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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 Trek: Doi Suthep Area w/ Market and Temple Visit

    2. Chiang Mai Trek: Doi Suthep Area w/ Market and Temple Visit

    After a 7:30 AM pick-up from your hotel, drive to Doi Suthep – Pui National Park. Start by visiting local Ton Payom market to taste produce and buy food for your packed lunch. Then it's off to visit Doi Suthep Temple and its compound. Now it's time to head to the trekking part of the trip. Start at the Forestry Camp and trek downhill of the Doi Suthep area. Pass small waterfalls, walk through lush green forest and enjoy a view point of Chiang Mai. Doi Suthep – Pui is a part of Thanon Thong Chai Range. The forest is a mixture between evergreen forest (1,000 meter above the sea level) and mixed deciduous-evergreen forest. A variety of the animals and birds species can be found such as oaks, dipterrocarps, magnolia, crocodile salamander, wild boar, minivets and eagles. Take time out to enjoy your lunch at  Monthatarn Waterfall before arriving back in Chiang Mai at mid-afternoon.

  • From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour

    3. From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour

    Following pick-up, head 10 minutes outside of Chiang Mai to explore its beautiful forests. Your trek begins at Mon Tha Than Waterfall. This tour takes you through Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Because this is an exclusive experience not available to travelers unaccompanied by a Doi Suthep park ranger, you and your small group might be the only ones on the path. Experience the grandeur and breathtaking views of the trail as you walk among forests of bamboo, tall hardwoods, a variety of colorful flowers and a diverse bird population. Cool down in the pools of several waterfalls on the trek. End your hike at Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located 16 kilometers (about 10 miles) from the city and at 1,066 meters (about 3,500 feet) above sea level. Enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai and the Ping Valley from this beautiful mountain temple. After lunch, enjoy a...

    Mr Kam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the tour was myself, my husband and a young man traveler. Nice small group meant it was easy to ask questions. The trek was not an easy trail at times. We’re used to these types of hikes in our Rocky Mountains, so this was not a problem for us but could be problematic if mobility is an issue. We stopped at the lower temple where a monk ordination was taking place. We were then driven up to the top of Doi Suthep where there was a huge complex temple and LOTS of people- praying, giving offerings- obviously a very religious place for Buddhists. Tourism in Thailand is currently low due to COVID2019 and no Chinese tourists being allowed out of China, so this was the first time we saw so many Asians in one place. Lunch padthai was okay. We stopped at a waterfall and dipped our toes in. Water level is really low due to drought conditions. We were grateful to be driven back to our hotel even tho the description said we wouldn’t be.

  • From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking Tour

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Full Day Hike & Bike at Doi Suthep Mountain National Park

    6. Full Day Hike & Bike at Doi Suthep Mountain National Park

    At 9:00 AM, begin the day with a hotel pick-up and ride to the base. Once arrived, you'll have your safety briefing and be kitted out in safety gear. Then you can begin the hike up to the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village at the summit of Doi Pui National Park. The trek takes you through a stunning highland jungle, filled with huge indigenous Mai Yai trees. After about 3 hours of steady walking, you'll reach your destination: the summit of the National Park, reaching an elevation of 1400m. At the peak, your bikes and gear will be waiting for you in the nearby village. After a well-earned lunch break, begin your descent through the National Park on your mountain bike toward Lake Huay Tung Tao, an approximately 2-hour ride away. In contrast to the hike up, gravity rewards you now with a cool ride downhill with views of the beautiful Mae Ping Valley.  Awaiting you lakeside is a proper late lu...

    This tour is great for anyone wanting to experience the nature around Chiang Mai without encountering big crowds. We were only two people (+guide) and hardly saw anyone else along the way. Our guide was incredibly friendly without being overbearing or awkward. He tried to cater as much as possible to our level of experience during both the hiking and biking parts. From what I could tell, our bikes were in a good shape and all the necessary protective gear was provided. Note that the mountain biking part is quite challenging and not necessarily suited for beginners! Finally, this tour includes two local meals that tasted incredibly good. Overall, a great experience!

  • Chiang Mai: Trekking and Cycling Full-Day Tour

    7. 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

    8. 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.

  • Chiang Mai: Jungle Horse Trekking Full-Day Tour

    9. Chiang Mai: Jungle Horse Trekking Full-Day Tour

    The day begins with your pickup in Chiang Mai and a continental breakfast on the farm. Greet the horses and receive an instruction to horse riding. The trekking tour will be guided by an experienced local tour guide, and pictures will be taken to be sent to guests.  The first 20 minutes of the tour will be done on foot, leading the horse so that you and the horse can get used to each other. Once the riding group feels comfortable with their horses and saddle, the tour begins. Most of the tour will be at a slow pace, except for when the path requires a faster pace or the whole group wishes to go faster.  The first half of the tour will lead over a mountain, through the jungle and past the beautiful lake Huai Cho. Break at a golden Buddha statue before reaching your lunch point. Lunch will be prepared by local Lahu, who use a traditional way of cooking where the food is prepared in bambo...

    This tour was really an adventure! The horse farm owner and his family hospitality was super nice.

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

    10. 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 Chian...

    It was quiet season so I got driven there by myself in a private guide the guides name was called Sunny who is as very professional - he called the day before to make sure everything was ok and even spoke to my hotel to make sure I got the message - he was there on time in the morning and very helpful through out the day - top guide!!

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Mr Kam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the tour was myself, my husband and a young man traveler. Nice small group meant it was easy to ask questions. The trek was not an easy trail at times. We’re used to these types of hikes in our Rocky Mountains, so this was not a problem for us but could be problematic if mobility is an issue. We stopped at the lower temple where a monk ordination was taking place. We were then driven up to the top of Doi Suthep where there was a huge complex temple and LOTS of people- praying, giving offerings- obviously a very religious place for Buddhists. Tourism in Thailand is currently low due to COVID2019 and no Chinese tourists being allowed out of China, so this was the first time we saw so many Asians in one place. Lunch padthai was okay. We stopped at a waterfall and dipped our toes in. Water level is really low due to drought conditions. We were grateful to be driven back to our hotel even tho the description said we wouldn’t be.

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.

This is tough, but very rewarding. I would highly recommend this to o anyone with a relative fitness level. The trek is through the jungle, up rocks and via temples.

the tour was very exhausting, but worth it! a turtle passed our way (very seldom)! our tourguide was very competent and the meal and the coffee were excellent!

Hard and difficult ride, both hiking and cycling, not for beginners. Super good guide. Fantastic experience.