- Exotic Bangkok, 4 days
- River Kwai Jungle Rafts, 3 days
- River Kwai Cruise, 4 days
- Pattaya Beach, 4 days
- Hua Hin, 4 days
- Koh Chang Beach, 4 days
SOUTHERN THAILAND – BEACHES & ISLANDS
- Phuket Stopover, 4 days
- Krabi Stopover, 4 days
- Phi Phi Island Stopover, 4 days
- Samui Stopover, 3 days
- Koh Lanta, 3 days
- Koh Pha Ngan, 3 days
- Koh Tao, 3 days
- Elephant Hill – Jungle Safari Experience, 3 days
- Phuket Beach Escape
- Samui Beach Escape
- Thai Island Hopper, 10 days
- East Thai Island Hopper, 10 days
- Chiang Mai, 4 days
- Chiang Mai Adventure Trek, 2 days
- Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle, 2 days
- Eco Lodge Hilltribe Trekking, 4 days
- Mae Hong Son – Long Neck Hilltribe, 2 days
- Hilltribe Trekking, Elephants & Rafting, 4 days
- Northern Thailand Explorer, 5 days
- Bangkok to Chiang Mai Connector, 3 Days
- Classic Thailand w/Phuket, 10 days
- Classic Thailand w/Samui, 10 days
MULTI-DESTINATION TRAVEL IDEAS
Orion Expedition Cruises
- Eastern & Oriental Express
Train between Bangkok & Singapore
- Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, 4 days
- Gems of South East Asia, 10 days
- Classic Southeast Asia, 10 days
STAYS OF DISTINCTION
Elephant bath in Thailand
Wat Chedi Luang, Thailand
Thailand Independent Travel Ideas
Experience the merging of the past into the present in Chiang Mai where locals are proud of the city's 700-year history. Its rich traditional heritage and unique culture is a perfect foundation for the development of the city. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to find in the heart of the city centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels.
The old city of Chiang Mai with its fascinating indigenous cultural identity such as diverse dialects, cuisine, architecture, traditional values, festivals, handicrafts and classical dances is a prime location in its own right. In addition, the presence of hill tribes and their wealth of unique cultures enhance Chiang Mai's distinctive diversity.
Day 1. Arrive Chiang Mai.
You will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.
Day 2. Touring Chiang Mai.
Today's half day city sightseeing tour includes three of Chiang Mai's temples, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Saun Dok. Visit Varoros Market before returning to your Hotel. (B)
Day 3. Mountains and Hilltribes.
A half day of sightseeing visiting the beautiful Doi Suthep Temple situated on the top of a mountain with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Later visit a local village and meet the colourful Meo hilltribe. (B)
Day 4. Chiang Mai to your next stop.
Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your onward flight. Stay longer if you wish. (B)
Join any day.
Please request prices for the time you wish to travel.
Return airport transfers, three nights hotel accommodation with private facilities, meals as shown by BLD, one and a half day's of sightseeing.
Please click the hotel of your choice from the list below.
Chiang Mai is a popular place for a jungle trek which Goway can arrange. Half day or full day Voluntourism programs are also available.
CHIANG MAI ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS:
HALF DAY: ELEPHANTS AT WORK FARMS
Visit the wooden area in the north of the City to see elephants at work at the Mae Sa Elephant camp. See a demonstration of Elephants at work and also watching them take their morning bath in the running streams before starting their daily training and work.
Afterwards, depart for the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden which was established in 1992 in order to gather, conserve and strengthen studies and research on Thai plants with an extensive library in the main building. More than 700 species of plants with the emphasis on Thai flora have been collected in the Glasshouses. Later visit a large Orchid Nursery and a Butterfly Farm.
FULL DAY: ELEPHANT SAFARI & RAFTING WITH LUNCH
Leave for the Chiang Dao young Elephant training camp (56 km/35 miles away) in the morning, observing the elephants take their morning bath in the stream before commencing their daily works such as pulling logs, piling logs and other interesting activities. Then you will experience a riding safari by Elephant into the jungle.
Later, start your next adventure on a bamboo rafting trek down a stretch of the Ping River. Lunch will be provided. Late afternoon, arrive back at your hotel.
FULL DAY: ELEPHANT SAFARI & OX-CART RIDE
First stop is at beautiful Orchid Nursery & Butterfly Farm in the Mae Sa district. Then travel through the hilly, wooden area to the north of the city to see "Elephants at Work" at Mae Taman camp a lovely place among the hills, Afterwards, you will experience an Elephant trek across rivers and through the jungle for half-an hour. This will be followed by another half hour Ox-Cart ride which gives you an insight into the life and surroundings of the village people. Lunch will be provided.
Later you will start your next adventure with bamboo rafting down a 5 km/3 mile stretch of the Mae Taeng River.
THAI COOKING CLASS:
FULL DAY: CHIANG MAI COOKERY SCHOOL
Thai food has emerged as one of the world's favourite cuisines. A wide range of fresh herbs and spices are found in Thai Kitchen. The proper use of these ingredients is regarded as a culinary art in Thailand. Many of these herbs and spices can be found in Western countries, but cannot compare to fresh Thai products.
The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School offers a choice of 5 different one-day courses. Each Course has been designed as a one-day course so that the students will learn all the main techniques for cooking Thai food. The classes can accommodate up to 35 people.