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  • Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

    1. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

    Spend a fun morning or afternoon biking around Chiang Mai to see the city in a unique way. After pickup from your accommodation, you’ll head to Trailhead shop in the old town for a delicious cup of complimentary coffee and to prepare your bike and cycling gear.   Once the tour starts, you’ll head off around the old town and beyond with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Riding at a comfortable pace, this tour is perfect for groups with multiple fitness levels. Stop off at multiple attractions including Warorot market, beautiful off-the-beaten-track temples, and a blacksmith community. You’ll be given plenty of time for photos and to chat to the friendly locals. Once at the market, you’ll get a chance to wander the myriad of alleys and small shops, and to purchase any souvenirs if desired.   Along the way, you can try some delicious snacks and beverages for refreshment. A light lun...

  • Chiang Mai: Full-Day of Trekking in Doi Chiang Dao

    2. Chiang Mai: Full-Day of Trekking in Doi Chiang Dao

    Explore the countryside that surrounds Chiang Mai with a full-day trekking experience. Led by an experienced local tour guide, begin the day of adventure with pickup at your hotel in Chang Mai at 8:30 AM. Drive north of the city for half an hour until you reach the start of the trek. Your informative guide will provide facts and stories of the areas you visit. Make a stop at the local market for some fresh fruit and lunch ingredients. Around 10:30 AM, you will start trekking from the base of the mountain. Hike for 2 hours into the leafy green tropical rainforest. Walk through many coffee and tea tree fields, planted by the Lahu tribe villagers. After a scenic walk, you will arrive at a Lahu tribe village where you will enjoy a local lunch. Continue the adventure after your stomach is full, and trek for 1.5 hours until you reach the viewpoint. Take in the beautiful view of the Chiang Da...

  • From Chiang Mai: White Temple & Golden Triangle Day Trip

    3. From Chiang Mai: White Temple & Golden Triangle Day Trip

    After a 07:00 AM pick-up in central Chiang Mai, depart for Chiang Rai, stopping for a short break at Mae Kachan hot springs. Visit Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple, before continuing to the Golden Triangle area. Visit Wat Phra That Chedi Luang in Chiang Saen Ancient City and see the Thailand, Laos and Myanmar borders from the Golden Triangle viewpoint. Stop for lunch before visiting the private Opium Museum, where you’ll learn the story of the opium trade and its significance. Enjoy a long-tail boat trip on the mighty Mekong River. On the way back to Chiang Mai take a break to stretch your legs in Mae Suay or Wiang Pa Pao district and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. The estimated arrival time in Chiang Mai city is 8:30 PM. The arrival time in Chiang Mai City depends on the traffic conditions, amount of passengers, and any other unforeseen circumstances.

    This tour is a long day but excellent! Well paced. Saw many amazing sights. Good amount of detail

  • Chiang Mai Fields of Gold Cycling Tour

    4. Chiang Mai Fields of Gold Cycling Tour

    Cycle in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Chiang Mai to experience Lanna culture and rural scenery around Chiang Mai. Between October and December, the fields of rice turn to an iridescent gold color. You will have a personalized and memorable cycling tour of Chiang Mai as the group number is limited.  Be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation for the 8-hour ride, which has a maximum distance of 36 kilometers with 289 meters of elevation gain. The terrain is a combination of paved road and dirt double track. You will use premium quality bikes and equipment including a helmet (full face helmets are available upon request), knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, and a hydration pack. 

    Excellent tour expertly run. Tour is as described. While in early March Fields are not golden they are brilliant green. great cycling experience for all but most avid cyclists who want to push hard,hard hard

  • 4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

    5. 4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

    Depart Chiang Mai and travel to the temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Suthep mountain. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who climb up 309 steps to the stupa on the hilltop. Get spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings. Then, visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe, located inside the boundaries of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions. Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel.

    Our guide was absolutely great! Great company and great knowledge about the tour and Buddhism

  • Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

    6. Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center for a day to explore one of Thailand’s original national parks and highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. Perfect for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike, this tour will feature picturesque landscapes, remote villages, and incredible viewpoints. The first stop is one of the largest and the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the Wachirathan Waterfall. Over 80 meters high, the power of this waterfall creates a refreshing mist that feeds the surrounding vegetation. The next stop is the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall fed by the Mae Klong River.  Next, you’ll stop at the famous twin pagodas: the Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Built for the Royal King and Queen, they are located at the highest point in Thailand. The last stop is a visit to the Karen Tribe locale. Learn a bit about the hill tribes people’s c...

