Thailand - Hmong Hill Tribe -Thailand Off the Beaten Path

Thailand Off the Beaten Path

Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai, Hmong Hill Tribe,

Starting From $1,540.00 Land Only

Duration 9 Days


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Find yourself in the most unique Thailand tour yet. Immerse yourself in the diverse culture, activities and lifestyles of Thailand. Learn about Thailand’s social structures and spend quality time with local children. Visit beautiful temples and palaces that many people still do not know about. Ride a boat up a river and create unforgettable memories interacting with local tribes. Travelers can be in awe of the spectacular views Thailand has to offer and the unique attractions they have including a Elephant Poo Paper Park. The park seeks to save trees by making paper products out of elephant poo fibers. Enjoy a Thailand Off the Beaten Path Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • All Transfers
  • Sightseeing Per Itinerary
  • Entrance Fees Per Itinerary
  • 8 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals Per Itinerary
  • Services of English Speaking Guide

Tour Highlights:

  • Interaction with the Duang Prateep Foundation
  • Interaction with local children
  • Mae Kajan Hot Spring
  • Fish and Monkey Cave
  • Baan Dam (Black House)
  • Boat Journey through the Kok River
  • Orchid Farm
  • Elephant PooPoo Paper Park
  • Hmong Hill Tribe
  • Handicraft Villages
  • Various Temples, Palaces and Museums
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand
    Upon arrival in Bangkok, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at own leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Bangkok
    Today, venture on a memorable journey to the hidden slum world of Bangkok. The Klong Toey area is the oldest and largest slum in Bangkok, having been around for about 50 years. The slum communities are made up of a majority of rural migrants from Northeast Thailand who came to Bangkok for job opportunities. As you walk through the narrow alleyways you will discover that most now have the basic amenities such as electricity, gas and some modern conveniences. Visit the Duang Prateep Foundation whose primary focus has been to help the urban poor, with a special emphasis on community development and on giving the best possible opportunities to the children of the area. Here you will receive an overview of the project and their goals for the future. Interact with the children aged up to 6 years old, during their morning classes which follow the Montessori style of learning and form a bond with them during their hands-on lessons. Before leaving, you will have the opportunity to help the teachers serve the children their lunch after which it will be time to bid farewell to your new found friends. (B)
  • Day 3: Bangkok
    The center of Bangkok 220 years ago was around the royal Grand Palace. We will bring you back to Bangkok during the reign of King Rama IV where the first road was cut to facilitate the expats who were living in Bangkok. Drive and walk through the 3 roads – Charoen Krung,  Bamrungmuang and Fueng Nakorn. Full of history and story of business establishment along the road side. First stop is made at Wat Sraked (Golden Mt.) for panoramic view of the Old Bangkok City. Afterwards, continue by Tuk Tuk (Samlor) to visit Baan Bart, the original Khmer community and nowadays well-known for the alms-bolw or Baat making. We walk further to visit Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing. After lunch at a local restaurant, we continue to visit Wat Rajbophit to see the beautiful temple hall decorated with Benjarong wares. Our last stop is made at the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, the former private residence of the Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga, to see their collection of antiquities.
    (B, L)
  • Day 4: Bangkok ~ Chiang Mai ~ Chian Saen
    In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Arrive Chiang Mai Airport. Drive to Chiang Rai, on the way short stop at Mae Kajan Hot spring and Wat Rong Khun, the temple is well known for its decorations with white tone decorated reflected mirrors. Lunch at a local restaurant.
    Continue to Chiang Saen, former capital of the first Thai Kingdom, situated directly on Mekong River at border between Thailand and Laos. Visit Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti by climbing 383 steps to top of hill. Also visit Wat Chedi Luang and small museum nearby. Continue by longtail speedboat upriver on the Mekong toward Golden Triangle where borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Chiang Saen ~ Chiang Rai
    Depart from Chiang Saen to Mae Sai, the northernmost Thai town on the Myanmar border.  Walk around the local market with plenty of shopping opportunities. Proceed with a visit to the Fish and Monkey Cave. Then continue the trip to Doi Mae Salong, passing through beautiful mountain scenery. Mae Salong lays 1800 meters above the sea level and is famous for its tea plantations. There are Chinese temples, ethnic tribes living in the area, and plenty of open air bazaars offering Chinese specialties such as tea and locally grown preserved fruits. A Yunnan-style lunch is served at Mae Salong Villa, offering striking mountain and valley views. After lunch, drive to Chiang Rai where you visit the Black House (Baan Dam). This impressive structure is the unique creation of national artist, Thawan Duchanee. Part art studio, part museum, part home, Baan Dam is an eclectic mix of traditional northern Thai buildings interspersed with some outlandish modern designs. After the visit here continue the drive to Chiang Rai city, taking time en route to relax at Cheevit Tammada, a quaint coffee house near the Kok River. (B, L)
  • Day 6: Chiang Rai ~ Hmong Hill Tribe
    Leave hotel for boat landing. Board simple longtail motorboats for three-hour journey up Kok River, passing tiny hilltribe villages, bamboo huts and jungle scenery. Disembark at Ban Pha Tai and continue by bus to Mae Kok River Village Resort for Lunch. After lunch, visit Wat Thatorn, a large temple complex in a very attractive setting only a few kilometers from the border with neighboring Myanmar. The temple is located on top of a hill overlooking the village of Ban Thaton and the Mae Kok river. It is built over several levels of a forested hill offering magnificent views over the surrounding rural area. Proceed to Mae Rim via Fang and Chiang Dao. (B, L, D)
  • Day 7: Hmong Hill Tribe ~ Chiang Mai
    Visit to an orchid farm where you will see a greater variety of species and colors of this king of flowers that grows in Thailand. Afterwards, drive to Elephant PooPoo Paper Park. An eco-friendly, naturally built outdoor museum park that introduces and explains the unique steps involved in making paper products from elephant poop fibers! Then, continue to The Dara Pirom Palace Museum (closed on Monday). An elegant house of the late Princess Jao Dara Rasamee, one of the princess consorts of King Rama V, transformed into the museum full of exhibits showing the palace décor as well as Chiang Mai’s rich culture and history at the time of her life. Lunch at local restaurant. 

