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Things to do in Chiang Mai

  • Leave for treks in the mountains or the jungle or to meet the hill tribes. We are not big fan of the tribes villages because the one agencies amke you visit are often "human zoos" where everything is set up for tourism and mercantile purposes.
    Ask at your hotel or the dive clubs and travel agencies for information.
  • Festival of Flowers the <strong> [url =.. / a-voir/flower-festival-chiang-mai.php] Flower Festival [/ url] </ strong> takes place in February, the first weekend of the month.

Tours & activities in Chiang Mai and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality but from who I only have tested one or two of their offers (I then indicate (ad) below the photo). Feel free to give me feedback on these services to ensure that they are good quality otherwise I may remove it from the list.

Chiang Mai Tour: Teakwood Temple, Sticky Waterfall & Mae Ngat Dam  Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai Tour: Teakwood Temple, Sticky Waterfall & Mae Ngat Dam


Know more about the local lifestyle, discover the local organic rice field and fruit garden, visit the unique and amazing teak wood temple, taste the local food, and see the sticky waterfall like you've never done before!

Chiang Mai : Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls and Picnic with a Local Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai : Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls and Picnic with a Local


Sticky and pretty, the Bua Tong Waterfalls in Chiang Mai will surely give you a one-of-a-kind experience. Let's climb the Bua Tong limestone waterfalls and make a splash in the pool surrounded by greenery.

Explore Doi Inthanon & Mae Ya Waterfall to See Sunrise at the Highest Spot in Thailand!  Chiang Mai
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Explore Doi Inthanon & Mae Ya Waterfall to See Sunrise at the Highest Spot in Thailand!


The best area for trekking which is the highest mountain in the Thailand. Enjoy trekking 3.3 km at Kew Mae Pan nature trail. Visit two Pagodas (King Rama IX and Queen). Visit Hmong market and relax at the stunning at Mae Ya waterfall!

Evening Street Food Walking Tour at Chiang Mai Gate Chiang Mai
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Evening Street Food Walking Tour at Chiang Mai Gate


If you’re in Chiang Mai, you might find at the Chiang Mai Gate the food stalls located on the south side of the Old City’s square moat. The Chiang Mai Gate food stalls come to life around 5-10 pm everyday, and I'll be taking you there! Let's go!

Relax in the Best Onsen & Enjoy the Scenic Mountain View at Mon Cham Chiang Mai
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Relax in the Best Onsen & Enjoy the Scenic Mountain View at Mon Cham


Let's escape from the busy and crowded city by relax with nature. You will relax in the public onsen, Japanese-style. Don't worry! Men and women are arranged to the separated area. Then, we'll drive up to Mon Cham Hill to check out the sunset. It's impossible to watch the sunset and not feel like you're dreaming !

Let's Be a Farmer, Experience the Local Farming in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
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Let's Be a Farmer, Experience the Local Farming in Chiang Mai


Visit a local organic farm, learn how to do a rice planting in the field. Explore the farm, picking chicken eggs. feed the animals and get in touch with the buffalo. Enjoy a local lifestyle on the way and be a farmer for a day!

Chiang Mai Private Trekking Tour: Pha Dok Siew, Doi Inthanon, Rice Terrace & WaterfallAC Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai Private Trekking Tour: Pha Dok Siew, Doi Inthanon, Rice Terrace & WaterfallAC


Let's go trekking for 2 hours at Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail! You'll get to visit rice terraces, swim at a waterfall, see & taste organic coffee right here, all in one day!

Live the Agricultural Life in the Mountains of Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
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Live the Agricultural Life in the Mountains of Chiang Mai


I'll be taking you to experience Mae Tang to see the agricultural canal lifestyle where water is life! People in Mae Tang are mostly farmers and live their simple lives along the canal. Enjoy cycling along the canals and enjoy the nature!

Chiang Mai: Bamboo Rafting with Local Lunch Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai: Bamboo Rafting with Local Lunch


We'll be taking an hour's drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Wang. We'll go up to the rafting river, which takes only about 30 minutes. One raft can take about 3-4 people depending on the weight. You can also go rafting by yourself or with a guide!

Trek to the Peak: Doi Inthanon and Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail!  Chiang Mai
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Trek to the Peak: Doi Inthanon and Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail!


Let's go trekking on the highest mountain in Thailand, and take a 2 hour walk at Kew Mae Pan, the most beautiful nature trail in Chiang Mai all in one day!

An Astonishing Trek at Doi Inthanon to Discover Local Karen Hill Tribe Culture Chiang Mai
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An Astonishing Trek at Doi Inthanon to Discover Local Karen Hill Tribe Culture


Discover the Karen hill tribe culture by trekking to a Karen village for about 2 hours. Then we will go to Thailand’s highest peak called Doi Inthanon and visit the impressive twin pagodas build to honor the King Rama IX and the Queen of Thailand.

