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Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

1. 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.

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4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

2. 4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

Depart Chiang Mai and travel to the temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Suthep mountain. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who climb up 309 steps to the stupa on the hilltop. Get spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings. Then, visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe, located inside the boundaries of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions. Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel.

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Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Care Experience for Couples

3. Chiang Mai: Private Elephant Care Experience for Couples

Start the adventure with pickup from your hotel and travel to the nature park to meet the elephants. Listen to your guide share information about the Elephant Retirement Park and the story of the rescued elephants that live here. After that, prepare some healthy treats and a meal to take up to the mountain where the fun begins. Get up close and personal with the elephants as you feed them a selection of fresh fruits and sugar canes. Enjoy this exclusive romantic experience with your partner and admire these incredible mammals in their natural habitat. After you’ve fed the elephants, it’s time for your lunch too. Enjoy a sumptuous traditional Thai lunch, that you can learn to make yourself in the kitchen. After lunch, learn how to bathe the elephants and scrub them with mud to protect their skin from sunburn and insects. Marvel at the elephants as they play around in the mud and make a splash, this is a truly unique and immensely fulfilling experience that will be remembered forever. At the end of the experience, wash off the mud at the onsite shower, where towels and soap are provided. Then enjoy some free time to relax with a cold beverage and admire the beautiful scenery of mountainous Chiang Mai.

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Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

4. Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then depart for Doi Suthep and Pui Mountain. Arrive at Doi Suthep Temple to transfer to a small truck that will take you into the mountains to a remote Hmong Hill Tribe village. Learn how the locals still live connected to nature, and get some free time to explore the village on your own, including the primary school and its compound. Relax with an afternoon coffee or tea before heading back to Doi Suthep Temple. Follow your guide through the historic complex, and get lots of information about the ideals and beliefs behind Buddhism. Attend an evening service at the temple to get better acquainted with the beliefs, bathed in golden light.

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Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

5. Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

Start your day of adventure at 8:00 AM when your private guide and driver picks you up from your hotel. You'll drive through the west of Chiang Mai to the Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai and a sacred site among the locals. Thai people say you haven’t truly been to Chiang Mai if you haven't visited Doi Suthep. At the top of the temple, marvel at the shining gold and jeweled pagoda made in the Lanna architecture style. Listen to the chanting of the monks while you admire the panoramic views of the whole city of Chiang Mai from the viewing platform.  Next, you'll head to Doi Inthanon National Park where Thailand's highest peak is located. The area is covered by lush green preserved forests and has become one of the country's best parks. Stop at the halfway point up to the peak where you can admire the beautiful Wachirathan Waterfall and enjoy the flavors the real Thai food for lunch. After lunch, continue the drive up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views along the way. At the summit, visit the King, and Queen Pagoda and the beautiful surrounding gardens.  On the return trip, you'll make a final stop at a local market on the way down the mountain before heading back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

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Pai Highlights Private One Day Trip From Chiang Mai

6. Pai Highlights Private One Day Trip From Chiang Mai

On this private day trip from Chiang Mai to Pai, you will be picked up in the early morning and travel for a 3.5-hour drive up Highway 1095 to Pai. Pai is a small but charming town with its tranquil atmosphere surrounded by mountains, fields, and streams. The road from Chiang Mai to Pai will take you some of the most verdant green mountain countries that you will ever see. The trip includes visits to Pai town, Chinese Santichon Community, the Historical Bridge, Coffee in Love Cafe, the Buddhist Temple, and the waterfall. You can order a drink or cheesecake dessert on the balcony while enjoying the view at Coffee in Love Cafe. Visit the Historical Bridge, built in 1942 it is part of the route from Chiang Mai to Burma. The next stop is Wat Phra That Mae Yen temple which sits atop a hill and offers those who make the climb to the top some decent views of Pai.

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From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Cave Trekking Full-Day Tour

7. From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Cave Trekking Full-Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and head off on a day trip to Chiang Dao. Begin with a visit to the Chiang Dao Cave (Wat Tham Chiang Dao), which is without a doubt one of the area's most fascinating sites. Five limestone caverns invite visitors to uncover the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, Buddha statues, and offerings from faithful pilgrims. After paying a small entrance fee, the tour begins through a system of interconnected caverns extending over seven miles into the heart of the mountain. Expect cooler air in here, although hot days may create humid conditions at times. Some of the caves are illuminated by electric lights. Here you'll find Buddha statues, including a 13-foot reclining one. Don’t miss the row of five seated Buddhas in the first cavern, which many travelers find particularly impressive. After the cave adventure, the next stop is the Chiang Dao market to gorge on delicious local meals before heading to the Buatong Sticky Waterfall, one of the most unique waterfalls in Thailand. One impressive feature of this natural wonder is the sticky mineral deposits that allow visitors to actually climb up the waterfall without falling off, with the help of a safety rope. This is definitely a great way to cool off after a long day of your trip. Afterward, relax on a complimentary transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city.

