Things to do in Chiang Mai

Some of the most remarkable tourist attractions and historical sites can be found in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Located in the northern section of the country, this impressive city gives you a chance to learn about a new culture while taking part in a rewarding travel experience. All of the wonderful things to do in Chiang Mai will certainly keep you entertained throughout your visit.

Ancient Lamphun & Haripunchai Tour by Tour East Thailand
Escape Chiang Mai and depart for the Lamphun province, the old capital of the Haripunchai Empire. Visit the ancient temples of Wat Phra That Haripunchai and Wat Chamadevi, appreciating these relics for the glimpse they provide into Thailand's rich cultural... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$36.68
per adult

Arts & Crafts Half-Day Tour
Observe skilled craftsmen plying their trade as you learn about Chiang Mai’s unique handicraft industry on this half-day tour. Explore various local workshops and factories that produce everything from lacquerware, gems, silk, and cotton fabrics to furniture and other wood... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$18.95
per adult

Bhubing Palace & Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Tour
Admire the beauty of Bhubing Palace and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep—2 precious gems of Chiang Mai. Learn the ancient history of the temple, which could be fact or legend, and explore the beautiful winter gardens at the royal getaway... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$56.00
per adult

Chiang Mai Morning Highlights Bicycle Tour
Your half-day tour of Chiang Mai takes you on a memorable and informative journey by the Ping River, local temples, busy markets, and to the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam. Along the way, get a look at the Pupia... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

$44.32
per adult

Chiang Mai XC Challenge Cycle Tour
On this full-day, 22-mile (35-km) bike ride, leave the bustle of Chiang Mai for an active tour through lush bamboo forest, along elephant paths, and down fire roads. During this challenging ride, look out for local birds and monkeys, pass... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$87.11
per adult

Chiang Mai Zoo Admission with Roundtrip Transfer
Discover the collection of more than 400 animals from all around the world at Chiang Mai Zoo. After a tram ride around the zoo, explore at your own pace and see exciting shows and breathtaking wildlife in action. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$39.74
per adult

City Cyle Tour by Night
On this evening bike tour, take to the streets of Chiang Mai after the rush hour traffic has died down. Admire the sunset and pass by local markets, quiet back roads, beautiful temples, and iconic statues. As the temperature cools,... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$43.56
per adult

Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
Spend a day at Doi Inthanon National Park, "the roof of Thailand." Visit the sacred and tranquil Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong, beautiful Wachirathan Falls, jungle trekking at Aang-Ka (Michael's Trail), and see the pagodas of Phra Mahathat Chedi... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

$79.47
per adult

Elephant Camp & Indigenous Hill Tribe Tour
In the lush forests of the Chiang Dao district, get a glimpse of the Thai hill-tribe culture and stop at an elephant camp for an unforgettable experience. Learn about the various ethnic groups and customs of the traditional Thai hill... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$130.00
per adult

Elephant Camp, Snake Farm, Orchid Gardens & Craft Village Private Tour
Get up close to Asian elephants at a sanctuary dedicated to their preservation. Watch these fascinating creatures play soccer and wield paintbrushes, then visit a king cobra snake farm, an orchid and butterfly garden, and a village known for its... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$174.01
per adult

Elephant Jungle Trekking & River Rafting Full-Day Tour by Tour East Thailand
Have an unforgettable adventure in Chiang Dao’s tropical jungle: Ride an elephant with an experienced mahout, discover a traditional village, join a river-rafting tour, relish a delicious Thai lunch, and visit Mae Sa's Orchid and Butterfly Farm on this full-day... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$79.47
per adult

Elephant Trek, River Rafting & Hill-Tribe Villages Full-Day Tour by Tour East Thailand
Explore Chiang Dao’s Elephant Training Center and tropical jungle on this full-day tour from Chiang Mai. Ride on an elephant with an experienced mahout, join a river-rafting tour, discover hill-side villages, enjoy a delicious Thai lunch, and visit Mae Sa's... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$91.70
per adult

Elephant Trekking & Padong Long-Necked Village Excursion
Discover the Mae Sa Elephant Camp, a traditional Padong long-necked village, and the beautiful Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden on this full-day tour. Ride on an elephant with an experienced mahout, learn about the Padong's cultural heritage, and marvel at exotic... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

