Tour the craft towns of San Kamphaeng and Bosang a short drive from Chiang Mai. You will see skilled workers making woodcarvings, Thai silk, silverware, lacquer ware and paper umbrellas. The manufacturers you will visit also offer great bargains to be had. This is an excellent tour if you want to learn about handmade items of Northern Thailand.
A great tour for kids and elephant lovers alike! You will be picked you up at your hotel and drive you to the beautiful Mae Sa district outside Chiang Mai. You will see elephants bathing as well as a show during which they will perform intricate tricks. Watch these huge and magnificent animals play football and even create artwork for your pleasure. After the show, you will have the option to actually ride one of the elephants through the surrounding forested hills. In the way back to the city, we will stop at the Thai Orchid and Butterfly Farm before returning to your hotel.
*Elephant riding – iI you take the pre booked option of elephant riding price will be 900 baht per person (based on two persons sharing one elephant for a 20 minute ride)
During this half-day Chiang Mai tour, four of the city’s most important temples will be visited. Your temple tour will allow you to appreciate the architectural diversity which is present in the region of Chiang Mai; you will visit temples that have the Thai, Lanna, Mon, Burmese and Sri Lankan styles. This is a highly recommended tour if you have an interest for architecture, history and temples in general. You will also get to visit a genuine Chiang Mai market in which you will be able to shop for local and Thai specialties.
The temples in this tour include:
Wat Phra Singh – A great example of the classic Lanna or Northern Thai temple architectural style.
Wat Chiang Man – The oldest temple in Chiang Mai. Opened in 1296, this temple features the traditional Northern Thai architecture style.
Wat Chedi Luang – Famous for its large but earthquake damaged stupa, which once boasted being the tallest structure in the city.
Wat Suan Dok – Founded by the Lanna King Kue Na in 1373, it is situated among whitewashed stupas also tombs of some members of Thai Royal families. It also enjoys the “The flower garden temple” moniker.
Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep one of the North’s most sacred temples. On this Chiang Mai tour you will climb a staircase of 306 steps leading to Doi Suthep Temple at the end of the winding road up the mountain. This is definitely the best way to approach the temple but there is also a funicular railway if you are less steady on your feet. As well as seeing this magnificent temple the trip would be worth it just for the stunning views across Chiang Mai alone. From the cool view point at the front of the temple you can see the whole of Chiang Mai and beyond. Following our temple visit we will continue further up the mountain to visit a Hmong Village.
Doi Suthep temple, hill tribes, elephant safari, Doi Inthanon, Thai cooking school, Chiang Rai, Mekong River, Golden Triangle
Doi Suthep Temple, hill tribes, bamboo rafting, elephant riding, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain.
Elephant riding and elephant show, bamboo rafting, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, traditional Kantoke dinner, Thai dance, Doi Suthep
Doi Suthep Temple, Hmong Village, Thailand’s highest mountain, Thailand’s premiere national Park Doi Inthanon.
Golden Triangle, Mae Sai, Mekong River, hill tribes, Thailand’s highest mountain, Thailand’s premiere national park Doi Inthanon.