Discover Chiang Mai in 5 Days: Your Perfect Itinerary
Discover the magic of Chiang Mai, where nature, spirituality and vibrant city life blend in perfect harmony. Wait no longer and plan your dream trip to this fascinating destination with our carefully crafted 5 Days Chiang Mai itinerary promises memories that will last a lifetime.
Get up close and personal with the gentle giants at an elephant sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the ancient splendor of Doi Suthep Temple, where spirituality embraces you at every turn. Embark on a breathtaking hike at Doi Inthanon and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of nature. And that’s not all – a captivating two-day trip to Chiang Rai will reveal cultural wonders beyond your wildest imagination.
Get ready for an extraordinary adventure in the Land of Smiles. Your Chiang Mai experience is waiting for you and invites you to experience unforgettable moments. Start planning now and let the journey begin!
Day 1: Visiting An Elephant Sanctuary and Food Tour at Night
On the first day of our Chiang Mai itinerary, we begin with an unforgettable visit to an ethical elephant sanctuary. Spend time with these gentle giants, feed them and walk with them in their natural habitat. You can even enjoy a mud bath with them!
After visiting the sanctuary, return to town and get ready for a food tour in the evening. Sample some of the best local dishes as you walk the streets of Chiang Mai and learn more about the city’s culinary culture.
From the famous Khao Soi, a noodle soup with coconut curry, to the delicious Thai-style chicken with cashew nuts, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Whether you’re a foodie or not, this food tour is a must for anyone visiting Chiang Mai.
Bon Voyage Thailand Elephant Sanctuary and Food Tours
Damian G. ★★★★★ Booked the night safari. Driver was on time and had the tickets on hand. Everything was very nice!Response from the ownerThanks for sharing your feedback with us! We're glad to hear that your night safari went smoothly and that our driver was on time and had the tickets ready. It's always our goal to provide our clients with a memorable and hassle-free adventure.If you'd like to experience any other adventures or activities in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to assist you with your future plans. cecile bernard P. ★★★★★ notre excursion d'une journée au parc natonial Doi Suthep s'est très bien déroulée. Notre guide Aey était très sympathique et le service parfait.Response from the ownerBonjour Cecile,Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre que votre excursion d'une journée au parc national de Doi Inthanon avec notre guide francophone Aey a été couronnée de succès. Votre satisfaction est primordiale à nos yeux, et nous sommes enchantés que vous ayez apprécié la convivialité d'Aey ainsi que notre service. Merci d'avoir choisi notre entreprise pour votre aventure au parc. Nous avons hâte de vous accueillir à nouveau pour de nouvelles escapades captivantes. Si vous avez d'autres questions ou des projets à venir, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter. Nous sommes impatients de vous revoir bientôt ! Dana F. ★★★★★ We had an amazing experience in Thailand and a large part was due to the amazing tour guides from Bon Voyage Thailand. Highly recommend them if you are looking for an amazing tour experience. Guides were amazing, personable and very knowledgeable of the area.Response from the ownerDear Dana, Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful Thailand experience with us. We're very pleased that our tour guides in Bangkok and Chiang Rai contributed to your enjoyment. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you or your friends back soon! Sarish M. ★★★★☆ Reliable , good communication and affordable prices. Never late and most of the time the attractions are covered with sufficient timings. But because they outsource their tours to 3rd Parties - sometimes you get incompetent guides who provide little information. But the company’s planning and organisation can’t be faulted.Response from the ownerThank you very much for your review! We appreciate your kind words about our reliability, communication and reasonable rates. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the occasional outsourced tours and tour guides. We are actively working to improve this aspect of our services. Your feedback is very important to us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Sven E. ★★★★★ Tass and her Team organized a 1-day Trip for my visiting Brother and his Girlfriend. They absolutely loved it and it was one of their main highlights after staying almost 3 weeks in Thailand. If you are looking for a friendly tour agency with interesting trips that are well organized and fun from A-Z, Bon Voyage Thailand is your place to contact 🙂Response from the ownerDear Sven,Thank you for your wonderful feedback about the 1-day trip in Chiang Mai. We are very happy to hear that your brother and his girlfriend enjoyed it very much and consider it a highlight of their stay in Thailand.At Bon Voyage Thailand, we strive to provide exceptional service to our customers and ensure they have an enjoyable trip. We greatly appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again in the future. Min Joo J. ★★★★★ These guys were very attentive and informative. Really took care of us and ensured we'd get the full experience.Response from the ownerThank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that our private English-speaking tour guide provided you with attentive and informative service during your private tour. It was our pleasure to ensure that you had the full experience. