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Top 10 Hotels to stay at while on a Chiang Mai tour
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi
Rachamankha
Chedi
Yangcome Village
Lanna Mantra
Royal Princess Hotel
Empress Hotel
D2 Hotel
Tamarind Village
Amora Tapae Hotel

 

Whitewater Rafting

Chiang Mai Whitewater Rafting trip. International standard rafting - daily trips from June - February.

 

Rafting Tours

Rafting Tours around Chiang Mai - both whitewater and bamboo rafting.

 

Hilltribe trekking and tours. A range of treks and tours that include visits to hilltribe villages.

 
Chiang Mai Tour Packages, available in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Discovery
A Taste of Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Scenes
Chiang Mai Variety
 
 
 
 

 

 
The Sukothai Bangkok
One of Bangkok's favourite high end boutique style hotels
 
Oriental Bangkok
Perhaps the most famous of bangkok's hotels providing top of the range luxury by the Chaophraya River.
 
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
One of Chiang Mai's favourite boutique hotels situated in the heart of Chiang Mai, very close to the Sunday walking street market.
 
Yangcome Village Chiang Mai
A very popular boutique hotel, very close to the Night Bazaar.
 
 

 

Chiang Mai Suggested Tours - a variety of suggested itineraries in Chiang Mai and around Northern Thailand.

Welcome to Wayfarers Travel - Chiang Mai Tours. Please look at the suggested itineraries below to give you an idea of how to spend your time in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand

If you are planning your trip to Chiang Mai you can use the suggestions below as a guideline. If the itinerary fits your requirements you can use the booking link to book the tour.

Please note all our tours are private trips. "Private" meaning that if you book as a group of two you will tour as a group of two. If you book as a group of six you will tour as a group of six. This enables us to guarantee itineraries and departure dates. There is no risk of getting to Chiang Mai to find the trip has been cancelled because there are not enough people to form a group.

If you would like further information or if there is something you can't find on the website, please just contact us by filling in our  Tour Enquiry Form  or drop us an E mail : tours@wayfarersthailand.com

 

2 Days

Chiang Mai Highlights

 

Doi Suthep Temple

 

 

Day 1   In the morning take a tour to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most famous temple in Chiang Mai.The temple commands a spectacular view over the area. The temple itself is built around the spectacular golden chedi. In the afternoon see a range of handicrafts that are produced in this area. A good chance to shop for items that are unique to the area.

Day 2   The elephant camp in the Mae Sa Valley, provides the perfect place to see elephants at close hand and to also take a ride. See the elephants going through their early morning routine and displaying their skills. Then discover what it is like to be on top of one of these magnificent creatures. After the elephant camp visit one of the large orchid farms in the Mae Sa Valley. You will not only see a magnificent collection of these tropical blooms but you will be able to learn about how they are grown too. After lunch visit the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, where you will see a wide variety of Thai flora in the extensive gardens.

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Day 1   Visit the most important temple of Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Admire the view from this hilltop vantage point and savour the atmosphere of the inner sanctum which houses the spectacular golden chedi. Drive down from this hilltop temple, passing through Doi Suthep National Park and continue on to Vieng Khum Kam. This is probably the first large settlement in the Chiang Mai area, even before the existing old city of Chiang Mai was conceived.
In the afternoon, tour the many handicraft centres, observing the processes involved in production and admiring the finished products.

Day 2   Take an adventure in the hills north of Chiang Mai. See the elephants in Mae Taeng and after watching the elephants going through their paces, take an elephant ride and sample some bamboo rafting down the Mae Taeng River. Afterwards go further north to see different hilltribes: Lisu, Akha, Karen, Lahu and Palong. No strenuous walking is involved but time is taken to explore the villages and meet the people. You will be able to learn about and compare the different kinds of tribes and their customs. Late in the afternoon, return to Chiang Mai.

Day 3   Visit the ancient town of Lamphun, just to the south of Chiang Mai. Here you will see two famous temples - Wat Phrathat Haripunchai and Wat Kukut. After strolling around Lamphun, continue on to Ban Tawai which is famous for its woodcarving and antique reproductions.

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3 Days

Chiang Mai Explorer

 

Vieng Khum Kam

 

Palong Women

 

 

 

4 Days

Northern Discovery Tour

Doi Suthep Temple

 

 

Lahu Hilltribe Kitchen

 

An adventure to the highlights of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai's Golden Triangle

Day 1   In the morning take a tour to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most famous temple in Chiang Mai. The temple commands a spectacular view over the area. The temple itself is built around the spectacular golden chedi. In the afternoon see a range of handicrafts that are produced in this area. A good chance to shop for items that are unique to the area.

Day 2  Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (approx. 3 hrs) stopping at the hotsprings along the way. After lunch take a boat trip along the Kok River (approx. 1 hr) to the elephant camp. At the elephant camp, we mount our elephants for the ride up to the Lahu hilltribe village where we spend the night. It's a ride of approx. 2 hrs and the leisurely pace means we can enjoy the scenery along the way. Spend the night in a Lahu hilltribe village. In the evening there's time to wander around the village and your guide will tell you about the Lahu culture.

Day 3  In the morning walk approx 1 hr. to a forestry camp and from there drive to see an Akha village. After exploring the Akha village drive to the Burmese border town of Mae Sai where you will see the bustling trade that goes on every day. This is a market town so there's a chance to shop for souvenirs - including jade and handicrafts. After lunch drive to see the Golden Triangle and Chiang Saen, on the banks of the Mekong River. See the point where the three countries of Burma, Laos and Thailand meet and the ancient temples of Chiang Saen. Afterwards in the late afternoon, drive back to Chiang Mai.

