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Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe & Wat Phra Kaew Chiang Rai Tour

Cruise down the Mae Kok river on a half-day journey through the villages of Chiang Rai. You'll explore the Karen Village, go on a Thai elephant ride, and visit the Emerald Buddha Temple.
  • Departure: Chiang Rai
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  • Duration: Approximately 5 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 08:30
  • Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
  • Ride a long-tail boat
  • Wander around Baan ruan Mitra
  • Learn about the Karen Hill Tribe
  • Experience village life
  • Trek with an elephant through the jungle
  • See Wat Phra Kaew
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Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in city center. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests stay outside of city center will be advised an additional surcharge (if any) subject to distance. This surcharge is to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.
Longtail boats
Long tail boat trip takes an hour approximately from Chiangrai Pier to Baan Ruam Mitra Karen Hill TribesTours provide life jackets. Many boats have a cover for sun protection. Some people do find them a bit noisy so customers might bring earplugs in case.To board the boat you will have to climb over the side. The sides are lowest at the middle but that will mean wading out a bit further. Some boats have small ladders that can be hung over the side. Passengers can help each other by weighing down one side of the boat so others can clamber aboard more easily.
General etiquette for Visiting Buddhist Temples
Please wear decent clothes. No short, tank top shirts or short skirts. No bear shoulder tops. No flipflops.Please be quite. Making loud noise is not popular.Please take off your shoes. Keep them on the shelf provided.Do not sit on the platform seat for monks and do not climb on any accident buildings.Please beware of your belongings.Do not stretch your feet to the image of Buddha.Do not kiss or hug in the temple.No smoking.
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Looking for some cool things to do in Chiang Rai? Visit Wat Phra Kaew, Long Neck Village, go Elephant Trekking & more

You will depart from your hotel in Chiang Rai to the Chiang Rai boat pier, where your guide will start by taking you on a long-tail boat ride. You'll glide across the water for an hour, enjoying the river scenery, before you arrive to Baan Ruan Mitra, a Karen hill tribe. Learn about this old Thai village and their fascinating lifestyles as you explore its traditional houses. Here, you will also have the chance to go on an elephant trek through the lush jungles. It is an entirely wild, thrilling experience to see nature from the back of such an incredible beast. After the trek, you'll board the boat once up and return to Chiang Rai town, where you will be driven in the traditional three-wheeled trishaw. The open air vehicle gives you an unsullied view of the town. The first stop is Wat Phra Kaew, where the stunning Emerald Buddha resides. Then, you'll have the chance to enjoy some casual shopping and snacking.
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