Chiang Mai is the 2nd city of Thailand, but is just a fraction of the size of Bangkok. It is compact, bustling and despite some recent development, it retains a market town atmosphere. It is the main gateway to the region. Flying time from Bangkok 60 minutes. Chiang Rai is in the extreme north east of the country, even smaller and more traditional, with the focal point of interest being the Golden Triangle, the area where Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar) all meet.
With a total diversity of scenery and cultures, depending, on the region, multi centre touring options within Thailand are popular. There are excellent air links between most of the major cities, as well as good roads. The following are just a few Tour ideas for Thailand and each can be easily modified to suit your personal requirements.
The Anantara Chiang Mai is regarded as one of Northern Thailand’s most elegant and luxurious hotels, perfectly positioned on the banks of Mae Ping river, yet with the famous night market just a few minutes walk away. A combination of contemporary design, particularly in the rather stark entrance, but once inside the quality is instant. The airport is 15 minutes drive away
The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort is located in the extreme north of Thailand at the point where the Mekong River separates Thailand from Laos and Burma (Myanmar). Chiang Rai airport is 45 minutes away.
Chiang Mai City and Elephant Experience with Sib-San Resorts: Sib-San Resort and Spa & The Sib-San Luxury Hotel. Two fantastic resorts, one located on the outskirts of the city by the river and the other set aside a deep tropical valley with elephant camp adjacent. And incredible value with prices starting at £388 per person for a 4 night extension from Bangkok including the domestic air travel.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a truly spectacular luxurious resort, in every aspect of setting, accommodation and facilities. Located in the Mae Rim rural area of Chiang Mai, 30 minutes drive from the city and the airport. The resort is set aside a working rice terrace, complete with buffalos.
Four Seasons Tented Camp is located in the extreme north of Thailand at the point where the Mekong River separates Thailand from Laos and Burma (Myanmar). Chiang Rai airport is 45 minutes away.
137 Pillars House is a new beautifully designed boutique hotel, reviving Oriental elegance within a historic setting. Elegant, with a real sense of occasion. Located close the banks of the Mai Ping river, just a short taxi ride to the centre of Chiang Mai. The airport is 20 minutes away.
The design is spectacular, fully capturing the elegance of by-gone days, but with a pleasing acceptance of contemporary facilities.
Na Nirand Boutique Hotel is an outstanding new addition to our Chiang Mai selection. Newly opened, but with an elegant British colonial style combined a traditional northern Thai Lanna design theme. The Giant Rain tree located in the heart of the hotel is reputed to be at least 100 years old. It is located in the heart of the city, facing the Mae Ping river.
Rachamankha Chiang Mai is another stunning little hotel, relatively newly built but taking its design influence from the local Lanna style, with Chinese touches. Elegant and totally traditional, staying here will be a delightful unique experience.
The Tamarind Village Chiang Mai is a delightfully charming and extremely well priced traditional boutique hotel, centrally located in the heart of the old quarter of the city. You are just minutes away from the famous night market, and 20 minutes to the airport. Well priced and totally Thai Style. Great location to explore the city and surrounding areas.
The hotel takes its name from the 200 year old tamarind tree which is set within the central courtyard of the hotel.