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  • Karen Long Neck hill tribe village
  • The Royal Flora temple is a great photo opportunity on your Thailand vacation.
  • A mature male bull elephant in the jungle near Chiang Mai
  • Meditation Buddha statue under a Bodhi tree
  • Phra That Doi Suthep Pagoda on Doi Inthanon mountain

Our Chiang Mai Tours

The city of Chiang Mai is located in the northern region of Thailand, approximately 700 km away from Bangkok. Located in Chiang Mai Province, among the highest mountains in Thailand, Chiang Mai sits at an elevation of 316 metres, giving it a more temperate climate. Once considered a major trading route, the city runs along Ping River, a major tributary to the Chao Phraya River.

Chiang Mai History

Chiang Mai, meaning ‘new city,’ was founded by King Mengrai in 1296 and succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital of the Lanna kingdom. Nearby Burma (now Myanmar), as well as troops of the Mongol Empire were constant threats, so the city was surrounded by a wall and moat. Eventually occupied by the Burmese in 1556, Chiang Mai later became part of Siam in 1775. Chiang Mai started growing economically and culturally, and soon became the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand.

Chiang Mai Vacation Highlights

Today, Chiang Mai’s walled city is its historic centre, and features 30 ancient Buddhist temples. One of the most famous is Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Founded in 1383, this temple overlooks the city from Doi Suthep Mountain, located 13kms away, and stands as one of Chiang Mai’s cultural icons and can be experienced on Chiang Mai tours.

Amidst its cultural heritage and found on the outskirts of the city, Chiang Mai features an elephant farm, where visitors can take elephant rides through the lush jungle, leading to the nearby Karen Hill Tribe Village, home to various tribes including the Long Necks, best known for neck rings worn by their women.

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Thailand Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Thailand vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Thailand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Thailand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Thailand for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Thailand tours today!

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After your Thailand vacation consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages and India tours plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Deluxe Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish your tour with a luxury resort stay in Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 1,696
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  • Romantic Thailand

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This chic romantic journey through Thailand has it all. Stay in unique and luxurious accommodations, including a treehouse, a riverside sanctuary, and an elephant camp, relax on idyllic beaches on Phuket and Koh Yao Noi, and explore the cultural landmarks of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and bustling Bangkok.
    Duration:
    16 Days
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    US$ 5,069
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  • Hike, Bike & Hilltribes Northern Thailand

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This active adventure combines nature, culture, and luxury hotel comforts on a journey through Thailand. Begin in Bangkok with a countryside cycle tour to temples and floating markets. Then travel north to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to hike in lush jungles, cycle to ancient ruins, and visit remote hilltribe villages.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,575
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  • Classic Thailand for Foodies: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Samui

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the land of smiles with a foodie twist – travel to Thailand with Goway and be introduced to the best of its culinary traditions!
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,610
    Trip Type:
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  • Spiritual Thailand: Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the spiritual side of Thailand on this journey to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. During your week-long vacation, you’ll meet monks, learn to meditate, and venture to remote hilltribe villages to better understand Thailand’s cultural practices and traditions.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,096
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  • Chiang Mai Signature

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The past and present merge in this city rich in traditional heritage and culture. From temples to festivals and from handicrafts to local cuisines, Chiang Mai can’t fail to charm.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 581
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  • Classic Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish in the fabled resort of Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,724
    Trip Type:
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  • Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: With a background of terraced rice fields and mountains, this gem is located in a valley just outside the city. Add to this, Four Seasons’ flawless service and you have perfect symmetry.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,055
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  • Signature Pai

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Journey to Northern Thailand and discover one of the country’s hidden gems on this getaway to Pai. As you explore this small town around three hours from Chiang Mai, you’ll tour Chinese villages, delve into massive limestone caves, and experience some of the most beautiful landscape in all of Thailand.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Samui

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: A combination of three totally different aspects of Thailand – lively Bangkok with its Grand Palace and temples, Chiang Mai with its quiet charm and scenery and Ko Samui, a charming beach resort.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Thai Ancient Kingdoms: River Kwai, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Travel through the heart of old Siam on this Thailand tour that emphasises the cultural aspects of this ancient kingdom. You’ll also explore the history of the River Kwai, old Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences
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  • Chiang Mai Spa & Wellness: Rarinjinda

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: This deluxe, tailor-made wellness package is a wonderful addition to your stay in Chiang Mai. We have included a spa treatment for each day which you can do before or after your chosen day tours.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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