Active Chiang Mai

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Active Chiang Mai.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

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!

  • Embark on an adventure tour from Chiang Mai
  • Climb to Doi Suthep's summit
  • Meet Chiang Mai elephants
  • Cycle along the Ping River
  • Explore the incredible ruins of Wiang Kum Kam
  • Tackle white water rapids on the Mae Taeng River
  • Experience Thailand's rural charm

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Day 1 Arrive Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Day 2 Doi Suthep Temple/Cycling

Chiang Mai means 'new city', even though it was founded in 1296! It's a favourite among travellers due to its relaxed feel and cultural richness.

Day 3 Elephant Ride/Rafting

The enchanting countryside around Chiang Mai offers a multitude of sights to explore - hilltop temples, friendly villages, lush rainforest and river rapids.

Day 4 Depart Chiang Mai

The most vibrant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is famous for its cuisine and may be home to many of your favourite Thai dishes.