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Chiang Mai: 8-Hour Van Service with Professional Driver

1. Chiang Mai: 8-Hour Van Service with Professional Driver

Have your very own private driver for the day. Ensure a smooth trip in an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver to take you around Chiang Mai. Enjoy the full flexibility of how you would like to explore places in fascinating Chiang Mai city or the provinces nearby. Whether it's for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping or business, the driver will accommodate your requirements and make sure you have a great experience.

Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

2. Chiang Mai Lunchtime 20 Dish Food Tasting Tour

The tour kicks off at the grounds of Wat Lok Moli Temple in central Chiang Mai. Greet your guide and fellow guests and hop aboard the traditional rod deang truck and take a ride up to the best indoor produce market in Thailand. Your foodie guide will take you on a tour and in between learning about the ingredients that go into Northern Thai cuisine, you'll snack on plenty of different Northern Thai classics. Expect things like herbal sai oua sausage, pork crackling with a nam prik num dipping sauce, deep-fried tofu and traditional Thai-style crispy crepes. Once you've had your fill, it's back onboard for the short journey to one of Chiang Mai's most fascinating districts. The city's most famous dish is khao soi, a fragrant coconut curry topped with crispy noodles, shallots and lime. Head to a tucked away little joint that serves the very best in town. The truck leaves at this point and your guide will take you on a walking tour through the area. Stop for a Thai iced tea and find out how Thailand's favorite drink is made before dropping into a local semi-outdoor eatery which specialises in gai yang chicken. Watch as your spatchcocked beauty sizzles over a charcoal grill before its served with zingy papaya salad. The tour concludes at a little ice cream maker whose been churning out creamy desserts since the 1970s. The choice of flavour is up to you, but you're in Thailand, so you'd be disappointed if you stick to vanilla. Afterwards, say goodbye to your fellow guests. Your guide will help you find transport back to your hotel should you wish.

Thai Luxury Spa Packages

3. Thai Luxury Spa Packages

Enjoy a variety of spa packages to choose from at Chiang Mai's award winning day spa in the heart of the historic old city. Start your spa visit with a complimentary pick-up service from your hotel within the Chiang Mai city area. Relax in the lush and tropical surroundings of the spa with ample green spaces and water features, while enjoying a home made herbal drink during your spa consultation. Use your own private air-conditioned room with en-suite shower. After your massage and spa treatment, your therapist will bring you to an air-conditioned area to enjoy a homemade ginger tea and a light snack. If you wish, you can relax at the spa or visit the adjacent café and restaurant. 

From Chiang Mai: Private Mae Sa Valley Hike & Bike Day Tour

4. From Chiang Mai: Private Mae Sa Valley Hike & Bike Day Tour

Depart Chiang Mai and journey to the Mae Sa Valley region in approximately 1 hour. Arrive at the start point of your adventure on the outskirts of a hill tribe village, where you will commence a 2.5-hour hike. Start with a gradual climb as you trek past some village houses, surrounded by unspoiled jungle. Follow your experienced guide - and perhaps a few friendly dogs - on the 5-kilometer walk. As this is a local trail, there’s a chance you will encounter locals going about their everyday tasks. Discover a variety of flora and fauna, as well as a cabbage farm and another hill tribe village. Listen as your local guide shares their knowledge of the area and explains the customs of village life in northern Thailand. Stop at a picturesque waterfall for a picnic lunch of homemade Thai cuisine. Then, begin your 20-kilometer cycling trip from the waterfall, starting with mostly downhill rides along a sealed road. Turn off the main road to find yourself riding through village alleyways, rice fields and the rural roads of the Mae Sa Valley. Bike a few of the off-road trails to really get off the beaten track. End at the Orchid Farm, where you can freshen up and have a quick browse before the drive back to Chiang Mai for an approximate arrival time of 5:30 PM.

Chiang Mai: Explore the Hidden Temples of Lampang Province

5. Chiang Mai: Explore the Hidden Temples of Lampang Province

Calling all adventurers! Come and discover the hilltop temples of Lampang province on a private tour. Experience breathtaking views of the tree covered mountains at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and see what could be a relic of the Buddha at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning to begin your private tour. Drive two and a half hours to Lampang province. Take a trip up to the site of Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and marvel at the beautiful pagodas of this temple on the top of the hill. Enjoy picturesque views over the province. Start walking up to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, an ancient Buddhist compound with one of the most beautiful wooden Lanna temples in Thailand. Spend some time inside the temple and see what is thought to be a relic of the Buddha. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your accommodation in Lampang city.

Chiang Mai & Pai: 2-Day Sticky Waterfalls Private Trip

6. Chiang Mai & Pai: 2-Day Sticky Waterfalls Private Trip

Start the tour with an 8 AM pick-up from your Chiang Mai city center hotel or the airport. First, head to Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located 3,500 feet above sea level and famous for its Golden pagoda. Visit the Sticky Buatong waterfall which has 3 main levels that can be hiked up with incredible mountain views. The limestone coating on the rocks makes them 'sticky' and easy to hold on to. Then, drive to Pai on a winding road through the mountains. Stop at the iconic iron memorial bridge which dates back to WWII and has become a popular photo spot. Afterward, check in to your hotel and spend the evening exploring the markets and local restaurants.  On day 2, get picked up from your hotel in Pai at 8 AM. Start the day with a visit to Baan Santichon Chinese Village at Yun Lai which boasts incredible views over the city. Journey up the hill to the Mae Yen temple which is home to a giant white Buddha. Head into the center of town for lunch. Then take a short drive out of Pai to stop at Coffee in Love where you can enjoy a drink or slice of cheesecake on the balcony. Last but not least, visit Pai Canyon where you can walk along stone paths and explore the natural scenery. Return to Chiang Mai at around 6 PM in a private car.