$82.83
per adult

Elephant Trekking, Hmong Village & Botanical Garden Tour with Lunch
Explore Mae Sa’s Elephant Camp, a unique Hmong hill-tribe village, and the splendid Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden. An unforgettable journey on a majestic Indian Elephant and a fascinating exploration of a traditional Thai village awaits on this full-day tour from... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

$68.77
per adult

Excursion to Ancient Temples by Tour East Thailand
Discover Chiang Mai's ancient temples on this half-day tour. Explore historic and religious monuments from Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Suan Dok, and Wat Chedi Luang. Marvel at the scenic views of Chiang Mai city and the intricate architecture of historical... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$27.81
per adult

Full-Day Excursion to Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle by Tour East Thailand
Discover the scenic beauty and natural wonders of Chiang Rai on this full-day tour. Enjoy a relaxing bath at the Mae Khajan Hot Springs, visit the idyllic Yao and Akha hill-tribe villages, relish a delicious Thai lunch, and marvel at... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$85.58
per adult

Full-Day Private Elephant Safari & Oxcart Ride by Konthaitour
Get a sense of the wonder of Maetang Elephant Park as you watch magnificent elephants bathe and demonstrate their skills. On a full-day tour ride one of these gentle giants, visit a hill-tribe village, and cruise down the Mae Tang... Read More

$174.01
per adult

Full-Day, Challenging Bike Tour to Doi Suthep
On this full-day tour, challenge yourself to bike to the majestic mountain of Doi Suthep located west of Chiang Mai. Take a 62-mile (100-km) loop around the mountain and ride on paved roads under the shade of lush greenery in... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$106.98
per adult

Golden Triangle, Hill Tribes & Chiang Saen City Tour
Take a scenic trip to the northern border of Thailand to see the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos come together. Explore the area along the Mekong River, visit indigenous mountain hill tribes, and admire... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours 30 minutes

$145.00
per adult

Half-Day Excursion to Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam & Wat Chiang Man
Explore the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam on this day trip from Chiang Mai. On a horse-drawn carriage ride, discover the city's ancient temple ruins. Then visit historic Wat Chiang Man temple and learn about Chiang Mai's heritage at... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$36.68
per adult

Half-Day Excursion to Wat Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill-Tribe Village
Discover the ancient Wat Doi Suthep temple and native Hmong hill-tribe village on this day trip from Chiang Mai. Explore historic monuments in Wat Doi Suthep, enjoy scenic views of Chiang Mai city atop the temple, and visit the traditional... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$35.15
per adult

Half-Day Wat Phra Singh, Warorot Market & Ping River Cruise
A tour of Chiang Mai's ancient quarter and a boat cruise along the Ping River come together on this half-day excursion. Admire the rustic views of Thailand’s countryside and discover the traditional Warorot market, the rural lifestyle of the local... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$45.85
per adult

Khantoke Dinner with Dance & Lantern Launching
Discover the wonders of Northern Thai culture at Khum Khantoke. Experience traditional dance and a delicious _khantoke_-style dinner; then complete your evening by releasing a paper lantern or _khom loy_ for good fortune. Read More

$51.00
per adult

Lampang & Elephant Conservation Center Private Tour by Konthaitour
Spend a day seeing the sights of Lampang Province southeast of Chiang Mai, including the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, majestic temples of Lampang Luang, Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, Phra That Hariphunchai, and a horse carriage ride around Lampang city—the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$160.00
per adult

Lamphun & Lanna Heritage Tour
On this guided tour admire Lamphun which was founded as the capital of the Hariphunchai kingdom in the 9th century. Witness the ancient architecture and lush countryside with prominent rice fields and orchards, visit 2 ancient temples, and stroll through... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$48.00
per adult

Mae Kham Pong Village Full-Day Tour with Lunch & Dinner
Discover Chiang Mai's rural charms on this full-day tour to the idyllic village of Mae Kham Pong. Wonder at the lush landscapes, pamper yourself with a traditional Thai massage, and learn the art of Thai cooking. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$158.94
per adult

Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Orchid & Butterfly Farm Half-Day Tour
Explore Mae Sa’s Elephant Camp and its exotic Orchid and Butterfly Farm on this half-day tour from Chiang Mai. After witnessing the elephants perform and demonstrate their work, take a leisurely stroll through the thousands of colorful orchids and the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$31.18
per adult

Mae Taeng Bike & Zipline Adventure
Embark on a full day of adventure among the natural and pristine surroundings of Chiang Mai's Mae Taeng district. Bike along one of the hidden trails in the forests north of Chiang Mai before ziplining between trees at heights of... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$128.38
per adult

