Plan A2: 4D/3N
Long Neck Karen Village
Among the unspoiled nature. The hill tribes live in harmony. Visit the village of Long Neck Karen or Padong, the beauty of women is their long neck. Also visit Lahu Shi Balah or yellow Lahu, women of this tribe have large ear loops.
Start your full – day excursion to Thaton, north of Chiang Mai. On the way made a stop at Chiang Dao Cave, then drive on to Thaton, visit Thaton temple where you can be seen a panoramic view of the village, Lunch at local restaurant on the bank of Mae Kok River.
A chance to visit the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet! An early morning drive through beautiful scenery, with a stop at the Hot Springs at Maekajan, culminates in the chance to explore this world -famous spot, notorious for its opium trade!
From a viewpoint set high on the hillside, there are magnificent views over the Mae Khong River to the physical triangle made by Burma, Laos and Thailand at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong River. For a small fee, you can also enjoy the boat ride to view the splendor of mighty Mae Khong River.
Continue on to Mae Sai, the farther-most northern trading border between Thailand and Burma, where local lunch is provided. On the return journey stops are made at Akha and Yao hilltribe villages.
Doi Inthanon Park
A day in the embrace of nature! Located 36 miles from Chiang Mai is one of the most fertile troves of natural treasure in Chiang Mai, Doi Intanon National Park. The invigorating mountain air, the fresh, cool climate, makes it a rejuvenating break from the city.
Doi Intanon, 8514 feet above sea level – the highest peak in Thailand, is probably the most preserved in Thailand. It is extremely popular among bird watchers, with more than 383 species have been reported.
On this tour stops are made at: Wat Phrathad Chom Thong with its holy relic and ancient treasures, Wachiratharn Waterfall, the twin chedi – built by Thai Airforce to honor King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit, and the summit – containing the shrine of Chao Inthawitchayanon, the former prince of Chiang Mai. A short trek along Michael’s Trail offers a beautiful and unforgettable experience. Lunch on this tour is served picnic style.