Chaing Mai: Private Trekking at Doi Inthanon and Pha Chor

7. Chaing Mai: Private Trekking at Doi Inthanon and Pha Chor

Enjoy a private trekking tour of Doi Inthanon National Park and Pha Chore canyon. Drive to the highest point in Thailand before your guided trek through the natural paths that run along the Pha Dok Soew Waterfall. Drive to Pha Chore and trek to the canyon with time for photos before heading back. Embark on your drive to Doi Inthanon National Park in the morning and find yourself at the highest point in Thailand. Bisit a stupa that contains the famous Chiang Mai King's ashes and admire The King and Queen Pagoda on the drive back down. Arrive at the trekking starting point and begin your guided trek along the Pha Dok Soew Waterfall. Feel the peace as you walk through the pristine nature and take photos as you please. Passby padded fields and try a coffee at Baan Mae Klang Luang. Take a break for lunch before driving to the Pha Chore canyon. Enjoy this mini trek to the great canyon, with time to relax in the area, gaze at the view, and take pictures. Head back to the hotel, rejuvinated and full of new knowledge.

Biking the Hills of Chiang Dao from Chiang Mai

8. Biking the Hills of Chiang Dao from Chiang Mai

Pick-up from your Chiang Mai hotel. You will be taken to the Chiang Dao valley region (vehicle transfer approximately 1.5 hours) to reach our starting point. The adventure for the day begins with a ride on mix paved road and trails through picturesque countryside leading to a Karen village. Continue to reach the Chiang Dao caves area for a delicious Thai lunch. (cycle 15 km) Visit and explore the caves (main chamber, with light). The second chamber can be added as an option with a small fees for the local guide, to be paid on the spot. After the caves, you'll ride on rural countryside roads, via the local market. Option to ride an off road loop to reach a village (off road forest trail, for avid mountain-bikers). Meet with our vehicle. After a day of exploring the Chiang Dao area on two wheels, you will be transferred back to your Chiang Mai accommodation (arrival time approximately 17.30). (Total distance varies between 25 km to 30km – depending on the route chosen and participant's fitness and abilities).

Chiang Mai: Ancient Temples Guided Spanish Tour

9. Chiang Mai: Ancient Temples Guided Spanish Tour

Discover some of Chiang Mai’s most stunning temples and discover delicious treats at a popular food market on a half-day tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. Choose from a shared group tour or a private tour. Meet your Spanish guide in front of the gates of the Wat Phra Sing temple, one of the most important and well-known temples in Chiang Mai. Explore the picturesque grounds and lush garden and get a deeper understanding of Buddhism and Buddhist monks.    Continue to uncover another jewel of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, an ancient temple that was used as a fortress to protect property and monarchy from Burmese invasions. Inside the enclosure, you will see the huge chedi, a traditional hemispherical structure, where the Emerald Buddha was once one display. Next, visit the oldest temple in Chiang Mai made of teak wood, Wat Phan Tao. Wander around and see the garden and the different enclosures. The temple’s chedi has many elephant figures around it, making it a photogenic point where you can see rituals on many days. Lastly, go to a local fruit and vegetable market with beautiful wall interiors. Listen as your guide informs you about how the produce is used in Thai cuisine. The tour will be at around 1:00 PM and your guide will give you recommendations for places to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Chiang Mai: Wat Doi Suthep and White Temple Private Day Trip

10. Chiang Mai: Wat Doi Suthep and White Temple Private Day Trip

07:00 A.M Guide pick up from your hotel. This tour will take you to important temples in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in 1 day. The tour starts at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is the most revered temple in Chiang Mai. You will head to the 600-year-old Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most important temple in Chiang Mai and a Buddhist pilgrimage destination, and here you can see panoramic views of Chiang Mai. After that, leave for Chiang Rai. A northern province of Thailand that is full of hills and beautiful nature. Stop to relax and stretch in the hot spring garden. Enjoy snacks such as boiled eggs that is boiled in the hot spring water. Then go to Wat Rong Khun or more commonly known as the White Temple, where the white color of the temple represents the purity of the Lord Buddha. Marvel at the white architecture decorated with glass, mirrors and intricate carvings. After eating delicious lunch at a local Thai restaurant, travel to Wat Rong Suea Ten Buddhist temple which showcases Buddhist art in blue design work by Puttha Kabkaew or Salanok, a student of Ajarn Chalermchai, before returning to Chiang Mai. Ending a wonderful full day tour.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

A beautiful day spent exploring the Doi Inthanon national park. Our driver Pon was simply the best. He is a very funny guy, a great driver, and took great care of us during the day, including helping us order delicious vegan food in a restaurant! He also had great suggestions on what to do and helped arrange everything! Exceptional service from a great company, Pon Chiang Mai Tours. We have booked them before and will hopefully do so in the future as well. You should too, you won't regret it.

We had a wonderful tour with Moui. She was very knowledgeable and showed us numerous interesting restaurants and dishes. We definitely would not have been able to find a lot of the restaurants without her. And even if we could, we would not have been able to order. These restaurants were small, local places and it was great to eat what the locals eat.

Great food trip across Bangkok. Not only do you try dishes that you would probably not order as a tourist, but you also learn a lot of background information about the food and the people from the guide. We recommend

Anna was great! She is knowledgeable, caring and sensitive to each of our needs. My family fully enjoyed this private tour and all the photos that she had helped us to take! Thumps up to Anna! :D

Pon, our driver/tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable in suggesting places we would want to visit.