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Best Resort Activities in Chiang Rai – Adventures Galore

As a top tourist hub Chiang Rai is home to some of Thailand's best resort bases with a plethora of on-site activities. Here are some activity highlights available at Chiang Rai's top resorts.


Black Ivory Coffee Tasting

Tipped to be one of the world's most exclusive and rarest coffees, black ivory coffee tasting experiences is a popular activity among coffee lovers staying at a resort in Chiang Rai. As an activity that is only available in Thailand, this blend of iconic Thai Arabica exudes an aroma and a flavour all on its own.


Elephant Camp

Those who are based at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can experience the inner workings of a functional Thai elephant camp as part and parcel of resort activities made available through the accommodation provider. As a popular activity among animal and nature lovers staying at this hotel Chiang Rai has to offer, a visit to the on-site elephant camp also contributes to the conservation of the gentle giant and the camp which serves as a make-shift elephant sanctuary.


Cooking Lessons

Available at certain resorts, cooking lessons are another popular option available to visitors vacationing in Chiang Rai. Exploring the various intricacies and basic techniques of preparing northern Thai dishes the hands-on classes provides children and adults a transferable skill that can be used to create delicious curries and other dishes.


Native Tree Planting

Another rewarding and enriching activity available to visitors is an exercise in conservation efforts as well. A native tree planting day can provide hours of positive engagement for the whole family the activity also contributes to the environment. The trees planted will also bear a plaque as well as a dedication with the guest's name.


Walking with Giants

Joining gentle giants and their mahouts for the day, resort guests can take a walk on the wild side while experiencing the lush beauty of the local environment. Witnessing the elephants bathing in the river and nibble on snacks from treetops participants can explore the natural surrounding and observe social behaviour of the gentle giants as well as note specific aspects of their unique biology.


Yoga Classes

Often regarded as one of the most invigorating and soulful experiences one can encounter while spending time in a resort, yoga classes are another popular past-time for guests from around the world. Whether one is a beginner or a seasoned yoga practitioner, the yoga lessons and instructors available on-site will provide tailor made sessions to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. Practicing yoga in the resort's pristine landscapes whether it be on the beach or by the pool can serve as the perfect start to the day for vacationers young and old.


Mountain Biking

Exploring the breathtaking surrounding of Chiang Rai at one's own pace, a mountain biking excursion is another activity option available to tourists. With routes laid out across areas such as the Sai Thung reservoir, this adventurous activity allows visitors to discover the culture and community of the area in the truest sense.


Rice Planting

Perfect for travellers with a green thumb, planting rice in a paddy field the old fashioned way can serve as an intriguing resort organized activity for nature lovers and farming enthusiasts alike.