Philip Clapé

Philip Clapé

Philip Clapé

Northern Thailand | Custom Itinerary

Holidays Beckon - Cairns, QLD

This itinerary is designed with a good mix of planned activities combined with plenty of free time to explore Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand.

Start your holiday with flights from Australia to Chiang Mai where you will be met by your driver for a private transfer to your accommodation.

During your stay in Chiang Mai you will have time to relax & unwind after your flight before setting off exploring the local area.

There is much to see & do, including visits to a number of  unique temples. Included in this itinerary is the Wat Doi Suthep Temple & White Meo Hilltribe Village Half-Day Tour. Another included tour is to Doi Inthanon National Park where you can see the Wachirathan Waterfall, hill tribe market & the twin pagodas. Other places of interest include the Bua Tong Waterfall (or the Sticky Waterfall) and local villages such as Mae Taeng and Mae Kampong. Try modern & traditional Lanna food in the Old City, especially around Tha Phae Gate and Chiang Mai Gate, or ride a bike along the rice paddies. You may even like to try a rainforest canopy zipline adventure!

Enjoy a scenic drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai & stay a few nights so you can explore the region. The old city is the place to be for temple lovers. Included in this itinerary is a half day Temples & city private tour. Visit the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) or taste splendid green tea & desserts at Choui Fong Tea Plantation. Another included activity is a day trip to Mae Sai, a major border crossing between Thailand and Myanmar & Mae Salong, the site of Santi Khiri Village. Here is a community settled by the former Chinese 93rd Division who moved from Myanmar to reside on Thai territory in 1961.

End your journey to Thailand with a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Taipei.

Get a taste for Taipei on a 2 night stopover enroute to Australia.

While in Taipei enjoy a full day tour of the Taiwanese countryside. This escorted private tour includes a professional guide and allows you to immerse yourself in the culture & history of Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen.

My Personal Travel Experience

Day 1/2

Fly from Australia to Chiang Mai

Private transfer from airport to your accommodation in Chiang Mai

Day 3

Free Day

Day 4

Take in the natural landscapes as you relax on a scenic drive through the winding roads that lead to Doi Suthep Peak to see the Wat Doi Suthep Temple and pay a visit to the Meo hilltribe, where you’ll learn about their traditional way of life. You’ll discover breathtaking scenery and an unspoiled rural life on this informative and memorable journey.

Day 5

Free Day

Day 6

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Mae Kampong
Village which takes approximately one hour. On arrival, there is a
welcome and introduction to the tour, you will meet the Sky rangers, put
on your safety gear and transfer to the starting point for a full safety
briefing. Start your adventure, approximately two and a half hours of
zipline, skybridges, nature walks and abseiling, all while taking in the
glory and majesty of this beautiful and ancient rainforest. After your
Thai lunch, there is the option to participate in a hike up to Mae
Kampong waterfall before being transferred back to Chiang Mai,

Day 7

Free Day

Day 8

Visit Waroros Market, the biggest local market in Chiang Mai. Here you will find a lot of goods, such as clothes, ethnic foods, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.

Next visit Tapae Gate, the main entrance to the old walled city. Following this, visit the Three Kings Monument & Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre.

Finally, we visit Chedi Luang Temple which is Temple of the big stupa which was built at the end of 14th century.

Day 9

Free Day

Day 10

Transfer to Chiang Rai & check in to your accommodation.

Day 11

Visit the temples of Chiang Rai on this 4-hour tour. You’ll see historical sites such as Wat Phra Singh and ornate architecture like Wat Rong Khun, plus visit Oub Kham Museum to learn about the Lanna kingdom.

Day 12

Free Day

Day 13

Experience the stunning scenery and fascinating hill tribes of Thailand’s Golden Triangle during this full-day private excursion. Enjoy an up-close encounter with the residents of Akha, Lisu, and Yao hill tribe villages and stop at the northern-most point on the Thai-Myanmar border.

Day 14

Free Day

Day 15

Transfer back to Chiang Mai & check in to your accommodation.

Day 16

Perfect for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike, this tour will feature picturesque landscapes, remote villages, and incredible views. Stop at one of the largest waterfalls in the country, the Wachirathan Waterfall. The next stop is the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall fed by the Mae Klong River.

Next, you’ll stop at the famous twin pagodas: the Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri located at the highest point in Thailand.

The last stop is a visit to the Karen Tribe locale. Learn a bit about the hill tribes people’s culture and way of life in their village of Sobhad – 8hrs.

Day 17

Free Day

Day 18

Transfer to airport for your flight to Taipei. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Taipei.

Day 19

Escape the crowded city of Taipei for the day and discover the natural beauty of the Taiwanese countryside. Enjoy a private tour with a professional guide. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Pinxi, Shifen & Jiufen.

Experience Shifen & the Golden Waterfalls, fly your own sky lantern, and taste a taro dessert at a mountaintop café.

Day 20

Transfer to airport for your flight home.

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My Reviews

Once again Philip has organised a fabulous holiday

Once again Philip has organised a fabulous holiday for us. This one was just for a week but Philip still came up with great suggestions, and put every effort into making it all run smoothly as usual. Any questions were answered promptly and all correspondence was detailed and reliable. We will certainly be planning our next holiday through Holidays Beckon.

- Laree Porter, QLD
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