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Best Sightseeing Tours in Chiang Mai

Sightseeing tours in Chiang Mai are a complete package that offer you all that a complete vacation demands. One of the Thailand cities which is modern yet holds tightly to its cultural roots is Chiang Mai. The century-old chedis, temples, and shrines co-exist along with modern structures. Covered with mountains on one side Chang Mai offers a beautiful landscape for people looking for adventure. A wide range of activities like elephant trekking, white-water rafting, visiting tribal villages etc. can be done here.

 

Doi Inthanon is the highest peak in Thailand can be trekked from Chiang Mai. In the Doi Inthanon National Park, one can learn a lot about Thailand’s culture. The Chedis and the tribal villages are located within the premises of the national park. The beautiful Wachiritham Waterfalls is also a scenic place to visit and relax in the cold waters of this paradise. A guided exploration of Mae Pin River region will give you a glimpse of the urban as well as rural Chiang Mai life. It can be done either by foot or by boat. Visiting vibrant markets along the Mae Pin River is a surreal experience and one can also taste Khao soi which is this city’s famous noodle dish. For adventure seekers, Chang Mai also offers opportunities for river rafting.

 

Many Class 3 and 4 rapids are present in Mae Taeng River and make for a perfect place for this thrilling water rafting sport. Rafting in this river with the backdrop of picturesque valleys and green woods is an experience many adventure sports enthusiasts crave for and this place provides the same. For those who love an eventful day in mother nature’s lap should try the full day countryside biking tour. Exploration by bicycle is the best way to experience the culture and serenity of that place. While cycling in the countryside along lush green fields, stunning visuals are a common sight. Visiting Chang Mai with friends and family would be a great trip.

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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel at 08:30 AM to engage in this half-day Chiang Mai temple tour and explore the most famous historic structures of the city.Stop at the old city walls, gates and a local markets to taste some authentic northern Thai food like never before.Visit the Wat Phra sing which is home to the beautiful Lai Kham Chapel with its exquisite woodcarving and northern style mural painting.Get a chance to explore the ruined Wat Chiang Man, the city's oldest temple and extremely popular for a Chedi bolstered by columns.This is a 4 hour activity and can be availed at two time intervals 08.30 AM - 12.00 PM and 01.30 PM -04.00 PM.Conclude this tour with exciting memories after getting dropped off to your Hotel.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1711


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Spend a day out cycling the Chiang Mai Countryside. The bicycle tour starts with a train ride from Chiang Mai to Lamphun. Visit some historical temples in this ancient capital before biking back to Chiang Mai through the countryside and forested foothills.From the historic Lamphun train station bike the quiet streets of the small city, which was once the capital of an ancient Mon Kingdom, to the famous Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. From here start cycling across the countryside biking through villages, along canals and tree lined lanes. Enjoy a simple Thai lunch in a village market. Then bike  through paddy fields until we come upon the famous wood carving village of Ban Tawai. Meander on through country lanes and the foothills of Doi Suthep to a Beekeeping Center. After biking up and down a few hills on forested lanes the tour arrives at the forest temple of Wat Umong before returning to the city of Chiang Mai.

    h9 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3801


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel at Chiang Mai around 09:00 AM to engage in this half-day Chiang Mai temple tour to explore the most famous historic structures of the city.Stop at the old city walls, gates and a local markets to taste some authentic northern Thai food like never before.Visit the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which is home to the holy relic of Lord Buddha.Witness the the traditional and exquisite woodcarving and northern style mural painting.Before concluding the tour explore the primitive Meo Pui village, a community known for its unique culture and colorful costumes, wind up the tour by 02:00 PM.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1236


