Chiang Mai

7 Best Tours for Chiang Mai

From the verdant green mountains to whitewater rivers, there in much to do in and around Chiang Mai. In fact, making choices might be difficult.

To help you with planning, here are seven great tours in Chiang Mai that you won’t want to miss:

Whitewater Rafting on the Mae Taeng River

The Mae Taeng river offers grade 3 and 4 rapids to those looking for an adrenaline surge, and the scenery on the winding river cannot be beat.

Trekking in Sanpathong

This one-day tour starts with a visit to a Hmong village, and continues with a one-hour tour through the jungle on the back of an elephant. After lunch, you’ll visit a waterfall and visit a Karan hill tribe village before boarding a bamboo raft for a river ride.

Mahout Training

Thai elephants play football, paint pictures and perform in many wonderful ways. This tour takes you behind the scenes at an elephant camp with their Mahout trainers, to find out everything you ever wanted to know about these large and intelligent creatures.

Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle

Once awash in poppy fields, the Golden Triangle is now a popular tourist destination. Visitors on this full-day tour trace its history and travel the banks of the Mekong River.

Flight of the Gibbon Adventure

Ever wanted to fly through the trees like a gibbon monkey? This tour lets you do exactly that. Roughly 18 sky bridges and platforms and two kilometers of zip line allow you to breeze through the rainforest canopy on a pure adrenaline high.

City and Doi Suthep Temple

Chiang Mai is a city steeped in history, from its 6,000-year-old moat to a 14th-Century monastery. Tour the city’s temples and vast historical riches.

Air’s Thai Culinary Kitchen

Lean to prepare the traditional Thai dishes you have feasted upon during your stay.

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