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

This 7 Days Thailand -China Porsche Self-driving Tour from Jinghong to Chiang Mai will bring you to experience the most highlights of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Xishuangbanna.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; 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; Walking in the tropical rainforest to see the Wangtianshu Scenic Spot. This will definetly be an unforgetable tour in your life.


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

Brief Itinerary

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

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Xishuangbanna-Chiang Rai

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrival in Chiang Rai
Accommodation: Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort (艾美酒店)

Meet at Jinghong airport and head for Chiang Rai. Upon your arrival in Chiang Rai, 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 attend the welcome banquet hosted by the hotel. 

Day 2 Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai

Sightseeing and Activities: get temporary driver’s license
Accommodation:Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai 
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the Roads and Traffic Authority of Chiang Rai to get temporary driver’s licenses to start your amazing self-driving tour from Thailand to Jinghong, China.

Then, 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. You can also explore the night market by yourself then.

Day 3 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 4 Chiang Mai

Sightseeing and Activities: Learn Meditation and Buddhist in Chiang Mai Monastery
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 5 Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai

Sightseeing and Activities:the White Temple, the Black House,
Accommodation:Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort (艾美酒店)
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, drive to the biggest changwat of Thailand-Chiang Rai. On the way, pay a visit to the Erawan Shrine(四面佛) and enjoy foot bath in Manixin Hot Spring(马尼信温泉). Then drive to visit the White Temple(白庙)and the Black House(黑屋). 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 Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort for rest.

Day 6 Chiang Rai-Mengla County

Sightseeing and Activities:the Golden Triangle Archway, the Giant Buddha, the Opium Museum
Accommodation:Hejin Hotel
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, drive to Chiang Khong, 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.

Then, drive to Houayxay to transact the departure formalities. Afterwards, drive to Mengla through Mohan port. Check in Hejin Hotel for rest.

Day 7 Mengla-Jinghong

Sightseeing and Activities:Wangtianshu Scenic Spot, Air Corridor

Air Corridor of Wangtianshu Scenic Area in Mengla County, XishuangBanna

In the morning, drive to visit 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 Jinghong to end the tour.

Recommended Hotels

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

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.