Though Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand after Bangkok, there a number of diverse things to do and amazing sights to see. It can be overwhelming to choose. If you only have a limited amount of time in Chiang Mai, here’s a list of the top 5 experiences.
One unique experience is a visit to an elephant sanctuary.
When the Thai government banned logging in 1989, these gentle giants were out of work. Many organizations and sanctuaries have sprung up to take care of Thailand’s national animal. We take you to an elephant camp in which is run in an ethical way and the elephants are taken care of like family. Available elephant tours.
Chiang Mai is the gateway to great treks in the mountains of northern Thailand.
You can experience authentic northern Thai rural life or venture into small hill tribe villages. Treks can also be combined with other activities such as whitewater rafting, elephant riding or swimming at a waterfall. Whether it be a day trip or for several days, we can organize the best trip to suit your needs. Available trekking tours.
A trip to Chiang Mai isn’t complete without a visit to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep located at the top of the mountain Doi Suthep.
Even if you aren’t Buddhist you can enjoy the panoramic views and tranquil atmosphere of one of the most famous temples in Thailand. The temple itself is a beautiful work of Lanna architecture. Ladies make sure you cover your knees and shoulders, otherwise you will have to rent a shawl to cover up. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is totally worth a visit. More on Doi Suthep tour.
Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines around the world.
Take a cooking course to learn and observe from native Thai cooks. They take you from the market to the kitchen and explain every step of the process. Even if you are a complete amateur or an accomplished chef, you can take pleasure in making home cooked Thai meals. Learn Thai Cooking in Chiang Mai.
Doi Inthanon National Park is home of the highest peaks in Thailand as well as of ancient forests, hill tribe culture and step farming.
The mountain is often covered in mists and you can relax in the cooler climate. Close to the park headquarters is the Royal Project in Khun Klang Village. It was started to help the Hill Tribes cultivate cash crops instead of opium and to train them on modern agricultural practices. Visitors can see the Hmong Hill Tribe flower plantations, a plant breeding research lab and temperate zone crops such as strawberries and avocados. Doi Inthanon Program.
Book now to take advantage of these Chiang Mai tours and hope to see you in Chiang Mai!