Get a feel for the traditions and hospitality of Northern Thailand on this full-day tour. Cruise down a river, ride a horse-drawn cart, and learn about Thai art and history at local museums. Visit the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam and complete your evening with a traditional khantoke dinner.
On a morning cruise on the Mai Ping River, admire the scenery as you glide along the quiet banks. Spend an hour at a rural farmhouse to get a glimpse of local life and customs and then visit a museum to gain insight into the Lanna Dynasty, a powerful kingdom founded in the 13th century, and refuel with a buffet lunch of Thai and Western cuisine.
Next stop by Roi An Phan Yang, a gallery space where local artisans exhibit masterfully carved wooden pieces of art, and then climb aboard a horse-drawn cart for a guided tour around Wiang Kim Khan. Unearthed in 1984, this ancient fortified city was flooded, abandoned, and forgotten more than 700 years ago. Admire the various temple ruins and the towering pagoda of Wat Chedi Liam.
After a break at your hotel to rest, head to Khum Khantoke on the banks of the Kao River for dinner among charming gardens and pavilions. Experience the Khantoke dinenr and dance originally performed only for honored guests. As costumed dancers entertain and enchant you, savor flavorful cuisine and lounge with comfortable pillows in a traditional khantoke-style setting.