Ultimate Chiang Mai Day and Night

(Private Day Tour)



Elephants by the river
Elephants by the river

Wat Doi Suthep
Wat Doi Suthep

Traditional Thai Dance
Traditional Thai Dance

  • For those with only a short amount of time in Chiang Mai, this action-packed tour will take you to all of the very best sights of the city and beyond. If you only have one day in Chiang Mai and you want to see everything, then this is the tour for you!
  • Your guide and driver will collect you from your central Chiang Mai hotel, or from the Airport, in your own air-conditioned, private vehicle
  • You will be taken about an hour north of Chiang Mai, through rural Thai countryside and on to the lush rainforest that surrounds Mae Taeng River.
  • When you arrive at the elephant camp, your guide will take you down to the river where you can watch the mahouts Bathe the Elephants.
  • You will then experience a magical show in which the elephants will demonstrate traditional skills such as logging and construction, as well as some fun and games, including football and painting.
  • It will then be time for you to climb aboard your animal for a 45-minute Elephant Trek through the jungle, where you will twice cross the river. Hold on tight and go with the sway! And don’t forget to pick up a few bananas or some sugar cane to feed your elephant.
  • Your trek will end in a small Lisu Hill Tribe, where you can chat with the villagers, many of whom will be in local dress. This is a great chance to buy locally produced craftwork.
  • From the village, you will return to the elephant camp by Ox Cart. It’s a rickety, but scenic, 15-minute ride through rice fields and orchards of tropical fruit.
  • Once back at the elephant camp, you will be served a tasty Thai buffet before heading out for a leisurely drift down the river on your own Bamboo Raft The journey will take between 45 minutes and an hour, depending on the river conditions and it is a wonderful, atmospheric way to see the jungle.
  • You will now head back towards Chiang Mai, with a short stop off at an Orchid and Butterfly Farm, where we are sure that you will enjoy the colourful flowers and insects that abound.
  • After the orchids, we will take you to the glorious Temple on the Mountain, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The temple is one of the most famous in Thailand and offers unrivalled views of Chiang Mai town far below. This site was chosen by a white elephant 450 years ago when, carrying a relic of the Lord Buddha, he came to rest on the mountain. This is a magnificent place to visit and is sure to live long in the memory.
  • After your visit to the Temple on the Mountain, your driver will take you back to your hotel for a short break and to allow you to get refreshed before your night out.
    You will then be taken to a peaceful and serene Spa House where you will experience the healing power of a full hour-long Thai Massage
  • You will be provided with fresh, clean, loose-fitting clothes to wear and will have your own private room for one person, or for a couple.
  • Thai massage reduces muscle tension, improves the circulation of blood, revitalises the body and eases stress. It is easy to become addicted!
  • After your massage, we will take you to a restaurant, built in the Lanna-style of northern Thailand. Here you will sit down on mats on the floor to traditional, low wooden tables on which your food will be served
  • A Khantoke is a serving pedestal that is used as a small table which will carry your food. Your tasty and fragrant Khantoke Banquet of numerous Lanna dishes will be served to you whilst you relax and enjoy the entertainment
  • On the central stage, you will be entertained by Dancers from around the country who will perform some of Thailand’s most celebrated dances, including the finger dance, candle dance, cymbal dance and sword dance
  • You will also be able to interact with numerous Hill Tribe members in local dress, and this is an excellent photo opportunity
  • After your evening of fun and entertainment, your guide and driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel, or to the airport, where your tour will end
  1 person 2 people 3 people 4+ people
Price in Thai Baht 5350 4500 4150 3900


What is included in the price

  • Local Thai guide throughout
  • Private vehicle with driver
  • All activities and entertainment
  • Banquet lunch and Khantoke dinnerdinner
  • Water in your vehicle and at dinner

What is not included in the price

  • Drinks other than water
  • Gratuities

Departure Time: 08.00

Duration: 14 hours

Departure Point: All city centre hotels or Chiang Mai Airport

Wheelchair accessible: No (sorry!)

What to bring

  • Light, comfortable clothing
  • Camera
  • Please dress modestly for the temple. Sleeveless or strappy tops should not be worn and shorts, dresses or skirts should come below the knee. Shoes should be removed when entering a temple. Thank you for your consideration.
  • You will return to your hotel to dress for a relaxed evening out.

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