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Chiang Mai Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Chiang Mai Neighborhood tours

Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

1. Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

Begin your morning tour by climbing the 306 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, named after the Thai Buddhist monk and engineer of many temples and roads. Gain an insight into how the monks live and choose to make a merit (offering) with them.  Head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi.

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.

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

3. 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.

Chiang Mai: Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

4. Chiang Mai: Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

Feast on over 15 tastings on a food tour around the markets and street eats of Chiang Mai on a private songthaew truck tour. Your foodie guide will take you on a tour and in between learning about the ingredients that go into Northern Thai cuisine, you'll snack on plenty of different Northern Thai classics. Prepare to drool over ladles of creamy khao soi curry with crispy noodles, chili jam, and pickled greens, and spatchcocked chickens sizzling over hot charcoal. Refresh your tastebuds with zingy som tum papaya salads and sticky rice, and lemongrass-stuffed sai oua sausages among more than a dozen tastings you'd struggle to find alone. The tour concludes in the trendy Nimmanhaemin district not far from the central hotels in the city. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand.

Chiang Mai: 3-Hour ATV Countryside Adventure Tour

5. Chiang Mai: 3-Hour ATV Countryside Adventure Tour

This tour is a fun-filled adventure. Perfect for those that would like to explore the local Chaing Mai countryside and view it in a different way. It covers a mix of roughly 40 KM of road and off-road jungle terrain. The tour begins with a morning pick-up at your Chiang Mai hotel around 8:00 AM.  The drive is then around 1.5 hours to reach the adventure base camp. The camp provides all the amenities you need to stay comfortable including lockers, changing rooms with showers and a minimart to pick up any last-minute snacks or supplies before launching into your adventure. Before starting the activity, a safety orientation is given. You will also be given state-of-the-art helmets. The 3-hour ATV trip is set up for beginner to intermediate drivers. Detailed instructions with a training course will be given to get you comfortable with your vehicles. 

Chiang Mai: Boat Ride and Cycling Tour to Sticky Waterfall

6. Chiang Mai: Boat Ride and Cycling Tour to Sticky Waterfall

After pickup, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee at Trailhead Café before preparing for the day ahead. After a comfortable 45-minute journey in a Toyota Fortune, begin the adventure with a boat ride across the Mae Kuang reservoir on a longtail boat, so you can admire the wonderful mountainous scenery on all sides.   After the boat trip, the riding begins. Cycle along a combination of quiet country roads, dirt dual track and single tracks. Pass through a quiet country village and lookout point where you can take a break and enjoy a drink. The cycling tour continues through verdant teak forests and a cave full of bats and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a snake.   From this point, the trail is mainly dirt dual track with some small uphill sections, as well as downhill sections eventually coming out onto the road in front of the famous “Sticky Waterfall” (Bua Tong). Here, swim in the many waterfall tiers and relax in the cooling waters.   After a delicious lunch, you will be escorted back to the Trailhead office or their accommodation. The tour is suitable for people of all ages and abilities with only a good level of fitness required. You will have the option to skip certain sections upon request and use the support vehicle depending on the level of fitness. The maximum tour length is 25km with 500m of climbing. Our friendly and professional guides will take photos and videos along the journey which are included in the package for your treasured memories of the cycling tour.

Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

7. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

Spend a fun morning or afternoon biking around Chiang Mai to see the city in a unique way. After pickup from your accommodation, you’ll head to Trailhead shop in the old town for a delicious cup of complimentary coffee and to prepare your bike and cycling gear.   Once the tour starts, you’ll head off around the old town and beyond with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Riding at a comfortable pace, this tour is perfect for groups with multiple fitness levels. Stop off at multiple attractions including Warorot market, beautiful off-the-beaten-track temples, and a blacksmith community. You’ll be given plenty of time for photos and to chat to the friendly locals. Once at the market, you’ll get a chance to wander the myriad of alleys and small shops, and to purchase any souvenirs if desired.   Along the way, you can try some delicious snacks and beverages for refreshment. A light lunch is also provided towards the end of the tour. Finish the tour with transportation back to your accommodation.

