An Insider's Thailand

12 days
FROM £ 2342
Countries Visited: Thailand

An Insider's Thailand

Sample some of the finest streetfood in Thailand
Explore an unearthed ancient metropolis
Browse the country’s largest handicraft fair
Pick tea at Fang, a mountain community
Visit ex-opium growers in a hilltribe village
Tour the fabled Golden Triangle
Spend a beautiful day at Elephant Valley
Trek in a protected jungle
Admire the temples of Chang Kham

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai – Thailand's ‘Rose of the North’ – has a laid-back ambience and pleasant climate, a fine selection of restaurants (many consider Thailand’s northern cuisine to be the best in the country) and a high number of temples & sites of cultural significance. The city is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding valleys, and your time here will be spent exploring the ruins of an ancient capital hidden in the countryside.

DAY 4 - 5

Fang
There's something a bit special about Fang. Natural and unpolished, self-assured and deeply connected to an eclectic mix of local cultures, it's a place with a fierce sense of community, exuding the confidence of somewhere that is unafraid of change, yet passionately proud of its roots. It's also quite a bit cooler than most other areas of Thailand! Few tourist visitors make it this far off the typical path, and are still a novelty to the locals. Surrounded by forest-clad hills and fertile rice fields, the town makes an excellent base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, and visiting the hilltribes who live in the region.

DAY 6 - 8

Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai is a fairly small city with a laid back atmosphere, easily explored by trishaw or on foot. It's home to a handful of interesting temples, and a popular night market, where villagers from the surrounding hills sell their wares. It's a thriving focal point of the city, and we recommend heading here in the early evening - as the huge range of wares for sale, the large open courtyard has a mouth-watering array of food stalls offering all manner of northern Thai cuisines, including spicy curries, fresh tempuras and barbecued meats - join the locals, grab a table, and tuck in! Chiang Rai is known as the gateway to the Golden Triangle, the region where Thailand meets Myanmar and Laos, and most visitors use the city as a base for trekking in the Triangle and visiting the region’s famous hill tribes. Both activities will feature during your stay here, along with a special visit to meet some rescued elephants.
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Includes

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination * Entry visas * Any meals not listed in the itinerary * Drinks, other than water on activity days * Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...) * Travel insurance * All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Covid PCR testing and/or quarantine.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £2,342 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

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