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Begin your tour at about 9.00 AM in the morning from Chang Moi and get ready for  ultimate fun.Visit Chiang Mai Historical Museum and Navel Temple to witness the 700 hundred year old white Buddha.Marvel at the sights of Wat Phra Singh and admire the exquisite Buddha image of the mysterious origins.Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch and then visit the Wat Chedi Luang which was once the home of the Emerald Buddha.Visit the largest and dry goods market on the banks of the Ping River.Ride through the Iron bridge and pedal through the Chaing Mai's Night Bazaar.Stop at the famous temple built by the silversmith's to honor the Buddha and Lord Ganesh and admire their work.End your trip at 7 PM with lots of memories.

    h10 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2471


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Cycle from Chiang Mai’s city center up and over forested foothills to the valley beyond. This bike ride is for those who like a little challenge with a few small hills and one fairly steep, but short. Ride through forest and through country fields looping back partially along the same route to finish at Grasshopper’s Chiang Mai office.This is a tour for those who want a little challenge and like riding hills. Biking out from Chiang Mai's old city through the campus of Chiang Mai University, the first stop is at the forest temple of Wat Umong. Cycling on over rolling hills we start our climb up Doi Gom, a steep but short climb.After a little rest cycle down a winding road through forest to the valley of Sameong. The next stop is at the village temple of Ban Pong. Biking on through rice paddies and village lanes we eventually reach a Bee Keeping Training Center. From here we pedal back along the same route passing Wat Umong and then back to the Grasshopper Shop in Chiang Mai's Old CityTimings : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    4181


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Embark on this cycling tour at about 9.15 AM in the morning at Chang Moi and get ready to explore the mesmerizing beauty of this region.Discovers the charms of the old city, Chaing Mai and visit some of the main sights as you ride.Ride through the lanes of the ancient temples ruin and explore the the ancient Marble and Crystal Buddha images engraved on the wall of Chiang Mai. Learn about the city's history and culture when you visit its grandest monument - Wat Chedi Luang.Cycle through the Tha Phae gate which was once the the entrance for the traders.Explore the open market of Somphet near Tha Phae gate and learn a bit about food popular in this city.Conclude your tour at 1.30 PM.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1806


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity: Embark on an amazing journey through breathtaking landscapes of thick jungles near Chiang Mai.Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chaing Mai at around 8:30 AMAfter you get picked up you will be driven up north for around 1 and a half hours to the starting point of your amazing trekking experience. Stop by a quaint tribal village and learn the ways and lifestyle of the local tribes.Start your 4-5 hour trek through the beautiful sprawling jungle, with abundant greenery and stunning  views. Visit a bat cave, relax and enjoy stunning nature around you before dipping into the waterfall for a relaxing swim. Stay at a pristine jungle camp and get closer to nature in the midst of abundant greenery.Conclude your tour by trekking back to the car and depart for Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM.

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3801


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity: Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai.Drive up north of 1 hour and reach the famous elephant camp at Tung La Korn village for an amazing experience. You will be given a change of clothes because things might get messy. Your guide will brief you on the behavior of these magnificent creatures and you’ll learn how to take care of them and witness their daily lifestyle.Your guide will then show you how to get on, control and feed these elephants after which you can bathe them in the nearby river. Indulge in a lovely lunch after and then end your tour by getting dropped back to Chiang Mai. This package can be availed in two time slots, the morning and afternoon timings are as follows, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM  

    h6 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3421


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity: Enthrall in a one of a kind off-road adventure while you travel in a raging jeep through breathtaking landscapes and an elephant camp.Get picked up from you hotel at around 8:30 AM and drive up to a beautiful orchid farm and to the north of Chiang Mai, Mae Tang.Feel ultimate exhilaration as you experience rugged off-road driving along mountain trails. Relax by a river and indulge in a cool dip at a waterfall.Head on over to a famous elephant camp where luxury meets nature, you will stay in the private accommodation at this wonderful camp situated at the banks of a river.Indulge in a relaxing Thai massage provided by the locals along with exciting games and scrumptious food.Learn how to ride and treat and take care of elephants, these magnificent creatures aren’t tied by chains and roam around in freedom. Spend the next two days taking part in fun sightseeing and shopping also visit the famous Golden Triangle, a confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Conclude your tour by returning to Chiang Mai at around 7.00 pm.