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Steven S. ★★★★★ Unforgettable 45th Class Reunion: Bon Voyage Creates a Spectacular Journey in Chiang MaiOur recent group trip to Chiang Mai, organized by the incredible team at Bon Voyage, was an unforgettable celebration of our class's 45th anniversary. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Khun Tass, Net, Dani, and the entire Bon Voyage team for crafting a spectacular journey that reignited cherished memories and created new ones that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.Bon Voyage's commitment to making our class reunion a resounding success was evident from the start. Khun Tass, our exceptional tour agent, meticulously planned an itinerary that celebrated our shared history while ensuring an enjoyable and enriching experience for all. Her attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of Chiang Mai's attractions allowed us to relive our fondest memories while exploring new facets of the city.Net, our charismatic and knowledgeable tour leader, went above and beyond to flawlessly execute every aspect of our trip. His passion for Chiang Mai's culture, history, and landmarks enriched our experience, creating an atmosphere of joy and nostalgia. Net's warm and accommodating nature fostered camaraderie among our classmates, making us feel cared for and allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the wonders of Chiang Mai.Dani, an exceptional member of the Bon Voyage team, deserves special recognition for his skilled photography and infectious smiles. His dedication to documenting our journey and capturing the genuine emotions of our 45th anniversary celebrations was truly remarkable. Dani's friendly demeanor and approachability put everyone at ease, resulting in beautifully captured moments that will forever remind us of our class's bond.Our classmates and friends, who joined us on this extraordinary journey, made our 45th anniversary celebration truly remarkable. The heartfelt conversations, laughter-filled gatherings, and enduring friendships made each moment more meaningful. Together, we celebrated our class's bond and created lifelong memories.Bon Voyage, along with our classmates and friends, made this group trip an unforgettable celebration. We immersed ourselves in Chiang Mai's vibrant culture, explored captivating landmarks, and reveled in the joyful atmosphere of our reunion. The meticulous planning, attention to detail, and genuine care displayed by Khun Tass, Net, Dani, and the entire Bon Voyage team ensured a remarkable journey filled with laughter, camaraderie, and heartwarming memories.We extend our deepest gratitude to Bon Voyage for their unwavering commitment to making our 45th class reunion exceptional. If you seek a travel company that seamlessly blends celebration, nostalgia, and exploration into an unforgettable journey, we wholeheartedly recommend Bon Voyage. Their passion for creating meaningful experiences and dedication to ensuring client enjoyment is truly remarkable.Thank you, Bon Voyage, for orchestrating a spectacular journey that allowed us to celebrate our 45th anniversary in the most memorable way possible. And to our classmates and friends, thank you for joining us on this remarkable trip and for being part of our enduring friendship.Rating: ★★★★★Response from the ownerThank you for your unforgettable review! We are very pleased that our team at Bon Voyage Thailand was able to organize a spectacular trip for your 45th reunion in Chiang Mai. Your appreciation means a lot to us. Suliyanti S. ★★★★★ The service of Bon Voyage Thailand during our group tour (Alumni Arsitektur Universitas Kristen Indonesia) in Chiang Mai for 3 day(24 May - 27 May 2023 for airport to hotel transfer and hotel to airport and 2 days Tour To Chiang Ray, Golden Triangle, Hamong Village is very good. The driver are helpful, friendly. the most important is the tour guide Mr. Net and Mr. Danny, they are so amazing in helping us (12 senior person over 60) to tell the story of every place we visited patiently as well as to took photograph of us. Their English is so good. Miss Tass also suggested me to use 2 van for 12 persons so that we are confortable during the tour. Last but not least, the van is very clean, comfortable.Our group were satisfied with 2 day tour. Keep excellent service to foreign guest. Success to Bon Voyage. I recommend to use Bon Voyage as Tour Company, for every traveller visiting Chiang Mai. Memorable days with Bon Voyage Team.Response from the ownerDear Suliyanti Sulaiman,Thanks so much