2 Days Tour - “The Chiang Rai Loop”

A great shorter tour to explore some Highlights of Northern Thailand. Leaving Chiang Mai behind we head towards Chiang Rai and visit the Wat Rong Khun, today one of the main land marks in north Thailand. Overnight in Chiang Rai, time to explore this laid-back town, visit the night market or just relax in the hotel.

After breakfast second day we continue north west towards Thaton were we visit Wat Thaton, a magnificent temple with a crystal pagoda just a few kilometers away from the border to Myanmar. From there we take a road less traveled back to Chiang Mai.

The route in Google Maps

AT A GLANCE

START / FINISH: Bike Tour Asia Service Center / Chiang Mai
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai International Airport
DURATION: 2 days tour
ROUTE: Total distance: approximately 580 km’s (362 miles)
DAILY ROUTE: Daily distance: 280 to 300 km’s (175 to 187 miles)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Carefully selected quality hotel with leisure facilities.
HIGHLIGHTS: Rural roads, plenty of bends and twists. Chiang Rai and the White Temple, Wat Thaton.

ITINERARY

       
1 DAY Chiang Mai – Phrao – Chiang Rai 280 km 175 miles
2 DAY Chiang Rai – Thaton – Chiang Mai 300 km 187 miles
       

DAY BY DAY

(B/L/D) = (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

1. Day / Chiang Mai – Phrao – Chiang Rai (-/L/D)

We meet at our service center 8.30 AM. Here you will receive a briefing about the tour and your motorcycle. You will have time to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle before we set off. We start our tour from Chiang Mai and rather quickly we leave the town behind and ride on the low traffic density road 1001 north towards Phrao. Enjoy a coffee at one of the many coffee stops on the way. From Phrao cross the mountain at Mae Waen, a pleasant scenic ride. Last stretch to Chiang Rai is on the 118 with its wide curves and pleasant hills. We will ride on back roads to the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) which is today recognized as one of the main attractions all over Thailand. From the temple there is only a short ride left to the hotel in central Chiang Rai. After dinner there is time to explore the night market or just relax at the hotel.

golden-temple

2. Day / Chiang Rai – Thaton – Chiang Mai (B/L/-)

We start our tour from Chiang Rai in north direction, after about 20 km leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. In Thaton we visit Wat Thaton a temple which is located close to the border to Myanmar, on top of a hill overlooking the village of Ban Thaton and the Mae Kok River. Well deserved lunch at Maekok River Village, a nice resort a bit outside Thaton. From Thaton we continue south back to Chiang Mai. Enjoy the scenery and villages you pass through. Once back at our service center we organize a transfer back to your hotel or the airport.

Remark :All of the indicated times and distances are approximately.

TOUR PRICES

1 GUEST

Vehicle Single Rider Pillion Single Room
BMW (sharing room) (sharing room) Suppl.
F700 GS 1,199,- 479,- 50,-
F800 GS 1,199,- 479,- 50,-
R1200 GS 1,282,- 479,- 50,-

2 and more GUESTS

Vehicle Single Rider Pillion Single Room
BMW (sharing room) (sharing room) Suppl.
F700 GS 967- 387,- 50,-
F800 GS 967,- 387,- 50,-
R1200 GS 1,047,- 387,- 50,-

All prices are in USD

Remarks
  • A deposit of USD 500 per rider and USD 750 per couple is payable upon booking
  • The balance payment is due 60 days before tour start (or according to agreement with operator)
  • The price for a single rider in a sharing room requires another single rider booking with the same request. If there is no other request for room sharing we will have to charge you the single room supplement
  • Prices include 7% VAT
  • The tour starts and ends at Bike Tour Asia Service Center ( Service Center Gmaps)

Due to the lengths of your International flight and the time difference you may have to leave your country a day earlier, subsequently you will arrive one day later back home. Please book your flights accordingly!

Route itinerary and destination may be subject to change in case of force majeure, weather conditions, road conditions and any other significant circumstances.

We are pleased to assist you with the booking of additional nights in Chiang Mai or any other services in connection with the tour! Please let us know.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED

Included in the tour price

  • Hotel / Bike Tour Asia transfers in Chiang Mai on arrival / departure date.
  • 1 night accommodation at good quality and comfortable hotels or resorts, room sharing.
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 2 Lunches as stated (excluded during rest day)
  • 1 Dinners as stated (excluded during rest day)
  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • Panniers and top box, basic motorcycle crash protection bars etc.
  • Tools & tire repair kits & service
  • Third Party liability insurance and a motorcycle damage coverage (details see under “Insurance”)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary?
  • Bike Tour Asia Road maps and T-shirt
  • Road book, day by day itinerary, highlights, points of interest, emergency numbers etc.

Not included

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Riding gear (helmet, jacket & gloves can be rented at the Service Center. We do not provide pants and boots)
  • Travel insurance (cover against medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of an accident or illness). We recommend to buy an travel insurance in your home country

MOTORCYCLE DAMAGE & LOSS COVERAGE / TRAVEL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

A security deposit according to the below list is to be presented through electronic blocking of funds on your credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or in cash upon hand-over of the motorcycle. The full amount will be electronically unblocked on your credit card or cash refunded after the tour (if no damage or loss of the motorcycle occurred). For more details, please see Terms & Conditions.

Motorcycle Type Security Deposit (all in USD)
BMW F700GS 1,500
BMW F800GS 1,700
BMW R1200GS 2,500

Included for riding in Thailand is a motorcycle damage & loss coverage with a maximum deductible amount up to the level of the security deposit (according the motorcycle type).

Travel Accident Insurance, by AXA Insurance Company, is included in all BTA Guided Tour prices.

Limit of Liability: (All in USD)

Loss of Life, Sight, Dismemberment, Total Permanent Disability 30,000
Accidental Medical Expenses 15,000
Personal Liability 3,000
Public Liability 300,000

Underlying coverage is in Thai Baht’s and converted into USD using exchange rate 1 USD = 32 Baht

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TOUR DATES

This tour is open for your own private group. Please choose your desired dates - all year round and come with your friends, club or company (subject to motorcycle availability).

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