Chiang Rai Golf & Sightseeing Grand Tour

With our Chiang Rai Golf Grand Tour, play the best golf courses in both Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai. See the sights of Chiang Rai including White Temple, Golden Triangle, and experience soft trekking in remote villages.

This is a sample itinerary for 8 days / 7 nights. It does not include the sightseeing highlights of Chiang Mai, so it is suitable for either:

  1. Golfers who have previously been to Chiang Mai and want to explore a different part of Thailand
  2. …or golfers who simply want to play the best courses in both provinces.

Day 1 – Welcome to Chiang Mai

  • Pickup from Chiang Mai International Airport – your guide will be waiting with a sign as you exit customs.
  • Transfer to Olsen Tours HQ to wait for others to arrive.
  • Stop at currency exchange office, and continue to lunch at Huen Jai Yong.
  • Transfer to Oon Valley Farm Stay (1 night stay)
  • Use of bicycles and entry to Dutch Farm is free with accommodation.
  • Dinner on site at Herb Cuisine

Day 2 – Highlands Golf & Travel to Doi Chang

  • Light breakfast at Herb Cuisine (or at golf course for golfers)
Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort

Drive north from the golf resort through scenic Doi Saket as a shortcut to the main 118 highway to Chiang Rai. Then continue north-east towards Chiang Rai on the highway.

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.

Akha View Restaurant, Doi Chang

In the afternoon, drive up into the mountain region of Doi Chang.

You will stay the night in a simple but clean bungalow.Try some local Akha food for dinner.

Baan Suan Doi Chang - Boutique Accommodation
  • Check in to Baan Suan Doi Chang (1 night stay). This is boutique accommodation near the Akha village of Baan Doi Chang.

Day 3 – Coffee Farm and Chiang Rai City

In the morning, wake up to the fresh mountain air and visit Temple Park with a local guide. You will also tour a macadamia processing plant and a coffee plantation / factory.

Flying Restaurant, Doi Chang

Have lunch in Doi Chang, then continue back to Chiang Mai.

White Temple Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun)

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

  • Check-in to Le Patta Hotel (2 night stay)
  • Dinner at Lu Lam.
  • Hotel is within walking distance of both Chiang Rai clock tower and night bazaar for those not needing sleep!

Day 4 – Santiburi Golf & Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle
Golf cart at Santiburi Country Club
  • Lunch at golf resort
  • Golf at Santiburi Country Club. Non-golfers free time at hotel
  • Go out for dinner at Moommai Restaurant

Day 5 – Chiang Rai City & Trekking to Bamboo Nest

  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Pack an overnight bag for Bamboo Nest and day pack for trekking if you like (you will want to carry some water at a minimum)
Blue Temple, Chiang Rai

The next stop is at the Blue Temple.

Wat Huay Pla Kang, Chiang Rai

Visit Wat Huay Pla Kang, a Daoist / Buddhst Temple. Travel by escalator to the top of the Goddess of Mercy Statue.

  • Scenic 30 minute drive along the Kok river passing lychee, rubber and pineapple plantations
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 6 – Trekking to Akha Village, Singha Park and Return to Chiang Mai

  • Breakfast at Bamboo Nest
  • Take a break after breakfast, and check out.
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.

  • From here it is a 30 minute drive back to Chiang Rai past some interesting county-side including tea fields just south 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.

U Nimman Hotel Chiang Mai
  • Return to Chiang Mai for check-in at U-Nimman Chiang Mai (2 night stay)
  • DInner is across the road from the hotel at Hong Tauw Inn.

Day 7 – Alpine Golf

Alpine Golf Resort
  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Alpine Golf Resort
  • Non-golfers have free time to explore Nimman district. The hotel is close to many specialty shops and Maya shopping mall.
  • Meet for lunch at Ginger Farm Kitchen near hotel
  • Free time afternoon
  • Dinner at Samsen Villa – riverside restaurant. Golf awards ceremony.

Day 8 – Farewell from Chiang Mai

  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Free time morning – Sunday organic market is a weekly event at One Nimman just outside hotel.
  • Check out from hotel late morning
  • Lunch at Ohkaju Organic Farm.
  • Drive to Cental Plaza shopping mall near airport
  • Transfer to airport

Want to book, discuss details or request a custom itinerary? Let us know your interests, dietary needs, time constraints, etc. The more we know, the better we can serve your needs.

Tour Package Inclusions

Transport is provided by a Toyota commercial passenger Van (10 seats + driver). The tour will be led by a licensed English-speaking tour guide. We provide bottled drinking water on the bus (2 bottles/pax/day).

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