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  • Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

    1. 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 lun...

  • From Chiang Mai: White Temple & Golden Triangle Day Trip

    2. From Chiang Mai: White Temple & Golden Triangle Day Trip

    After a 07:00 AM pick-up in central Chiang Mai, depart for Chiang Rai, stopping for a short break at Mae Kachan hot springs. Visit Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple, before continuing to the Golden Triangle area. Visit Wat Phra That Chedi Luang in Chiang Saen Ancient City and see the Thailand, Laos and Myanmar borders from the Golden Triangle viewpoint. Stop for lunch before visiting the private Opium Museum, where you’ll learn the story of the opium trade and its significance. Enjoy a long-tail boat trip on the mighty Mekong River. On the way back to Chiang Mai take a break to stretch your legs in Mae Suay or Wiang Pa Pao district and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. The estimated arrival time in Chiang Mai city is 8:30 PM. The arrival time in Chiang Mai City depends on the traffic conditions, amount of passengers, and any other unforeseen circumstances.

    This tour is a long day but excellent! Well paced. Saw many amazing sights. Good amount of detail

  • 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.

    Our guide was absolutely great! Great company and great knowledge about the tour and Buddhism

  • Chiang Mai History & Mouth Watering Food - Small Group Tour

    4. Chiang Mai History & Mouth Watering Food - Small Group Tour

    At 9.00 AM, you will meet your licensed guide at the Three Kings monument. Begin the trip by walking to various restaurants, then continue on to stop by a local market to experience Chiang Mai's tasty local food. Then, visit the temples, wet market, and key attractions in the city. Go slowly by foot and take local transportation to observe the local people's way of life in Chiang Mai. Your licensed tour guide will show you around and introduce you to the local culture. At 12:00 PM you end your tour in Chiang Mai's old city. Feel free to continue exploring the old city on your own before saying goodbye to your guide.

  • Chiang Rai: White Temple & Black House Small Group Tour

    5. Chiang Rai: White Temple & Black House Small Group Tour

    Following early morning pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai, drive towards Chiang Rai and stop at the hot springs and "White Temple" of Wat Rong Khun. Learn more about its unconventional design and construction, and admire the new temple of Wat Rong Sua Ten. Enjoy a lunch of authentic food from Thailand before visiting the Black House Museum (Baan Si Dum) to see an interesting collection of artifacts by the Thai artist, Thawan Duchanee. Go for a walk in the family-friendly Singha Park and marvel at the tea plantations before returning to Chiang Mai for hotel drop off at around 7:00 PM.

    Our guide, Moon, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our group was small, 6 people including the guide, so we were able to go through the tour pretty quick while seeing everything. Our tour also started pretty early, about an hour earlier than others, but that made the difference in the crowd size. We went to a buffet for lunch that was mediocre.

  • Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    6. Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    Join a full-day guided tour in Spanish from Chiang Mai to discover the beautiful temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat Umong, enjoy a lakeside lunch, and visit the impressive Warorot Market.   After your hotel pickup, drive to the Wat Umong Cave Temple, a meditation compound on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at the foot of the national park not visited by many tourists. Walk on the picturesque grounds, learn about Buddhism, and taking amazing photos. Nex,t hed to the temple of meditation, Wat Pha Lat, in the middle of the jungle. This lost enclosure inside the Doi Suthep National Park was formerly used as a resting point for pilgrims. Now monks live in it and you will walk through its enclosure, see its buildings, meditation rooms, river, and can also talk to monks.  Ride up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, the most important, well known, and spectacul...

  • Chiang Mai: 4-Hour Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Evening Tour

    7. Chiang Mai: 4-Hour Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Evening Tour

    Be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and go on a short drive to Wat Umong temple in the late afternoon. At this time of day, the crowds are few and views are prime. Upon arrival, explore the underground tunnels, bask in the beauty of the temple, and enjoy the forest surroundings. It is said that the trees in this forest have words of wisdom for those who pass by. After Wat Umong, the next stop is Doi Suthep temple. At this ornate structure, which is reached by a 306-step staircase, enjoy a beautiful sunset that lights up the golden temple. Also, take in the spectacular views of Chiang Mai at night from the summit of the mountain. Join a traditional ceremony performed by the temple's monks at the Golden Pagoda. After an afternoon spent exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and enjoying the sunset over the city, be returned to your hotel.

    Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.

  • From Chiang Mai: Lamphun and Lampang Temples Tour

    8. From Chiang Mai: Lamphun and Lampang Temples Tour

    Begin with complimentary hotel pickup from Chiang Mai for a day spent in the less-crowded historical cities of Lamphun and Lampang. The tour's first stop is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, said to be one of the best examples of Lanna-style architecture in the country. The temple complex houses a historical museum, massive brick gate, intricately-painted viharas, a sand-filled courtyard, bronze and copper stupas, all in a tranquil setting. Next, choose to jump on a horse cart — after all, Lampang is known throughout Thailand as "Horse Cart City." It is the only town in the country where these carriages are still found. A 15 to 30-minute tour around town will take you along the Wang River or past the city's quintessential sights. After lunch, head to Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, a fantastic 9th-century temple complex by the river. Said to be Lamphun’s largest, oldest, and most attractive templ...

    I was contacted one day before the tour and the communication is clear and effective. This tour brought us to a more quiet area and the temples there were almost empty (just us visiting). A MUST join if you want to escape from the crowd. The temples are amazing and beautiful and I really enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there. The tour guide is very friendly and he also brought us to a local market that wasn't in the itinerary. The overall experience is really good. One thing for improvement is that the tour guide can explain a bit more about the history of the place because this place is not as popular as chiang mai and it's good to know more about the place, not just the temples.

  • Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

    9. 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.

    Best experience, highly recommended! John is a wonderful guide. He took great care of us and we learned so much in just a few hours. Thank you!

  • Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

    10. Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

    The charming city of Chiang Mai is a mix of atmospheric temples and sleepy streets. Spend a half-day exploring this city’s best temples with a knowledgeable guide.   Start at Wat Phra Singh, a 700-year-old temple often described as the city’s most beautiful. Inside, find an enormous “Lion Buddha”, as well as guilded pagodas, murals, and statues. Then, visit Wat Chedi Luang, the largest Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai. Built in 1441, this crumbling chedi is surrounded by striking elephant and serpent statues, who guard the temple.   Wat Suan Dok is known for its countless white stupas (meditation structures) and its stunning scenery, including its backdrop of Doi Suthep Mountain. It’s thought that a tooth from the Buddha himself is enclosed at the temple’s heart.   Finally, visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple, which dates back to 1296. The gleaming gol...

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 587 reviews

It was great! Our tour guide Dee was amazing, he speaks english very good, is very knowledgeable and takes photos for you. He even bought fried crickets for us to try (we wanted that lol). Doi Suthep was very peaceful, it's very pleasant to be there instead of busy city. We have even seen the monks and their ceremony. I recommend this trip, especially Dee as a tour guide!

Great experience, thanks to Sam (our guide) who is very accessible and adapted himself to the audience. Unique with a very sober old temple and then a shiny one.

Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.

Our guide, Lee, was phenomenal, knowledgeable, entertaining and great company-we would recommend any tour that he is guiding.

Our guide was absolutely great! Great company and great knowledge about the tour and Buddhism