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Chiang Mai Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Chiang Mai Family-friendly activities

Chiang Mai: Grand Canyon Water Park Ticket

1. Chiang Mai: Grand Canyon Water Park Ticket

Spend the day exploring the only outdoor water park in northern Chiang Mai with an area of over 35 acres. The park offers various outdoor activities including giant sliders over 10 meters in length. Experience canoeing and kayaking and marvel at the panoramic view of Grand Canyon Water Park. Enjoy the zip line that has 2 lines, over 400 meters in length, which cross over the Grand Canyon water. Experience the only wakeboarding in Chiang Mai and the Northern part of Thailand. The park ensures safety and convenience with life jackets for all swimmers, as well as certified and well-trained lifeguards on site. 

Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

2. Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

Learn how to make authentic Thai dishes with this fun, small-group cooking class in Chiang Mai as you prepare classic dishes using ingredients from a local market. Choose between a half-day class during the morning or the evening and cook five dishes, or go for the full-day class to cook an extra two courses! Get picked up at your hotel within Chiang Mai, then meet up with the rest of your group and choose what you want to cook from the menu. Visit a local market and buy the necessary ingredients, and tour an organic farm filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Once you're done, head to the classroom and prepare your individual cooking stations for the lesson. Follow the instructions of your professional English-speaking guide as you cook a variety of authentic Thai dishes such as mango sticky rice, pad thai, and curry, and make curry paste with your own two hands! Enjoy the fruits of your labor by sharing a meal with your group. Exchange stories as you sample each others' cooking before you head back to your accommodation.

Chiang Mai 3-Hour ATV & White-Water Rafting Adventure

3. Chiang Mai 3-Hour ATV & White-Water Rafting Adventure

Before starting your activity, a safety orientation and state-of-the-art helmets and life vests are provided. The first 3-hour ATV (all-terrain vehicle) trip is set up for beginner to intermediate-level drivers. It covers roughly 40-kilometers in distance and is a mix of road and off-road jungle terrain. It’s well-suited for those that would like to explore the local countryside and see it a different way. After the ATV, the 10-kilometer white-water rafting will begin. It's broken into 3 sections. The first section is a great warm-up where you learn skills practising with the guides and getting used to the boat. This section has one class III and is probably the most beautiful section of the river with the encroaching jungle offering lots of shade. The second section is action-packed with rapids and is probably the best white water in Thailand. Most of this section is class III and IV rapids. The third section lets up in the beginning giving you some time to relax before entering a great class III rapid, leading into a short continuous section of rapids that goes almost all the way to the take out where the camp is. Towels and shower facilities will be provided when you finish before heading home. Make sure you bring a second set of dry clothes so you can ride home comfortablly.

Chiang Mai: Art in Paradise Illusion Museum Entry Ticket

4. Chiang Mai: Art in Paradise Illusion Museum Entry Ticket

Explore your creative side at the unique Art in Paradise illusion museum in Chiang Mai. Interact with the art in amusing ways. Discover the special painting techniques used to create 3D images on flat surfaces. Bring the whole family along for a unique and exciting experience.  Pose for unusual selfies in front of more than 130 paintings inside the museum. Discover the many different zones, including the underwater-world zone, which depicts various marine species including mermaids, the wildlife zone, which includes paintings themed after various animals, and the classic art zone, which contains pieces from world-class painters.  There are also zones based on well-known destinations which provide the illusion of really being there. The East zone consists of paintings of Korean, Thai, and Khmer architecture, while the Ancient Egypt zone situates visitors within desert atmospheres or in the Pharaoh's Tomb.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Definitely one of our highlights here in Chiang Mai. We were picked up at our hotel to go to a local market and then to the farm where the cooking class took place. We had chosen half a day (morning), where we were given the opportunity to prepare 3 dishes. We had a very friendly lecturer who guided us well and gave us tips. You get a tour through the farm, where you get to know the different herbs they use in the kitchen. Tip! Don't eat too much beforehand. You eat all morning! :-)

The experience was amazing! The cooking location is in a farm outside of chiang mai and simply beautiful! We had so much fun cooking 3 dishes and enjoyed every single meal. We also went to the market quickly which was rather short but interesting! I fully recommend :)

I loved! The place was beautiful, with a small garden where the ingredients we used in the dishes were. The class was surprisingly easy, everything is explained very clearly and in the end everything is delicious. I would repeat it without a doubt!

Cooking class with An. Lots of knowledge, smelling herbs, some jokes. Very easy to follow cooking class and tasty outcomes (soup, pad Thai, curry). Definitely worth the money. :)

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