On a Private Tour of Chiang Mai, Thailand you will recharge your batteries and relax in this stunningly beautiful yet magical medieval City. Thailand's northern capital Chiang Mai is a fabulous escape from the busy and sometimes hectic city life that is Bangkok.
The beautiful lush forest surrounding the area with Monasteries and Temples nestled around the hills is a breathtaking backdrop with some of the temples now been converted into little hotels you can book your Sightseeing Tour of Chiang Mai.
The town is overflowing with tradition, friendly natives, international cuisine markets, a significant number of stunning temples with a soothing, relaxed vibe and the lovely landscapes time will just melt away. It is a beautiful little place and worth a visit while you are exploring the region.
The original traditions of the town and its people have not changed, and you will love your time here. Join one of our Private Tours and discover why Chiang Mai is Thailand's “Rose of the North." Read More...
Sail Down the Mae Ping on a Guided Tour and See the Stunning Views
Sail Down The Mae Ping on a guided tour and see stunning views, on this tour you will pass some unique places and be in awe of the fabulous centre of Chiang Mai.
Take a sightseeing tour of Chiang Mai on a motorboat ride, stop to see nearby farm's, fruit gardens with natural herb beds. Enjoy a traditional khan toke evening meal or try a Far Northern Thai meal and soak in the amazing culture.
On some of the private tour's, guests can eat like locals do on the floor around a heavy ladened tray with some of Bangkok's culinary delights while watching the mountain tribes dancers entertain you.
Places to Visit in Chiang Mai Thailand
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Take a Private Tour of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan Temple, this grand temple has a wide selection of golden Buddha's and see the beautiful decorative zodiac signs everywhere. You can make a small donation and a wish according to your birth sign! At the monk chat corner, you can sit for as long as you want and have a great conversation with the Monks. The price for entry is extremely low and has many great photograph opportunities.
Phra Singh Temple
A fabulous Phra Singh Temple is a must see Private Tour, see where the monks and their carers still live in its compound which is classed as a Royal Temple! The massive golden tower is just stunning! You can sit and talk to the monks, and they will wrap a small white bracelet around your wrist in gratitude for your attendance and any donations you would like to make. If you wish you can join in the prayer session around 5 pm.
Wat Doi Suthep
The Wat Doi Suthep temple is busy all through the year with tourists and Buddhist pilgrims from across the world. It provides visitors a fantastic insight into the traditional ways of the surrounding area. Every evening, seven days a week at 6 pm you will hear and see the temple monks chant as this glorious chorus sends shivers down your spine! On a Private Tour climb the 304 steps to reach this beautiful temple.
Bua Thong Sticky Waterfalls
On a Private Guided Tour of the Bua Thong Sticky Waterfalls, you will take on a bit of an adventure, pack your backpack and bring your picnic and visit these incredible waterfalls. The unique sticky residue on the mountain at the waterfalls makes it a safe for climbers or all levels. Once you are at the top take a rest and look at the beautiful scenery, enjoy your picnic and decide if, you want to take the jump.
Night Time Bazaar
Chiang Mai is the handicraft central of Thailand; the night-time bazaar/market is the biggest one of its kind offering fantastic types of various crafts famous in the Chiang Mai area. The local people like nothing better than to haggle with you and have some banter, so you get you the best bargain!! The small and windy streets with their unique charm are lovely to see day or night!
Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
A Private Tour of The Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is an ideal place to trek up the mountain and see the many temples or enjoy the amazing forests and the view from the top. The Park is 2200 meters above the city and has some breathtaking views. If you do not fancy a trek hire a Private Tour jeep to take you to the top, you will pass many beautiful places and waterfalls; it is so serene and peaceful you will love it.
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
A fun and interactive museum in Chiang Mai is a family favourite with plenty of photo opportunities. Wear shoes you can just slip off as you will have them off more than on!! while you get down and dirty between the exhibits.
It's full of optical illusions; you can visit Egypt or see the dinosaur's roaming around at this museum. Price's are reasonable and worth is for this unique experience in Thailand.
Chiang Mai Night Safari
Do a safari tour with a difference; the Chiang Mai Night Safari might be just for you. On your guided tour see the wild animals up close and personal you will feel like you are in Jurassic Park hurling through the forest taking in the wild beasts!! You can take some bananas and carrots, and you might get the chance to feed the giraffes and zebra.
It's an incredible experience made better because it is in the night !!
Chiang Mai Zoo
In the 1950's Harold Mason Young, a child of United States missionaries began rescuing and taking care of injured and orphaned animals. His passion for helping animals grew and The Chiang Mai Zoo grew from strength to strength and now spans over 24 acres and has various incredible animals housed there. With it's two large aquariums this Zoo is a fun family day out.
Elephant Nature Recreation Park
Positioned outside Chiang Mai; the Elephant Nature Recreation Park rescues orphaned and wounded elephants from around the country. With a Private Tour of Chiang Mai see this unique shelter which also houses cats and dogs. You could come to visit, or if you love elephants, you can actually spend a one-week stay and volunteer to look after the animals. What a great opportunity to learn about the park and the great work this Park does.
Travel Tips for Chiang Mai
Best Time To Visit Chiang Mai
For a sightseeing tour, your should visit Chaing Mai during the wet season! Yes, I know that's a strange thing to say, but there are fewer tourists, the animals and birds are more active, and the greenery is thriving and lush!.
Also, prices for flights and accommodation are way much lower than the peak season !! So for me, May through to September is my favourite time!
Typical Costs in Chiang Mai
A typical daily amount of money you would need is around 40 $ per person; this includes your accommodation, transport, food, alcohol, water, some shopping for souvenirs and tipping at restaurants. All in all, I found everything to be very cheap but of an excellent standard. I did find it is cheaper to book ahead for accommodation, airport transfers and Private Tours.
Know Before Visiting Chiang Mai
On a guided tour you can pop in and chat with the monks most days. This is a unique experience and free, they love to explain their culture and learn some English as well. Try and learn a few words as the locals really appreciate that, Hello is SAWATDEE (say what Dee ) Goodbye is LAR KORN (la gone) and Thank You is KWAWB KHUN ( cop coon). Remember book accommodation and transfers with your Tour company before arriving.
Weather in Chiang Mai
The weather here has a continental climate; the temperatures are a lot different than those cities closer to the sea. Mid-March to the end of May is super hot with temperatures rising over 40 degrees! The coolest but enjoyable time is from October to March when the weather is lovely with a breeze and ideal for trekking or walking around the sites.