the beauty of northern thailand

When many hear ‘Thailand’, they think of bustling Bangkok, the party scene of Patong or the idyllic beaches of many of the destinations famous spots – Phuket, Koh Samui, etc. The northernmost regions of this country are often overlooked and whilst it’s unlikely that you’d visit Thailand solely to explore this region, it can be a great addition to a multicentre itinerary, creating the trifecta of city, beach & jungle.

Chiang Rai is an ideal destination for lovers of the outdoors. Soak up the beauty by hiking along mountain trails, cycling past rice paddies or even by rafting on rivers. Don’t worry, it’s not all adventure; there’s a number of stunning luxury properties & resorts in this region for you to unwind at the end of your day exploring. The borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge here, known as the ‘Golden Triangle’. From the spectacular gardens of Doi Tung in the mountains, to immersing yourself into the culture of hill-tribe communities, to exploring the incredible temples, our travel experts highly recommend including Chiang Rai and the surrounding areas into your adventure across Thailand.

Facts about Chiang Rai

Currency – Thai Baht
(£1 > ฿44)

Flights via Bangkok
connecting to CEI

Founded in 1262;
the Lanna Kingdom

Best to visit between
October & February 

Why should you travel to nha trang with us?

Our travel experts love to shine a light on some of the lesser-known destinations around the world. Maybe you’ve been to Thailand before but are looking for something different? Maybe you have a sense of adventure but aren’t sure where to begin? Setting aside some time to explore this region is a must if you’re keen to immerse yourself into the culture, history & heritage of the country and we’re here to curate the perfect Thailand itinerary for you.

Some of our favourite luxury resorts in Chiang Rai

Four Seasons Tented Camp Chiang Rai Thailand

Four seasons tented camp

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime in the natural surroundings of northern Thailand, bordering Myanmar and Laos. Interact with rescued elephants, explore spectacular mountain trails & bamboo jungles; let the adventurer’s spirit in you come to life. Featuring private decks with outdoor showers or wooden hot tubs, the luxurious Tent accommodations are breezy and spacious, offering views of the Ruak River. Perfect for a spot of luxury during your Thailand adventure.

anantara golden triangle

Perched on a ridge in northern Thailand, the Anantara Golden Triangle is a mountain sanctuary surrounded by a 160-acre bamboo forest. Bond with gentle giants at the elephant caretaker village, unwind in the jungle spa with healing treatments inspired by local wisdom, or cruise down the Mekong River through the morning mist as it lifts off the calm water. For something truly special, spend the night in a Jungle Bubble for an unforgettable evening observing the majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Book with us today

Now is always the best time to book your next holiday and we’re here to take all of your stress away. Simply get in touch with our travel experts for an initial consultation and whether you need a little inspiration or know exactly what you want – with a little help from us – you’ll soon be jetting off to your next destination.