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Thai Cookery School

Thai cookery lessons every day at our Thai Cookery School. Learn how to make Green curry, Pad Thai and Papaya salad as well as many other popular Thai dishes.

 

 

Whitewater Rafting

Chiang Mai Whitewater Rafting trip. International standard rafting - daily trips from June - February.

 

Elephant Tours

Elephant Tours around Chiang Mai - visiting elephant camps and elephant riding.

 

More .... One Day Tours available in Chiang Mai which can be combined to make a 5 day tour

Mae Ta Man Elephant Camp

Chomthong and the South

Chomthong and Hilltribe Village

Chiang Dao Elephant Camp

Chiang Dao Elephant Camp & Cave

Mao On Cave

Chiang Dao Elephant Camp & "Long Neck" Tribe

Doi Inthanon National Park

Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle

Doi Suthep & Handicrafts

"Long Neck" tribe & Chiang Dao Caves

Lampang

Chiang Dao Elephant Camp & Palong Tribe

Mahout Training Course

Thai Cookery Course
 

Chiang Mai Five Day Tours - a choice of 5 day itineraries in Chiang Mai.
These can be booked with or without accommodation.
Click here for choice of accommodation.
 

Choice 1

Doi Suthep Temple & Handicrafts
Two Day Trek - Encounter with Nature
Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle
One Day Thai Cookery Course

Choice 2

Doi Suthep Temple, Vieng Kum Kham & Handicrafts
Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle-  Karen Homestay - 3 Day Tour
One Day Thai Cookery Course
 

Choice 3

Doi Suthep Temple & Handicrafts
Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle- Golden Triangle Explorer - 3 Day Tour
One Day Thai Cookery Course

 


Five days in Chiang Mai - Choice 1

Day 1 -  Doi Suthep temple and handicrafts - This tour starts at 9am. You are picked up from your hotel by your guide.
First drive from your hotel up to Doi Suthep Temple, which is approx. 12kms from downtown Chiang Mai. The majority of the route is a winding uphill journey passing through Doi Suthep National Park. At the base of the hill you will pass Chiang Mai Zoo and the Kruba Srivichai Monument.
At the end of the journey, we leave the car at the base of the temple steps. You can reach the temple by climbing the 190 steps or by taking the small "cable car" to the top.
Once at the temple you can admire the magnificent views over the temple valley as well as the temple atmosphere and architecture. The highlight is the inner sanctum which houses the enormous golden stupa.
Drive down from Doi Suthep and have lunch. Afterwards visit some of the many handicraft villages in the Sankamphaeng area. As well as seeing products you will be able to see  how they are made. Products include - celadon, silver, furniture, jewellery, lacquerware, silk, saa paper, handmade umbrellas and more. Plenty of opportunities for buying bargains and beautiful handmade products.
The tour ends when you are taken back to your hotel at approx. 5pm (L)

Day 2 & 3 -  Two Day Trek - Close Encounter with Nature 
Day 2    Drive south of Chiang Mai to an elephant camp and ride on the elephants for 1 hour. Continue driving on to a Karen village, stopping for lunch on the way. From the Karen village walk for 2 hours through the foothills of Doi Inthanon, passing two waterfalls on the way. Our final stop is another Karen village, where we spend the night. (L,D)
Day 3     Walk for 1 hour in the morning, passing through a Karen village and then rejoin the truck to drive on to the raft camp. We stop for lunch on the way. In the afternoon raft down the river for 1 hour. Then drive back to Chiang Mai.  (B,L)

Day 4 -  Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle - This tour starts at 7.30am. You are picked up from your hotel by your guide.
Drive north-east from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (approx. 180kms). On the way stop at the hot springs at Mae Kachan and then continue on to Chiang Rai. Tour around the town of Chiang Rai and continue driving to Chiang Saen (approx. 60kms). In Chiang Saen explore the old temples including Wat Pa Sak; also visit the museum. Then drive a bit further to Sop Ruak, this is the place where you can see the three countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma. Stop here briefly, then drive to Mae Sai. Mae Sai is a border town on the Thai-Burmese border. There is a market to browse around and look for Burmese products or some products which have been brought from China. After  Mae Sai we start to head for Chiang Mai, visiting hilltribe villages on the way back to Chiang Mai.
This tour ends when you are taken back to your hotel at approx. 8pm. (L)

Day 5 -  Thai Cookery Course - Take a one day Thai Cookery course at the Green Mango Thai Cookery School. The day includes a visit to the market, preparation of curry paste from scratch, explanation of rice preparation & cooking, and the cooking and preparation of five Thai dishes. Also tasting of Thai fruits or dessert. The course runs daily and menu varies according to day.
Example of Mondays menu =
1. Market visit
2. Cooking and preparation of sticky rice and steamed rice
3.  Somtam (Papaya Salad)
4. Tom Kha Gai (Chicken in coconut milk soup)
5. Khao Pad Phak sai Kai (Fried Rice with vegetables & egg) 
6. Nam Phrik Ong (Northern Style Spicy minced pork)
7. Steamed local vegetables to be eaten with Nam Phrik
8.  Gluay Nam Cheum (Fried Bananas with coconut toffee and icecream)
9. Tasting Thai desserts