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Chiang Mai & Pai: 2-Day Sticky Waterfalls Private Trip

8. Chiang Mai & Pai: 2-Day Sticky Waterfalls Private Trip

Start the tour with an 8 AM pick-up from your Chiang Mai city center hotel or the airport. First, head to Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located 3,500 feet above sea level and famous for its Golden pagoda. Visit the Sticky Buatong waterfall which has 3 main levels that can be hiked up with incredible mountain views. The limestone coating on the rocks makes them 'sticky' and easy to hold on to. Then, drive to Pai on a winding road through the mountains. Stop at the iconic iron memorial bridge which dates back to WWII and has become a popular photo spot. Afterward, check in to your hotel and spend the evening exploring the markets and local restaurants.  On day 2, get picked up from your hotel in Pai at 8 AM. Start the day with a visit to Baan Santichon Chinese Village at Yun Lai which boasts incredible views over the city. Journey up the hill to the Mae Yen temple which is home to a giant white Buddha. Head into the center of town for lunch. Then take a short drive out of Pai to stop at Coffee in Love where you can enjoy a drink or slice of cheesecake on the balcony. Last but not least, visit Pai Canyon where you can walk along stone paths and explore the natural scenery. Return to Chiang Mai at around 6 PM in a private car.

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Chiang Mai Top Temples & Handicraft Center Private Day Tour

9. Chiang Mai Top Temples & Handicraft Center Private Day Tour

Enjoy a day visiting Chiang Mai's ancient temples and a handicraft center to see craftsmen at work. The first stop is the 14th-century Wat Chediluang, in the heart of old city. Continue to Wat Phra Sing, the city's most venerated temple. Its smaller worship hall is a fine example of Lanna architecture. Afterwards, visit Wat Chiang Man, the first temple in Chiang Mai built by King Mangrai. Enjoy authentic Thai food for lunch before visiting the Doi Suthep Temple, perched on a mountaintop at 3,520 feet above sea level. Head to the Sankampaeng handicraft center to see silk weaving and to visit silverware, lacquerware, ceramics and jewelry factories.

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Chiang Mai: Half-Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

10. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Visit the local market with your guide. Pick out fresh ingredients and try special Chiang Mai dishes. Learn about Thai cuisine and the specific qualities of the ingredients you’ll be using in your class. Head to the cooking school, which is located in the suburbs of Chiang Mai and offers a splendid panoramic view of the rice fields and the mountains. Learn techniques and cooking skills from an expert local chef. Cook in four different styles: soup, stir-fry, curry, and fried food. Perfect your cooking skills at your own individual cooking station.   Enjoy the fruits of labors and sit down for a delicious home-cooked meal. Sip a complimentary soft or herbal drink along with your meal. The menu changes depending on what day you attend your class: Monday & Wednesday : • Pad Thai: Thai stir-fried noodles with pork or chicken • Panang Moo/ Gai:  Panang curry with pork or chicken • Tung Tong: deep-fried wonton • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps or Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Tuesday & Friday : • Pad Khee Mao: stir-fried drunken noodles • Gang Keaw Waan Gai: green curry with chicken • Por Pia Tod: deep-fried egg rolls • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps or Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Thursday & Saturday: • Pad Ma Muang Himma Pan: stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts • Laab Moo: spicy minced pork salad • Khao Soi: Chiang Mai curry Noodles • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps - or - Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Sunday Special : • Pad See Ew: Thai stir-fried noodles • Khao Soi: Chiang Mai curry noodles • Tung Tong: deep-fried wonton • Khao Niaow Ma Muang: mango sticky rice

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Amazing, challenging, breath taking and memorable. The Trailhead team are top notch. Great bikes, great guides, great route. They documented our entire journey and sent us photos and videos. It was a challenging ride and is more aptly described as cycling trip with visit to waterfalls and boat transfers than my previously imagined 30/30/30 split. It was about 10/80/10 boat/bike/waterfalls. I liked the team so much I inquired about doing other things with them: trekking, hiking, etc. highly recommend!!!

Such a fun day! Our guide Lek was excellent and the driver James was very helpful with all of our gear and having snacks and water ready for us. We got in a ton of biking, some on the road but a lot on single and double track through the Jungle which was amazing. The Sticky Waterfalls are fun to walk on and a great way to cool off after a day of biking. And at the end we were treated to a local Thai lunch. All in all I highly recommend this tour! Trailhead is an excellent company!

What a wonderful experience! Our guide took us to a local market and explained some local ingredients then we drove to the cooking school where we toured the beautiful grounds which include a large garden and chickens. The guide explained what they grew there and how each ingredient is used. We made and ate 4 dishes including dessert and all were delicious! Highly recommend Grandma’s Cooking School!

The food, our guide/chef, the atmosphere and the location are simply amazing. I highly recommend joining this class.

Wow amazing cooking class. We loved it. I learned so much. Thank you.