Day Trips in Chiang Mai

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Day Trips from Chiang Mai

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7–8 hours
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$41.27
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Adventure Tours
10–12 hours
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$66.46
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6+ hours
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$121.00
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Car Tours
5 hours
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$64.62
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Bus Tours
9–10 hours
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$48.84
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$40.00
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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$124.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$150.00
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Adventure Tours
5 hours
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$60.68
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Bus Tours
5–6 hours
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$50.57
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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$138.50
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$49.00
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Bus Tours
7–8 hours
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$54.90
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$115.30
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$105.00
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Full-day Tours
8–9 hours
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  • Jerod
    Royal Oak, MI4 contributions
    Great day filled with multiple stops, lunch and great host Pia. Had a little rain but didn’t take away from the day.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • MacKilt
    Cirencester, England205 contributions
    This was a very good trip, and very good value for money!.....we packed a lot into the available time. Difficult to fault any of the experiences...we got up close and personal with the elephants, the lunch was simple but very tasty, the royal shrines at Doi Inthanon were awesome, and the hike (albeit a little slippy) was invigorating.

    The only downsides are...it's a long day. (12 hours+). Also "small groups" are a bit of a misnomer. It's true that each mini-bus takes 10-12 people....but the company has a fleet of theses buses. Wasn't too bad for the elephants (as I think different buses went to different reserves)......but for the hike 100+ people descended on the start point at the same time (it was a bit busy)
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • RuthieAnnie2022
    Chiang Mai, Thailand1 contribution
    This was the best experience! We stopped at a fruit stand and bought pineapples and watermelons for the elephants. We fed them, we took a hike in the jungle with them. We then had lunch, they provided, it was absolutely delicious! After lunch we played in the mud with them, then down to the river for play and elephant cleaning. I would strongly recommend. What you need to bring, swim suit , water shoes, towel, bug patch(spray) and sunscreen. And of course a camera to cherish the moments!
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Michael R
    1 contribution
    Great tour! Our guide and driver were professional and knowledgeable about each of the temples and really provided a relaxing atmosphere without feeling rushed which allowed us to enjoy each stop.
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • Demo1
    2 contributions
    Walking around and exploring the temples Was enjoyable. Seeing the countryside on the way to the temple was also enjoyable. However the van driver was way to Aggressive behind the wheel the ladies were terrified. Way to fast on the Curves Other than that it was a pretty good tour.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Andra
    1 contribution
    Lovely tour and tour guide! M explained so many things about culture and history, was very kind and thoughtful, always thinking about what we might need. The tour is long and a bit tiring but worth the experience.
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • zoe p
    5 contributions
    Had such a wonderful experience on this tour! Our guide, Non, was so knowledgeable and funny. I learned so much about Thai culture and the monastery and got to see so many different parts of Chiang Mai. Would highly recommend this tour!
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • Edd & Marta
    8 contributions
    We had a wonderful time on this trip and everything was perfectly organized.
    They picked us up at your place in Chiang Mai and drove us to the waterfalls and then to the highest peak in Doi Inthanon.
    After that, we had a 2-hour trek on a stunning nature trail, amazing! We went to see the giant king and queen pagodas and then for Thai lunch: a lot of food and delicious too!
    Finally a quick stop at the local market and at a Karen village where we had coffee and tea tasting, and you could buy gifts too.
    The guide was very knowledgeable, explained lots of interesting things and spoke good English.
    The only thing is that the van was a bit tight and not super comfortable, but other than that everything was really amazing!
    I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to escape the city and be in touch with nature in this beautiful natural park!
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • AB C
    5 contributions
    White water rafting was an adventure!!!! Felt safe because at the scary parts there’s lots of staff to help! But lemme get started with ATVing yo the different terrain is pretty dang awesome!!!!! If you your used to bumpy rides and the thrill of it. It’s a must!!!!
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • Paige Barrow
    5 contributions
    Quad biking in the jungle was amazing!!
    The guides were lovely showed us the ropes we even got to meet some of the village people in the mountains! The views are to die for we didn’t want to leave.
    The food provided was delicious and all the facilities were lovely and clean! We will definitely be back for more adventures!!
    Written October 29, 2022
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  • travelingmommaof4
    6 contributions
    During our stay in Chiang Mai, I booked this tour for myself and my two sons ages 15 & 17. Our guide Mr. Chai was kind and patient and took the time to teach us about Thailand’s history, Buddhist culture / tradition and about the various foliage we were seeing in the National Park. He also took photos of the 3 of us in all of the various stops. The waterfalls were beautiful and despite it raining when we first reached the pagoda, we lucked out in that the clouds parted for a time and we were able to see some nice views of the area. The tour was a great way to spend one of our days in Chiang Mai and I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Ariel H
    30 contributions
    This experience combined so many different things I can't believe we fit it all in one day. We visited the Karen Tribe, had the most lovely Karen tribe member who trekked with us to their local waterfall. Along the way he pointed out so many things in nature we would have missed, with the highlight being a cinnamon tree! We then had the Karen tribes coffee, which I regret not buying, and lunch in a local village. We also visited the roof of Thailand (highest point in Thailand), Doi Inthanon, a farmers market where we purchased dried a lot of dry fruit (I still dream about how good the coconut chips were), and finished the day at the Wachirathan waterfall, which we learned was given to the current King of Thailand as gift because he loved it so much as a child.

    We were lucky enough to have Puma as our tour guide for the day. She was prompt with pickup and was so wonderful explaining the context and culture of each of our stops. I learned so much about the Thai and Karen tribe history, culture, and language. I wish we could have had her as our guide the entire time we were in Thailand. It was clear that she had developed a personal and special relationship with the Karen tribe which made the trip even that more special. Thank you Puma, you made this day so unforgettable!
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • Jill D
    6 contributions
    First the positives: Matthew our tour guide was great. Both temples were simply beautiful and on the whole made the 12hr round trip very worth while. The lunch after the White temple was excellent thank you and could only be bettered by the blue ice-cream later on, just delicious!

    For improvements: Whilst meeting the women of the Karen tribe was amazing, we didn’t expect the market stall context, or the hard sell from the non Karen tribe ladies (this felt a little uncomfortable). Also our driver drove very fast and a number of passengers in the mini bus found this unsettling.

    On the whole though, a great day, thank you 😊
    Written July 27, 2022
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  • HungryTravlr
    Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
    Otto was very knowledgeable and understood what we liked after we chatted a bit. He was happy to take us to the touristy places en route to Chiang Rai but even happier when he realised we liked to venture off the beaten path.

    His suggestions on Doi Chaang, the cafe scene there were spot on. We booked his services from 7am to 12 midnight. It was a very long day. But through it all Otto drove very well, and was very considerate. Highly recommended.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Bethany Z
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States7 contributions
    So amazing! I’m a pretty active person and would consider this to be more challenging than moderate but not quite advanced. The hike up the mountain is steep and worth the views of the waterfalls. Lunch at the top in the village also has great views. The bike down is kind of nuts. If you want, you can go super fast. Highly recommend for the adventurous traveler.
    Written November 5, 2022
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