Morning with Monks Tour by Exo Travel
During this morning outing, experience an alms-giving ceremony with monks and locals, enjoy an appetizing breakfast, and visit the heavily forested temple of Wat Umong. Finish with a fascinating discussion on spirituality and Buddhism at the Buddhist Studies Center. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$73.00
per adult

Night Safari Tour by Tour East Thailand
Brace yourself for a truly exciting adventure at the Chiang Mai Night Safari. Explore the Savanna Safari Zone and Predator Prowl Zone by tram, join a guided walking tour across the Jaguar Trail, and see more than 400 nocturnal animals... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$39.74
per adult

North & Old Town Chiang Mai Walking Tour
Enjoy the sights of Chiang Mai’s architectural and historical charms while having the opportunity to taste more than 10 of Northern Thailand’s local delicacies. Visit 6 local food locations and discover the unique flavors of this part of Thailand. Read More

$32.09
per adult

Northern Thai Culture Tour & Khantoke Dinner by Konthaitour
Get a feel for the traditions and hospitality of Northern Thailand on this full-day tour. Cruise down a river, ride a horse-drawn cart, and learn about Thai art and history at local museums. Visit the ancient city of Wiang Kum... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours

$160.00
per adult

Private Chiang Rai Full-Day Tour by Konthaitour
An otherworldly modern temple, a royal palace, and mountaintop panoramas await on this private tour of Chiang Rai. Get to know the tribe of "long neck ladies" and top off your excursion with a relaxing hot spring bath. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours 30 minutes

$174.01
per adult

Private Doi Inthanon & Khantoke Dining Experience by Konthaitour
On this full-day tour, take in views from Thailand's highest peak, discover a hill-tribe village and their local market, and explore royal pagodas and stunning natural surroundings. After a relaxing massage, finish with a delicious meal back in Chiang Mai,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours 30 minutes

$160.00
per adult

Private Golden Triangle Tour by Konthaitour
Stand on the borders of 3 intersecting countries at the Golden Triangle on this private tour. See highlights of extreme Northern Thailand such as natural hot springs and take a river cruise to one of the bordering countries, Laos. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours 30 minutes

$174.01
per adult

Private Hill Tribe & Chiang Dao Cave Tour by Konthaitour
On this full-day tour, discover Northern Thailand's exotic beauty. Find delicate orchids and butterflies at a vibrant orchid farm, explore the depths of an ancient cave, and visit 4 different hill tribes, including the Karen Long Neck women—a revealing reminder... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

$174.01
per adult

Private Northern Thailand Tour & Elephant Ride by Konthaitour
Grab hold of the essence of Northern Thailand on this full-day tour. Trek through the jungle on the back of an elephant, float down a river in a bamboo raft, and visit the hill-tribe villages of Thailand. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$174.01
per adult

Private Temple, Zoo & Hot Springs Tour with Dinner by Konthaitour
Spend a day touring the sights of Chiang Mai including its well-known temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the Chiang Mai Zoo, and Chiang Mai National museum. Visit a handicraft village and take a relaxing dip in hot springs before... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

$174.01
per adult

Private Temples & Garden Tour with Dinner Cruise by Konthaitour
See the palace, garden, and renowned temples of Chiang Mai during this full-day guided tour. Enjoy some of the city's most popular sights, a buffet lunch, and a dinner cruise along Mae Ping River. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$160.00
per adult

Private Temples & History Tour with Longtail Boat Cruise by Konthaitour
Wander the grounds and interiors of some of Chiang Mai's 300 Buddhist temples, including a few of this capital city's most significant 14th-century temples. Along the way, savor a traditional Thai lunch, go on a cruise, and top off your... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

$160.00
per adult

Roof of Thailand Cycling Tour
Cycle up the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon, on this bike tour. Take on this challenging 12.4-mile (20-km), 6,561 feet (2,000 m) uphill battle to the top of the country's tallest mountain. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$117.68
per adult

Sankampaeng Countryside Cycle Tour with Hot Springs
As you cycle through the quaint countryside of Sankampaeng, admire impressive mountain views during this serene, full-day tour. On your bike, ride by natural delights of hot springs and lush rice paddies and take breaks to try seasonal local fruit... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$81.00
per adult