for your review of Bon Voyage Thailand. It's fantastic to hear that you and your group had a wonderful time during your tour in Chiang Mai.I'm very pleased to hear that our driver and tour guides provided you with an enjoyable experience. We always strive to provide our guests with friendly and helpful service to ensure they have a memorable trip. I'll pass on your kind words to them.We're also pleased that our suggestion of using two vans for your group worked well and made the trip more enjoyable for everyone. Your satisfaction is important to us and we're glad that we were able to meet your expectations.The cleanliness and comfort of our vehicles is a top priority, and I'm pleased that you found them in excellent condition. It's nice to know that the two-day tour, including visits to Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle and Hamong Village, left a positive impression on your group. We always strive to provide memorable experiences for our guests.Thanks for recommending Bon Voyage Thailand as a tour operator. Your recommendation means a lot to us and we'll continue to provide excellent service to all our visitors in Chiang Mai. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us at any time. We're happy to be of service to you!We wish you all the best and hope to serve you again in the future.Take care!The Bon Voyage Thailand Team William C. ★★★★★ Net was an excellent guide for our day trip. He secured a very comfortable van with driver, selected very interesting sites and eating establishments. He arranged all admissions and other fees. We enjoyed the day with him very muchResponse from the ownerWow, it's great to hear you had a great day trip with our tour guide! We were very pleased to hear your report. It sounds like our tour guide went above and beyond to make sure you had an enjoyable and pleasant experience. We're glad you enjoyed it so much and hope to show you more great places in the future. Thanks again for the great review! Augusta K. ★★★★★ Une magnifique expérience, plus que j’aurai imaginé, notre guide, a été génial, arrivé à l’heure convenu, nous avons passé de supers moments, donné à manger aux éléphants, bain de boue, baignade avec eux, ensuite repas exquis… ils nous on prit de jolies photos en plus 😍que dire à part je veux y retourner 🥰🥰🥰Response from the ownerHi Augusta, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're so happy to know that you had such a fun experience at the Elephant Sanctuary. Thank you for recommending us to your family and friends as well. Niklas B. ★★★★★ Sehr gutes und grosses Angebot an Touren in Chiang Mai. Besonders hat mir gefallen, dass es einige Touren mit mehr Trekking Fokus gibt, die ich sonst bei keinem Anbieter gefunden habe. Ich habe cooking class, elephant sanctuary und trekking über Bon Voyage gebucht und war mit Allem sehr zufrieden.Response from the ownerNiklas, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Kew Mae Pan and Pha Dok Siew Private Trekking, Cooking class and Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary .We are happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us. We would love to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Isabella Di G. ★★★★★ It was amazing to find this agency on Google, since we had a tight schedule, we needed to do Doi Suthep and Elephants on the same day, and everything was great. They were very professional and our guide Net was the best, taught us a lot and was very fun.We even did a waterfall, and it was a delightful surprise. I higly recommend it!Response from the ownerHi Isabella, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy that you had an overall great time and were able to explore Northern Thailand! We hope you will visit us again soon! Сергей Т. ★★★★★ That was an amazing trip. We were with a 1.5 months infant. Our driver and guide looked after our comfort very wellResponse from the ownerThank you for taking your time to share such a great review. We're so glad to hear that our driver and guide looked after your infant and your entire family's comfort. We look forward to welcoming you back. Alanna T. ★★★★★ We had such a fantastic experience with our Bon Voyage experience. Everything was planned and taken care of for us. They had ice waters for us all day and ordered a great lunch for us. They picked us up from our hotel, drove us all day to three different activities and returned us to the hotel. Our guide was honestly the best, we called him Net and we couldn't have been happier to have a better guide. He knew so much and was so fun to be with. We honestly hope we have the pleasure to work with him in the future. Such a great experience!Response from the ownerThank you so much for this wonderful review. We're so happy to hear that you had a such a great time! rob C. ★★★★★ The love the staff have for nature and their wards the elephants ir really amazing and very touching. OUr tour guide Robert, provided history, animal facts and musical accompaniment. Brilliant!Response from the ownerHi Rob, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're glad to hear you had such a great time and that our staff was able to create some special memories with you. Benoit S. ★★★★★ Best travel agency in Chiang Mai by far! The Chiang Rai tour bus was awesome !Response from the ownerThank you Benoit! