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Isan State – Northeastern Thailand – Unusual Thailand 8 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS

 Discover stunning temples of Thailand

Explore the delightful Chiang Rai and immerse yourself in the lush green atmosphere merge with the historic old town in Chiang Rai. Stroll through exotic plantations and tranquil villages

Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle 

Experience the local lifestyle in Mae Sariang and see how people sell their vegetables, mushrooms and insects, depending on the season.

 Explore stunning landscapes

Explore Pha Chor and Kew Sua Ten to see the natural phenomenon of eroded soils pillars

National Park Adventure in Southwest of Chiang Mai 7 days tour map
ITINERARY

Day 1Chiang Mai - Arrival

  • A Hanoi Voyages representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your arranged accommodation where check-in time is 2 pm.

  • Let the excitement commence!

Highlight experience: Get ready for your next exciting journey in Thailand!

Day 2Chiang mai - Highlights

Savour the fresh air and greenery of Chiang Mai, is a place where past and the present seamlessly merge with modern buildings standing side by side with venerable temples and just one stone’s throw away from downtown leads to a densely rainforested countryside interspersed with waterfalls.
Venture into the old town of Chiang Mai with stunning ancient architecture:

  • Visit most beautiful temples: Wat Phra Singh, Wat Phan Tao, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Tha Doi Suthep
  • Stroll along narrow streets lined with traditional houses,
  • Walk through the central market of Warorot

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Highlight experience: Climb up the Doi Suthep hill to visit the most sacred temple in northern Thailand – the Wat Phra Tha Doi Suthep.

Day 3Chiang Mai - Mae Wang National Park - Ob Luang National Park

Depart for Mae Wang National Park in Doi Lor a small quiet town approximately 1.30 hrs for visiting Pha Chor and Kew Sua Ten, Thailand Grand Canyon.

  • Rock sculptures at Pha Chor and Khew Sua Ten are a natural phenomenon of eroded soil pillars. It is believed that this used to be the Ping River watercourse. When the river changed to route the site became a hill from the river sediment that piled up into layers. When time passed, it eroded and became cliffs and soil pillars of strange shapes. The passing of time can change the topography of a place and can create wonderful things. Pha Chor pillars are thirty meters high around a canopy of forest and cover a large area. “Pha Chor and Kew Sua Ten” is still unknown and unseen in Thailand.
  • Take a mini trek about two hours to see and explore beautiful nature at Pha Chor and Kew Sua Ten. Have a picnic lunch in the jungle area in the embrace of nature.
  • After visiting Pha Chor we will drive to Ob Laung National Park.
  • Overnight in Ob Laung National Park
    Highlight experience: Discover the natural phenomenon of eroded soil pillars at Pha Chor and Khew Sua Ten

Day 4Ob Luang National Park - Mae Sariang

Head to Mae Sariang which is a charming and quiet town in Mae Hong Son province. The town is relatively unknown to the majority of tourists and is situated in a lovely valley surrounded by the rice fields, in a very productive farming community.

  • Experience local lifestyles and see the people selling their vegetables, mushrooms and insects, depending on the season.
  • Visit the very famous and unique temples of the city such as Chom Thong Temple which is situated on a high point on the edge of the town and has a stunning view of the town, river valley and beautiful surrounding countryside
  • Check in at your local homestay, a simple bamboo house with fan and private bathroom.
  • Wander around the village meeting the local community and enjoy your welcome dinner with the host

Overnight in Mae Sariang
Highlight experience: Meet and share with the locals to discover their lifestyle

Day 5Mae Sariang - Salawin National Park - Myanmar Border

Travel along winding mountain roads passing through stunning vistas for an hour drive to Mae Sam Laep a Thai – Myanmar border village which is inhabited by Burmese and Karen people:

  • Experience Burmese culture
  • Visit Border school
  • Then take a boat trip down Salawin river which divides Myanmar and Thailand. Along the way there are some views of impressive mountains and the riverbanks which form the border between the two countries.
  • Visit Ban Tha Ta Fang Karen village, then return back by boat to Mae Samlaeb village.

Overnight in Mae Sariang
Highlight experience: Admire the beautiful view of the mountains and riverbanks on your boat on Salawin river

Day 6Mae Sariang - Doi Inthanon National Park - Chiang Mai

We leave the homestay early in the morning for the morning market to experience the local people buying fresh food and other products. You will also have the chance to offer food to the local monks on their daily alms procession through the town. After breakfast, return to Chiang Mai and will enjoy the last beautiful scenic drive by visiting Mae Cham Hot Spring.
Travel to the Southwest of Chiang Mai, we head to Doi Inthanon National Park and hike up the highest peak of Thailand. The area is covered with lush green forest, waterfalls and the drive up the mountain rewards you with amazing views.