    d3 Days n2 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    19004


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity: Spend 2 days exploring the beautiful areas within and surrounding Chaing Mai and indulge in a plethora of local activities and cultural experiences. Your tour will start with a pick up from your hotel or residence in Chiang Mai after which you will drive down to Tung La Korn village and Mhong tribal village.Your guide will give you a breifing about these quaint village's lifestyle culture and history. Spend time walking around the village and interacting with the local tribes. Embark on a peaceful trek through a marvelous jungle until you reach the famous Elephant camp. At the camp learn how to treat and care for these magnificent creatures, You will also have a hand and bathing, feeding and cleaning them. Indulge in a relaxing bamboo rafting experience before concluding your tour with a drop back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM on the second day. 

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    8552


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and embark on this trip to the Elephant Park and watch the magnificent elephants bathe and demonstrate their skills. Witness the demonstration as they pick up tiny objects with their massive trunks and perform.Climb on the elephant's back and ride down through a slope and into a river to observe the rich flora and fauna and to enjoy the ride.As you return to land and enter the lush jungle, stop by at a small Lisu Hill tribe village to observe this indigenous life and culture. After your all the fun which you had, get a chance to thrill yourself again, enjoy a delightful Ox-cart ride while going to the camp for lunch.Post lunch, cruise at the river on a bamboo raft and return back to the main land around 04:00 PM.

    h7 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2281


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Indulge in a day trip to see the historic symbols of Thailand such as the old villages, streets, attractions and wildlife parks.You will get a pickup from your hotel at Chiang Maia around 09:00 AM and will be dropped to the tour location.Upon reaching there, you will get a chance to explore the orchids, the butterfly farm and interact with the local villages and get to know their daily life.Visit the different hill tribe villages like, Akha, Meo, Lisu , Palong and Karen, which are known for its people who embed their necks with rings.The Karens are known as the Long Neck tribe. Women put brass rings on their necks when they turn 5  or  6 years old  and no. of the ring will increase every year until their necks become longer as a symbol of beauty. The tour does not mean to humiliate them but we take you to learn about their culture and live style which are different to us. (We have no intention to disgrace them)Later, you will get a chance to visit the Chiang Dao Cave, located at the base of the Chiang Dao mountain, the cave houses a Buddhist temple, which is considered holy.Get back to your hotels around 05:00 PM after winding up your tour.

    h9 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2471


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel around 08:00 AM at Chiang Mai and travel to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp.Explore Mae Sa’s Elephant Camp and its exotic Orchid and Butterfly Farm.Witness the elephant's demonstrate their daily work and take a leisurely stroll through the colorful orchids while the beautiful butterflies flutter around you.Marvel at the colorful array of flowers while the beautiful butterfly flock them. After wandering around this scenic elephant camp and the orchard, get ready for your return journey around 12:00 noon.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1521


  • About the Activity:If you are in search of a holiday with your family with some adventure and fitness activities, then this tour is a perfect tour for you.Start your journey after reaching Chiang Mai - a pick will be sent to pick you from the airport. At any time and explore the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, which was the capital of the former Lanna Kingdom. Visit the ancient temples and historical sites of Chiang Mai to learn about the cultural history of the place.Explore the beautiful roads and landscapes as you paddle through the rice fields, foothills and small country villages of the Chiang Mai region.End your tour with the exhilarating zip line ride in the forest canopy where you swing from tree to tree high above the ground.You will be transferred to your airport with a one and a half hour journey after finishing your lunch.

