Day 01 Arrive Chaing Mai
Today we arrive Chaing Mai – bustling, historic and colourful, Chiang Mai is the focal point of this massive region and is Thailand’s second largest city. There are a number of excellent cookery schools where you can create your own meal under the expert tutelage of your Thai chef. The pace is laid-back, the accoutrements are international and the landscape is picturesque. It is a fine urban specimen with a much-celebrated traditional culture ideal for sightseers, nature buffs and city connoisseurs. On arrival transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight stay at Chaing Mai.
Day 02 In Chaing Mai ( A Morning with the Monks )
Early today we drive to the foot hill of Doi Suthep mountain, in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony. This is a serene Buddhist procession where dozens of monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. Continue up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga staircase to reach its golden pagodas. Proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels, you reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony. Later enjoy this lovely day with a delicious bowl of Khao Soy. This famous Northern Thai dish is a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice that is sure to delight! Overnight stay at Chiang Mai.
Day 03 Full day Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle
This morning drive to Chiang Rai Province, over mountains, through valleys and picturesque landscapes to Mae Sai, the northernmost trading border between Thailand and Myanmar. Mai Sai is a bustling, commercial area mainly used as a drop-off point for people wishing to travel overland to Myanmar. Local lunch is provided. Continue to the Golden Triangle area of Sop Ruak. The Golden Triangle is one of Asia’s two main illicit opium-producing areas. It is an area of around 350,000 square kilometers that overlaps the mountains of three countries of mainland South East Asia: Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. Along with Afghanistan in the Golden Crescent (together with Iran and Pakistan), it has been one of the most important opium-producing areas of Asia and of the world since the 1950s. Here, you may get the chance to meet local hilltribe people who populate the Golden Triangle area. You will also visit Chiang Saen, the ancient kingdom opposite of Laos, where you will explore magnificent ancient ruins and temples. Return to Chiang Mai on the same mountainous route. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 04 Fly Chiang Mai – Koh Samui
Today we transfer to Chiang Mai airport for flight to Koh Samui – a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travellers staying for a month or two in simple beachside bungalows, to the wealthiest holidaymakers dropping in for a weekend at one of the many luxury resort or villa on the many white sand beaches of Koh Samui. From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach to the timeless feel of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village to the tropical beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui is unique among Thailand’s islands in maintaining a broad appeal for everyone. This helps to give the distinctive relaxed atmosphere that sets it apart. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Koh Samui.
Day 05 At Koh Samui
After Breakfast Take a snorkelling day tour of Koh Tao & Nang Yuan – Tour Duration: 8h. Night Koh Samui.
Day 06 At Koh Samui
Day is free to unwind / independent activities at Koh Samui.
Day 07 Koh Samui – Bangkok
Today transfer to Koh Samui airport for flight to Bangkok. Take a flight from Bangkok for your Onward journey. Tour Concludes !