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trip to Chiang Rai. We hope to see you again soon. Līga J. ★★★★★ Wery well organized tour to Elephant canctuary. All details were explained and arranged.This agency will be cheaper than tours provided via hotels in Chang mai.Suggesting to stay overnight as well, so you can enjoy the romantic camp place in mountain bongalo with stunning view to mountains and perfect Thai dinner and breakfast.Response from the ownerHi Līga, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing experience with others! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to hear from you again in the future. Allera M ★★★★★ We spend an amazing 3 days tour in Pai and Mae Hong Son with our tour guide Net and our driver Sompong ! Super nice people, really understanding, our guide changed some activities in the tour to match our travel style and wants, it was PERFECT ! Best experience ever with a guide ! Good communication with the agency, beautiful scenery and great activities ~Response from the ownerHi Allera, thank you so much for sharing such wonderful feedback about your experience in Pai and Mae Hong Son. It was good to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Our team was delighted to hear about the tailored itinerary that was created for you, and even more so to hear you had a wonderful time. We greatly appreciate your lovely review and look forward to welcoming you back to Pai and Mae Hong Son one day. Yehor T. ★★★★★ I went to Chiang Mai with a group of 12 pax at the beginning of January 2023.We booked 2 day trips with Bon Voyage during our stay (Elephant Camp + Doi Inthanon and Chiang Rai), which were amazingly organised and planned.Firstly, I’d like to mention their CEO Tass. She has professionally handled all of my enquiries, replied timely and provided several valuable recommendations for the trips.Secondly, tour guides Nath and Bam were the best tour guides I have ever met! They are super friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They guided our group through the whole two days, gave us plenty of time at each location without rushing, and ensured each of us was comfortable.Thirdly, the drivers and their skills, minibus condition, iced water, snacks and lunch places were very well organised. Actually, lunch restaurants selection exceeded all of my expectations.If I would come to Chiang Mai ever again, I would definitely engage Bon Voyage.Response from the ownerHi Yehor, thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We strive to provide every guest with the best and most appropriate experience possible and are happy to hear that we were able to provide a memorable trip for you. We look forward to welcoming you back next year! Lana ★★★★★ My aunt and I had the most enjoyable day today with our tour guide Net on the handicrafts tour! He was so friendly, fun, easy going and knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English. We learned so much more about Thailand as a whole, and generally just had some great conversations. We also were super impressed by the different handicrafts we got to see being made, the tour truly was value for money, and we got to buy some beautiful and unique things too. Highly recommend this tour! Thank you so much Net for everything and hope to see you again on another tour!Response from the ownerHi Lana, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on our Chiang Mai Handicrafts San Kamphaeng tour. We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time with Net. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Annisha A A. ★★★★★ The tour, guide and driver were all awesome. The day at Chiang rai was well spent. My guide Goi made sure I was always comfortable and happy and she was very kind and funny. I learnt so much on this tour and the day was well spent and organized. I wasn’t rushed and I got a lot of good pics as memories. The lunch was amazing, we boiled eggs in an hot spring, and we had icecream at the Blue temple that was delicious. Left on time and returned on time as well. The ride was great and the scenery was beautiful. Everything went great and I’d definitely recommend Bon voyage and Goi for another tour.Response from the ownerHi Annisha, thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful review! We're glad that you had such a great time with us on our Chiang Rai 1 day private tour. We hope you get a chance to come back again. Wish you all the best! Alex B. ★★★★★ seeto chee C. ★★★★★ Just completed a trip to Chiangrai with Nath and Sompong. Nath was very knowledgeable and accommodating who shared his knowledge and understanding most willingly. Sampong was also very friendly and careful as a driver. Both went above their duty in terms of serviceResponse from the ownerThank you for taking the time to review our Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Private Tour Services. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Chiang Mai.
