Doi Mae Salong, village of the Chinese refugees. Along the way make a stop at the Hilltribe Development Centre, the centre aids and administers local hilltribe settlements. Hilltribe handicrafts, including woven cloth. Continue to Pa Tai begin 2-hour excursion along Mae Kok river by longtail boat to Chiang Rai via Akha village, forest park, hot spa and Karen village.


Full-day Elephant Safari
1-hour excursion along Mae Kok River by longtail boat to Karen village and begin a 2-hour elephant ride across hills, valleys and streams to hilltribes villages where lunch will be served. Continue with a 1-hour walk to visit the waterfall and return to Chiang Rai by van or local minibus.


Fullday Chiang Saen/ Boat Trip along Mekong River/ Chiang Khong
Visit Chiang Saen to see the ruins of this ancient city. Then cruise by longtail boat enjoy a scenic along the Mekong River with spectacular views of the Laotian countryside via Ban Hat Bai (Thai Lue weaving village) and visit the town of Chiang Khong where the giant fresh water “Pla Buk, Catfish” are caught between April 18 and early June each year. Visit the Yao an Hmong hilltribe villages, and return to Chiang Rai.


Fullday Doi Tung or Doi Mae Salong/ Mae Sai/ Chiang Saen
Visit Phra That Doi Tung, the twin pagodas where it is believed the collarbone of the Lord Buddha is contained, and the Doi Tung Royal Villa, The Mae Fah Luang Garden. Continue to Mae sai, Thailand’s northernmost point, and tour a bustling market-place full of goods from Myanmar and China. Then tour the ancient city of Chiang Saenincluding ruins of numerous temples, stupas, Buddha images, Lanna Thai artifacts are still to be seen. Archeological objects are exhibited at the museum. Alternative:-Visit Doi Mae Salong Village the Chinese refugees. “Santi Khiri” is home to descendants of Chinese Nationalist soliders who fled to Thailand in 1940. Mountainside tea plantations and fruit orchards provide good scenery. Along the way make a stop at the Akha-Yao villages and Hilltribe Development Centre.

Half-day City Tour/ Boat Trip along Mae Kok River
Enjoy a pleasant ride by trishaw, the favorite mode of local transportation, and tour the city. Visit local market area and major temples i.e. Wat Phra Kaeo, which once housed the Emerald Buddha, and Wat Doi Khao Khwai or Wat Doi Thong, city view point. Continue with a short excursion along Mae Kok River by longtail boat.
  










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