DAY 01: CHIANG MAI / DOI SUTHEP TEMPLE + ANCIENT TEMPLES / KHANTOKE NORTHERN DINNER
Arrive to Chiang Mai Airport, meet and greet with Local English speaking guide. Depart to Chiang Mai city moat and ruined walls. Start the temples tour with Chedi Luang Temple was built in the end of 14th century. The great chedi was to remain the tallest structure in Chiang Mai and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha image, Thailand's most sacred religious relic. Visit to Phra Singh Temple, was built in the year 1345. This temple contains marvelous examples of Lanna art, including a Lanna style viharn and the finest scripture repository of its type in the north.
Proceed to Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples built in the year 1383. It is located 1,050 meters above sea level. See the marvelous golden chedi, which is containing the holy relics of Lord Buddha. Enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City and Ping valley from the summit of Suthep Mountain.
Then transfer to the hotel for check in and free at leisure.
19:00 Hrs. Pick up from hotel lobby and depart to Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center. Enjoy a Dinner the traditional northern Thailand form of dining. The food is served on a wooden pedestal tray, called Khantoke. While guest enjoy the meal there are usually performances of traditional northern Thai dances and music.
Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meal: Dinner (1)
DAY 02: CHIANG MAI / ELEPHANT EXPERIENCES / ORCHID FARM / HANDICRAFTS CENTER
08:30 Hrs. Pick up from hotel lobby and depart to Maesa Elephant Camp; home to one of the largest assembly of elephants in the north of Thailand. The camp’s philosophy is to create a natural and healthy environment for the elephants while working to conserve and breed them, due to the dwindling number of Asian elephants left in the wild. Watch the elephants enjoy complete freedom of movement, no longer chained; they can roam wherever they choose in the sanctuary. The mahouts do not ride the elephants, nor do they use the hook for control. New dust and mud bath areas have been created, and the elephants can spend time cooling off in the stream. Experiences with their daily basis activities and enjoy feeding, touching, playing, and photograph with elephants.
Visit to Orchid Nursery; see a large collection of different types of colorful exotic year-round-bloom orchids.
Lunch served at the local restaurant.
Continue to the Chiang Mai Handicrafts Center. Learn and see the local people making handicraft including Hand-woven Textiles by Silk, Silverware, and Umbrellas or paper parasols which are hand-painted in a variety designs.
The artisans produce an extraordinary range of quality products, which are invariably the first choice among shoppers. This tour shows you how Chiang Mai craftsmen produce their crafts by hand from the first stage until finish, and gives you an idea that Chiang Mai is the major center for quality handicrafts in Thailand.
Then transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meal: Lunch (1)
DAY 03: CHIANG MAI / DEPARTURE
Check out from the hotel and transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for flight to next destination.