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15 Days
January 14th - 28th, 2024

Enchanting
Northern Thailand

A Photographic oddesy through Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Dao & Mae Hong Son

January 14-28, 2024

Location: Northern Thailand

Available seats: 6/6

Difficulty level: Easy

from $5990 USD per person
(based on sharing - private rooms are extra)
$1500 USD Deposit
(full payment is required 30
days prior to the tour start date)

Arrival: Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX)
Sunday, January 14 - No later than 1:00 pm

Departure: Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX)

Sunday January 28 - Anytime

Included: 
Professional photography Instructor and Thai tour guide.

All transportation with professional drivers.

All accommodations in 3 or 4 Star properties and local homestays

All meals *unless otherwise stated in the program
All National Park and attraction tickets

Not included:
Gratuities for Thai tour guides and drivers.
Travel services required arriving and departing at and from our starting location of Phuket (HKT) airport.

Travel insurance, taxes, levies, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable.
Personal items, including alcoholic beverages, snacks, or souvenirs.

please note: Itinerary is subject to change and below is only a guide,
your flexibility will ensure an optimal experience.

Day 1 - Chiang Mai Arrival and Orientation

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, join your fellow guests, tour leader Kolin, and Thai tour guide Kee for a welcome dinner and program orientation. Get acquainted with the tour program, meet your fellow photography enthusiasts, and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

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Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Chiang Mai, where ancient temples, bustling markets, and Thai traditions await. Capture the intricate beauty of revered temples, from their golden spires against the cerulean skies to the serene presence of saffron-robed monks. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of night bazaars, sample delectable street food, and photograph the energy of local artisans. These two days will provide ample opportunities to explore the city's rich tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors, allowing you to capture the essence of Chiang Mai through your lens. Next, we'll delve into Phuket's cultural tapestry by visiting both Chinese and Buddhist temples. These sacred sites provide insights into the cultural influences that have shaped Phuket's unique identity over the years. Marvel at the intricate architecture, ornate decorations, and serene ambience as we deepen our understanding of the island's heritage. As the day unfolds, we'll make our way to a stunning beach, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to capture the vibrant colors of a breathtaking sunset. With the golden hues illuminating the sky, we'll strive to immortalize this magical moment through our lenses. After bidding farewell to the sunset, we'll retreat to our accommodation, allowing for a well-deserved rest before our exploration of the wider wonders of Southern Thailand begins.

Day 2-3 - Chiang Mai Exploration
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Day 4-5 - Doi Inthanon National Park

Embark on a journey to Doi Inthanon National Park, a natural wonderland boasting mist-clad mountains, lush forests, and captivating waterfalls. Capture the awe-inspiring landscapes during the majestic sunrise, as the golden and orange hues bathe the surroundings. Explore the park's trails and encounter a diverse range of flora and fauna, using your camera to document the delicate balance and enchanting beauty of this pristine sanctuary. These two days will offer a feast for nature photography enthusiasts and provide a deeper appreciation for the natural splendor of Northwestern Thailand.

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Visit the Kayan Village and engage with the long-necked Kayan people, a remarkable community with unique cultural traditions. Immerse yourself in their daily lives, capturing the intricate details of their traditional attire and documenting their customs. Gain a deeper understanding of their strength and resilience as you are welcomed into their homes. These two days will allow you to create a visual narrative that celebrates the vibrancy and heritage of the Kayan Village, showcasing the beauty and spirit of this extraordinary community.

Day 6 -  Kayan Village
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Day 7-8 - Mae Hong Song

Journey to the iconic Su Tong Pae Bridge, a cultural gem nestled in Northwestern Thailand. Witness a breathtaking sight as local monks make their tranquil sunrise crossing, creating a captivating scene against the backdrop of this bamboo bridge. Capture the graceful architecture as it blends harmoniously with the serene river and surrounding landscapes. Take your time to compose your shots and capture the bridge's enchanting fusion of human ingenuity and natural beauty. Continuing our exploration, we'll venture to Ban Rak Thai, a hidden gem nestled amidst mist-shrouded mountains. Immerse yourself in the serenity and tranquility of this picturesque village, where time seems to stand still. Capture the essence of daily life as you photograph the terraced rice fields, documenting the intricate patterns created by human cultivation in harmony with nature. Explore the remote hill tribe villages and embrace the timeless traditions that define their way of life. Let the ethereal landscapes and vibrant cultural heritage inspire your creativity, resulting in photographs that truly encapsulate the essence of this enchanting region.

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Day 9-10 - Chiang Dao

Chiang Dao beckons with its dramatic limestone cliffs and tranquil ambiance. Explore hidden caves adorned with ancient Buddhist relics and interact with local villagers to capture the simple beauty of rural life. Immerse yourself in the sense of wonder and mystery that permeate this untouched paradise, as you create images that evoke a deep connection with the soul. These two days will provide unique photographic opportunities and allow you to uncover the hidden treasures of this captivating corner of Thailand.

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Day 11-13 - Chiang Rai

Immerse yourself in the captivating contrasts of Chiang Rai province, where architectural marvels and breathtaking natural landscapes beckon to be captured. Begin your exploration by photographing the intricate details and vibrant colors of the Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten) and Wat Huay Pla Kang, marveling at their ethereal beauty. These three days will be a visual delight for architecture and fine art photography enthusiasts. But there's more to discover. Venture into the enchanting natural wonders of Chiang Rai, where you'll have the chance to visit Khun Kon Waterfall, Doi Kat Phi Forest Park, or the Tea Plantation 101 Doi Mae Salong. Immerse yourself in the cascading waters, lush greenery, and serene surroundings, capturing the perfect harmony between man-made structures and the beauty of nature. Whether your inspiration lies in the architectural marvels or the captivating landscapes, let your camera guide you as you document the essence of Chiang Rai. These final days of your photography adventure will leave you with a diverse collection of images, showcasing the province's unique contrasts and natural beauty.

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Day 14 - Chiang Mai: Farewell and Reflection

On the final day of our photographic odyssey, we start with a relaxing morning to capture the beauty of the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) before we depart for Chiang Mai. As we drive back, take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey you've experienced, reminiscing about the remarkable landscapes and vibrant culture you've encountered along the way. In the evening, we gather for a farewell dinner in Chiang Mai, where you can share stories and laughter with your new friends. Celebrate the friendships forged and the memories created during this transformative 14-day adventure through Northwestern Thailand.

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As your photography adventure in northern Thailand concludes, cherish the moments and memories made. Whether you're heading home or continuing your journey, we'll ensure a seamless transition for you. Reflect on the incredible moments and carry the warmth of Thai hospitality and the beauty of its landscapes with you. Safe travels, and may the experiences from your Northern Thailand Photography Adventure stay etched in your heart forever.

Day 15 - Departure Chiang Mai
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