Day 4   See the highest mountain of Thailand, Doi Inthanon. Drive to the top of this mountain and admire the wonderful views. Walk along the nature trails to see how the flora differs from that at the lower altitudes. Then visit one of the magnificent waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon National Park as well as an agricultural research station and a hilltribe village.

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Day 1   Sample the delights of the Northern Thai countryside with a trip to the Chiang Dao elephant camp. Watch the elephants taking their morning bath and showing off their skills. Afterwards take an hour long elephant ride to a hilltribe village, getting a good view of the countryside that you pass through. Sample some bamboo rafting down the river. Glide past the lush vegetation and experience the thrill of travelling down the river on a bamboo raft. In the afternoon head back to Chiang Mai.
In the evening experience a traditional Northern Thai style Khantoke dinner. Sample the traditional food and see a spectacular performance of some of the many traditional dances.

Day 2   The beginning of a two day, one night trek into the hills around Chiang Mai. Drive to a small town north of Chiang Mai for lunch and in the afternoon walk (4hrs) to a hilltribe village. Experience Northern Thai rural life at first hand, learning about the plants and agriculture of the area.
The first night is spent in a Karen village. The facilities are basic, but the guide will cook you a delicious meal and you will get to stay with the local people!Your guide will tell you about the villagers' customs, culture and daily life.

Day 3   Walk for a total of four hours today, so make sure you are reasonably fit. See the hilltribe farms and the scenery of the area. At lunchtime stop for lunch in an Palong village and after a short rest continue on through the rural scenery, tothe  end of the trek. Drive back to Chiang Mai.

Day 4   A free morning.
In the afternoon, visit some of the many temples in the city of Chiang Mai. Tour around the boundaries of the old city where you can see the remaining city gates and wall. Your guide will tell you about the history of Chiang Mai and the temples that you visit.

Day 5   See the highest mountain of Thailand, Doi Inthanon. Drive to the top of this mountain and admire the wonderful views. Walk along the nature trails to see how the flora differs from that at the lower altitudes. Then visit one of the magnificent waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon National Park as well as an agricultural research station and a hilltribe village. Before returning to Chiang Mai visit a village to see the weaving of the local cotton material.

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5 Days

A Spectrum of Thai Culture 

Hilltribe Village

 

Elephant Ride

Thai Dancer

Chiang Mai Day Tours
A range of tours in and around Chiang Mai to take you to the famous sites of Chiang Mai and  Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai Explorer Day Tours
A range of tours in and around Chiang Mai that let you see more than the normal program in one day.
   
   

 

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Chiang Mai Cookery School

Chiang Mai White Water Rafting

Chiang Mai Trips

 
Chiang Mai Tours - choices
One Day Tours
One Day Tour - Doi Suthep Temple & Handicrafts
One Day Tour - Chiang Dao Elephant Camp
One Day Tour - Chiang Dao Elephant Camp & Chiang Dao Caves
One Day Tour - Chiang Dao Elephant Camp & Padong tribe
One Day Tour - Doi Inthanon National Park
One Day Tour - Golden Triangle
Two Day Tours
Chiang Mai Tour - Two Day Tour Choice 1
Chiang Mai Tour - Two Day Tour Choice 2
Chiang Mai Tour - Two Day Tour Choice 3
Two Day Tour - Golden Triangle
Two Day Tour - Chiang Rai by River
Two Day Tour - Chiang Rai Trekking
Two Day Tour - Mae Hong Son
Two Day Tour - Sukothai
Three Day Tours
Chiang Mai Tour - Three Day Tour Choice 1
Chiang Mai Tour - Three Day Tour Choice 2
Chiang Mai Tour - Three Day Tour Choice 3
Three Day Tour - Karen Hilltribe Homestay
Three Day Tour - Golden Triangle Explorer
Three Day Tour - Chiang Rai Discovery
Three Day Tour - Chiang Rai Touring & Trekking
Three Day Tour - Golden Triangle Hill Adventure

 

Thai Cookery School

Thai cookery lessons every day at our Thai Cookery School. Learn how to make Green curry, Pad Thai and Papaya salad as well as many other popular Thai dishes.

 
Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai
Stay at the luxurious 5 star Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi in Chiang Mai

 

Elephant Tours

Elephant Tours around Chiang Mai - visiting elephant camps and elephant riding.

 

 

 

 
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Explorer Day Tours available in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai City Explorer

Golden Triangle Explorer
Elephant & City Explorer
City Adventure Explorer
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chiang Mai Hotels

Chiang Mai Hotels - choose your accommodation in Chiang Mai. We provide a pick up service from airport or train station, directly to the hotel. Choose from a wide range of hotels; from budget to luxury, from city centre to rustic resort, from shiny modern to traditional Lanna charm. Something to suit all tastes.

Chiang Mai Trips

Chiang Mai Touring Trips - choose from one of our custom designed Chiang Mai Touring Trips. We have put together packages of accommodation and tours. We pick you up from the airport or train station and take you back at the end of your trip. Simplify your holiday in Chiang Mai - all you have to do is enjoy and relax. Choose from our wide range of hotels and tours, fit them together to make your ideal Chiang Mai itinerary.

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