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What to do in Chiang Rai?

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Tours, activities and festivals to do in Chiang Rai

Here you will find a selection of things to do in Chiang Rai in addition to the suggested visits listed in the section''To visit in Chiang Rai''.

Tours & activities in Chiang Rai 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.

Visit Chiang Rai with Bee a licensed Thai guide Chiang Rai
Bee licensed guide

Visit Chiang Rai with Bee a licensed Thai guide

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Visit Chiang Rai with Bee, a Thai licensed guide guide who speaks good English. She will bring you to discover all the facets of Chiang Rai province. The detailed program of your visits will be established by discussing with her based on her suggestions, your tastes, and desires. Bee will also take care of booking a minivan with driver to offer you a complete service.

2-Day 1-Night Trekking in Chiang Rai mountains Chiang Rai
Lanna Cultural Tours

2-Day 1-Night Trekking in Chiang Rai mountains

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Go on a trek to discover the beautiful landscapes Chiang Rai mountains, meet the Karen, spend the evening and sleep in a Lahu village, swim in a waterfall... Enjoy Northern Thailand nature for 2 days and one night!

1-Day Trekking in Chiang Rai mountains Chiang Rai
Lanna Cultural Tours

1-Day Trekking in Chiang Rai mountains

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Let's trek for 1 day in Chiang Rai mountains to 2 hill tribes villages and a waterfall with a local guide.

3-Day 2-Night Trekking in Chiang Rai mountains Chiang Rai
Lanna Cultural Tours

3-Day 2-Night Trekking in Chiang Rai mountains

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Go on a 3-day trek to discover Chiang Rai mountains and forests, sleep in a Lahu village, camp under the stars, swim in a waterfall and wake up in an incredible setting!

Chiang Rai famous temples from Chiang Mai Chiang Rai
TakeMeTour

Chiang Rai famous temples from Chiang Mai

Offered in Englishenglish guide
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.

Countryside Cycling in Chiang Rai with Northern- and Northeastern-Style Lunch Chiang Rai
TakeMeTour

Countryside Cycling in Chiang Rai with Northern- and Northeastern-Style Lunch

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Let's bike around my village and enjoy the countryside charms of Chiang Rai. You'll see local farms and temple, as well as mountain views. Then we'll have delicious Northern and Northeastern Thai lunch at a local favorites' restaurant. They serve one of the best Larb (Spicy Minced Pork Salad) in Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

  • From a trek to is the most common activity. Chiang Rai is the ideal starting point to the mountains to meet the nature or tribes. This still requires a good physical condition
  • Down the river Kok in general it has done for up to Thaton Chia ng Rai but other routes are possible
  • Have a look at the night bazaar this night market offers a variety of souvenirs stalls and small restaurants
  • Spend the day with elephants with Elephant Steps which offers you a beautiful experience spending a moment with the elephants while in their natural environment and not in the circuses or amusement park. I have not tested yet but it will be soon! Here no suspicion of mistreatment for tourist purposes, elephant are perfectly respected, you can go there with confidence! You will even help local associations with the income generated by your visit.

    More information: www.elephantstepschiangrai.com

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