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Private Sankampaeng and Bo Sang Handicraft Tour
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Private Sankampaeng and Bo Sang Handicraft Tour

Looking to take home an authentic memento? Northern Thailand has a long tradition of handmade crafts, making it a great place to shop for the real deal. On this private tour you'll see traditional skills in action at a handicraft workshop, and get to flex your bargaining muscles bartering for silk scarves, jewellery, teakwood furniture, pottery and more.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Ancient cities tour of Wiang Kum Kam and Wat Chiang Man
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Ancient cities tour of Wiang Kum Kam and Wat Chiang Man

Explore the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam on a day trip from Chiang Mai.

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Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
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Doi Suthep & City Temples Small Group Tour
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Doi Suthep & City Temples Small Group Tour

You can check off a trio of Thailand's top temples with this small group tour. You'll visit the ancient shrine at Wat Chedi Louang, wander the royal flower gardens of Wat Saun Dok, and make the monk's pilgrimage up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai's most sacred temple. Highlights include the Golden Lanna Pagoda and epic views over the city.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Overnight Elephant Sanctuary Experience
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Overnight Elephant Sanctuary Experience

Live the life of an elephant keeper for the day. Head deep into the jungles of Chiang Mai and learn how to be a traditional Southeast Asian elephant handler. At a top Thai sanctuary, you'll find out how to feed, bathe and play with these gentle giants. Then, after spending the night in a local family's home, there's a morning jaunt to a waterfall for a swim.

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Duration more than 24 hours
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Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Experience
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Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Experience

This Chiang Mai experience has one very big attraction – elephants. Visit one of Thailand's top sanctuaries and learn how to become a mahout – a traditional Southeast Asian elephant handler. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, you'll feed, bathe and play with these gentle giants in an incredible half-day adventure.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Chiang Mai Temples Private Tour
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Chiang Mai Temples Private Tour

Enter ancient Chiang Mai's city walls to visit five of northern Thailand's most sacred temples. Admire the impressive architecture of Wat Phra Singh and Wat Jed Yod, visit the oldest temple in the region at Wat Chiang Mun, and stop by the centuries-old Wat Chedi Luang, plus the Sri Lankan-style Wat Suan Dok – resting place of the Chet Don Dynasty.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Ping River Bike Tour in Chiang Mai
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Ping River Bike Tour in Chiang Mai

Experience traditional Thai life as you pedal alongside the Ping River on this easy cycling tour. You'll see Chiang Mai's ancient temples and timeless countryside come into view and visit a former leper colony that's now a rehabilitation centre. Plus, you'll get to explore Wiang Kum Kam – the 700-year-old ruins of the Lanna kingdom's capital.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Massage Treatments at Oasis Spa Chiang Mai
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Massage Treatments at Oasis Spa Chiang Mai

A Thai massage is synonymous with relaxation and reinvigoration. And the Oasis Spa Massage is the place to go to for your ultimate Thai massage experience. You'll encounter a wealth of oriental healing remedies made from herbs and hot compresses supplied by villages in the Chiang Mai area.What's more, the range of massage products is world-class. There's the two-hour King of Oasis, a deep energy, excellence massage with stretching. It combines a herbal hot compress with an aromatherapy hot oil. And there's the two-hour Queen of Oasis, which mixes Swedish, aromatherapy and hot stone massages.Lasting just an hour are the Aromatherapy and the Oasis Four Hands, which causes the body to resonate and relax. While the Tok Sen – originally from the northern Thailand – features 90 minutes of tapping and stretching along meridian lines with herbal balms. And there's also the 2.5-hour Siamese Therapeutic Wisdom, which combines herbal hot compress, balm and deep tissue massages.

free cancellation
Duration up to 2 hours
Entrance Fees Included
Elephant Experience & Jungle Nature Walk
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Elephant Experience & Jungle Nature Walk

An up-close elephant experience is the big attraction on this trip. Visit one of Thailand's top elephant sanctuaries where you'll help feed, bathe and play with these gentle giants in the water. After lunch, you'll take a 90-minute trek through the jungle alongside them and finish with a final photo of you and your new friend in a countryside camp.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
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Half-Day Chang Chill Elephant Sanctuary Tour
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Half-Day Chang Chill Elephant Sanctuary Tour

Traditional Thailand to a tee, this trip combines an up-close elephant experience with a visit to a remote hill tribe. Head to one of Chiang Mai's top elephant sanctuaries where you'll learn how to feed, bathe and play with these gentle giants. Then, you'll meet the Karen hill people to see ancient crafts in action and buy some real-deal souvenirs.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Doi Suthep Temple with Meo Doi Pui Village
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Doi Suthep Temple with Meo Doi Pui Village

Like a mighty king surveying all he sees, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep looms large over Chiang Mai. Travel to the mountaintop throne of northern Thailand's most sacred temple for epic views over the city, a visit to the famous Golden Lanna Pagoda and a 4x4 ride to Meo Doi Pui village – home of the ancient Hmong hill tribe.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Chiang Mai Countryside Cycling Tour
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Chiang Mai Countryside Cycling Tour

Pedal through rice paddies and places where life has remained the same for centuries with this Chiang Mai bike tour. Cycling alongside the Ping River, we'll visit villages where locals live off the land, learn about – and taste – traditional Thai products, and pay respect at a typical temple. What's more, there's lunch at a country restaurant, too.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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