Chiang Mai, known as “the Rose of the North,” is one of Thailand’s most unique and interesting cities. This short package is the best introduction to the old city of Chiang Mai and a chance to experience its culture. You will visit historical Buddhist temples, community areas as well as give you a taste of some local Chiang Mai cuisines.

Start city: Chiang Mai

End city: Chiang Mai

Durations 4 Days 3 Nights

Cities to visit: Chiang Mai

Extendable with optional tours from Chiang Mai



Day 1: Chiang Mai Arrival.
Day 2: Explore Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai – Thai Elephant Care Centre.
Day 4: Chiang Mai Departure.



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Price Included

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  •  Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  •  English speaking guide (other languages at additional surcharge).
  •  Tours and transfers as mentioned by private airconditioned vehicle.
  •  Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  •  Service charges and government VAT tax.

Price Excluded

  • Visa stamp fee.
  • Other meals than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • International flight into and out Thailand.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for tour guides/driver.
  • Travel insurance.


Day 1: Chiang Mai Arrival.
Welcome to Chiang Mai, which is also called “The rose of the North”! Upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for checkin. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 2: Explore Chiang Mai.

Today you will visit Doi Suthep and climb the Naga staircase or catch the cable car to visit the exquisite Golden Pagoda. Visit Wat Chedi Luang, where the famous 'Emerald Buddha' was once enshrined. After a visit to Doi Suthep, continue to discover one of the bestkept secret temples of Chiang Mai, Wat Palad, known as the Temple below the Temple. This temple is a significant element of the Chiang Mai area’s history with its temple grounds aged beyond 650 years old.

Next, proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels, you reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony. After that, enjoy this lovely day with a delicious bowl of Khao Soy. This famous Northern Thai dish is a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice that is sure to delight!

Continue to visit the Three Kings Monument, followed by Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Center (closed on Mondays and during Songkran festival), located in an old building of elegant architectural design built in 1927. Standing on the location of a former royal hall, the building was used as the central administrative office of Phayap administrative unit of Siam, and later as the Provincial Hall of Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 3: Chiang Mai – Thai Elephant Care Centre.

Today you will experience Ecofriendly activity with one day at Thai Elephant Care Center in the beautiful Mesa Valley. The Elephants here are mostly old or pregnant which need special taking care. You will learn how to prepare food and herbs, take a bath and understand their lives. After lunch at a local restaurant and en route back to Chiang Mai, stop at Elephant Poo Paper, an ecofriendly, naturally built, outdoor museum park focused on introducing and explaining the unique steps involved in making our world famous paper products from elephant poo fibres. Extremely well done and supported by WWF. Next, visit the nearby Siam Insect Museum and butterfly garden, a private collection built over 30 years, before returning to the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 4: Chiang Mai Departure.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to the airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in N/A.


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