60 Things to Do in Chiang Mai 2020 (Starting from ₹548 Only)

Nestled amongst the wispy clouds and tranquil backdrop of mountains, Chiang-Mai is well-known for its relaxed, laid-back pace as compared to Bangkok and the other cities of Thailand. And although Chiang-Mai frequently witnesses travellers from around the world who are eager to discover its off-beaten beauty, it manages to retain its calm amidst the chaos and the crowd. A leisurely walk around the former-capital of the Kingdom Lan Na will acquaint you to many-a-quaint temples, verdant rainforests, cultural treasures and aromatic foods that are hidden beneath the sleepy frontage of Chiang Mai. While the name ‘Chiang Mai’ roughly translates to ‘New City’, Chiang Mai’s medieval history hides its rich fables within its ancient monasteries and stupas. Your stay in this blissful Thai city will have you wandering amidst contemporary architecture, despite an edgy, traditional vibe. If you’re someone who’s an avid explorer, Chiang Mai will surprise you with its lush landscapes, gurgling waterfalls and peaceful, countryside sceneries. Hikers and motorcyclists are in for a treat, as this city not only holds some of the most daunting roadways, but is also connected with a neat network of superhighways.

The alluring Thai city is also home to a bountiful produce all year round, which means you’re bound to discover sumptuous and authentic delicacies around its rustic vicinity. Unlike several Asian cities that have pushed behind hawker culture, Chiang-Mai proudly displays a variety of street-side food that you can relish along with swish cafes that dot the streets. You can enjoy the old-town charm amidst the city or choose a short scooter ride that takes you to densely forested outskirts, there’s a lot to explore in this city. Here, you can take a leisurely walk down the spiralling roads to be greeted by ruby-robed monks and friendly street vendors. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Chiang-Mai during your stay.

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Ziplining in Chiang Mai, Book @ 20% off & Get 2000 Cashback Best Seller
Ziplining in Chiang Mai, Book @ 20% off & Get 2000 Cashback

7H

Chiang Mai

Ziplining in Chiang MaiEmbark on the longest zip-lining activity in Asia, at Chiang Mai to observe the green canopy with its inhabitants in a closer vision.- Relish the 5-kilometer long zip-lining with 30 stations and some are extended up to 50 meters above the valley floor.- Zipline on Asia's longest single zipline flight of 800 meters!- Get picked from your hotel in a Mini-Bus for different sets of zip-lining viz. for sunrise package: around 6:30 am, for day package: around 08:30 AM or at 09:30 AM and for sunset package: between 12:30 and 01:30 PM.- Listen to the shrieking cicadas and bubbling mountain streams while you engage yourself in this adventure and enjoy the flight with the gibbons and have rare contact with the wildlife.- The Flight of the Gibbon course is cleverly designed to make it as varied and exciting as possible. It isn’t just a case of ziplining from one platform to another. The length and height of the ziplines vary and they are interspersed with Indiana Jones-esque rope bridges to add to the action.- Just when you begin to get comfortable with the ziplining, something new is around the corner to keep you on your toes.- You’re eased into the action gently with a couple of short ziplines to make you feel comfortable before the ‘Big Daddy’ faces you. And when you see how fast the people in front of you appear to be going, the blood starts pumping through the veins.- You will spend a total of 3 hrs on the zipline.- Wind up the thrilling event after 7 hours and return to your hotel carrying a sack filled with tranquilizing experience.
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40 Ratings

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INR 7,600

Doi Inthanon National Park from Chiang Mai @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Doi Inthanon National Park from Chiang Mai @ Flat 20% off

10H

Chiang Mai

Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand and has been declared a national park by the government. Take a tour of this rich forest region that offers beautiful Panorama views of the area around. This activity takes you picks you up from the hotel or meet up location, takes you to the Doi Inthanon National Park and drop off back to the pick-up location.  About the Activity:- The trip starts with an early morning pickup at 7:00 AM from the hotel in Chiang Mai.- The transfer will then take you to the highest point of this region, Doi Inthanon. You will be driving past mountains and green country landscapes.- Go see two magnificent temples (Pagodas) that were made to overlook the beautiful scenes of the Doi Inthanon Park. - You will then be taken to visit the Karen hill tribe Village and the royal project, post which you can take your lunch.- After climbing down from the mountain, see the majestic Vachiratharn waterfalls. Following this will be a drive to Baan Ta-Wai.- Visit the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon and explore the plantation, followed by the Vachiratarn Waterfall.- This is approximately a 10-hour activity and you will be dripped off at around 5:00 PM.
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 3,563

