Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Cherry Blossoms Tour
A sprawling, modern city has grown up around ancient Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่). The historic centre of Chiang Mai still feels overwhelmingly residential, more like a sleepy country town than a bustling capital. If you drive in a straight line in any direction, you’ll soon find yourself in the lush green countryside and pristine rainforests dotted with churning waterfalls, serene wát and peaceful country villages – as well as a host of markets, farms and tea plantations.
Its among the places to go in Northern Thailand. With its relaxed pace and beautiful temples, Chiang Rai is well worth the drive out of Chiang Mai. This city might be smaller than Chiang Mai but this northernmost city of Thailand is busy – it’s the last stop before Laos.
Across northern Thailand, over 500,000 blooming Wild Himalayan Cherry Trees rain pink petals down the streets of this outskirt Chiang Rai district that turn the mountains and valleys an enchanting pastel pink.
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*FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED
This tour has a $500 deposit and the remainder is due 75 prior to departure.
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Day 1 Welcome to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
Check in to the hotel– Bodhi Serene – chill, swim, relax, free day to explore your local surrounding. In walking distance to your hotel are cafes, bars, shopping and day spas. Walk out of the hotel to the right and and a 2 minute walk has you in the main stretch of the old town.
*You can arrive any time on this day. Some flights arrive quite late at night this is fine. We have set this day aside just for you to arrive and settle in, no activities are planned.
Accommodation: Bodhi Serene
Address: 110 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
This tour has a lot of walking and requires a moderate level of fitness. There are steep stairs, uneven roads and getting on and off boats and buses. Sites are large and sometimes hot, you may need to walk several kilometres around a single site. You need to be fairly fit to attend this tour.
The Trip Notes on this link are always the most up to date version. When booking a tour in advance things can change, please always refer to these notes on the website as the most recent version of trip notes for your tour.
Previously Australians and 63 other countries could travel to Thailand Visa free for 30 days. At the moment things are changing regularly so please visit the Thai Consular for more details of what it currently applicable.
Up until 75 days before the start of the tour a $500 non-refundable deposit will be retained. For between 75 days and 45 days, 50% of the final payment, this is in addition to the non refundable deposit will be forfeited. For less than 45 days or for no shows the entire amount will be retained as we would have already had to pay for accommodation, transport, flights and activities, and this money will not be returned to us. Once the tour has commenced no monies will be returned to you. This is why travel insurance is compulsory.
Our rates do not include any kind of travel insurance and each guest must make sure to arrange their own necessary insurance prior arrival to Thailand. We will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. However, all travel involves some degree of risk we strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for your adventure.
Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical, in particular Coronavirus and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive please check this before travelling. Or contact our preferred Travel Insurance provider CoverMore
For our ground transportation our standard baggage allowance per person is 1 big bag (76x48Cm) + 1 Hand carry (which clients might need to carry with them on seat) *This is to and from the airport & to and from Chiang Rai.
In case if the clients exceed this assigned baggage allowance then the transport company holds the right to add another van or luggage truck with additional supplement charge (which have to be settled by directly by the clients) based on requirement to provide a comfortable experience to our clients.
Passport, Journal, Camera, Prescription Medication, Converter Plug & Chargers. Swimmers, sunscreen and hat. Shorts, t-shirts, dresses and comfortable walking shoes. Also weather may be cool especially overnight and early mornings. Bring long pants and cardigans and clothes that can be layered as it heats up during the day.
A moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy all the sites we visit. Some of the days we are out and about all day you do need to be able to walk up to 5km a day and sometimes at pace if we are heading somewhere we need to be on time. Other times its more of a stroll however please consider if you think you would hold the group up. We cannot unfortunately have women travel with us who require assistance to walk, for example if you use a walking stick you will not be able to get to many of the sites we visit. Footpaths are uneven and there are lots of stairs.