  • Pass through coffee plantation, flowers farm and rice terraces
  • Trek through the jungle following a narrow mountain trail which leads us to stunning hidden waterfall in the middle of lush jungle: Wachirathan waterfall and Mae Klang waterfall, by far the most beautiful and spectacular waterfall in the National Park

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Highlight experience: Go up to the hill of the pagoda of the National Park and admire the wide terraces

Day 7Chiang Mai- Departure

Free to take advantage of a leisurely lounge on the beach until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

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EXTENSION

BEACH BREAK - 3 DAYS - THAILAND
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT - 4 DAYS - CAMBODIA

 

Lounge on the beach and let the sand kiss your toes!

Long coastline and tropical/ subtropical climate make Thailand the perfect place for those who wish to spend their holidays swimming in warm turquoise water and sunbathing on a white-sand beach, at all times of the year!

KOH SAMUI – FLY from Bangkok and head to a place where you will get all the components for a perfect beach getaway in Thailand. Koh Samui is Ideal for families, couples and firs timers because of the diversity and the range of restaurants, hotels and activities available on the Island. Relax and enjoy Koh Samui’s golden sand and crystal blue water. Experience diving for the first time or snorkelling or just enjoy the many Spas of the Island.

KOH TAO – FLY from Bangkok to Koh Samui, and then head to Koh Tao by ferry. Get charmed by the irresistible island of Koh Tao famous for its diving spots. Get your PADI or SSI Open Water certification if you want to get your first experience. You can also enjoy the islands beautiful beaches and its vibrant nightlife.

KOH LANTA – FLY from Bangkok to Krabi and then take an express transfer to Koh Lanta. If you are out of inspiration and hesitating between a lot of Islands, Koh Lanta has everything for you. From kayaking through a mangrove forest to sunbathing on calm and beautiful beaches, enjoy many a great range of activities on this Island. Relax in spas and get massages after a day on a beach or just grab a drink in a beach bar, the choice is yours.

 

THE CULTURAL SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT 3 days/2 nights

Be enchanted by the awesome Temples of Angkor and the history of Khmer Kings discovered at the magnificent UNESCO Heritage site.

Day 1 – SAIGON – FLY – SIEM REAP   Settle into a flight from Saigon to Siem Reap. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 2 – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – TA PHROM – ANGKOR WAT   Arriving in Angkor Wat, you will rove among the ruins of the world’s most famous Hindu temple complexes, built for gods, and fit for kings: Baphuon (a temple in honour of another Hindu deity, Shiva) with its spectacular layered structure, the Terrace of the Leper King with its beautiful carvings of gods, nagas, and dancers; the Royal Enclosure and its small and particularly significant temple, Phimeanakas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 3 – SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – BANTEAY SAMRE Advance to an off-the-beaten-track site, an hour away from Angkor Wat, encountering stunning Cambodian countryside and uncovering more temples: visit Banteay Srei, called the citadel of women and come face to face with the meticulously restored enclosed temple of Banteay Samre, complete with carvings of lions and nagas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 4 – SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – Departure Travel to Tonle Sap and find yourself surrounded by a completely aquatic landscape, see how everyday life is transformed by its proximity to and dependence on water. Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

 

TRAVEL NOTE

TIME TO VISIT THAILAND

Northern Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Temparatures start to increase. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures that can reach 40°C. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)

Central Vietnam

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
High temperatures and humidity.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and humidity.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
14°C–32°C (57-90°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
14°C–32°C (57-90°F)

Southern Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Temparatures start to increase. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures that can reach 40°C. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)

PHYSICAL LEVEL

Cycling Tour:
Level:
This is a middle-level Cycling Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old
Kayaking Tour:

Level:
This is a low-level Kayaking Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old

PASSPORT AND VISA

Your passport must be valid 6 months after the expected date of your departure from the country.

    Visa exemption up to 30 days for the following countries: Brunei (14 days), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines (21 days), Seychelles (14 days), Singapore, Thailand (14 days)

    Visa for Thailand:
    Thailand has visa-on-arrival and visa-exemption agreements with many countries, including European countries, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.

WHAT TO PACK

To make sure you will enjoy all of the activities included in this trip without missing of anything, here is a short list of what you should bring with you:
– Trekking shoes (or running shoes)
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
– A raincoat
– Insect repellant
Check out some more practical information to travel in:
Thailand

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