This package will let you experience the Thai countryside and/or city life of Chiang Mai. Go cycling through traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts. Visit Chiang Mai’s famous temples and market, and climb Doi Suthep, the golden temple on the hill with beautiful views. Or go on a trek to hill tribe villages and rafting, something for everyone. This tour is ideal for families with children.
Minimum 2 people
Car or Minivan
Enter your details, select your travel date, number of participants and extension choice in the booking enquiry form, then click Next Step. Any additional information you want to share (number of kids and adults) can be added in the Additional Notes field on the second page of the booking enquiry form.
Solo travellers, please check the FAQ section of this tour.
This trip starts in Chiang Mai, depending on your total itinerary we can either arrange a flight or night train from Bangkok. In Chiang Mai, you will stay outside of the old city, at a family resort consisting of teak bungalows on stilts in traditional Thai style. This beautiful spot is perfect to recover from a long flight and get used to the tropical climate, or just relax after a busy holiday. But if you prefer we can book a city hotel for you instead.
Today is your chance to experience the Thai countryside by bicycle. This tour starts in a small Thai village about 20 minutes from Chiang Mai. You will cycle through the valley of Chiang Mai. We will visit traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts, stop at a village school, ride through the rice fields along lazy back roads and the forest areas connecting the small villages. Encounters such as water buffaloes crossing the street or children being surprised by the unusual sight of foreigners cycling through their village can be expected. There is sufficient time to stop, have a rest or refreshment and chat with the villagers to get a feeling of the local life.
Discover Chiang Mai with an experienced guide who will show you the most interesting parts of this more than 700 years old city. Your tour will take you to a local market and your guide will give you an explanation about the products and foods that are offered for sale. Through the small alleys of the town, you will pass some beautiful temples. From the women’s prison (where we can have a drink in a restaurant run by the prisoners) we walk to the river where the famous Kad Luang market is located. We ultimately end up in Chiang Mai’s China Town and of course, we visit one of the Chinese temples there. In the afternoon we visit the famous Doi Suthep temple. Situated on the hills overlooking Chiang Mai, the temple offers a panoramic view of the area.
We drive to Mae Wang, south of Chiang Mai and from here you go on a trek through the mountains to visit hill tribe villages. You walk through dense forest, open areas, plantations owned by mountain people and sometimes along or through rivers. In the early afternoon, we walk down the hills for a bamboo rafting trip. After that, we go back to Chiang Mai.
After breakfast, your tour ends here. You can take the train or plane back to Bangkok, we can book another onward flight or you can extend your holiday differently, all up to you.
Please use the enquiry form if you are a solo traveller. We will get in touch with you to see if/how we can arrange it.
Included transfers, air or otherwise are listed within the tour details. The tour does not include any international airfare. We can help you book the cheapest flights.
Please put any questions or adjustments you would like as a remark in the ‘notes’ section of the booking enquiry form. We will get in touch with you to see if/how we can arrange it.
For other questions please check our FAQ page or contact us via the enquiry form or the red contact button in the lower right corner of the page.