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  • Chiang Mai: Full-Day of Trekking in Doi Chiang Dao

    1. Chiang Mai: Full-Day of Trekking in Doi Chiang Dao

    Explore the countryside that surrounds Chiang Mai with a full-day trekking experience. Led by an experienced local tour guide, begin the day of adventure with pickup at your hotel in Chang Mai at 8:30 AM. Drive north of the city for half an hour until you reach the start of the trek. Your informative guide will provide facts and stories of the areas you visit. Make a stop at the local market for some fresh fruit and lunch ingredients. Around 10:30 AM, you will start trekking from the base of the mountain. Hike for 2 hours into the leafy green tropical rainforest. Walk through many coffee and tea tree fields, planted by the Lahu tribe villagers. After a scenic walk, you will arrive at a Lahu tribe village where you will enjoy a local lunch. Continue the adventure after your stomach is full, and trek for 1.5 hours until you reach the viewpoint. Take in the beautiful view of the Chiang Da...

  • Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Ethical Tour

    2. Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Ethical Tour

    Depart Chiang Mai and journey into the mountains of northern Thailand to visit the ethical Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary (approximately 1-hour drive from the city center). Upon arrival, learn about the elephant conservation program and benefit from an introductory talk and the chance to interact with the rescued animals. Get the chance to give them a hug and discover how to prepare a healthy meal to feed them. Go for a walk around the sanctuary with the elephants and stop to give them a mud bath to keep their body temperature down and protect them from parasites. Feed them before enjoying a homemade lunch at a restaurant inside the sanctuary.

    The tour was quite nice, but we would have appreciated more contact with the elephants. It is more to see them in freedom, than interacting with them. Most of the time you prepare food for them.

  • Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

    3. Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center for a day to explore one of Thailand’s original national parks and highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. Perfect for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike, this tour will feature picturesque landscapes, remote villages, and incredible viewpoints. The first stop is one of the largest and the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the Wachirathan Waterfall. Over 80 meters high, the power of this waterfall creates a refreshing mist that feeds the surrounding vegetation. The next stop is the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall fed by the Mae Klong River.  Next, you’ll stop at the famous twin pagodas: the Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Built for the Royal King and Queen, they are located at the highest point in Thailand. The last stop is a visit to the Karen Tribe locale. Learn a bit about the hill tribes people’s c...

    Long van ride but very beautiful spots. The guide was great and spoke English well. The van was quite comfortable. The waterfalls were stunning and the hike was peaceful. Not too difficult. Worth it for a day trip!

  • Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

    4. Chiang Mai: Elephant Care at Elephant Retirement Park

    Start your journey in the morning with a hotel pick-up from Chiang Mai city center. Take the 1-hour ride to the countryside of Mae Tang district. Get changed into the local clothes and be ready for the fun activities. The experienced guide will provide information about the elephants' behavior and how to provide proper care for them. Then, you will get to prepare food and healthy treats for the elephants and feed them afterwards. After that, you and the elephants will walk to play in the mud and sand spa. During this time, you will have a chance to observe their behavior. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery as well. After your time with the elephants, change your clothes, shower and then enjoy a delicious traditional Thai buffet lunch, which is suitable for vegetarians. After lunch, you will take the 1-hour journey back to the city and will be transferred back to your hotel in Chi...

    Great experience! You can get so close to the elephants, cuddle, feed them.. Just awsome! My personal favorite is Tang, 4 year old elephant, she is so kind and sweet.

  • Tour with Hike in Kiew Mae Pan Natural Trail from Chiang Mai

    5. Tour with Hike in Kiew Mae Pan Natural Trail from Chiang Mai

    Enjoy a day in nature. Kiew Mae Pan is one of the most scenic natural treasures and beautiful trails in Thailand, where the invigorating, fresh mountain air is waiting to welcome you at Inthanon National Park. This trail is open for visitors from November to May only and it is a very popular hiking trail for locals too. After pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city in the morning, visit Wachirathan Waterfall and Karen Village at Doi Inthanon which is considered as the highest mountain in Thailand. While visiting this village, you will get to taste some fresh coffee right from the plantation. After that, your lunch will be served at the Royal Project Restaurant. Here, produce from the Queen's agricultural projects are transformed into delicious meals. After lunch, you enjoy a truly unique experience by walking 2.5-3 kilometers along Kew Mae Pan Nature trail through the beautiful gree...

  • Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    6. Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    Join a full-day guided tour in Spanish from Chiang Mai to discover the beautiful temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat Umong, enjoy a lakeside lunch, and visit the impressive Warorot Market.   After your hotel pickup, drive to the Wat Umong Cave Temple, a meditation compound on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at the foot of the national park not visited by many tourists. Walk on the picturesque grounds, learn about Buddhism, and taking amazing photos. Nex,t hed to the temple of meditation, Wat Pha Lat, in the middle of the jungle. This lost enclosure inside the Doi Suthep National Park was formerly used as a resting point for pilgrims. Now monks live in it and you will walk through its enclosure, see its buildings, meditation rooms, river, and can also talk to monks.  Ride up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, the most important, well known, and spectacul...

  • From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking Tour

    7. From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking Tour

    Spend a day hiking surrounded by beautiful nature at Doi Inthanon National Park. Start with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai and travel to the park to begin the hike. Hike for a total of 4-kilometers along the Pha Dok Siow nature trail and learn about the flora and fauna of the park with your local guide. Descend through a pine restoration area, a forested valley, and then into farmland before reaching the Karen hill tribe village. Cool off in a refreshing natural swimming pool along the trail and try to spot snakes, lizards, and if you’re very lucky, one of the resident gibbons. Upon reaching the tribal village, enjoy some lunch and a coffee. Visit spectacular waterfall on the way back to the city, capping off a fun day in the beautiful rural landscapes of northern Thailand.

  • Chiang Mai: Mae Kam Pong Village Eco-Tourism Full–Day Tour

    8. Chiang Mai: Mae Kam Pong Village Eco-Tourism Full–Day Tour

    The day will begin with a hotel pick–up in Chiang Mai between 6:30am and 7:00am, followed by a 1–hour drive to a small village located on top of the hills of the Mae On District. Meet the forest ranger and tour guide, who will lead the 4–hour hike through the lushious jungle and the beautiful green nature. Admire the marvelous view from an elevation of 1,512 meters above sea level and enjoy your lunch overlooking the scenic environment. Relax and cool off in the surrounding pools of the waterfall and continue the trek down to the village, to discover the local villagers' way of life. Learn about their handicrafts and regional tea leave products. Take time for some explorations and savor a cup of tea or coffee before you visit an old chapel situated in the middle of the creek. Return to Chaing Mai city center around 6:00pm to 6:30pm and take advantage of a drop off at your hotel.

  • Chiang Mai: Trekking and Cycling Full-Day Tour

    9. Chiang Mai: Trekking and Cycling Full-Day Tour

    Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 8:30 AM and travel for half an hour to the north of the city. From the mountain base behind a Karen tribal village, begin the trek into a mixed deciduous forest. During the hike, you will see tropical rain forest trees, some of which are over 500 years old. Pass through the hillside villages, where you will see the locals going about their daily life. While hiking through the forest, spot wild animals such as snakes, squirrels, chameleons, and various species of birds. At 1:00 PM, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant where you will have the opportunity to help your guide cook. After filling your stomach, hop in a car and head to the start of the cycling portion of the tour. Cycle through the local villages and rice paddy fields. Finish the leisurely afternoon cycle at about 4:00 PM and head back to the city, where ...

  • Chiang Mai: 3-Hour Trek and 10-Kilometer White Water Rafting

    10. Chiang Mai: 3-Hour Trek and 10-Kilometer White Water Rafting

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1.5-hour journey to the adventure base camp. Avail of amenities such as lockers, changing rooms with showers, and a minimart to purchase any snacks or supplies. Get a safety briefing and gear up with the state-of-the-art helmets and life vests. Embark on a 3-hour trek through the jungle to arrive at a 10-meter high waterfall, where you can cool down with a swim. Marvel at the flora and fauna, and hear about the culture of Thailand along the way. Benefit from a longer hike if you are a faster walker and would like to venture past the waterfall. Then, take part in a 10-kilometer white water rafting adventure and get an adrenaline rush whilst learning new skills. Brave the class III rapid of the most beautiful section of the river, along with action-packed class III and IV rapids in the middl...

    The trekking guide (Moss?) was very informative and taught us about the local plants. Rafting rescue guide Tom was very safe and funny, was nice to be able to communicate English very well.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 760 reviews

Very varied trail. Difficulty level for me as a 77 year old just at the limit. Our guide was approachable and very knowledgeable. On the trail we were also accompanied by a resident Karen who pointed out snakes several times. Although not included in the tour, our guide also took us to Doi Inthanon.

Long van ride but very beautiful spots. The guide was great and spoke English well. The van was quite comfortable. The waterfalls were stunning and the hike was peaceful. Not too difficult. Worth it for a day trip!

It was an incredibly beautiful tour. The handling of the elephants was very professional and the animals were not forced to do anything. We would do the tour again at any time

Our tour guide, Faith, was definitely the highlight of the tour. Doi Ithanon was awesome, but it was even more because of how helpful and knowledgeable he was!

It was an awesome experience, i enjoyed every bit of it.