    Afternoon visit to Handicraft Villages to see manufacture of lacquerware, spinning and weaving of Thai Silk and to watch how paper umbrellas are made. Also visit a well-known Thai wood-carving factory, with possibility of buying Burmese antiques. (B, L)

  • Day 8: Chiang Mai 
    Visit the most interesting temples in Chiang Mai, like Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image, Wat Chiang Man, oldest temple in Chiang Mai and built by King Mangrai, and Wat Suan Dok, housing remains of many generations of the old Chiang Mai Royal Family. Also visit Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1,056 meters above sea level. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterward, return back to the hotel and the afternoon will be at your own leisure to enjoy. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Chiang Mai ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • Centara Watergate Pavilion – Bangkok, Thailand *
    567 Rachaprarop Rd., Makkasan

    Located in Bangkok City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pratunam Market, Siam Paragon Mall, and Suan Pakkard Palace. Siam Square and MBK Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and 2 bars/lounges. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and a conference center are onsite.

    All 281 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Imperial Golden Triangle Resort – Chiang Saen, Thailand *
    222 Golden Triangle

    Located in Sop Ruak, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of House of Opium, Phra Chiang Saen Si Phaendin, and Wat Prathat Pukhao. Golden Triangle Park Hall Of Opium and Hall of Opium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a meeting room.

    All 74 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies, refrigerators, and minibars.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • The Legend River Resort & Spa – Chiang Rai, Thailand *
    124/15 Moo 21, Tambon Robwiang Amphur Muang

    Situated in Chiang Rai, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of King Meng Rai the Great Monument, Wat Pra Singh, and Wat Phra Kaew. Statue of King Mengrai and Hilltribe Museum & Education Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.

    All 78 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, room service, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Check In Time:      12:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hmong Hilltribe Lodge – Thaton, Thailand *
    111 Moo4 Maeram Mae Rim

    Situated in Mae Rim, this boutique hotel is 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Eagle Track Zipline and 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Mae Sa Elephant Camp. Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden and Mae Sa Waterfall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

    Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk.

    All rooms are individually decorated and offer free bottled water and showers. Other amenities available to guests include furnished balconies, desks, and free toiletries.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • The Empress Hotel – Chiang Mai, Thailand * or similar
    199/42 Chang Klan Rd, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

    A four-star luxury hotel with a five-star standard, we are the first choice for long-term stay guests, families, and business travelers. Winner of Zoover Hotel Awards, Guest Review Award, recommended by Trip Advisor and voted one of the top 25 hotels in Thailand. We are in quick distance of the Night Market, the Chiang Mai Airport, the Walking Market, the Chabad House, and the train station.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   01:00pm

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  Land Only rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip. No visa is required for all US passport holders.

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