Chiang Rai Golf & Sightseeing Grand Tour

With our Chiang Rai Golf Grand Tour, play the best golf courses in both Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai. See the sights of Chiang Rai including White Temple, Golden Triangle, and experience soft trekking in remote villages.

This is a sample itinerary for 8 days / 7 nights. It does not include the sightseeing highlights of Chiang Mai, so it is suitable for either:

  1. Golfers who have previously been to Chiang Mai and want to explore a different part of Thailand
  2. …or golfers who simply want to play the best courses in both provinces.

Day 1 – Welcome to Chiang Mai

  • Pickup from Chiang Mai International Airport – your guide will be waiting with a sign as you exit customs.
  • Transfer to Olsen Tours HQ to wait for others to arrive.
  • Stop at currency exchange office, and continue to lunch at Huen Jai Yong.
  • Transfer to Oon Valley Farm Stay (1 night stay)
  • Use of bicycles and entry to Dutch Farm is free with accommodation.
  • Dinner on site at Herb Cuisine

Day 2 – Highlands Golf & Travel to Doi Chang

  • Light breakfast at Herb Cuisine (or at golf course for golfers)
  • Chiang Mai Highlands Golf
  • All meet at golf course before midday for lunch.

Chiang Mai Highlands

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort is east of the city, in San Kamphaeng district. With scenic mountain views, this golf course is well known in Chiang Mai for its fast greens and challenging bunkers. The …

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  • Drive north from the golf resort through scenic Doi Saket as a shortcut to the main 118 highway to Chiang Rai. Then continue north-east towards Chiang Rai on the highway.
  • Road-side rest break at Mae Khachan Hot Springs
  • Check in to Baan Suan Doi Chang (1 night stay). This is boutique accommodation near the Akha village of Baan Doi Chang.

Day 3 – Coffee Farm and Chiang Rai City

  • Coffee Tour* at Leehu Coffee Farm
    • Coffee Operations Tour (tickets included)
    • Plantation Walk (included)
    • 1 hot drink (included)
  • Leesoaw Macadamia
  • White Temple
  • Check-in to Le Patta Hotel (2 night stay)
  • Dinner at Lu Lam.
  • Hotel is within walking distance of both Chiang Rai clock tower and night bazaar for those not needing sleep!

Day 4 – Santiburi Golf & Golden Triangle

Santiburi Country Club

Santiburi Country Club is in the outskirts of Chiang Rai city. It is the best golf course in Chiang Rai and on a par with the top 2 courses in Chiang Mai. Location: South-eastern suburbs …

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Day 5 – Chiang Rai City & Trekking to Bamboo Nest

  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Pack an overnight bag for Bamboo Nest and day pack for trekking if you like (you will want to carry some water at a minimum)
  • Blue Temple (free)
  • Wat Huay Pla Kang (tickets included)
  • Lunch (included)
  • Scenic 30 minute drive along the Kok river passing lychee, rubber and pineapple plantations
  • Trek from Pasoet Hot Springs to the Lahu village of Ban Cha Cho.
    • You will pass through natural forest, a pineapple plantation, a rubber plantation and the village itself
  • Arrive at Bamboo Nest (1 night stay) mid to late afternoon.
  • Take a shower and familiarize yourself with bungalow layout, learn how to use your mosquito net etc. before dark
  • Dinner will be served on site.

Day 6 – Trekking to Akha Village, Singha Park and Return to Chiang Mai

  • Breakfast at Bamboo Nest
  • Take a break after breakfast, and check out.
  • Continue trekking south with local guide through farmland and forest to the Akha village of Ban I-Ko Nam Tok & Huay Kaew Waterfall.
  • Total trekking time is around 2 hours, the waterfall is optional if you want a shorter walk.
  • Your transport and luggage will be waiting at the bottom of the waterfall.
  • From here it is a 30 minute drive back to Chiang Rai past some interesting county-side including tea fields just south of the waterfall.
  • Lunch (included)
  • Singha Park (free entry, tram ride included)
  • Return to Chiang Mai for check-in at U-Nimman Chiang Mai (2 night stay)
  • DInner is across the road from the hotel at Hong Tauw Inn.

Day 7 – Alpine Golf

  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Alpine Golf Resort
  • Non-golfers have free time to explore Nimman district. The hotel is close to many specialty shops and Maya shopping mall.

Alpine Golf Resort

Located in San Kamphaeng east of Chiang Mai, Alpine Golf Resort is a breathtakingly beautiful course. The golf resort is tucked away in its own private valley so you feel a world away from the …

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  • Meet for lunch at Ginger Farm Kitchen near hotel
  • Free time afternoon
  • Dinner at Samsen Villa – riverside restaurant. Golf awards ceremony.

Day 8 – Farewell from Chiang Mai

  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Free time morning – Sunday organic market is a weekly event at One Nimman just outside hotel.
  • Check out from hotel late morning
  • Lunch at Ohkaju Organic Farm.
  • Drive to Cental Plaza shopping mall near airport
  • Transfer to airport

Tour Package Inclusions

Transport is provided by a Toyota commercial passenger Van (10 seats + driver). The tour will be led by a licensed English-speaking tour guide. We provide bottled drinking water on the bus (2 bottles/pax/day).

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