Chiang Rai - Art Capital

Renowned as the ancient capital city of the Lanna Kingdom under King Mangrai reign in the thirteenth century, this 'Art Capital' Chiang Rai in northern Thailand offers a surprising number of things to do and see such as exploring the colourful hill tribes, hiking/trekking the scenic and outstanding mountains. In addition, Chiang Rai - the birthplace of many Thai artists also houses a significant number of gorgeous temples.

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Thailand Northern Discovery

Thailand Northern Discovery

4 days from $433 pp

Unlike the bustling metropolis Bangkok, the northern towns of Thailand, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are the lesser known destinations, yet allure many explorers and culture lovers into some humbling and genuine excursions. The two neighbouring cities are teeming with dreamlike landscapes, historical...

4 days
Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai
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Best of Northern Thailand

Best of Northern Thailand

5 days from $835 pp

This amazing 5-day tour has been well-tailored and hand-picked for explorers and culture lovers to take in the spectacular beauty of the Golden Triangle in northern Thailand. Mainly focusing on the two charming cities of the north, Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai, this journey offers you various chances to...

5 days
Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai
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A Glimpse of Local Lifestyle in Northern Thailand

A Glimpse of Local Lifestyle in Northern Thailand

7 days from $855 pp

Take a seven-day holiday in Northern Thailand and explore the rich natural beauty as well as the vibrant culture of this amazing region. From the colorful hill tribe villages to the sacred golden temples, from the highest peak in the borders to the deep historic caves, this trip will offer you a...

7 days
Chiang Mai → Mae Hong Son → Chiang Rai
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Thailand Highlights

Thailand Highlights

7 days from $760 pp

See the contrasting life and atmosphere of Thailand at its favorite city destinations – Bangkok and Chiang Mai - on this 7-day tour package. In the Thai capital, you will experience the vibrant scene of life with floating markets and golden temples, before venturing to the northern city of Chiang...

7 days
Bangkok → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai
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Thailand Classic Tour

Thailand Classic Tour

8 days from $1188 pp

An amazing 8-day tour of Thailand that combines well the rich history, culture and nature beauty of Thailand. With this classic tour, you will enjoy the best chances to get outside of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, see the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi, explore the old Ayutthaya kingdom in the...

8 days
Bangkok → Kanchanaburi → Phitsanulok → Lampang → Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai
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Thailand Culture & Beach Break Vacation

Thailand Culture & Beach Break Vacation

10 days from $1113 pp

Welcome to Thailand, world-famous home to ancient cultural heritage, vibrant cities, idyllic sandy beaches, colorful hill tribes and distinctive cuisine. With this 10-day Thailand Panorama trip, you will experience all the best that Thailand has to offer in one same tour. From the gleaming Buddhist...

10 days
Bangkok → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai → Krabi
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Fantastic Thailand Trip

Fantastic Thailand Trip

11 days from $1298 pp

Uncover the rich culture and history of Southern Thailand in this 11-day journey which sees you travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Starting from the capital, explore the historical parks that the country has to offer at Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, take in sights of the Golden Triangle then finally...

11 days
Bangkok → Ayutthaya → Sukhothai → Lampang → Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai
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Fantastic & Active Singapore, Thailand Tour

Fantastic & Active Singapore, Thailand Tour

11 days from $1078 pp

Singapore and Thailand might be a uniquely perfect combination for any traveler who is seeking something special. Wonderful beaches, urban shopping malls, uber-cool shopping centers and unlimited entertainment options, a visit to these countries is all about fun, sightseeing and exploration. Our...

11 days
Singapore → Sentosa Island → Bangkok → Ayutthaya → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai → Koh Samui
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Thailand Culture and Beach Holiday

Thailand Culture and Beach Holiday

12 days from $1567 pp

On this 12-day tour in Thailand that is a perfect blend of relaxation and discovery, culture and nature, you will traverse from modern cities to anicent capitals, from hill tribes tucked away in the mountains and jungles to secluded white sandy beaches. You will cruise the famous Chao Phraya River,...

12 days
Bangkok → Kanchanaburi → Ayutthaya → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai → Phuket
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Perfect Vacation in Thailand for Couple

Perfect Vacation in Thailand for Couple

12 days from $1220 pp

Experience Thailand at its truly best on this 12-day Wonderful Thailand tour that takes you to places both remote and well-known throughout the country. Start off in the Thai capital of Bangkok with iconic Buddhist temples, ancient palaces, and followed by a short trip back to the past of Siam from...

12 days
Bangkok → Ayutthaya → Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai → Phuket
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Best of Thailand Family Vacation

Best of Thailand Family Vacation

13 days from $1610 pp

Thailand is best known for sacred Buddhist temples, colorful hill tribe cultures and most excellent beaches on earth, yet there is so much more to discover in this “Land of Smiles”. On this 13-day tour that shows you the best of Thailand, let’s explore the different vibes of Thai markets,...

13 days
Bangkok → Ratchaburi → Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai → Phuket
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Uniquely Spectacular Holiday in Laos and Thailand

Uniquely Spectacular Holiday in Laos and Thailand

14 days from $1838 pp

Travel from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai, experiencing the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the delights of northern Thailand. Join us on a voyage of discovery and adventure, taking in the age-old charms of Luang Prabang in Laos, the magnificent Plain of Jars in Xiang Khoang and the bright...

14 days
Luang Prabang → Xieng Khouang → Vientiane → Bangkok → Ratchaburi → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai
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Stress-free adventure Singapore, Thailand & Philippines

Stress-free adventure Singapore, Thailand & Philippines

21 days from $3315 pp

Travel from Thailand to Philippines on a excellently-built discovery, soaking up culture and revelling in the flavours of the regions. Take your time to discover a different side of Thailand, uncover flavours of energetic modern life in Singapore and idyllic islands in Philippines with soft white...

21 days
Singapore → Sentosa Island → Bangkok → Ayutthaya → Lop Buri → Sukhothai → Lampang → Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai → Luzon → Palawan → Weh Island
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Dreamy Escape to Thailand, Vietnam & Malaysia Tour

Dreamy Escape to Thailand, Vietnam & Malaysia Tour

21 days from $3150 pp

The fascinating and varied itinerary will take you past from bustling cities of Bangkok, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city to the hauntingly picturesque Halong Bay, idyllic countryside of Mekong Delta, Chiang Mai and Karen villages, where you can enjoy friendly local hospitality at a homestay, and take in...

21 days
Bangkok → Ratchaburi → Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai → Hanoi → Halong Bay → Ho Chi Minh → Mekong → Borneo Malaysia
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Chiang Rai Quick Facts

Chiang Rai has the oldest city in Thailand - Chiang Saen with 1,470 years old

Both Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai were constructed by the same king - King Mangrai of Lanna Kingdom

Similar to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai used to have the city walled moat century ago

The population of Chiang Rai was around 78,756 people in 2018

Chiang Mai Province is approximately 752 years old - older than Chiang Mai & Bangkok

This destination has a fake beach "Chiang Rai Beach" (also referred to "Little Pattaya") which is actually a huge riverbank

With more than 50 national parks, Chiang Mai becomes the paradise for those who enjoy the outdoor adventures

Best time to visit Chiang Rai, thailand

October to February is the best time to visit Chiang Rai for adventure activities since the weather in these months is much cooler and less humid. This season offers you the average temperature runs from 10 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius and blue skies to join in a trekking tour.

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