INR 2,850

Chiang Mai Atv Tour with Trekking, Book @ Flat 44% off Best Seller
Chiang Mai Atv Tour with Trekking, Book @ Flat 44% off

11H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Make your excursions in Thailand eventful with some adventure activities, try the combination of 3 hour ATV ride and 3 hour trekking in Chiang Mai.- Get picked up from your hotel around 08:30 AM for conquering the untamed wild roads in the forest and mountain.- Atop, you can relish the sights of wildlife and rich flora exhibiting all their charisma.- Post lunch, embark on a trekking through the lush green jungle, down the way from Huay Kukap.- Reach Tadmok waterfall where you can swim for some time if you wish to relax, and continue walking down to the rendezvous points along the river.- Wind up the tour after 11 hours of fun-filled adventure and get back to your hotel around 07:00 PM in the evening.
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26 Ratings

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26 Ratings

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INR 11,380

INR 6,272

Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai with Trekking, Book @ Flat 30% off Best Seller
Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai with Trekking, Book @ Flat 30% off

2D/1N

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 briefing 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. 
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23 Ratings

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23 Ratings

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INR 8,552

Flight of the Gibbon Chiang Mai, Book Now @ Flat 23% off Best Seller
Flight of the Gibbon Chiang Mai, Book Now @ Flat 23% off

8H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Get picked up from your hotel for an adventurous day out!- Fly through the trees on over 5km of zip line on Thailand's original zip line canopy tour- Feel safe with experienced guides and the highest safety precautions at the world-renowned Flight of the Gibbon.- Learn about the ecology of your beautiful surroundings with this ultimate activity of your life.Note: Timings: 6.30 AM -7.30 AM, 8:00 AM-8:30 AM / 9:00 AM-9:30 AM, 12:30pm-1:00pm
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 9,530

INR 8,230

Ziplining in Chiang Mai with Rafting & Atv Tour @ 25% off Best Seller
Ziplining in Chiang Mai with Rafting & Atv Tour @ 25% off

11H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Share your time with the wildlife in Chiang Mai while you indulge in a zip line activity, ATV ride, and rafting along with the luscious beauty of Thailand.- Get picked from your hotel around 08:30 AM and head to a mountain top village on an ATV, climb over 600 vertical meters of elevation.- After arriving at the village, enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the surroundings and spend some wonderful time with the wildlife.- Post lunch, indulge in zip lining with 31 platforms, about 2200 meters varying in length from 20 meters to 400-meter zip line.- Aftermath, head to endure the experience of river rafting for 10 kilometers along the Mae Taeng river after getting a briefing from the guides at Sop Kai village.- Enjoy the class III-IV rapid sections, begin with class III rapids for 3 kilometers and then continue with class IV rapids.- Wind up the adventures by 07:00 PM in the evening after you being dropped off at your hotel.
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24 Ratings

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24 Ratings

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INR 10,643

Jungle Trekking in Chiang Mai with Camping @ Flat 25% off Best Seller
Jungle Trekking in Chiang Mai with Camping @ Flat 25% off

2D/1N

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 AM- After 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.
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25 Ratings

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25 Ratings

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INR 3,801

Chiang Mai Elephant Care Tour, Book @ Flat 30% off Best Seller
Chiang Mai Elephant Care Tour, Book @ Flat 30% off

6H

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  
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26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 3,421

Indigo Dying at Studio Naenaa Featured
Indigo Dying at Studio Naenaa

3D

Chiang Mai

The Indigo Harvesting and Dying of Thailand is well renowned for its quality and proficiency. The indigo plants are locally grown, harvested and the dying process is done in skilled dying facilities. This package will give you a hands-on experience of dying your individual pieces with indigo.The workshop is focused on providing a personalized experience of Thailand’s Indigo culture. You will be taken through the whole indigo dying process using 25 year old individual vats. The workshop will start with harvesting indigo from indigo plants. You will be well taught about how the things work, the quality and the quantity of indigo to be used and how to extract indigo from indigo plants.Next you will be taken through the process of liquifying the indigo to prepare it for dying. And finally, you will learn the fines of the dying process on your individual piece of cloth.This is a once in a lifetime of opportunity as this skill is highly specific and the workshop is held only at a specific time of the year.The workshop is limited to 10 participants per group and takes place over three days. The host can speak english and will give you a proper explanation of every insight.Duration: 3 daysParticipants per group: 10
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30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

