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Area Excursions in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is gifted with lush foliage and vast open spaces ideal for the enthusiastic explorer. If you would like to explore nature, take these tours in Chiang Mai.

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Trekking in Sanpathong

Trekking in Sanpathong

Take a trek through the lush Hmong Village. Then ride an elephant for one hour through the dense jungle. Visit a scenic waterfall nearby and stop for a dip or two in the resfreshing waters. Pay a visit to the Karen hill tribe village which is also in close proximity. A bamboo raft will carry you across the river to end your wonderful trek for the day.

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Elephant Riding and Bamboo rafting

Elephant Riding and Bamboo rafting

Thai elephants are known for being playful, gentle and smart. They are also rumoured to be a lot of fun to be around. Many hotels in Chiang Mai will offer you the chance to take a tour to the elephant kingdom and watch a day of an elephant's life.

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Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle

The infamous Golden Triangle takes you to the banks of the Mekong at Chiang Saen. The place is revered as it is said to be the birthplace of the Lanna Civillization. The Golden Triangle with its abundant richness in culture, religion and history is now a tourist hotspot which is visited by hundreds each season.

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Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep Temple

Defined by a 6000 year old moat, this mystic city sits in the embrace of a monastery which is said to have been erected in the 14th century. The entire city is lined with temples and each nook and cranny is brimming with untold tales of a bygone era.

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Trekking in Mae Tiang

Trekking in Mae Tiang

Dotted with waterfalls, mountain ranges and ethnic hill tribes, Mae Taeng offers an idyllic vantage point for a trekking excursion. Depending upon your choice of accommodation you might be able to ask for assistance in organizing a tour to the area. Many resorts such as the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort among many others, will be able to offer you the expertise of experienced guides to assist you on this trekking adventure. Alternatively, if you and your travel companions are familiar with the terrain and traditions, you might be able to trek independently.

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

The perfect selection for adrenaline addicts, white water rafting requires serious stamina and coordination. It also entails a lot of thrill, adventure and exploring. As you take to the raft and paddle along, you will inevitably be drawn to the beauty of untouched nature surrounding the Mae Taeng forests. Chiang Mai has an endless reservoir of natural treasures, and white water rafting combines serenity and the thrill factor in perfect proportion.

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Thai food is a world famous favourite. Almost everybody loves the rich, spicy creations that turn out to be gastronomical delights. While you are in Chiang Mai, you will be able to experience their cuisine for sure, but what if you could also learn a few authentic tactics and recipes so you could reproduce these delights once you get back home? Chiang Mai offers a range of places where cooking classes will be available for you and your loved ones. This is a great way to explore Chiang Mai especially if you are travelling with family.