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5 days - 4 nights


The focus of this tour is the area along the Koek River with its idyllic mountain villages, which you can experience up close by traveling on a raft and spending the night in a Karen Lodge. This tour also includes the sights in Chiang Mai as well as an intensive sightseeing tour around the famous Golden Triangle.

Day 01: Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep - orchid farm - craft workshops.
Transfer from Chiang Mai airport to the hotel.
We then drive to Doi Suthep Temple (800 m above Chiang Mai). A jewel among Thai monasteries, this temple with a golden chedi offers magnificent panoramic views of Chiang Mai. We then visit a butterfly and orchid farm. After lunch we visit the world-famous craft workshops in Bo Sang and San Khampeng with umbrella making, umbrella painting, silk and cotton weaving, silver processing and wood carving. In the evening we recommend a shopping spree through the well-known and popular Night Bazaar. Overnight stay in a first class hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 02: Chiang Mai – Hill Tribes – Cave Temple - Thaton.
Today we head north to a mountain village, home to the rare Palong tribe. Another stop follows at Wat Tum Tubtao, a cave temple in the wilderness. Continue on rural roads to Thaton. On the way we take a detour to a remote Lahu mountain village. Enjoy the beautiful view at the large Buddha statues of Wat Thaton. Today we stay in a romantic resort (simple, clean, romantic)

Day 3: Raft trip on the Koek River - overnight in a Karen village. F.M.A.
After breakfast you will drive to a Shan village, which is known for its weaving. We will then board the raft on which you will float comfortably downstream. You pass idyllic villages and always have the opportunity to take a short walk. In the late afternoon we reach a small Karen village, where we spend the night in a guesthouse. Very simple but clean accommodation. Spend the evening with the villagers and learn more about these friendly people in the mountain wilderness.

Day 04: Raft trip on the Koek River to Chiang Rai - elephant ride through the jungle. We continue our raft trip through the green wilderness, stopping at some hot springs along the way and reaching an elephant camp on the river. There we take a 1-hour ride on one of the good-natured pachyderms. Before we get to the hotel in Chiang Rai, we visit the magnificent Wat Rong Khun (“White Temple”), where a contemporary Thai artist built his life's work. In the evening we recommend a stroll through the colorful night market. Overnight stay in a first class hotel.

Day 05: Chiang Rai - 'Golden Triangle' - Laos - drive to Chiang Mai.
Bus journey to the “Golden Triangle”, where the Mae Sai and Mekong rivers form the border between Laos, Burma and Thailand. Boat trip in the border triangle along Burma and Laos. We visit the Laotian river island of Koh Don Sao, where you can admire the handicrafts of the Laotians (no visa required for Laos). We will then visit an opium museum and your tour guide will tell you interesting facts about opium in the “Golden Triangle”.
Transfer to Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai Airport or Chiang Mai Airport.

Included services:
- Program and visits as listed
- all transfers
- Travel in air-conditioned cars (2 people), minibuses (from 3 people)
- 1 night in a first class hotel in Chiang Mai
- 1 night in a river lodge on the Koek River (simple, clean, wildly romantic)
- 1 overnight stay with the villagers in Lahu village
- 1 night in a first class hotel in Chiang Rai
- all entrance fees and boat rides. National park fees
- Elephant safari
- Bed and breakfast. The boat trip from Thaton is full board (B, L, D) - as listed.

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Jungle adventure in Northern Thailand

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