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INR 4,200

INR 3,200

Chiang Mai City and Temple Tour Best Seller
Chiang Mai City and Temple Tour

3H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Get picked up from your hotel at 08:00 AM or 1:00 PM 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 market to taste some authentic northern Thai food like never before.- Visit the Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep for panoramic views of the city of Chiang Mai.- The other temples on this tour are the Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Suan Dok- This is an approximately 4-hour activity and can be availed at two-time intervals 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 01:00 PM -04:30 PM.- Conclude this tour with exciting memories after getting dropped off to your Hotel.
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 2,600

INR 1,950

Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Book & Get 1000 Cashback Best Seller
Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Book & Get 1000 Cashback

6H

Chiang Mai

Thai people really respect and care for their Elephants. A national symbol, one of the best thing to do in Chiang Mai is to take on a tour of the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. One of the highlights of this place is that the experience that a visitor gets here excludes all kinds of riding. You can play and bathe with the elephants, feed them as well as get to know the story of their rescue. Spend a day with these amazing creatures in this tour.Ahbout the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel around 06:30/11:30 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/5:00 PM
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36 Ratings

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36 Ratings

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INR 4,786

INR 3,350

Multi Adventure Tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand Best Seller
Multi Adventure Tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand

4D/3N

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Fixed Departure: EverydayThis 4 days/ 3 nights package exclusively takes you through the beautiful paths of Chiang Mai with some adventure activities such as white water rafting, mountain biking and trekking.During your trip, you get a chance to explore the traditional sites of Chiang Mai, observe the very local lives of Thai people and enjoy their food as well.Hike to Doi Suthep hilltop, enjoy biking through local villages up to Wiang Kum Kam and also indulge in river rafting in the Mae Taeng River.This package is inclusive of food, accommodation and transportation during the trip that consists of airport pick up and drop off.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 14,493

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Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai with Meo Village Tour @ Flat 25% off Best Seller
Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai with Meo Village Tour @ Flat 25% off

4H

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 explores the primitive Meo Pui village, a community known for its unique culture and colorful costumes, wind up the tour by 02:00 PM.
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35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 1,236

Chiang Mai City Cycling Tour
Chiang Mai City Cycling Tour

10H

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.
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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INR 2,471

Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off & Get 700 Cashback Best Seller
Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai, Book @ 30% off & Get 700 Cashback

10H

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. Start your 4-5 hour trek through the beautiful sprawling jungle, with abundant greenery and stunning  views. Visit a bat cave, relax and enjoy nature around you before dipping into the waterfall for a relaxing swim. Conclude you tour with amazing memories as you drive back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 2,471

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Biking Trip to Historic City of Chiang Mai
Biking Trip to Historic City of Chiang Mai

4H

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.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 1,806

Shared Chiang Mai Airport Pick Up, Book & Get 200 Cashback Best Seller
Shared Chiang Mai Airport Pick Up, Book & Get 200 Cashback

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of the most beautiful regions of Thailand. It is also the way to get into northern Thailand is the home to the 4th largest airport in the country. With such a great amount of traffic coming in from the world, it is important to have a good timing to get hold of an effective pickup to take you to your destination without any hassle. And with this service, you can avail a shared pickup for yourself days beforehand so you don't wait for transfers. The service will take you anywhere within a half-hour range of the Chiang Mai Airport
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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INR 1,012

INR 759

Shared Chiang Mai Airport Transfer, Book Now @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Shared Chiang Mai Airport Transfer, Book Now @ Flat 20% off

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is considered as the gateway to the northern reaches of Thailand by many and is thus rightfully the most fitting place for placing another International airport of the country. And with that comes the realization that when you come here, you will have to catch the flight back home. So to help you not miss your flight, this Shared Airport drop-off service allows you to be picked from your hotel or place of work within a half-hour vicinity of the Chiang Mai international airport for a drop-off, so you arrive in all your style and don't have to wait for the local shared transport and risk missing your flight
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 949

