The Best of Northern Thailand

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Embark on a captivating journey to the enchanting city of Chiang Mai, where luxury and discovery intertwine.

Embark on a captivating journey to the enchanting city of Chiang Mai, where luxury and discovery intertwine. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of northern Thai cuisine and immerse yourself in the cultural treasures that lie within ancient city walls. Witness the grace of elephants at an ethical sanctuary and unwind at a luxurious eco-resort amidst the lush jungle. Traverse the Golden Triangle, where history and breathtaking landscapes converge, and engage with indigenous communities on a luxury hill tribe experience. Let the idyllic town of Pai mesmerise you with its tranquility and boutique charm.

This extraordinary adventure promises a fusion of opulence, cultural immersion, and natural wonders, leaving you with memories to cherish forever.

Discover the essence of Chiang Mai and embark on a journey that will awaken your senses and ignite your wanderlust.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Chiang Mai

Upon your arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, be greeted by a private chauffeur who will whisk you away to your luxurious hotel in Chiang Mai. Take some time to relax and settle into your accommodations, reveling in the exclusive amenities and services provided by the hotel. In the evening, treat yourself to a sumptuous dinner at one of the hotel's fine dining restaurants, where you can savor the exquisite flavors of northern Thai cuisine.

Day 2

Chiang Mai: City Tour and Temples

Start your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a private guided tour of Chiang Mai's cultural and architectural treasures. Visit the iconic Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a revered mountaintop temple renowned for its golden pagoda and panoramic views of Chiang Mai. Explore the ancient city walls and moat, discovering hidden temples and traditional markets along the way. Indulge in a gourmet lunch at a renowned restaurant, sampling a variety of authentic northern Thai dishes.

In the afternoon, visit Wat Chedi Luang, a historic temple complex adorned with an impressive ruined pagoda and intricate stone carvings.

Return to your luxurious hotel and unwind with a rejuvenating spa treatment or take a dip in the pool.

Day 3

Chiang Rai: Elephant Sanctuary and transfer to Luxury Resort

Today, embark on an exclusive elephant sanctuary experience that focuses on ethical interactions and conservation efforts. Spend the day observing and engaging with these gentle giants in their natural habitat, learning about their behavior and the importance of their preservation. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the tranquil surroundings of the sanctuary.

In the afternoon, check-in to your luxury eco-resort in Chaing Rai nestled in the heart of the jungle, offering lavish accommodations and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Indulge in the resort's world-class facilities, such as a private infinity pool, spa, and wonderful dining options.

Day 4

Golden Triangle Excursion:

After a leisurely breakfast at your resort, embark on a private excursion to the Golden Triangle region. Visit the Hall of Opium, a fascinating museum that explores the history and impact of the opium trade in the region. Take a boat ride along the Mekong River, where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge, and soak in the mesmerizing scenery. Delight in a gourmet lunch at a luxurious riverside restaurant, savoring a fusion of Thai and international flavors. Explore the ancient city of Chiang Saen, with its well-preserved ruins and Buddhist temples.

Return to your eco-resort and unwind with a private dinner overlooking the jungle canopy.

Day 5

Chaing Rai: Local Hill Tribe Experience

Today, embark on a unique and exclusive cultural experience with a luxury hill tribe visit. Journey to a remote village and interact with the indigenous people, learning about their traditional way of life and rich cultural heritage. Participate in hands-on activities such as traditional handicraft making, cooking classes, or guided hikes through the stunning countryside. Enjoy a lunch prepared by the local community, showcasing authentic flavors and ingredients. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the surroundings, surrounded by lush forests and serene mountain vistas.

Return to your resort and relax. Maybe you can to book yourself into a private spa treatment or enjoy a dining experience under the stars.

Day 6

Pai: Luxury Retreat

After breakfast, depart for the charming town of Pai, known for its tranquil atmosphere and stunning natural scenery. Check into a boutique hotel nestled amidst rice fields and surrounded by mountains. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the resort's exclusive facilities, which may include a spa, pool, or yoga pavilion. Explore the local markets and artisan shops in Pai, where you can find unique handicrafts and locally produced goods. Indulge in a dinner at a fine dining restaurant, sampling a fusion of international and Thai flavors.

Day 7

Chiang Mai: Departure

After breakfast, take some time to relax and soak in the serene surroundings of your resort. Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to engage in optional activities, such as a hot air balloon ride or a guided nature walk.

Check out of your resort and be transferred to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward journey, bidding farewell to the captivating beauty and cherished memories of your Chiang Mai adventure.

Accommodation

Included

  • Private Guide & Tour Leader
  • Private Driver
  • VAT & Tax
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Exclusive elephant sanctuary experience
  • The Golden Triangle including a visit to the Hall of Opium
  • Boat ride along the Mekong River
  • Gourmet lunch at a riverside restaurant
  • Exploration of the ancient city of Chiang Saen with its ruins and temples.
  • Private dinner overlooking the jungle canopy at your eco-resort.
  • Exclusive cultural experience with a luxury hill tribe visit.
  • Hands-on activities like handicraft making, cooking classes, & hikes.
  • Relaxation with spa treatments or personalized dining experiences at the resort.

Excluded

  • International Flights (can be arranged)
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged)

Essential Information

Visas:

If entering by air most nationalities will be granted a 30 day stay on arrival.

If you have a UK or US passport, then you do not need a Visa to enter Thailand (up to 30 days if arriving by air or up to 15 days if arriving by land).

This is known as a visa exemption. You may need to show your return ticket upon arrival and / or complete a landing card.

If you’re staying longer than 30 days then you’ll need to apply for a visa before travelling. If you overstay you may be fined or detained, so check the date twice! Please note that a visa extension can be obtained in Thailand at any immigration office for approx. 2000THB. We recommend checking the latest country entry requirements with your national foreign travel office, for UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk

If planning to enter Thailand via a land border multiple times during your travels, we recommend you pre-obtain a 60-day multiple entry visa from your embassy or consulate before you travel rather than attempting to obtain a visa at the border on multiple occasions which may result in being denied re-entry into the country.

For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Thai embassy in your country (visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand for more information)

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour leader/ local representative, who will take note of your insurance details and emergency contact number. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability of luggage, cancellation, curtailment and loss and personal effects, alongside covid-19 cover.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

Click here to apply for travel insurance ONLINE

Covid-19:

Please click here to learn more about what we do to keep you safe while on a GoKo run tour.

  1. For more up to date information regarding the current travel restrictions within Thailand, please click here

Addtionally, you can email: info@gokotravels.com and a GoKo Travel Manager will get back to you as soon possible with all the relevant information.

Travel With Confidence:

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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Book with Confidence

  • Full Flexibility

    Free date changes and cancellations up to 45-days before departure on the majority of our holidays

  • Your Money is Safe

    Full financial Protection on all of our bookings so you can travel with piece of mind.

  • COVID-19 Commitment

    Full refund given if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

  • Travelling Safely

    When you travel with us you can be confident that all of our holidays meet COVID-19 safety regulations.

Giving Back

As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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Securing A Rainforest Reserve

Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

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Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

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Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Looking to Carbon Offset?

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

Upon request, we can help you go Carbon Neutral. Thanks for our contacts, we can support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

If requested, the GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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