Chiang Mai Tour: Phar Chor National Park & Bamboo Rafting Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai Tour: Phar Chor National Park & Bamboo Rafting


We'll explore the cliffs and canyons of Pha Chor National Park! In the afternoon, we'll continue to have fun and go on an adventure with bamboo rafting. This trip is available for both by car or by motorbike (You can choose one)!

Taste the 10 Must-Try Dishes in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
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Taste the 10 Must-Try Dishes in Chiang Mai


I'll take you to 10 local food places in Chiang Mai city selected by me, a true Local Expert through and through! I would love to show you what we eat in daily, so be ready to spend your extraordinary day tasting some extraordinary food!

Chiang Mai Sightseeing Tour: Tha Pae Gate, Wat Umong & Local Market Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai Sightseeing Tour: Tha Pae Gate, Wat Umong & Local Market


Amazing with at Chiang Mai, sightseeing around the town,famous Tha phae gate,visit local market and Wat Umong is unique because of its location in the forest and its system of tunnels. The serene and peaceful atmosphere at the 13th century

Private 3-Hour Vegetable and Fruit Carving Class in Chiang Mai! Chiang Mai
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Private 3-Hour Vegetable and Fruit Carving Class in Chiang Mai!


Come and experience Thai vegetable and fruit carving arts during this 3-hour private class in Chiang Mai! You'll learn about traditional Thai carving techniques and have fun transforming local fruits and vegetables into your own unique art pieces!

Visiter le Doi Suthep et le temple Wat Palad Chiang Mai
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Visiter le Doi Suthep et le temple Wat Palad


Visitez le temple Doi Suthep, le temple le plus célèbre de Chiang Mai avec une architecture Lanna exquise ! Vous pouvez également voir la vue panoramique de Chiang Mai depuis le sommet du temple. Ensuite, nous visiterons le parc national de Doi Pui et le temple caché appelé Wat Pha Lat Temple !

Alms Offering & Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai  Chiang Mai
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Alms Offering & Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai


In this trip, we will follow the guidance of a local to give your offering to the monks in the early morning. Most of common gifts are included rice, fresh fruit and traditional dessert in the alms bowl. We will then go on the the most important temple hopping in Chiang Mai and discover the ancient days of this peaceful city.

Travel Chiang Mai: Umbrella Village, Wood Carving Village & Unique Silver Temple Chiang Mai
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Travel Chiang Mai: Umbrella Village, Wood Carving Village & Unique Silver Temple


Visit Bo Sang umbrella making center in Sankampaeng, Silverware and Thai silk. You can do tattoo painting or buy unique T-shirt or mobile phone case for artists to paint or create in 10 minutes. Wood carving at Baan Tawai. And visit stunning Silver Temple.

Experience the Original Ways of Chiang Mai Culture in the Evening Chiang Mai
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Experience the Original Ways of Chiang Mai Culture in the Evening


Let’s touch and gain experience in doing a handicraft (pottery) from a real local master. Explore a local walking market where can make you hungry and surprised. Impress your dinner by varieties of Thai foods with stunning mountain and rice field view.

Chiang Mai & Lamphun: Temples, Hot Spring & Northern Thai Cuisine Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai & Lamphun: Temples, Hot Spring & Northern Thai Cuisine


Chiang Mai is my home and I'll also show you Lamphun, a calm and charming neighbor of Chiang Mai. We'll start in Chiang Mai, capturing the lake view at my favorite viewpoint, visiting a temple of rare architectural style and relaxing at a hot spring. Then we'll travel to Lamphun for authentic Northern Thai lunch set and an old temple with unique pagoda.

Tours from Chiang Mai

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality but from who I only have tested one or two of their offers (I then indicate (ad) below the photo). Feel free to give me feedback on these services to ensure that they are good quality otherwise I may remove it from the list.

Sri Sangwan Sticky Waterfall and Chiang Dao Cave  Chiang Mai
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Sri Sangwan Sticky Waterfall and Chiang Dao Cave


This tour will take you 110 km north of Chiang Mai to the Chiang Dao area. Explore Chiang Dao Cave inside the spectacular Chiang Dao hill, and a very unique waterfall called Sri Sangwan Sticky Waterfall. Let's enjoy coffee and lunch along the way.

See Sunset at White Temple with Heartmade Meal in a Farm Chiang Mai
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See Sunset at White Temple with Heartmade Meal in a Farm


Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, we'll visit the fanciful Blue Temple, have organic lunch and Blue Latte at the farm restaurant Sawan Bon Din (Heaven on Earth), Black house, Singha Park and see the vanilla sunset (weather pemitting) at the White temple.