INR 759

Chiang Mai Atv Tour with Rafting, Book & Get 2000 Cashback Best Seller
Chiang Mai Atv Tour with Rafting, Book & Get 2000 Cashback

11H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:- Set out for a real adventure and thrilling excursion in Chiang Mai with some rafting and ATV ride.- Start the day with a hotel pick up around 08:30 AM and enjoy a relishing three hour ATV ride that lets you climb over 600 vertical meters of elevation.- Reach a mountain top village where you can experience an incomparable sightseeing moment and then ride back down through the scenic beauty.- After your lunch, get ready to do some class III-IV rapid sessions of rafting for 10 kilometers in the Mae Taeng river after reaching Sop Kai village.- You will be provided with ample briefing for both adventure activities. - Finish the day of complete adventure with a hotel drops off around 07:00 PM in the evening.
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25 Ratings

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Long Neck Karen Village Tour, Book Now @ Flat 30% off Best Seller
Long Neck Karen Village Tour, Book Now @ Flat 30% off

9H

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.
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38 Ratings

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38 Ratings

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  1. What are the best adventure activities to do in Chiang-mai?

    While the vibrant city of Chiang-Mai is often looked at as the laid-back capital of Northern Thailand, there are numerous adrenalin pumping activities one can indulge in during their stay. With towering mountains and staggering waterfalls just a stone’s throw away from the city, thrill-seekers find themselves stumbling upon an adventure every now and then. Here are a few you can engage in whilst your stay:

    Trekking: Chiang-Mai’s green topography makes it a favourite amongst trekkers and hikers. Tourists find themselves engaging in short, moderate levelled day treks, but you can also look for something more challenging by setting off on an unmarked trail.

    Cycling: If travelling on foot is not your style of adventure, pedal away through the soi’s (alleys) of the old city. Apart from the rustic villages located within the city, there are breathtaking rice fields and meadows situated not too far away.

    Zip-lining: There’s nothing like exploring the vast jungles of Northern Thailand from a bird’s eye view. Over the years, Chiang-Mai has witnessed a considerable increase in the number of tourists wanting to experience zip-lining as an adventure sport.

    River rafting: Visitors can indulge in an exuberant river rafting experience aboard Chiang-Mai’s wonderful Mae Taeng river that flows through the forested mountains, terraced rice fields and colourful village tribes.

  2. What are the most interesting things to do in Chiang-mai?

    Full of surprising experiences hidden in every nook and corner, your stay in Chiang-Mai is incomplete without these activities:

    Visit the pristine Doi Suthep temple and Phuping palace to take in the surrounding panoramic views.
    Spend a day learning more about elephants in their natural habitat.
    Zip-line above the high treetops in the jungle.
    Go on a shopping spree in Chiang-Mai’s Sunday night market.
    Acquaint yourself with the cuisine by enrolling yourself in a Thai cooking class.
    Try out different types of Thai massages in a local spa.
    Go temple hopping at the various monasteries and stupas.

  3. Which are some must try water sports in Chiang-mai?

    Chiang Mai is blessed with a bountiful river Mae Taeng, which flows through the city as well as the verdant forests on the outskirts. The nature of this river allows you to choose an activity best suited for your level of expertise. Here are a few challenging water sports you can enjoy during your stay in Chiang-Mai:

    White water rafting
    River kayaking
    Stand-up paddle boarding

  4. Which are must try aerial activities in Chiang-mai?

    Best known for the longest zip-lining cable in Asia, tourists are often spotted engaging in various zip-lining activities taking place in the forested areas of Chiang-mai. Swoop down through the foliage to experience the adrenaline rush, and admire the mesmerising views of the lush landscape down below. There are various types of zip-lining tours available according to your level of expertise.

  5. Where can I go for a night safari in Chiang mai?

    You can visit the nocturnal zoo known as ‘Chiang-mai night safari’ located within the city for an exciting experience. This is only the second night safari in the world (after the one built in Singapore) and it consists of three zones: Savannah Safari Zones, Predator Prowl Zone and Jaguar Trail Zone. You will be able to witness animals in their nocturnal habitats during the safari.

