Pai was once a quiet market village inhabited by Shan people (ethnic Tai) whose culture is influenced by Burma. Today, Pai primarily thrives on tourism. Well-known among backpackers for its relaxed atmosphere, the town is full of cheap guesthouses, souvenir shops, and restaurants. In the environs of the town are spas and elephant camps.
On this tour you can cool off on Thailand’s highest peak while taking in the beautiful scenic Doi Inthanon National Park. Night time temperatures on the peak can be as low as -8 degrees centigrade. In the cold/dry season night time frosts are common. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold so do not forget a long sleeve jumper. On the way up we will visit Wachiritharn Waterfalls,
This tour is from your hotel or guesthouse to Chiang Rai province and the Golden Triangle (meeting point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar). After we pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse, your first stop will be the Maekamjan Hot Spring, a good spot to have a morning cup of coffee before heading up towards the stunning White Temple. We will proceed to the Golden Triangle.
The White Temple is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. It is a unique temple that stands out through the white color and the use pieces of glass in the plaster, sparking in the sun. The white color signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings. The white temple was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai visual artist. To date the temple is not finished. Eventually there will be nine buildings including an ubosot,
We will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse and drive about one hour north to visit Mae Tamaan Elephant Camp. You will see a little elephant show. The tour takes you to see how they train their elephants to help in logging work at the camp. Then take elephant riding and oxcart riding to visit Lisu Hill Tribe Village. After lunch, then take a bamboo rafting, after that going to Karen Long neck Village. On the way back visit the orchid and butterflies farm.
A fantastic chance to get to know these gentle giants in their nature behavior. During elephant ride, enjoy a beautiful day in the jungle while surrounded by magnificent scenery. Other activities are included a visit a local hill tribe village, ride ox cart, bamboo rafting and a visit orchid farm and butterfly farm.