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13 Day THAILAND PHOTO Tour - BOOK NOW - 3 places remaining
Join me on an incredible journey through Northern Thailand and experience remote tribes, beautiful temples and epic views from high in the mountains. This is Thailand as you have never seen it before.
Over the 13 days (12 nights), we will take you on a loop of Northern Thailand to explore some of the most historic and culturally rich sites in the world. From capturing sunrises to a night time shoot at Chiang Mai's renowned Night Bazaar, we plan everything so you don't have to.
Booking is now open, click here to find out more or to book your spot. There are only 5 places remaining for this incredible tour of Northern Thailand.
Day 1 – Chiang Mai (D) Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be met at the airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel. Once checked-in there will be time for you to relax before meeting the rest of the group at the welcome meeting and orientation. In the evening, we will enjoy our first meal together.
Day 2 – Chiang Mai (B, L, D) Our day will begin with a visit to Kanta Elephant Sanctuary for a special experience. You will get to feed the elephants, walk and play with them, and possibly even bathe an elephant. Afterward, we will head to Warorot Market for lunch and some market photography. We will then take an easy walk to Wat Chedi Luang for a Sunset photo shoot. Along the way, we will be passing by one of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai, Wat Phan Tao, and the iconic Tha Pae Gate. Day 3 – Chiang Mai (B, L, D) We begin the day early, with a visit to Wat Phra Singh, for a Blue Hour and sunrise shoot before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, it is time to put your culinary skills to the test with a Thai Cooking Class. It goes without saying that for lunch today you will be eating all of the delicious food you have spent the morning preparing.
Then it’s all about the markets! We’ll take a Songthaew (red truck taxi) to Muang Mai fruit market where we will do some more market photography before continuing onto the Sunday evening walking market.
Day 4 – Pai (B, L, D) We begin our fourth day together with an early breakfast before traveling by minibus to Pai. After lunch at the hotel, we will be joined by our local guide who will be accompanying us as we explore the countryside surrounding Pai. Keep your camera at the ready as there is potential for photographing elephants, water buffaloes, and of course local people. Day 5 – Soppong (B, L, D) Today we will be taking a day trip to nearby Soppong. Driving high up into the mountains to photograph the beautiful views of the Thai countryside, before continuing onto Tham Iod Cave.
Later in the afternoon, we will be shifting focus from nature to people and portraits. Traveling to the rice fields to first photograph monks, before paying a visit to one of the hill tribe villages to photograph local people. Day 6 – Mae Hong Son province (B, L, D) After breakfast, we will be continuing on the hills of the Mae Hong Son region where our first stop will be photographing a local Lahu tribe. Continuing our journey we will pass through villages and the beautiful Thai countryside (pausing for photographs of course) before stopping for lunch and fresh coffee at a scenic viewpoint.
After lunch, time permitting, there might be a visit to a village on the Thai-Myanmar border or a Chinese village in the highlands that produce tea.
Our day will end at the stunning Su Tong Pae Bridge. Spanning several rice paddies, we’ll spend the afternoon photographing Buddhist Monks on the bridge and in the local temple.
Day 7 – Mae Hong Son province (B, L, D) Today we make an early morning visit to Wat Doi Kongmu temple on the hill to photograph the sunrise. After breakfast, we will be traveling south toward Khun Yuam district. Here we will visit the Nam Tok waterfall within the Mae Suring National Park, a Karen tribe village, rice farms, and Bua Tong Sunflower hill before settling down to capture the panoramic mountain view at sunset.
Day 8 – Chiang Mai (B, L, D) On day 8 we will pay a visit to Khun Yuam market where we will have breakfast. After breakfast, we will drive to Chiang Mai.
You will have some free time after checking into our hotel, or an optional short walk to the night bazaar for dinner.
Day 9 – Chiang Rai (B, L, D) Today we have an early morning start to see the Morning Alms Giving. This is where novice monks walk down from the temple to collect alms. This is a sacred ritual and guests will also have an opportunity to give alms, and be blessed by the monks.
After, we will drive up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple (the main sight in Chiang Mai) to beat the crowds. We will then collect our belongings from the hotel before making the journey up to Chiang Rai.
Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, we will head straight to Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple), followed by an early dinner at a local restaurant, and then back to the temple for sunset. Day 10 – Chiang Rai (B, L, D) We have a full day today visiting the Golden Triangle, where three countries (Thailand, Myanmar & Laos) meet. We will first visit a Karen Long neck village before continuing on to Mae Sai, a Thai/Myanmar border town, before returning to our hotel in Chiang Rai. Day 11 – Chiang Rai (B, L) Day eleven is all about temples and tea! After breakfast, we drive to Baan Dum (The Black House). Then, drive to Doi Maesalong, famous for its tea plantation. Mae Salong is 1,800 meters above the sea level and has Chinese temples, open-air bazaars, and shops that offer Chinese specialties such as tea and locally grown preserved fruits. Continue to Mae Chan for visit to Yao and Akha hill tribe villages. You may have some free time to visit the clock tower and night bazaar, time permitting. Day 12 – Chiang Mai (B, L, D) After breakfast we will drive back to Chiang Mai where you will have the afternoon free to explore Chiang Mai at your own leisure, we highly recommend treating yourself to a Thai Massage! In the evening we will reconvene to photograph Muay Thai Boxers training at their gym before enjoying a farewell dinner together at Riverside Restaurant. Day 13 – Leave for home (B) After we share our final breakfast at the hotel your journey home begins. Alternatively, you can choose to extend your trip, at your own expense, and stay on a few more days in Chiang Mai
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