    Long van ride but very beautiful spots. The guide was great and spoke English well. The van was quite comfortable. The waterfalls were stunning and the hike was peaceful. Not too difficult. Worth it for a day trip!

  • From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Famous Temples Small Group Tour

    7. From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Famous Temples Small Group Tour

    Visit Chiang Mai’s sister city, Chiang Rai, on a 12-hour journey to visit 3 very different temples. Quirky, charming, and creative are words that could describe Chiang Rai. At the very least, this city is quite different from Chiang Mai, so join this trip to experience something quite new. Select the private option to have this experience with your friends and family only. Before you begin your tour, you’ll break up the long drive at the Mae Khachan Hot Springs to relax, dip your feet into steaming mineral water, have a snack, or walk around the gardens. Your first stop is the main attraction of the day: the White Temple. If you were expecting ancient ruins, then you might be surprised to find a modern architectural masterpiece designed and built by a local artist, Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. People say he spent over $40 million of his own money to create this unconventional art exhibit...

    It’s not our first time we booked a tour with Get Your Guide. Once in Nice and now in Chiang Mai. Everything was prompt and nicely organised, our guide Corn was very engaging and friendly and very well prepared :)

  • Chiang Mai History & Mouth Watering Food - Small Group Tour

    8. Chiang Mai History & Mouth Watering Food - Small Group Tour

    At 9.00 AM, you will meet your licensed guide at the Three Kings monument. Begin the trip by walking to various restaurants, then continue on to stop by a local market to experience Chiang Mai's tasty local food. Then, visit the temples, wet market, and key attractions in the city. Go slowly by foot and take local transportation to observe the local people's way of life in Chiang Mai. Your licensed tour guide will show you around and introduce you to the local culture. At 12:00 PM you end your tour in Chiang Mai's old city. Feel free to continue exploring the old city on your own before saying goodbye to your guide.

  • Chiang Rai: White Temple & Black House Small Group Tour

    9. Chiang Rai: White Temple & Black House Small Group Tour

    Following early morning pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai, drive towards Chiang Rai and stop at the hot springs and "White Temple" of Wat Rong Khun. Learn more about its unconventional design and construction, and admire the new temple of Wat Rong Sua Ten. Enjoy a lunch of authentic food from Thailand before visiting the Black House Museum (Baan Si Dum) to see an interesting collection of artifacts by the Thai artist, Thawan Duchanee. Go for a walk in the family-friendly Singha Park and marvel at the tea plantations before returning to Chiang Mai for hotel drop off at around 7:00 PM.

    Our guide, Moon, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our group was small, 6 people including the guide, so we were able to go through the tour pretty quick while seeing everything. Our tour also started pretty early, about an hour earlier than others, but that made the difference in the crowd size. We went to a buffet for lunch that was mediocre.

  • Chiang Mai Local Village Exploring with Weaving Experience

    10. Chiang Mai Local Village Exploring with Weaving Experience

    Benefit from hotel pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center. This trip will bring you to Sankampang Village where the villagers try to maintain their weaving traditions for the next generation. You will learn and experience the process from the beginning to the final stage of the master fabric piece where you can try weaving by yourself. The program also offers a local dessert cooking class which, again, you will be the one who is involved in the cooking process. The trip is the combination of the village visit together with things that support the community including the Fishery Project and the Forestry Project. Lunch with drinking water with the villagers is included in the program. After the day is completed, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 690 reviews

Very varied trail. Difficulty level for me as a 77 year old just at the limit. Our guide was approachable and very knowledgeable. On the trail we were also accompanied by a resident Karen who pointed out snakes several times. Although not included in the tour, our guide also took us to Doi Inthanon.

Lots of fun and very well taught. We learned how to cook authentic Thai. The teacher was very knowledgeable and entertaining. beautiful location in nature. loved every part of it!

Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.

Fantastic experience. Joy was so informative and the morning was so well planned. Thoroughly recommended

It was an awesome experience, i enjoyed every bit of it.