Chiang Mai
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Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

1. 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 culture and way of life in their village of Sobhad.

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Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

2. Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Sanctuary and Waterfall Tour

Begin your private experience with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 8:00AM. From there, take a scenic journey to a private elephant estate where you will be their caretaker for half a day. Upon arrival, Walk to the main base camp to get changed into an elephant caretaker outfit and prepare yourself for a day of fun. Hear about Asian elephants' long and fascinating history as you learn to cook healthy herbal treats for them to eat for a snack. Afterwards, feed the handmade treats to them and walk along their side through the beautiful lush forest. Following that, your tour continues with elephant bathing in the river before you say farewell to your new friends and set off on the next part of your tour. Following the sanctuary, take some your time out of day to enjoy a delicious Thai lunch. Savor local dishes accompanied by rice, and finish off your meal with a selection of fresh tropical fruit. After lunch, continue to the Buatong Sticky Waterfall. Whilst there, enjoy some walking and climbing from down below the falls to all the way up to the very top. As the waterfall is constructed from natural lime stone, you can walk and climb easily to the top, enjoying the clear water to cool down. As your tour concludes, depart from the waterfall to return back to Chiang Mai at approximately 5:00PM.

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High Mountain Day Trek from Chiang Mai

3. High Mountain Day Trek from Chiang Mai

Depart Chiang Mai and travel by covered pickup truck to the start of the trek in the wilds of Northern Thailand in approximately 1 hour. Arrive at the starting point and begin your adventure. Hike along one of numerous available routes using local trails that can vary depending on the conditions of the day. The versatility of the itinerary will ensure that you experience some of Thailand's most pristine forest up close. Stop for lunch in the lush jungle or at a village, and enjoy a delicious packed lunch of homemade Thai food with fresh fruit. Stroll through the village after lunch, and then continue your trek through the beautiful forest. Encounter friendly locals and hill tribes and get a glimpse into their everyday lives. Return to the transfer vehicle and drive back to Chiang Mai for an approximate arrival time in the city at 17:00.

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Chiang Mai: Segway and Eco Canopy Zip-Line Adventure

4. Chiang Mai: Segway and Eco Canopy Zip-Line Adventure

This 9-hour program begins at 09:45 across from Ta Phae Gate in central Chiang Mai. Enjoy a 2-hour Segway tour of the ancient city’s historical sites including Wat Pra Singh, 3 Kings Monument, Wat Chedi Luang and more. A snack and drink are included. Following the 2-hour Segway tour, you board a luxury, air-conditioned van for the drive to Mae Kampong, about an hour from Chiang Mai, for a zip-line adventure like none other on the planet! Soar through the lush, ancient rainforest on Southeast Asia’s number 1 zip-line eco-adventure, Flight of the Gibbon. Experience beauty, magic and adventure deep inside one of Thailand's most pristine rainforests, and hopefully see wild gibbons during the journey. On this unforgettable day, you’ll soar through the jungle enjoying the same spectacular views as the gibbons. In the treetops on a mountain outside of Chiang Mai, you'll glide through the jungle canopy on 5 km of zip-line wires in the jungle eco-system. The course features 33 different platform stations, 3 hanging sky bridges and 2 rappel descents. The longest zip-line in Asia spans over 800 meters. The zip lines conform to International safety standards and the safety record during 9 years of operation speaks for itself. There are 2 experienced and qualified Sky Ranger guides for every 9 flyers. A detailed safety briefing is provided. Education about wildlife and vegetation is provided along the journey. The commitment to responsible eco-tourism ensures that part of your money goes to conserving the spectacular rainforest. While this is certainly an adrenaline-pumping experience, it’s also a family-friendly activity that almost anybody can enjoy. You don’t need a high degree of physical fitness, just a positive attitude. After the zip-line tour, which lasts around 2.5-3 hours, an authentic Thai meal is served before you return you to your hotel. The entire adventure takes approximately 6-7 hours with all transportation and activities included, so please plan accordingly.