  6. Which are the best places to go for trekking in Chiang-mai?

    There are plenty of trekking opportunities within a short distance from Chiang-mai. While some are circular routes, there are several which will lead you to beautiful destinations. Courtesy Chiang-mai’s verdant topography and landscapes, hikers and trekkers are in for a treat and nature enthusiasts can get the best of the beauty along the way. Here are some of them:

    Huay Tung Tao circular hike
    Doi Pui to Doi Suthep hike
    Doi Inthanon nature trail

  7. Which are the pilgrimage sites which are a must visit in Chiang-mai?

    Those drawn to Buddhism may find Chiang-mai a place of enlightenment, with monasteries and stupas along the way throughout the city. Chiang-mai houses as many as 30 Buddhist temples where you can find traces of Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lan Na Thai styles. Decorated with beautiful wood carvings, Naga staircases and umbrellas, these stupas and pagodas make a vital part of the culture in Chiang-mai. Here are a few you should add onto your itinerary:

    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Wat Chedi Luang
    Wat Phra Singh
    Wat Suan Dok
    Wat Umong
    Wat Phra That Doi Kham

  8. What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Chiang-mai?

    The picture-perfect city of Chiang-mai makes an ideal honeymoon destination for the newly weds, with its untouched river banks, charming city-life and tropical jungles. The luminous city has a lot in store for honeymooners wanting to spend some quality time in the lap of nature.

    Rediscover history at the graceful white temple (Wat Rong Khun) of Chiang-mai.
    Witness a panoramic view of Chiang-mai from the highest peak in Thailand at Doi Inthanon National Park.
    Zip-line through the lush forests and landscapes outside the city.
    Wander together and explore the magnificent Pha Chor Canyon.
    Go cliff-jumping at The Grand Canyon of Chiang-Mai.
    See the mesmerising limestones of the Chiang Dao Caves.
    Witness thousands of floating lanterns at the romantic Yi Peng festival.

  9. Which are the best locations for zip lining in Chiang-mai? How much does it cost?

    There are several zip-lining operators in Chiang-mai for those wishing to take the leap into nature. You can go zip-lining in the outskirts of the city or near the banks of river Mae Taeng. The price range may vary from 4143 Thai Baht (roughly $125).

  10. Which are some best cycling trails in Chiang-mai?

    Whether you’re an adventurous biker, or just someone who prefers a relaxing pedal once in a while, Chiang-mai has several cycling routes that will fit your bill:

    Doi Suthep: A moderately difficult ride, Doi Suthep is a 13 kilometre ride upto the temple from the city. Not too taxing, tourists can embark on this hour long journey that comes with a slight slope on the way.

    The Samoeng Ring Road: A 70 kilometer loop around Doi-poi national park, this route requires eight to ten hours of time and is best fit for experienced riders who can take on a treacherous challenge.

    The River Ping: Follow a peaceful cycling route alongside the banks of river Ping. While the roads tend to stray away from the river every once in a while, they remain at the side of the river and makes an easy ride for beginners.

  11. Which are the best places to have the art and cultural experience in Chiang-mai?

    Art lovers wishing to get a glimpse into Chiang-mai’s rich culture can visit Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre. Celebrated for Lan Na arts and well-preserved heritage, the centre comprises of plenty of souvenir shops, hill tribes and fabric museums. Tourists can check out as many as 6,000 archaic textiles at the fabric museum as well as the story from every hill tribe at this centre. Tourists can also look out for cultural performances and other interactive activities that take place during the night time. Each tribe has its distinctive performance which definitely should not be missed out on!

  12. Which are some famous nature parks in Chiang-mai?

    Chiang-mai is often visited by tourists around the world for its flourishing landscapes and thriving wildlife. As the pristine surroundings of the city comprise of towering mountains and a lush thicket, tourists are bound to spot rare animals in their natural habitat during their visit. Here are a few nature parks to add onto your itinerary for an experience to remember:

    Ob Luang National Park
    Si Lan Na national park
    Doi-Suthep-Pui National Park
    Doi Ithanon National Park

  13. Which are the best places to snack on tasty insects in Chiang mai?

    Apart from the aromatic Thai cuisine that is available almost everywhere within the city, snacking on insects is also considered a delicacy in Thailand. You may find an assortment of spiced insects being sold as street-side food almost everywhere in Chiang-mai. Apart from that, you can even visit a night market, where you will find several carts and vendors selling a pile of insects. Here are a few varieties that are available throughout the city:

