Bamboo Nest & Chiang Rai [3D2N]

This tour itinerary combines the most popular Chiang Rai city & temple attractions with soft trekking and an overnight stay at Bamboo Nest

With bamboo hut accommodation, solar power and steep terrain, this tour program is for the adventurous.

The best months for this tour are May-July (before it gets too wet), and October-February (before it gets too hot and dry.

Chiang Rai & Bamboo Nest  [3D2N Private Tour]

฿10,600 (2 pax)     ฿7,700 (3 pax)

฿6,600 (4 pax)     ฿5,600 (5+ pax)

฿4,600 (7+ pax)

per person

This is a multi-day private tour with your own licensed, English-speaking guide and transport

Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Bamboo Nest

  • Leave Chiang Mai 8:30am
  • Road-side rest break at Mae Khachan Hot Springs (free)
  • White Temple (entry included)
  • Lunch (included)
  • Inspire Project prison farm (free)
  • Scenic drive along Kok River.
  • Trek for 1.5 hours past a Ban Cha Cho Lahu village and farmland. (local guide fee included).
  • Arrive at Bamboo Nest late afternoon – your luggage will be waiting for you.
  • Dinner will be served on site. (included)

Day 2 – Bamboo Nest to Chiang Rai

  • After breakfast meet up with your local guide to continue trekking further south to Ban I-Ko Nam Tok Akha Village & Huay Kaew Waterfall. (local guide fee included)
  • Lunch (set-menu included or apply budget towards a-la-carte at Singha Park)
  • Singha Park (free entry, tram ride included)
  • Blue Temple (free)
  • Check in to Chiang Rai city hotel
  • Evening dinner (own cost) in the city and explore Chiang Rai night bazaar

Day 3 – Golden Triangle & Return to Chiang Mai

Alternative Itinerary for Day 3

If you choose not to go to the Golden Triangle, you can use the time to take one of these options instead:

  1. Visit Doi Tung (Mae Fah Luang Garden entry included)
  2. Stay closer to Chiang Rai city and see all the nearby attractions.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Bamboo Nest

Leaving from your Chiang Mai hotel by 8:30am puts you in front of all the vans and tour bus traffic going to Chiang Rai.

Bathing Feet at Mae Khachan Hot Springs (Wiang Pa Pao)

On the way to Chiang Rai, take a roadside rest break at Mae Khachan Hot Springs.

White Temple Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun)

Arriving in the southern suburbs of Chiang Rai city, we stop at the famous White Temple.

Take a break for lunch. A set-menu or buffet meal is included in the tour package. Let your guide know if you would prefer to use the lunch budget towards an a-la-carte restaurant of your choosing.

Inspire Project (Kamlangjai) Chiang Rai

Visit Inspire Project, a diverse farm operated by prisoners.

Take a scenic drive along Kok River (30 minute) past farmland, an Karen village, and an elephants camp.

Ban Cha Cho Lahu Village in Chiang Rai

Trek from Pasoet Hot Springs to the Lahu village of Ban Cha Cho.

You will pass through natural forest, a pineapple plantation, a rubber plantation and the village itself

Bamboo Nest Chiang Rai

Arrive at Bamboo Nest (1 night stay) mid to late afternoon.

Take a shower and familiarize yourself with bungalow layout, learn how to use your mosquito net etc. before dark

Dinner will be served on site.

Day 2 – Bamboo Nest to Chiang Rai

Ban I-Ko Nam Tok (Akha Village) Chiang Rai

Continue trekking south with local guide through farmland and forest to the Akha village of Ban I-Ko Nam Tok & Huay Kaew Waterfall.

Descent from Huay Kaew Waterfall

Total trekking time is around 2 hours, the waterfall is optional if you want a shorter walk.

Your transport and luggage will be waiting at the bottom of the waterfall.

Take a break for lunch. A set-menu or buffet meal is included in the tour package. Let your guide know if you would prefer to use the lunch budget towards an a-la-carte restaurant of your choosing.

Singha Park Chiang Rai

Continue to Singha Park and explore the tea fields by tram. Bicycle hire is also available at additional cost.

Blue Temple, Chiang Rai

The next stop is at the Blue Temple.

Check in to your hotel late afternoon. In the evening, go out for dinner in the city & explore Chiang Rai Night Bazaar. There is an hourly light show at the Chiang Rai Clock Tower too.

Day 3 – Golden Triangle & Return to Chiang Mai

Golden Triangle

At the Golden Triangle, you have the option of taking a boat ride across the Mekong River to visit Don Sao Island, a market on the Laos side of the river.

If you prefer, you can spend some time at the Hall of Opium museum.

Take a break for lunch. A set-menu or buffet meal is included in the tour package. Let your guide know if you would prefer to use the lunch budget towards an a-la-carte restaurant of your choosing.

Option (choose 1):

Wat Saeng Kaew Phothiyan

On the way back to Chiang Mai, you will have time to stop at Wat Saeng Kaew Phothiyan.

Return to Chiang Mai

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