Scenic Chiang Mai Bike & Raft Adventure by SpiceRoads Cycle Tours
Embark on a country mountain biking experience and whitewater rafting adventure on this tour from Chiang Mai. Make the best of your morning and rise early for some superb cross-country mountain biking followed by an exhilarating afternoon of whitewater rafting... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$106.98
per adult

Si Lanna National Park Biking & Kayaking Adventure
Enjoy a fun-filled day of cycling and kayaking in spectacular Si Lanna National Park which is located a short drive away from Chiang Mai. Among lush greenery, bicycle 12.4 miles (20 km) and kayak along the calm Mae Ngad reservoir.... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$111.56
per adult

Small-Group Chiang Mai Mind & Soul Tour by Urban Adventures
Embark on a spiritual journey through Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s cultural capital. Visit sacred temples, offer alms to ‘make merit’, learn about religion from monks, and join them in meditation as you gain a better understanding of Buddhism and the... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$70.09
per adult

Small-Group Mae Ping River Experience by Urban Adventures
Get an intimate glimpse of both urban and rural Chiang Mai on this guided exploration by foot, taxi, and boat. Visit sacred Buddhist temples and vibrant markets, drift down the Mae Ping River in a longtail boat, and spoil your... Read More
Temples & Blessing Ceremony Tour
Explore ancient Chiang Mai with stops at the temples of Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. In the old city, learn about this historic area after most of the crowds leave and then travel to Wat Phra... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$51.00
per adult

Temples & Old City Tour
On this immersive half-day tour, see the many faces of Chiang Mai, including the old city walls and bustling Tapae Road. Marvel at the ancient temples Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chet Yot, and Wat Suan Dok, steeped in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$56.00
per adult

Thai Cooking Class Session with Market Tour & Lunch
Unravel the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine on this half-day cooking tour in Chiang Mai. Visit the bustling Siri Wattana Market to learn about unique local ingredients and receive step-by-step cooking instruction from experienced restaurant chefs at Air's Thai Culinary... Read More

$89.56
per adult

Thai Khantoke Dinner & Cultural Dance Show with Transfers by Tour East Thailand
Experience an enchanting night with delicious Thai cuisine and a cultural folk-dancing show in a lively atmosphere. Be captivated by the traditional dances, appreciate the festive music, and see vibrant costumes of various members of the native hill tribes. Read More
Tiger Kingdom & Padong Long-Necked Hill-Tribe Village Half-Day Tour by Tour East Thailand
Get up-close with captive tigers at Mae Rim's Tiger Kingdom and visit a Padong long-necked village on this half-day tour from Chiang Mai. Visit the tiger enclosure for memorable photos and discover the unique culture and heritage of the Padong... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$64.19
per adult

Tour of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar by Exo Travel
Experience Chiang Mai's spectacular Night Bazaar with a private tour. Follow your local guide by the many stalls as you soak up the colorful sights and exotic smells, browse the array of wares on offer, and try your hand at... Read More

Categories: Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

$76.00
per adult

Traditional Thai Cooking Class by Exo Travel
Explore the flavors and aromas of Thai cuisine, a culinary tradition steeped in culture and history. Spend your morning shopping for fresh ingredients at a local market with your friendly guide before moving on to the kitchen to delve into... Read More

$59.00
per adult

Treetop Eco-Adventure with Lunch by Tour East Thailand
Immerse yourself in nature as you zipline high above a stunning vista of waterfalls, rainforest, and birdlife on this eco-adventure. Spend hours soaring through the dense forest canopy, zipping from tree to tree and learning about the local ecology. Read More

$82.53
per adult

Wat Doi Suthep & White Hmong Hill-Tribe Village via Songthaew by Tour East Thailand
Explore the historic Wat Doi Suthep temple and native White Hmong hill-tribe village on this half-day trip from Chiang Mai. Discover ancient monuments in Wat Doi Suthep, enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai city, ride a _songthaew_ (adapted pick-up truck),... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$48.90
per adult

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep & Indigenous Village Tour
Get a glimpse of the cultural gems of Chiang Mai on this half-day tour. With your guide, visit the ornate Wat Phra That Doi Suthep with a golden spire atop the Doi Suthep mountain and take in the impressive view... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$63.00
per adult

White Water Rafting Adventure
Take an exciting white-water rafting adventure through steep gorges and exhilarating rapids. Visit native Muang Kut village, enjoy a delicious Thai lunch, and experience an adrenaline rush as you journey through the scenic Taeng River. Read More

$51.96
per adult

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