    Crickets
    Grasshoppers
    Giant water bug
    Water Beetles
    Cicadas

  14. Where can I bathe an elephant in Chiang mai?

    There are numerous elephant camps scattered across Thailand and Chiang-mai for those who wish to learn more and spend some time with the gentle giant. A typical day in an elephant camp will include feeding them, washing them and bonding with them. This life changing experience is recommended by many, and can be practiced at one of these destinations in Chiang mai:

    Patara Elephant camp
    Four seasons Golden Triangle tented camp
    Elephant nature park

  15. Where can I tour the Umbrella Factory in Chiang mai?

    Fondly referred to as the ‘umbrella village’ of Chiang mai, Bo Sang is located at the west of San Kamphaeng and is home to an array of souvenir shops, showrooms as well as workshops dedicated to the production of paper and bamboo umbrellas. However, if you wish to shop for these, it is recommended that you buy them at the night market instead as the prices here are considered slightly steep.

  16. Which are the best nightlife experiences in Chiang mai?

    While Chiang Mai boasts of tranquil vibes during the day, don’t be surprised to see the city come alive at night with its hip pubs and one too many live music venues. Riverside drinking is observed as a popular pastime and youth are seen spending time alongside the river Ping. You may even walk down the popular Nimmanheimin Road where most of the clubs are located at. Chiang Mai’s nightlife can range from cheap to exquisite depending mostly on your budget. You can enjoy a laid-back evening almost everywhere after the sun goes down in Chiang Mai.

  17. Where are the best places for boating in Chiang mai?

    Apart from navigating the city by foot, the best way to acquaint yourself with Chiang Mai’s old-world charm is to wade in relaxing boat ride. There are ferries and tour cruises running to and fro down the Ping river that you can opt for. The serene river also allows you to book a dinner cruise for yourself whilst enjoying the sights and sounds during your trip.

  18. Where can I visit tribals in Chiang Mai?

    North Thailand is home to some of the most vibrant ethnic minorities — also referred to as the hill tribes. Each tribe has its own set of customs, language, dress and spiritual beliefs that make them unique in their own way. You can distinguish a hill tribal by their distinctly colourful attire. You may visit hill tribes in the following areas of Chiang Mai:

    Karen village - Karen tribe
    Lisu village - Lisu tribe
    Palong village - Palong tribe
    Akha village - Akha tribe
    Lahu village - Lahu tribe
    The Padaung long neck hill tribe village

  19. Is riding in a Songthaew a good choice for touring the Chiang Mai city?

    Yes. The popular red vans run through Chiang Mai city as a cheap mode of transport. The name translates to ‘two benches’, after the passengers that sit on the back of the truck. You can accommodate a group of eight people in a Songthaew, and during peak hours, you may also observe people crowding into the vehicle for a ride. You can direct your driver to take you where you want to go. In case of a shared ride, the driver decides which route to take as per convenience. A ride in a Songthaew will cost you around 20 baht, which is cheaper compared to a tuk-tuk or an air-conditioned cab that is generally priced around 150 baht.

  20. Which are the best areas for shopping in Chiang Mai?

    The rustic streets of Chiang Mai are filled with attractive shops and boutiques for you to grab on to a sweet deal. Apart from brands and labels, Chiang Mai also has several bazaars and flea markets that sell souvenirs and other knick-knacks on a reduced fare. The shopping experience here is unlike any other, and you may witness colourful street-side shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques and junk jewellery everywhere you go. Here are a few places you can begin your shopping excursion at:

    Wualai walking street, Old city
    Sunday walking street, Old city
    Herb basics, Old city
    Warorot Market, Old city

  21. Where can I visit Hot springs in Chiang Mai?

    Those who wish to spend some time rejuvenating with natural treatment can spend time soaking themselves in the famous hot springs of Chiang Mai. The waters in these area contain sulphur, magnesium and other elements that have been proven good for blood circulation, relief of aching muscles and stress. Apart from that, a simple hot water bath is also considered best for glowing skin. Here are a few locations where you can experience a steaming, hot water bath in Chiang Mai:

    San Khamphaeng hot spring
    Mae khachan hot spring
    Pong Dued Hot Spring
    Fang Hot Spring

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