6D5N Alluring, Adventurous Chiang Mai – Rose of the North
Be mesmerized with thousands of floating lanterns around you
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Ever wondered what it’s like to be in that scene in Tangled with floating lanterns enveloping you? Well, now’s your chance to find out! Join us on this 6D5N tour to the mysterious Northern Thailand – Chiang Mai! Chiang Mai’s proximity to neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia and its high elevation makes it a melting pot of various distinct hill tribes who settled here centuries ago. Surrounded by lush forests and towering mountains, Chiang Mai is an adventurer’s paradise which fills travelers with an unexpected sense of exploring every little nook and cranny this place has to offer.
Immerse yourself among thousands of lanterns (like that iconic movie scene in Tangled!)
Overnight stay among villagers in hill tribe villages
Bamboo raft down a river
Trek for around 6-7 hours in total for the whole trip
Visit Shan, Karen and Hmong hill tribe villages
Visit Thailand’s highest mountain – Doi Inthanon
Spend quality time and some TLC with elephants!
Day 1 >> 20 NOV (/-/-)
Arrive in the afternoon where you’ll be meeting our representative at the airport before transferring to your hotel. Check into hotel and freshen up before embarking on your night adventures around Chiang Mai Night Bazaar area. Experience first-hand the rambunctious nightlife of this backpackers’ haven, complete with night markets, live music and delicious local food!
Day 2 >> 21 NOV (-/L/D)
Wake early for your trip out to the Sameong area. Your guide will stop by a local market to purchase produce for your overnight stay among the hill tribes. Then you’ll stop by a local elephant camp where you’ll get to feed and interact close-up with the elephants! Marvel at their majesty of such gentle creatures as you bathe them in the rivers. Since TLCares about animal welfare, there will only be bareback riding involved (does not hurt the animal). After lunch, you’ll begin your three hours trek up to the local Karen village where you’ll spend your night. You can even choose to lend a hand to help prepare dinner with your guide. (*Please have realistic expectations as most hill tribes do have modern amenities now.)
Day 3 >> 22 NOV (B/L/-)
You’ll be awakened by the local roosters for a quick taste of kampong life. Harness energy from the breakfast your guide prepares before trekking again into the jungle to a waterfall where you’ll cool off under the cooling waters. Continue the trek for one hour to a local Shan village where you’ll be picked up to the river to embark on bamboo rafting. Arrive back at your hotel in Chiang Mai city in the late afternoon.
Day 4 >> 23 NOV (-/-/-)
Finally, the day you’ve been waiting for. Explore the city and all it has to offer in preparation for the festivities at night. At nightfall, join in the locals to celebrate Loy Krathong and Yee Peng Festivals to release your own lanterns and let go of the negative emotions of the past year. Witness the romantic sight of thousands of lanterns being released. It’s a magical sight for everyone and a photographer’s dream come true. “And at last I see the light~” (Tangled movie reference, it’s ok if you don’t get it)
Day 5 >> 24 NOV (-/L/-)
Start your morning early and depart for Doi Inthanon – Thailand’s highest peak. Some of the most famous sights include: Siritharn and Wachiritharn waterfalls and the Chedis of the King & Queen. Have lunch at the local Hmong hill tribe market. Visit the lesser known Angkha Nature trail to discover high elevation flora and fauna as well as a two hour trek on the Pa Dok Siew Nature Trail to take you through the stunning views of rice paddies from the top. Take the transport back to the city.
Day 6 >> 25 NOV (-/-/)
Bid farewell to the Rose of the North while vowing you’ll be back for more of their spectacular scenery before departing back to Singapore.
INITIAL DEPOSIT: $200
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1) To secure your slot, transfer the deposit via ATM/Online via:
ATM/Online to: TLC ADVENTURE TOURS PTE LTD - DBS Current Acct: 070-90238-1-9
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2) Once you have transferred, pls WHATSAPP a screenshot of the transfer receipt to Hp: 9745 1777 (David - TLC Organizer)
All meals as indicated in the itinerary
Entrance fees to sights listed in itinerary
All other personal expenses