Optional Tour 1: Flight of the Gibbon Treetop Adventure
Experience the beauty, magic and adventure of Thailand's rainforest like never before! High in the tree tops of a pristine national park, you will glide through the jungle canopy through thrilling wire zip-lines, scenic sky bridges, and adrenaline-inducing abseils connected by 18 platforms.
Optional Tour 2: Lanna Countryside by bike
Experience an exciting full-day adventure in beautiful Mae Taeng, a green and lush natural playground at the foot of the mountains just north of Chiang Mai. Rise early for a morning of superb cross country mountain biking followed by an exhilarating afternoon of white water rafting on the rapids of the Mae Taeng River. Just a short hop from Chiang Mai you get on our bikes and start to ride through the verdant landscape of Mae Taeng on our secret trails, snaking on back country trails through the natural surroundings that will take you up and down. Enjoy stunning views of the valley formed by the Mae Taeng River, see local plantations and ride through small villages. After sighting the Mae Taeng River we will embark on an exhilarating downstream run through grade 3 and 4 rapids. Ride the river's swell and experience the beauty of remote areas as we follow the river through untouched wilderness and past quaint rural hill tribe villages.
Full safety instructions will be given before you touch the river and professional guides will escort the trip for the best raft experience in Chiang Mai!
Optional Tour 3: Trekking at Mae Wang with Bamboo Rafting
Today we will trek through the local village, enjoy swimming at a waterfall and take time to meet the local Karen ethic tribe.
After a picnic lunch, it’s time to enjoy bamboo rafting. An approx. 45 minutes rafting will take you through the water way of the Wang River. Enjoy the scenery on route.
When it’s time you will be transferred back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Optional Tour 1: Phi Phi Island by Speedboat
This excursion takes guests who would prefer a speedier trip than those offered by the much larger and slower boat cruises; on an island-hopping trip that takes in the larger Phi Phi Don and the smaller Phi Phi Ley islands. Phi Phi Ley was the setting for the Hollywood film “The Beach”, which was mostly shot at the picturesque Maya Bay. At Phi Phi Don, discover the amazing limestone cliffs, long sandy beaches and the clear emerald water. One advantage of this tour is that it gets to Phi Phi before the morning crowds arrive, on the local long- tail-water boat taxis from Ao Nang. Guests can stop at Monkey Bay, snorkel over the amazing reefs that are abundant with colorful tropical fish, and then enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant.
Lunch is included on the tour.
Optional Tour 2: Phang Nga Hong by Starlight
There are 42 islands in the Phang-Nga Bay National Park, and this cruise gives the best view of this fascinating land and seascape. Limestone cliffs rise vertically out of the sea, creating a surreal image fit for a mythological legend. We use kayaks to visit the tidal caves and washouts called “Hongs”, which are a part of the incredible limestone karst formations that have made the area a backdrop for countless international movies. Besides exploring the area, we can swim, relax, or even make a Loy Krathong; a decorative float that the Thai people set sail on streams and rivers during the Loi Krathong festival, on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar.
Lunch and dinner are included on the tour.
Optional Tour: Phuket Heritage
Today, pamper yourself in the alluring charms and treasures of Phuket. Your first stop will be at Taoist Jui Tui Chinese Shrine and Pud Jow Shrine with Kwan Yin Goddess. Here you can enjoy Chinese religious architecture and arts reflected by the shrine and statues.
Then continue to the center of the town where you will start your Phuket town exploration on foot. Get to know a wonderful blend of Chinese belief with architectural influences of European Classic and Roman periods brought in by Portuguese, Dutch, English and French “visitors “, producing a new style of buildings in peninsular Siam.
After, we make a stop at Thai Hua Museum. This two-storied building was originally served as a Chinese language school of the highest levels. You will notice the three archways with Ionic and Corinthian detailing, the walls featuring Renaissance period and window frames of Roman style with bat motifs stucco in the outer ceiling. Our last stop is to a local fresh market full of colorful characters of condiments such as dried herbs, spices and fishes. At the end of the tour, private transportation is provided to the hotel.