    d5 Days n4 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    45000


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    Chiang Mai

    About the Activity:Start the day trip to Doi Inthanon early as you get picked up at 08:00 AM from your hotel or a convenient location in Chiang Mai city.Then you are driven straight to the highest peak, Doi Inthanon, passing through the spectacular mountainous, countryside and lush green jungles.Visit the majestic twin pagodas overlooking the magnificent scenery of Doi Inthanon built to pay respect to Lord Buddha’s relic.Travel to the Karen Hill Tribe Village and the Royal Project, followed by delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Descend from the mountain and stop at the beautiful Vachiratharn waterfalls and take a drive to Baan Ta-Wai.Explore the cottage industrial village - Baan Ta-Wai  that produces everything from woodcarving and pottery to classical Thai artworks.This is approximately an 8 hour activity, so that you can wind up your tour by 04:00 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2661


Attractions

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Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

Price: The experience is free. 
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Maesa Elephant Camp

If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with modern process they are all now taken care of in these centres for conservation and training. Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here.



Location
: Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins
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Saturday Walking street market

Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand
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Anusarn Night Market

Based near the bottom end of famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, this market is a pleasure to visit. Having its own charm this is equally popular as the famous Night Bazaar. During day time the vendors of the market are usually are not present though the eateries, bars and permanent shops remain open. The market starts in the evening and the key attraction of the market is the low cost delicious meals available here. Be it Asian, Seafood or Indian cuisine all remains available here. Another attraction is the open air Thai message which charges around 60 THB for ½ hour and 120 THB for 1 hour. Apart from this one can find shops of all kinds of goods that includes clothing, electronic items, gift items, accessories, shoes, music stores, and household items

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 7pm to Midnight

Highlights: Fish Massage

Location: Chang Khlan Road, Thailand
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Chang Puak Gate Night Market

One of the most attractive markets Chang Puak Hate Night Market is quite famous among the tourists. For all those who love to walk around the streets and check out different shops this is the ideal location. With outstanding collection of various goods like clothing, perfume, , wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, shoes, street performers, belts, lanterns, candles, food stalls, sketch artists, house wares one can find it all here. It is quite crowded place and there are unique vendors who sells exclusive Thai foods which is quite delicious and mouth watering. Apart from this there are other stores of clothing, shoes, and accessories with reasonably good stock.



Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage

Location: Prathu Chand Puak, Thailand
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Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center

At Chiang Dao Elephant Camp - Training Center primary importance is given towards making the elephants feel comfortable in a natural environment. As a result the camp provides an experience to its visitors which combine both jungle activities and training schedules with a one to one interaction with a single elephant making the whole experience more interesting and absolutely unforgettable. There are about 32 elephants which provide excellent rides in the adjacent teak forest and the nearby Ping River. The highlight of the destination is watching the baby elephants get trained in the morning with lessons on how to walk, how to bath etc. Bamboo rafting sessions are also available here on the Ping River. A visit to hill tribe village is also organised.



Location
Chiang Mai-Fang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Timing: Open daily from 7 am Price: Starting from 60 Baht.
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Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

65km from Chiang Mai International Airport, the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp is a ideal location to enjoy elephant trekking, pleasant stay, excellent meals and superb spa treatment. The arrangements are superb with 15 tents with white crisp bedding, copper tubs, and leather recliners setting the jungle safari mood. The brilliant ambience of the forested environment, the excellent elephant rides and superior Thai massage after a elephant rides along with excellent relaxation makes it a preferred destination in Thailand.



One can explore the flora and fauna, get up close with the elephants and enjoy a entertaining day with the luxury of a resort to stay. Riverside pool and river boat trips are some additional entertaining activities done here.

Location: 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai City.




















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Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp

To experience the best eco travel tour and immerse in the beauties of nature Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Camp is the best experience. One can spend the days, feeding, bathing, playing and taking care of the gentle giants. There is option for elephant ride which is equally interesting. The visitors of this camp need to accommodate in eco hut and enjoy the panoramic beauty of nature. Be it river rafting or swimming in the cool pools, enjoying the mountain sun or tasting the sweetest juicy fresh fruits, life here is simply entertaining.



Elephant experience here can be either enjoyed with a single elephant or with shared elephant. With friendly staff and excellent trainers the experience is a pleasant one guaranteed.

Location: Mae Win, Mae Wang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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