Day 2: Visit Doi Suthep Temple in the Morning, Afternoon Explore the Old City
On the second day of our Chiang Mai itinerary,you’ll visit one of the most important and sacred temples in northern Thailand, Doi Suthep Temple. This temple is located on a mountain and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside.
To get there, you can either hire a songthaew (red taxi) or hire a local guide. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and cover your shoulders and knees as this is a sacred site.
After visiting the temple, return to the Old City and explore other temples such as Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh (Golden Temple) and Wat Chedi Luang. Each of these temples has its own history and architecture and offers a glimpse into the spiritual and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai.
As you stroll through the Old City, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the local markets, stores and cafes. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample delicious local street food and soak up the lively atmosphere of this vibrant city.
End the day at one of the city’s many rooftop bars or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage to recover for the next day’s adventures.
Day 3: Trekking at Doi Inthanon, relaxing massages in the evening
On Day 3 of our Chiang Mai itinerary, start the day with an exciting trekking adventure to Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain. You can hire a local guide to lead you through the jungle trails and explore the lush landscape of waterfalls, valleys and hill tribe villages.
After trekking, treat yourself to a soothing massage at a local spa to help you relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. There are many spas in Chiang Mai that offer a wide range of massage treatments, including traditional Thai massages and hot stone massages.
If you’re not too tired after the trek, head to Chiang Puak’s night market to sample some of the city’s best street food. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this market offers a wide selection of delicious food and drinks, including grilled meats, noodles, and fresh fruit smoothies.
End the day at one of the city’s rooftop bars or enjoy a cold beer at one of the local pubs.
To make the most of your trip to Chiang Mai, we recommend that you take a two-day excursion to Chiang Rai on the 4th and 5th day. Chiang Rai is a city in the northernmost part of Thailand known for its breathtaking nature, cultural heritage and unique temples.
On Day 4, you will start your trip with a visit to the famous White Temple, also known as Wat Rong Khun, which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Thailand. This temple is all white and features intricate carvings and unique artwork.
Next, visit the Black House, also known as Baan Dam, a unique museum that exhibits the works of famous Thai artist Thawan Duchanee. The museum displays a collection of sculptures, paintings and other artworks that reflect the dark and mysterious side of Thai culture.
In the afternoon, visit the Blue Temple, also known as Wat Rong Suea Ten, a stunning temple with a blue and gold interior and intricate artwork and murals.
End the day with a visit to the Night Market, a lively and vibrant market selling a variety of local street food, handicrafts and souvenirs.
On Day 5, start the day with a visit to Wat Huay Pla Kang, a massive temple complex with a 9-story pagoda and a Guan Yin Statue at the top. The temple offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
Afterwards, visit Singha Park, a picturesque park with beautiful gardens, tea plantations and a variety of outdoor activities, including ziplining and biking.
After an exciting two-day trip to Chiang Rai, you will return to Chiang Mai in the evening and spend your last night exploring the city’s night markets or relaxing with a traditional Thai massage before departing the next day.
Chiang Mai is a city that truly has something for everyone, from nature lovers to culture enthusiasts to adventurers. In this 5-day itinerary, we’ve highlighted some of the best experiences the city has to offer, including visits to ethical elephant sanctuaries, trekking adventures, and exploring the temples and night markets of the Old City.
We also suggested a two-day trip to Chiang Rai to experience some of Thailand’s most unique and impressive temples, as well as scenic nature parks and vibrant night markets.
On your trip, don’t forget to enjoy delicious local street food, treat yourself to a soothing Thai massage, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Chiang Mai.
We hope this itinerary will help you plan a memorable trip to Chiang Mai and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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