Best Chiang Mai City Tours
Top 5 Chiang Mai City Tours
You’ve been dreaming about it for months. And now your holiday to Chiang Mai is just around the corner. It’s time to plan your trip, but...you're a bit anxious. How can you make the most out of your time? How can you ensure you see the can’t-miss sights while learning about the city’s history in a fun way? If you’re wondering what to do in Chiang Mai, a tour can give you unique insights into the city’s past while delivering a culturally rich experience you’ll remember for decades to come. Not to mention, a tour can be pretty darn fun. Here’s our recommendations for the top 5 Chiang Mai tours.
1. Segway Gibbon Tour
For those looking for a more modern, fun way to explore the city, Flight of the Gibbon’s Segway Gibbon tour offers you a one-of-a-kind tour you can’t find anywhere else. This is the only Segway tour in Chiang Mai. And on this 2 hour, eco-friendly outing, you’ll discover the northern Thai capital’s hidden treasures and famous temples, including Three Kings Monument, Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Pan Tao, Buak Had Park, Tha Pae Gate and Wat Chedi Luang. You’ll be led around the 700 year old historic city center by two knowledgeable guides who will share with you insightful details about Chiang Mai’s past. Never ridden a segway? No problem, our certified guides will provide you a thorough 15 minute training session on how to ride. Safety is of the utmost priority. Guides ensure you feel comfortable driving the segway and stop traffic for you as they show you the stunning sights and temples of Chiang Mai.
2. Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour
Often referred to as the cultural capital of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is famous for its many gorgeous Buddhist temples (36 in total). Operated by Tour East Thailand, this Chiang Mai city tour gives you the chance to explore the most renowned temples, including the ancient Wat Chedi, which was built in 1411. As a bonus, the Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-day Tour also will take you into the countryside to Thailand’s 5,300-foot Doi Suthep mountain. Here you can explore the culturally rich grounds of the 600 year old Wat Phrathat temple and also get a brilliant view of Chiang Mai city, which the mountaintop overlooks.
3. Historic Old Chiang Mai Bike Tour
This four hour bike tour, offered by Grasshopper Adventures, guides you through the back lanes of the northern Thai capital’s Old City. As you ride along the historic streets, you’ll get a taste of the real Chiang Mai as you explore local markets, landmarks and temples, as well as famous sites like Tha Phae Gate, Somphet Market and Chiang Mai’s oldest temple Wat Chiang Mun. You’ll also learn about the importance of the city’s ancient brick wall as your guides share stories of Chiang Mai’s rich history.
4. Chiang Mai Street Food Tours
While many people come to Chiang Mai for the culture, others come for the famous Thai cuisine. Arguably the food capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai is home to some famous dishes such as the mouthwatering Khao soi or Kanom Jeen. Chiang Mai Street Food Tours, which is also the name of the tour operator, takes you off the beaten track and to the markets, small restaurants, and food stalls popular with locals. What we really love about this tour is that the guides even teach you how to order food in Thai. That way a language barrier will never prevent you from chowing down on some delicious eats on your Thailand holiday.
5. Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour in Chiang Mai
For those looking to delve deeper into Chiang Mai’s rich culture, this tour (operated by EXO Travel) helps you experience it first hand.The tour starts off with an early morning alms giving ceremony. Here, you’ll join local Buddhists as you place rice in the alms bowls of monks during their daily procession. You’ll then journey to Doi Suthep to see the Buddhist monastery’s golden pagodas, Emerald Buddha replica and breathtaking views that overlook Chiang Mai. Next, you’ll witness a private blessing ceremony with Buddhist monks, and then finish off your trip with a tasty bowl of Chiang Mai’s famous Khao soi curry dish.
However, you choose to explore Chiang Mai, don’t hesitate to contact Flight of the Gibbon for the best travel tips and adventures to make the most of your Thai holiday. In addition to our Segway Gibbon tour, we also offer you a range of other memorable experiences such as our Zipline Canopy Tour, Gibbons Love Elephants tour, and much more.
If you want to save time and money, we highly recommend combining a Segway Gibbon tour with our Flight of the Gibbon Zipline adventure (located within an hour of Chiang Mai), which is Asia’s highest rated zipline eco-adventure. Here, you’ll fly through virgin rainforest and have a chance to see endangered wild gibbons—all while gaining a huge discount for combining these two tours together. Contact us today at email address to learn how Flight of the Gibbon can make your amazing Thai holiday one for the books.