The capital and cultural core of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is located on the banks of the Ping River. It is the principal religious centre of northern Thailand, home to many striking temples and monasteries. From the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, join an all-encompassing city tour, visiting Wat Pra Singh, a complex housing several buildings of striking architecture. You will also have the opportunity to attend the Monk Blessing Ceremony, a sacred ritual during which monks chant their mantras and sprinkle holy water. After a lunch of Khao Soy noodles from a local restaurant, an afternoon drive takes you up the slopes of Doi Suthep to visit a Meo hilltribe, observing their simple way of life and striking traditional dress. You will then travel along northern Thailand's mountain scenery, visiting the 600-year-old Doi Suthep Temple, home to relics of Lord Buddha.
The next day in Chiang Mai is to be spent at your leisure. Explore the city further or relax at your luxury Four Seasons Resort, home to a Thai cookery school and a stunning spa offering a range of Thai treatments using local ingredients and ancient methods. You will stay here for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
A tour encompassing Chiang Mai's temples, monasteries and striking scenery