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Chiang Mai: Ethical Elephant Observation Experience

5. Chiang Mai: Ethical Elephant Observation Experience

Step into the world of giant mammals at ChangChill, a truly elephant-friendly venue supported by World Animal Protection. Experience an Observation-Only program, where you won't be encouraged to interact with the elephants. Observe 6 female elephants navigate the lush forest, roam the valley, graze, and bathe in the river, mud, and dust. Learn about the Karen hill tribe culture with local community members, or enjoy the breathtaking views from the elephant observation deck. Half-Day Morning Program: Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai between 7.30-8 AM by minivan. Then set off on the 1.5-hour drive to ChangChill. Arrive and get introduced to ChangChill’s background and your schedule. Follow the guide into the forest to observe the elephants grazing, socializing, while observing from a safe distance. While in the elephant area, ask questions as your guides deliver a live lecture about elephant conservation, elephant behavior, and more interesting facts. Before lunch, help to fill feeding tubes with corn, sugar cane, grass, bananas, and any other supplementary food on hand. Enjoy lunch and see the huge friends enjoy their snack. Finish the tour at around 1.15 PM and get dropped off back at your hotel by around 3 PM Half-Day Afternoon Program: Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai between 11-11:30 AM, arriving at the venue by 12 PM. First, enjoy a Thai vegetarian buffet for lunch. Admire the view of the elephants eating through the treats that were stashed in the fencing from the elephant observation deck. At 1 PM, sit back and see the elephants enjoy snacks filled from the morning session in the feeding tube. Learn about their diet and chat with a real Mahout. Finish the program around 4 PM be dropped off back at your hotel by around 6 PM.  Full-Day Program: If the half-day is not enough for you, extend your quality time with the giant new friends by combining the activities of the morning and afternoon programs. Start with hotel pickup in Chiang Mai between 7.30 - 8 AM. Then, spend the whole day to hear, see, and learn about these huge mammals in their natural habits as if you're the real Mahut. The full-day program will finish at around 3 PM and you will be dropped off back at your hotel by around 5 PM.

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Chiang Mai: Downhill Mountain Biking Experience

6. Chiang Mai: Downhill Mountain Biking Experience

After being transferred from your local accommodation, your day will start with a 100% downhill fast flowing trail with an abundance of features. You will encounter jumps, drops and fantastic flow on this single track. Following this, lunch and refreshments await you after the first run before the fun continues as you are driven to the next trailhead for the final downhill trail of the day. Expect plenty of roots, ruts, some steep sections and natural berms as your professional guides show you some of the best downhill in Chiang Mai before returning you to the city. Your experienced English-speaking guides will show you the best Chiang Mai has to offer during this tour, just expect to be a little "numb" by the end!

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Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

7. Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai accompanied by a Spanish-speaking guide and spend a day learning about these gentle giants, playing and bathing with them. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and a visit to a colorful orchid garden.  Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and drive for 45 minutes to the Elephant sanctuary. Upon arrival, out on your caretaker clothes and then get an introduction about the sanctuary and the elephants that live here.  Prepare breakfast for these magnificent animals and then get a chance to feed them up close. You will get opportunities to interact and play with them in a natural environment as the guide explains their behavior and history.  Enjoy a short walk with the elephants next to the river before lunchtime. Feast on traditional food like Pad Thai, Chinese rolls, and local fruit then prepare to leave the sanctuary. As Thailand is the pioneer country in the cultivation of orchids, you will stop in an orchid garden where you can see different types of orchids and learn about their cultivation.  The return journey back to Chiang Maitakes approximately 45 minutes and you will arrive at your hotel around 2:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Our guide was very friendly, humorous and well informed. We visited a Karen village where he showed us some edible plants. He gave us enough time to enjoy the impressions. He explained to us in good English something about the culture and traditions of the hill tribes. Standing at the top of Doi Inthanon in the middle of the cloud forest was unforgettable.

A very nice tour, highlight was the twin pagodas with the gardens there and the waterfall. But you shouldn't expect long, active stanchions, it's more sightseeing. The Karen stop was very short. Our guide Lee was very nice and funny and also told a lot of interesting things during the trip.

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!

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!

Very knowledgeable guide. Good pacing and would stop and explain to us about the area.