Thailand

Join us for our 7 Night Thailand Photo and Food Tour to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

November 4 to 11, 2018.

This will be an amazing all inclusive small group tour. Deluxe lodging, private van and tour guide, park entrance fees, all food and non alcoholic beverages are included.

Just show up in Chiang Mai at the hotel and the rest of the trip is covered for the next 7 nights. (except alcohol, personal expenses, shopping, transportation between the airport and hotel)

Details:
We will start in Chiang Mai and stay near the Night Market for 4 nights. This is my favorite area, walking distance to several night food markets. Our first night will be a Sunday, so we will be able to go to the Sunday Night Market, this is a huge market and one not to miss. During the day we will have a private van and tour guide to take us to the Doi Inthanon National Park for some trekking through the jungle to waterfalls and rice fields, we’ll visit a hillside village, temples, and the cloud forest. Also near Chiang Mai we will visit the Chiang Mai Mountain Sanctuary for a full day with the elephants. We’ll get to feed them, hike for 6km with them, give them a mud bath, rinse them off in the river, then zip line over the river to the camp. Another day we will visit a farm near Chiang Mai and learn to cook several different Thai dishes. They’ll also take us to a local market to learn about the ingredients and even pick some from the farm for our recipes.

Next we will drive in our private van to Chiang Rai and stay 3 nights. Here we will also stay near the Night Market, always the best place to eat in Thailand. On Saturday there is a huge Saturday Night Market, similar to the Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai. They close down several blocks and have tons of vendors selling anything and everything, and so much food! While in Chiang Rai we will have our private van and tour guide to take us to the White Temple, Black House, Blue Temple, Maesai Border market (Thai – Myanmar border), Golden Triangle, Longneck tribe village and more.

Price:
$3300 USD single occupancy
***Special early bird pricing $3000 USD if booked before Dec 25, 2017
$1000 deposit due at booking. Balance due Sept 1, 2018

What’s included:
Single occupancy hotel room
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Coffee, tea, smoothies, juice
Transportation (once you arrive at the hotel)
All entrance fees to attractions

What’s not included:
Airfare to and from Thailand
Transportation between the airport to the hotel. (Uber and taxis are cheap, less than $5 one way)
Alcoholic beverages
Shopping
Personal expenses
Travel Insurance (recommended)

Your hosts:
Todd Hatakeyama is a photographer, videographer, travel and food vlogger, travel agent, and also has a Hawaiian restaurant in Southern California. Todd will be organizing your tour and making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, as well as documenting the tour on video for everyone to enjoy and share with their friends and family.

Jay Bartlett is a commercial photographer who works with celebrities, professional sports figures, large corporate clients such as Margaritaville and Harley Davidson. Jay is our photography expert who will teach you everything you need to know to get that great shot. His goal is for everyone to get at least one photo they would want to frame and hang on their wall, usually it’s more than one!

Travel Details:
Fly in to Chiang Mai airport (CNX) – Arrive Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
Fly out of Chiang Rai airport (CEI) – Depart Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

***Also if you want to fly in early, or fly out later, I can help arrange extra nights at the same hotels for you.