7 Days China-Thailand Porsche Self-driving Tour from Jinghong to Chiang Mai

This 7 Days China-Thailand Porsche Self-driving Tour from Jinghong to Chiang Mai will bring you to experience the most highlights of Xishuangbanna, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Walking in the tropical rainforest to see the Wangtianshu Scenic Spot; Driving to the Golden Triangle to meet the mixed culture of Laos, Thailand and Burma and know more about opium; Visiting landmark buildings and temples in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to get a better understanding of Buddhism; Being a volunteer to take good care of elephants in the Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre. Having meditation course in local monastery and cooking course in Thai cooking school to satisfy both your mind and taste. This will definetly be an unforgetable tour in your life.


  • Lose yourself in the charm of tropical rainforest.
  • Meet mixed culture of Laos, Thailand and Burma in the Golden Triangle area.
  • Being a volunteer in the Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre.
  • Learn meditation and Buddhist in Chiang Mai local monastery.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing-Jinghong
  • Day 2: Xishuangbanna-Mengla
  • Day 3: Mengla-Chiang Rai
  • Day 4: Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai
  • Day 5: Chiang Mai
  • Day 6: Chiang Mai
  • Day 7: Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai-Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing-Jinghong

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrival in Jinghong
Accommodation: InterContinental Xishuangbanna Resort

Upon your arrival in Jinghong, your local tour guide will wait you in the arrival hall and your driver will standby. Then transfer to the hotel for to check in and have a short break. After that, attend the welcome banquet hosted by the hotel.

Day 2 Xishuangbanna-Mengla

Sightseeing and Activities: Wangtianshu Scenic Spot
Accommodation:Hejin Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

WangTianShu Scenic Spot in Mengla County,XishuangBanna

In the morning, drive to Mengla County, pay a visit to Wantianshu Scenic Spot. It is the only oasis at 21 degrees north latitude, and has been recognized internationally as China’s unique tropical rainforest. What is the most impressive in the park are the towering Shorea chinensis (Sky Trees) that are the rainforest iconic images in South and Southeast Asia. An Air Corridor (Kong Zhong Zou Lang), 2500 meters long and 36 meters high, has been built on the high canopies. It remains a challenge to both visitors and scientists. 

Afterwards, drive to Hejin Hotel for rest.

Day 3 Mengla-Chiang Rai

Sightseeing and Activities:the Golden Triangle Archway, the Giant Buddha, the Opium Museum
Accommodation: Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort (艾美酒店)
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, drive to Houayxay,  the northernmost border crossing between Laos and Thailand. Enter Chiang Khong to get temporary driver’s licenses to start your amazing self-driving tour in Thailand. Then, drive to Chiang Rai, on the way, pay a visit to the landark of the Golden Triangle–the Golden Triangle Archway(金三角牌坊) and also the Giant Buddha(金三角大佛). Get a panorama view of the junction of Laos, Thailand and Burma. Later, you can take a boat to visit the Golden Triangle(150¥/person on self expense), pay a visit to the Opium Museum(鸦片博物馆) to know more about opium, including the produce, process, transport and sales circumstances.

After dinner, drive to Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort to check in and rest. You can also explore the night market then by yourselves.

Day 4 Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai

Sightseeing and Activities:the White Temple, the Black House, 
Accommodation:Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai 
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, drive to visit the White Temple and the Black House. Dubbed the ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’ of architecture, the White Temple and the Black House will conjure a clashing of emotions. One dark, mysterious and almost sadistic, the other white, ethereal and other-worldly, these two opposing buildings couldn’t be more different. And the strangest thing about the two is that the White Temple was built by the student of the architect who built the Black House Temple.

After the tour, drive to visit the second biggest city of Thailand, also the Kingdom of Roses-Chiang Mai. After dinner, you will transfer to Shangri-La Hotel for rest.

Day 5 Chiang Mai

Sightseeing and Activities:Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai cooking shool
Accommodation:Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai 
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, drive to visit the Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre which is devoted to rescuing abused elephants from all over Thailand and surrounding countries. Every elephant rescued is brought to the Chiang Mai elephant camp and cared for with great passion and enthusiasm. The centre is different from many other camps there, it won’t train the elephant to draw pitures for money, it won’t separate the baby elephants from their mothers, etc. However, it is a save and rescue center with many volunteers. You can be one of them, learning to feed and bath them.

After the lunch and a short break, pay a visit to one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples-Wat Phra That Doi Suthep(双龙寺), it is the one that crowns the Doi Suthep mountain on the western outskirts of Chiang Mai, is definitely something that shouldn’t be missed.

Then, drive to a Thai cooking school where you can learn some Thai cooking skills and at the same time, taste kinds of delicious Thai food. After that, drive back to your hotel for rest.

Day 6 Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Learn Meditation and Buddhist in Chiang Mai Monastery

Get up in the early morning, drive to a Thai Monastery to study Buddhism and master the art of meditation. Meditation is a fantastic self-improvement tool and those who have mastered it swear by it. Being able to clear your mind through meditation for just a few minutes each day leads to increased concentration, improved memory, lower stress and spurts of creativity. Your timetable will be as following:

05:30-06:30 Morning Course and Meditation
06:30-07:00 Morning Sports
07:15-08:00 Breakfast
09:00-11:00 Meditation
11:00-12:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Meditation
15:30-16:00 Buddhist Course
16:30 Rest
18:30-21:00 Evening Course and Meditation

Afterwards, drive back to the hotel for rest.

Day 7 Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Departure from Chiang Rai

After breakfast, drive to the Chiang Rai International Airport for departure.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star
Jinghong InterContinental Xishuangbanna Resort
Mengla Hejin Hotel
Chiang Rai Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort
Chiang Mai Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai 

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.