Pick up and drop off from/to city hotels and guesthouses is included. You get your own recipe book to take home.
Not to be missed for fans of Thai food & cooking. (L)

Click here for enquiries and bookings

 

Waterfall

 


Five days in Chiang Mai - Choice 2

Day 1 -  Doi Suthep temple, Vieng Kum Kham and handicrafts - This tour starts at 9am. You are picked up from your hotel by your guide.
First drive from your hotel up to Doi Suthep Temple, which is approx. 12kms from downtown Chiang Mai. The majority of the route is a winding uphill journey passing
through Doi Suthep National Park. At the base of the hill you will pass Chiang Mai Zoo
and the Kruba Srivichai Monument.
At the end of the journey, we leave the car at the base of the temple steps. You can reach the temple by climbing the 190 steps or by taking the small "cable car" to the top.
Once at the temple you can admire the magnificent views over the temple valley as well as the temple atmosphere and architecture. The highlight is the inner sanctum which houses the enormous golden stupa.
Drive down from Doi Suthep and have lunch. On the way to the handicraft centres visit the ancient site of Chiang Mai at Vieng Kum Kham, and walk around the ancient city site of King Mengrai (the founder of Chiang Mai). Afterwards visit some of the many handicraft villages in the Sankamphaeng area. As well as seeing products you will be able to see
how they are made. Products include - celadon, silver, furniture, jewellery, lacquerware, silk, saa paper, handmade umbrellas and more. Plenty of opportunities for buying bargains and beautiful handmade products.
The tour ends when you are taken back to your hotel at approx. 5pm (L)

Day 2, 3, 4 -  Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle - Karen Hilltribe Homestay

Day 2   Drive north of Chiang Mai, first stopping at the hotsprings at Mae Kachan,
then continue on to Chiang Rai and continue further north to visit the border town 
of Mae Sai. This town is on the border of Thailand and Burma and is the centre for cross 
border trade in the area. There are markets on both sides of the border. Spend some time 
exploring the border market town. Then we drive a bit further to visit the Golden Triangle , 
where the three countries of Burma, Laos and Thailand meet on the Mekong River.
Take a longtail boat down the Mekong River (approx. 1hr) to Chiang Saen and across to a
Lao island. We explore the town of Chiang Saen with its ancient temples. We then drive 
back to Chiang Rai and check into our hotel. (L)   (Wiang Inn Hotel)
 
Day 3   In the morning drive across upper Northern Thailand and visit  Mae Salong, an 
ethnic Chinese town set in the hills north of Chiang Rai. Mae Salong is famous for its 
Chinese atmosphere and produces various Chinese agricultural products, the most 
famous being its Chinese tea. 
Drive down from Mae Salong which gives you views across the hills of upper Northern
Thailand and visit Thaton and the Padong (long neck tribe). This
tribe is famous for the brass rings worn around the womens necks which
give the appearance of a long neck. Then continue on to the Karen hilltribe village 
where we spend the night. Accommodation in the village is basic and we spend the 
night in a Karen hilltribe family house. Your guide will prepare dinner for you and we 
spend the night in a village house with a host family. (B,L,D) 
 
Day 4    After breakfast depart from the Karen village and drive south towards Chiang Mai. 
On the way back stop at an elephant camp and ride on the elephants for approx. 1hr. 
Continue driving to Chiang Mai stopping at an orchid farm on the way. Transfer to hotel
in Chiang Mai. (B,L)

Day 5 -  Thai Cookery Course - Take a one day Thai Cookery course at the Green Mango Thai Cookery School. The day includes a visit to the market, preparation of curry paste from scratch, explanation of rice preparation & cooking, and the cooking and preparation of five Thai dishes. Also tasting of Thai fruits or dessert. The course runs daily and menu varies according to day.
Example of Mondays menu =
1. Market visit
2. Cooking and preparation of sticky rice and steamed rice
3.  Somtam (Papaya Salad)
4. Tom Kha Gai (Chicken in coconut milk soup)
5. Khao Pad Phak sai Kai (Fried Rice with vegetables & egg) 
6. Nam Phrik Ong (Northern Style Spicy minced pork)
7. Steamed local vegetables to be eaten with Nam Phrik
8.  Gluay Nam Cheum (Fried Bananas with coconut toffee and icecream)
9. Tasting Thai desserts

Pick up and drop off from/to city hotels and guesthouses is included. You get your own recipe book to take home.
Not to be missed for fans of Thai food & cooking.(L)

Click here for enquiries and bookings

 

 


