Discover Chiang Mai

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 Days / 3 Nights
from 700 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


This journey has been personally designed by Rooj Changtrakul is the owner and the esthete behind the decoration of Rachamankha – an aficionado of Art and Antiques and great connoisseur of Lanna History and Culture. He is sharing his hometown with us.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • An exploration of Chiang Mai Old Temples
  • A unique dining experience with exclusively locally sourced produces.

Chiang Mai is the former capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, which was independent until 1558, but has always kept since then its own lifestyle, a distinct culture, rich in arts with a refined architecture. The old town, where the hotel is located, still retain vestige of walls, moats and some beautiful temples and stupas. More than just a mere discovery of the city, we propose you here to live Chiang Mai, to become part of the city life and adopt its slower pace of life.


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Your Journey Day by Day

4 Days / 3 Nights from 700 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 

 
Day 1 : Airport to Rachamankha (-/-/-)
After welcoming you on your arrival to Chiang Mai Airport our driver will assist you with your luggage and drive you to your home for the next 3 nights, the stunning Rachamankha Hotel. Located in the heart of the old city the hotel is an easy 10 minute drive from the airport. Once checked in your hosts for your 4 day 3 night discovery of Chiang Mai will walk you through the property to help you familiarize yourself with this beautiful home. Dinner tonight will be at your leisure and our concierge can assist you ahead of your arrival with some recommendations and reservations for dinner at some of our Secret Tables.
HOTEL: Rachamankha (Superior Room)
Day 2 : Chiang Mai (B/L/-)
After an early breakfast your guide for the day will meet you at 8.30am and drive you to the first stop of the day, the Ancient Lanna House on the Ping River. A ‘samlor’ (rickshaw) driver will be waiting for you to pedal you across the river to visit the Sanpakoy Market. This is very much a local market, off the tourist trail, and your guide will give you the opportunity to taste some of the delicacies on sale here. Continuing your discovery of old Chiang Mai through the backstreets of Chiang Mai your samlor driver will next take you to the Buddhist temple of Wat Ket Karam. Don’t miss the museum here with a fascinating collection of old photographs of Chiang Mai as once was. Your guide will then walk you across the Ping River via the Chansom Memorial Bridge and share with you the stories of the different bridges that used to span the Ping River. Once on the western bank time to stroll through the most famous markets of Chiang Mai - the adjoining Warorot and Ton Lamyai markets. Your guide will escort you through these ancient and vibrant markets and will let you taste some of the typical Northern Thai delicacies before stopping to visit an old Chinese pagoda in what is Chiang Mai’s Chinatown along the way. On exiting the market your ‘samlor’ driver will be here to pick you up again and pedal you to your next stop at Wat Mahawan - a beautiful temple of Burmese and Lanna style.
At lunchtime, your guide will take you to a riverside restaurant to enjoy a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch we will return to the old city within the moat to visit two of the city’s most spectacular temples - Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Sing. On completion of your visit to these two temples you will be returned to the Rachamankha Hotel where the day’s tour ends.
HOTEL: Rachamankha (Superior Room)
Day 3 : Chiang Mai (B/-/D)
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel then perhaps step out of the hotel into the heart of the old city and visit some of the 35 ancient temples within the old city walls, or explore the local art scene in one of the many art galleries and studios in the city, or book a massage at the hotel’s pool pavilion and simply relax listening to the birdsong in the hotel’s gorgeous gardens. Dining tonight will be at a Secret Table, the Blackitch Artisan Kitchen, where Chef Black will create for you a Chef’s menu of uniquely creative dishes using locally sourced flavours and ingrediants.
HOTEL: Rachamankha (Superior Room)
Day 4 : Airport- Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast and depending on your flight time, a driver will drop you at the airport.
Extension :
To end this trip smoothly, we suggest you to relax on a quiet beach at one of our seaside hotels on Phuket, Krabi or around Samui (Le Passe-Temps, Koh Jum Beach Villas, Paresa Resort, Aava Resort, Baba Ecolodge).
Ask Secret Retreats concierge for advice.

Extension:

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


Discover Chiang Mai

4 Days / 3 Nights
from 700 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 


The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis at Rachamankha.
All transportation from/to airport and during the excursions (private car)
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking guide (other languages possible when required) for all tours mentioned in the program.
One lunch and one Secret Table Dinner

The total price does not include:
VISA – Most country do not need visa for Thailand, but we recommend you to check when you issue air tickets. Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Rooj and Green Trails (License No. 24/00060).

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