May’s Scheduled Tours for CEC Members
Chiang Mai Artisan and Handicraft tour – 1 day Departure: May 8, 2017
Price: 600 THB per person
We take you on a fascinating tour that highlights some of the amazing artisans and handicrafts of Chiang Mai. You will visit a bronze casting foundry, the atelier of the most famous carver of wooden elephants, the best Celadon factory, a Sa Paper factory and a family workshop that produces wooden statues.
This is not a shopping tour. At a couple of places you can buy something but there is not pressure to do so.
Discover Lampang Tour – 2 days/1 night Departure: May 18-19, 2017
Price: 4,500 THB per person
The Discover Lampang tour will take you to the charming city of Lampang, a leading center of Lanna culture. Lampang is much older than Chiang Mai and has some of the most beautiful temples of Northern Thailand. Lampang is also known as Muang Rot Ma (city of horse carts). In the 19th century Lampang became a center of teak logging with at least 4000 elephants working in the area.
You will visit historical sites, ancient temples, local markets, a ceramics museum, the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre and the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation.
Lamphun Cultural Tour – 1 day Departure: May 25, 2017
Price: 1,700 THB per person
This is an in-depth exploration of Lamphun, the ancient capital of the Haripunchai Kingdom. This town is several hundred years older than Chiang Mai and is steeped in history. Unlike Chiang Mai Lamphun has not seen a lot of development in the past decades. We will visit the highlights of Lamphun including Wat Haripunchai and Wat Kukut. We also visit the Doll Museum and the ruined cities of Wiang Khum Kaam. We continue to rural Lamphun where we will visit a Longan plantation and winery before we travel back to Chiang Mai along the Ping River
Doi Inthanon National Park Adventure Tour – 1 day Departure: May 23, 2017
Price: 2,000 THB per person
Explore Doi Inthanon National Park during our Doi Inthanon National Park Adventure Tour. This is one of Thailand’s most beautiful protected areas and boasts a great diversity in flora and fauna. Today you will drive to the summit of Thailand’s highest mountain, trek through cloud forest near the summit, learn about the Hmong hilltribe and visit two of Doi Inthanon’s most spectacular waterfalls.
Sukhotai World Heritage Tour – 2 days/1 night Departure: May 4-5, 2017
Price: 5,900 THB per person
This Sukhotai World Heritage tour starts and ends in Chiang Mai. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and some rarely visited places in Si Satchanalai and Sukhotai, the first capital of Thailand. Not only the ruins of this, once magnificent, city are of interest. You will also be introduced to some centuries old handicrafts.