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An active adventure tour through Thailand's Chiang Mai region.
Travel to Thailand and experience an intoxicating blend of ancient temples, steamy rainforest trails and raucous markets in Chiang Mai. This is a full-throttle short break that features the best Thailand’s northern region has to offer. Tackle the world-famous Mae Taeng River rapids on a rafting excursion, hike through local villages and temperate rainforests, cycle through the fruit orchards and temple ruins dotted around the countryside and climb the ancient staircase to the hilltop of Doi Suthep in time for sunset. Combine this with shopping expeditions through Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar, encountering friendly faces around every corner and feasting on superb Thai cuisine. A perfect blend of energetic pursuits and enchanting sights , this trip is bound to leave you breathless!
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Travel to Thailand and head to chilled-out Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand. The friendly locals, the vibrant Night Bazaar, the fascinating old town bounded by moats and the many ancient ruins enthral travellers from around the world. Hit the markets, temple-hop or relax with a soothing massage.
After breakfast, head off to visit the temple complex of Doi Suthep and climb the 300 steps of its naga stairway. Be rewarded at the top with spectacular panoramas. Later, saddle up for a cycling adventure through green fields following the Ping River downstream. Call into a former leper colony, now a rehabilitation centre, to gain insight into the activities of the missionaries in days gone by. Continue on to discover the real rural Thailand, cruising past orchards, farms and the occasional colourful village. Explore the temple ruins of Wiang Kum Kam on the way back into town.
Get set for an action packed day meeting Chiang Mai's elephants. Visit colourful hilltribe villages, jump onto a mountain bike and tackle dirt roads to arrive at a picnic lunch spot. After refuelling, it's time to raft down the Mae Taeng River and its 14 gorges.
There's always something to see and do in Thailand's cosmopolitan capital of the north. Join a cooking class, trawl through bustling markets or wander the serene grounds of one of the 300 temples found in Chiang Mai.
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