Five Days in Chiang Mai - Choice 3

Day 1 -  Doi Suthep temple and handicrafts - This tour starts at 9am. You are picked up from your hotel by your guide.
First drive from your hotel up to Doi Suthep Temple, which is approx. 12kms from downtown Chiang Mai. The majority of the route is a winding uphill journey passing through Doi Suthep National Park. At the base of the hill you will pass Chiang Mai Zoo and the Kruba Srivichai Monument.
At the end of the journey, we leave the car at the base of the temple steps. You can reach the temple by climbing the 190 steps or by taking the small "cable car" to the top.
Once at the temple you can admire the magnificent views over the temple valley as well as the temple atmosphere and architecture. The highlight is the inner sanctum which houses the enormous golden stupa.
Drive down from Doi Suthep and have lunch. Afterwards visit some of the many handicraft villages in the Sankamphaeng area. As well as seeing products you will be able to see
how they are made. Products include - celadon, silver, furniture, jewellery, lacquerware, silk, saa paper, handmade umbrellas and more. Plenty of opportunities for buying bargains and beautiful handmade products.
The tour ends when you are taken back to your hotel at approx. 5pm (L)

Day 2, 3, 4 -  Golden Triangle Explorer - 3 day tour

Day 2   Drive north of Chiang Mai, first visiting the orchid farm and then drive further north, close to Chiang Dao. Stop at an Elephant Camp and take a ride on the elephants for 1 hr . After lunch we visit the Chiang Dao Caves - an ancient complex
of temple caves used for worship for many centuries. Lastly we continue the journey up to Thaton (on the banks of the Kok River) where we spend the night. (L) Overnight at Thaton Riverview Resort

Day 3   In the morning visit the Padong (long neck tribe). This tribe is famous for the brass rings worn around the womens necks which give the appearance of a long neck. Then continue on to Mae Salong, an ethnic Chinese town set in the hills north of Chiang Rai. Mae Salong is famous for its Chinese atmosphere and produces various Chinese agricultural products the most famous being its Chinese tea. Drive down from Mae Salong which gives you views across the hills of upper Northern Thailand and visit the border town of Mae Sai. This town is on the border of Thailand and Burma and is the centre for cross border trade in the area. There are markets on both sides of the border. We then check into our hotel at the Golden Triangle. Overnight at a resort overlooking the Mekong River. (B,L)

Day 4   Early morning there is time to relax and admire the views across the Mekong River. Then we take a longtail boat down the Mekong River (approx. 1hr) to Chiang Saen. We explore the town of Chiang Saen with its ancient temples. In the afternoon drive back to Chiang Rai - stop for lunch and visit Wat Phra Kaew. Late afternoon we drive back to Chiang Mai; there is the option of stopping at a local resort to taste some of the best locally grown coffee.(B,L)

Day 5 -  Thai Cookery Course - Take a one day Thai Cookery course at the Green Mango Thai Cookery School. The day includes a visit to the market, preparation of curry paste from scratch, explanation of rice preparation & cooking, and the cooking and preparation of five Thai dishes. Also tasting of Thai fruits or dessert. The course runs daily and menu varies according to day.
Example of Mondays menu =
1. Market visit
2. Cooking and preparation of sticky rice and steamed rice
3.  Somtam (Papaya Salad)
4. Tom Kha Gai (Chicken in coconut milk soup)
5. Khao Pad Phak sai Kai (Fried Rice with vegetables & egg) 
6. Nam Phrik Ong (Northern Style Spicy minced pork)
7. Steamed local vegetables to be eaten with Nam Phrik
8.  Gluay Nam Cheum (Fried Bananas with coconut toffee and icecream)
9. Tasting Thai desserts

Pick up and drop off from/to city hotels and guesthouses is included. You get your own recipe book to take home.
Not to be missed for fans of Thai food & cooking. (L)

Click here for enquiries and bookings

 

 

 


 

 


 
The Sheraton

The Sheraton is located on the banks of the Ping River, just to the south of the city centre. The hotel is a 10 min. drive from both Chiang Mai Airport and Chiang Mai Railway Station. The hotel is located near the city's business and shopping district including the Night Market. The hotel provides elegant 4 star accommodation near the centre of Chiang Mai.    Click here for further details

Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel lobby

Sheraton superior room

Sheraton deluxe room


The Royal Princess

The Royal Princess Chiang Mai is located in the centre of Chiang Mai, next to the Night Bazaar. An ideal location if you want to be in the centre of Chiang Mai with easy access to shopping. A 15 min. drive to Chiang Mai International Airport and a 10 min. drive to Chiang Mai Railway Station. Provides comfortable 3-4 star accommodation in the heart of the Night Bazaar, very efficient service.    Click here for further details

Royal Princess Hotel

Royal Princess lobby

Royal Princess Room

Royal Princess Room

 

 

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Ballooning in Chiang Mai

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More .... Trekking Tours available in Chiang Mai

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Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai Favourite Hotels
 
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Yangcome Village
Chedi Chiang Mai
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Lanna Mantra
Royal Princess Hotel
Amora Tapae
Empress Hotel
Suriwong Hotel

 

 

   

 

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