Northern Thailand Golden Triangle 6 Day Tour

(6 days/5 nights)

This fantastic road trip starts and ends in Chiang Mai and you will sleep in a different location each night.

Day 1 ( -/L/D)

Chiang Mai Hotel

  • Arrive early morning at Chiang Mai airport/train station
  • You will be met by your own guide and your driver
  • Transfer to Chiang Mai hotel
  • City tour of Chiang Mai old town
  • Visit the most famous temples of Chiang Mai, Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chedi Luang
  • Afternoon excursion to the temple on the mountain, Wat Doi Suthep
  • Traditional Khantoke dinner with Thai dance

Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Doi Suthep
Wat Doi Suthep

Traditional Thai Dance
Traditional Thai Dance

Day 2 ( B/L/D)

Mai Rim Hotel

  • Breakfast at your hotel before early morning departure
  • Early arrival at Mae Taman Elephant Camp to bathe the elephants (swimwear required)
  • Elephant show
  • Ox carting from hill tribe village
  • Elephant ride through jungle
  • Scenic riverside lunch
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Dinner at your hotel

Chiang Mai 3 Day Tour (CM03)
Elephant trekking

Mae Taeng River
Mae Taeng River

Bamboo rafting
Bamboo rafting

Day 3 ( B/L/-)

Pai Hotel

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Travel to the picture-perfect town of Pai, nestling in a stunning mountain valley
  • Pai is a lovely little community of markets, live music and guesthouses on the river
  • Bathe in the Hot Springs and enjoy an hour-long northern Thai massage
  • Enjoy the breath-taking sunset views over Pai Canyon
  • Dine out at one of Pai’s unique Thai/Jewish restaurants
  • You will end your day at one of Pai’s famous live music venues

Pai waterfront
Pai waterfront

Pai Canyon
Pai Canyon

Hot Springs
Hot Springs

Day 4 ( B/L/-)

Mae Hong Son Hotel

  • After last night’s festivities, you depart a little later for the short journey to Mae Hong Son
  • The town of Mae Hong Son is home to two of the most spectacular temples in northern Thailand,
    o Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu with its awesome hilltop views
    o and the beautiful Wat Jong Kham on the edge of the lake in town
  • Visit the exciting Night Market on the edge of Mae Hong Son Lake and enjoy a delicious Thai dinner in the company of locals
  • After dinner, take a romantic stroll around the lake with its illuminated temple reflections

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu
Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu

Wat Jong Kham
Wat Jong Kham

Night market at Mae Hong Son
Night market at Mae Hong Son

Day 5 ( B/L/D)

Doi Inthanon Bamboo Bungalow

  • Breakfast at your hotel and then depart for a full-day’s excursion to Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Visit the stunning waterfalls of Wachiratharn and Siritharn
  • Take in the stunning views across the park from the King and Queen’s chedis
  • Enjoy a hillside Thai lunch
  • Travel to the top of Thailand’s highest peak, Doi Inthanon, home of endemic plant and animal species such as the green-tailed sunbird
  • Walk the short Angkha summit trail, amongst the lush jungle vegetation
  • Those who wish to, may also take in a more strenuous 2-3 hour hike through rainforest and hill tribes
  • Visit a Karen hill tribe village and a Hmong hill tribe market
  • Overnight is in bamboo bungalows as guests of a Karen hill tribe

King’s and Queen’s Chedis, Doi Inthanon
King’s and Queen’s Chedis, Doi Inthanon

Hill tribe village
Hill tribe village

Jungle walk
Jungle walk

Day 6 ( B/L/-)

  • Breakfast on the mountain
  • Depart for Chiang Mai with lunch en route
  • If time permits, then you may wish to do one of the following in Chiang Mai...
    o Be amazed and amused at Chiang Mai’s 3D illusion museum, Art in Paradise
    o Watch artists at work in the local craft markets
    o Visit more of the temples and ruins of Chiang Mai
  • Transfer to Chiang Mai airport or train station

Umbrella painting at craft village
Umbrella painting at craft village

Wood carving at craft village
Wood carving at craft village

The moat at Chiang Mai
The moat at Chiang Mai


Services included in the price:

  • Tour Guide: 1 car with driver and 1 English speaking guide will be provided throughout.
  • Accommodation: All rooms have air conditioning and private facilities, except for the Doi Inthanon bungalows, which do not have air con.
  • Meals: As specified in the program. (5 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner)
  • Transport: Tours and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Misc: All activities as specified in the itinerary, including admission fees, with instruction where necessary.

Services not included in the price:

  • International and internal flights
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for guide and drivers / Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and drivers / Personal expenses


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