Chiang Mai’s Highlights: Sightseeing Night Bike Tour

8. Chiang Mai’s Highlights: Sightseeing Night Bike Tour

Begin your laid-back evening bike tour at 6.00 PM by heading towards the old city wall’s eastern gate, passing many of Chiang Mai’s quaint lanes. Arrive at the first stop, Tha Phae Gate, which was once the entrance through which traders brought their wares into the city. Learn more about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub at this beautifully restored gate.  Continue your ride through the spaghetti streets of the old city to the temple Wat Intakhin, with its serene 700 hundred year old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument, where you will hear about the founding of Chiang Mai. Proceed with the tour to the city moat. Leaving the bikes by the side of the moat, walk across to Wat Lok Molee with its beautifully illuminated stupa and ornate wooden prayer hall. At this time of day you have a good chance of hearing the monks chanting their prayers.  The next stop is Chiang Mai’s grandest monument: Wat Chedi Luang was built to house the ashes of a king and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, now housing the City Pillar and 3 auspicious dipterocarp trees which provide protection to the city. Cycle to Chiang Mai’s Gate Market for the last stop and wander through the bustling night market. Walking through the market, your guide will point out the different types of street foods available. After selecting some food to sample, sit down with a drink and enjoy the night market atmosphere.

Chiang Mai: 8-Hour Van Service with Professional Driver

9. Chiang Mai: 8-Hour Van Service with Professional Driver

Have your very own private driver for the day. Ensure a smooth trip in an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver to take you around Chiang Mai. Enjoy the full flexibility of how you would like to explore places in fascinating Chiang Mai city or the provinces nearby. Whether it's for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping or business, the driver will accommodate your requirements and make sure you have a great experience.

Chiang Mai: Michelin Recommended Food Guided Walking Tour

10. Chiang Mai: Michelin Recommended Food Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a short and sweet walking tour of the best of Chiang Mai’s food scene. Discover some of the city’s most delicious eateries from markets to local-favorite restaurants. Choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Meet up with your friendly guide at Thapae Gate to begin the walking tour. Work up an appetite with a stroll along the handicraft street to see crafts made by local vendors. Your first stop of the day is Guay Jub Chang Moi Tat Mai to try their famous guay jub, a rolled rice noodle dish. After slurping on some noodles, head to Warorot Market, where you can find delicious snacks, produce, clothes, and more. For a sweet treat, visit a local-favorite stall for some mango sticky rice. From there, visit Go Neng Restaurant to taste a Chinese specialty of oddly-shaped deep-fried dough, pa tong go. Taste this popular snack before heading to your last stop. The last stop is another stall where you’ll sample Thai steamed rice. Try the Lung Khajohn Wat Ket sweet steamed rice dumplings. Then, head to the Ton Lamyai Flower Market for the end of the tour. Important Note: Kindly note that most restaurants mentioned tend to close by early afternoon. If you choose the 2:30 pm slot, your experienced guide will take you to alternative (but just as delicious) street food stalls to ensure you still get a taste of authentic Chiang Mai street cuisine. If you would like to stick to this itinerary, it is highly recommended to book the morning slots.

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4.7 / 5

based on 257 reviews

This is a great tour for you to learn about Thai cousine and know where you can find the best spots to taste it! Our guide, Nancy, was wonderful! Top spots were the one where we had the best Pad Thai ever (we had it for dinner as well :D) and the local market. Don’t hesitate to do do this tour! You will love it!

Lovely tour! Was so nice to be brought around to all of the locals’ shopping and food areas of Chiang Mai. Our guide Nancy was very knowledgeable and fantastic! Highly recommend when in Chiang Mai to scope out the best restaurants and foods for your time here.

Pon was exceptional! In addition to being our driver, he was also a mini tour guide and told us where we can go at each spot we visited. Would definitely recommend

This is totally worth getting up early for. The atmosphere as the sun rises is magical. Our guide Suzie was so helpful and knowledgeable. Would recommend.

Verry kind guide who was willing to take pictures for us at all the important sites