Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai to Lampang, visit Lampang Elephant Conservation Center. Afterwards visit FAE Hospital (Friends of Asian Elephant Hospital), world’s first elephant hospital treating its tusked patients since 1993. Then continue to Thung Kwian forest market, which is very popular among
Thais and offers variety of northern Thai food and handicrafts. After that visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, ancient Buddhist
temple compound that houses several interesting religious structures, including one of the most beautiful wooden Lanna temples in Northern Thailand – Wihan Luang, dating back to 1476 and thought to be the oldest-standing wooden structure in the country.
12:00 Arrive to Phayao and visit Kwan Phayao, scenic wetland that is a symbol of this quiet and pleasant city. Spend some time by the lake and continue to Chiang Saen. Arrive and check in to your hotel in Chiang Saen in the late afternoon. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Chiang Saen, 2 nights