Doi Tung Royal Villa & White Temple with Signature Northern Meal Chiang Mai
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Doi Tung Royal Villa & White Temple with Signature Northern Meal


We'll start at White Temple, then let's have Northern Thai-style lunch at a local's favorite restaurant. After that, we'll go to Doi Tung Development Project, an area aimed to preserve nature and better the lives of local hill tribes. From flower garden to Tree Top Walk and visiting Akha people, Doi Tung Development Project is a great place to enjoy nature and learn about a local way of life.

Blue Temple, White Temple, Black House, Lotus Temple & Best Khao Soi  Chiang Mai
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Blue Temple, White Temple, Black House, Lotus Temple & Best Khao Soi


Visit some of most beautiful temples in the world, one all white and one all blue! We'll also go to the unique Black House museum, also the lotus temple unseen in Thailand and have one of the best Khao Soi in Chiang Rai for lunch.

Discover White Temple & Choui Fong Tea Plantation in Chiang Rai Chiang Mai
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Discover White Temple & Choui Fong Tea Plantation in Chiang Rai


White Temple one of the most famous temple in Thailand, Blue Temple, Singha Park and visit the buildings that are attractive especially for architects at Choui Fong Tea Plantation. You can see panoramic view of mountains and tea plantation.

Visit Historic Lamphun, Eat with Locals in the Countryside and Cook Northern-Style Dinner Chiang Mai
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Visit Historic Lamphun, Eat with Locals in the Countryside and Cook Northern-Style Dinner


Lamphun was the second Lanna capital and it's more than 1,300 years old. You'll learn more about the Lanna culture, including the local way of life, Buddhist customs and food. We'll lunch with Lamphun locals and cook easy dinner like northerners at my home.

Come & Discover the Local Life in Chiang Dao Chiang Mai
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Come & Discover the Local Life in Chiang Dao


We will visit a local market and try some insect snacks, then, we will explore an ancient cave in Chiang Dao and meet locals from a small beautiful village.

Chiang Rai famous temples from Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
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Chiang Rai famous temples from Chiang Mai


Visit the most beautiful temples in Chiang Rai : one all white and one all blue! We'll also go to the unique Black House museum, also the lotus temple unseen in Thailand and have one of the best Khao Soi in Chiang Rai for lunch.

Explore Chiang Mai Doll Museum & See Handicrafts Chiang Mai
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Explore Chiang Mai Doll Museum & See Handicrafts


Chiang Mai Doll Making Centre and Museum was established nearly 50 years ago by the Boonprakong family. Visitors will find dolls in traditional costumes from around Thailand, as well as dolls from many other countries.

Lampang from Chiang Mai: Ceramic Museum & Horse-Drawn Carriage Chiang Mai
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Lampang from Chiang Mai: Ceramic Museum & Horse-Drawn Carriage


First, we'll travel around Lampang the way the locals did a century ago. We'll sightsee the old town from a horse-drawn carriage. Then let's enjoy Lampang's legendary set menu at Ocha Watthana restaurant. In the afternoon, I'll take you to Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum, where we'll go behind the scenes of Lampang's famous handicraft and bring some home.

Explore the Unseen Temple & Secret Village in Lampang Chiang Mai
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Explore the Unseen Temple & Secret Village in Lampang


Join me and you'll get to explore an unforgettably beautiful temple on the cliffs and the beautiful scenery at the border between Lampang and Chiangmai! You'll also get to relax at a waterfall and a hot spring!

Sightseeing and Northern Thai Home-Cooking at Farmhouse in Lamphun Chiang Mai
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Sightseeing and Northern Thai Home-Cooking at Farmhouse in Lamphun


Let's cook and eat like a northerner! If you want to experience original Northern Thai food (beyond tasting), let us make your wish come true. Learn how we cook and serve these special dishes at our farmhouse in Lamphun and go sightseeing around the city.

Lamphun from Chiang Mai: 1,200 yrs Temple, Enjoy Local Food & Fish feeding Chiang Mai
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Lamphun from Chiang Mai: 1,200 yrs Temple, Enjoy Local Food & Fish feeding


Chiang Mai to Lamphun is just 40 mins drive, you will be stunned with the 1,200 yrs gold pagoda and authentic local food!!, Visit silk and cotton weaving center where locals weave also you would see the white historical colonial stye bridge and enjoy natural fish feeding. Just come with me for a day and I'll show you the best of Lamphun.

Lamphun Temple Tour from Chiang Mai with Khao Soi & Cats Chiang Mai
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Lamphun Temple Tour from Chiang Mai with Khao Soi & Cats


On our private Lamphun tour from Chiang Mai, we'll visit many beautiful ancient temples and Hariphunchai National Museum. Apart from exploring one of Thailand's oldest cities, we'll taste one of the best Khao Soi (Northern Thai food) in town and play with my rare Thai cats.

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