4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location:Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Chiang Mai City and Temples

Get an insight into the wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats temples on this private tour from Chiang Mai.


  • Your own private guide
  • Visit the impressive Buddhist temples of Chiang Mai on this private half-day tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Chiang Mai City and Temples

Chiang Mai City and Temples Private Tour

With 36 Wats within the old city walls and many more in the surrounding countryside, this private Chiang Mai temples tour will leave you fascinated.

Near the summit of Doi Suthep, a 5300 feet peak named after the hermit Sudeva who lived on the mountain's slopes for many years, is the 600 year old temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. After a drive up the mountain's winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.

Wat Chedi Luang temple consist of an impressive chedi, originally built in 1411. It reached a height of over 278 feet before it was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. It now reaches a height of 196 feet. The temple also contains the city pillar. Statue in small shelters surrounding this building are the home of guardian spirits.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous tour and our guide was phenomenal!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour guide, Noy, was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgeable in Buddhism and the different temples. She was friendly and went out of her way to help us buy local food at vendors. The tour gave us a better understanding of the culture in Chiang Mai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Truly amazing experience. Private tour guide provided invaluable information. Spoke very good English.Pick up to and from hotel made life easier. He arrived on time and was very receptive to our questions. It felt like a very personal and comfortable experience which I would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Loved our tour guide and seeing the city and all the temples was completely unforgettable. It will stay etched in my mind forever.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour with great. The guide was really knowledgable and customized the tour when we asked to visit a temple not on his itinerary. The scenery is beautiful and I feel we would have missed a lot without a guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great tour fab day guide was super, great day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Excellent, excellent guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Chiangmai is a wonderful place, far nicer, cleaner and friendlier than Bangkok. The Royal Princess Dusitani Hotel, was excellent for its 4-star rating and obvious age. Our tours, booked through Viator were interesting and well guided.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

both driver and guide were polite and nice. guide was knowledgable and answered all the questions we had.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

relaxed and easy tour of the temples and city...private tour is nice, because the guides are happy to stop when you need another iced coffee:-)

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