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Top Day Trips from Chiang Mai

By Viator, November 2017

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Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern temple-filled city, is popular among travelers for the wealth of experiences available. There’s plenty to do in the city, but some of the area’s best attractions can also be seen on a half- or full-day from the city. Here are some of the top Chiang Mai day trips.

Doi Suthep Temple — 17 miles (28 km) away
Just outside of Chiang Mai and perched on the peak of Doi Suthep mountain sits Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the city’s most famous Buddhist temple. Once you climb the 306 steps up the mountain to the temple, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Chiang Mai. You can see Doi Suthep Temple on an easy half-day trip—opt for a morning tour to avoid the heat later in the day.

Inthanon — 65 miles (104 km) away
Outdoor enthusiasts should consider a visit to Thailand’s highest mountain, set in Doi Inthanon National Park. Besides photo ops at the peak, the park offers a serene nature trail, waterfalls, rice terraces, and cultural attractions including the Twin Stupas and a traditional Hmong market.

Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle — 124 miles (199 km) away
One of the most popular day trip destinations from Chiang Mai is the Chiang Rai region and the Golden Triangle. A full-day tour often includes a drive through Thailand’s scenic countryside and stops at local Akha and Yao hill tribe villages; Mae Kachan hot springs; the hilltop viewpoint where Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos meet; and the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) in Chiang Rai.

Tha Thon Hill Tribes — 136 miles (219 km) away
Northern Thailand is home to several hill tribes, each with its own distinct culture and traditions. On a day trip to the hill tribes from Chiang Mai, you’ll learn about the costumes, languages, and traditions of the Akha, Palong, and Karen groups.

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Chiang Rai Day Trip from Chiang Mai City, Chiang Mai, null
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Chiang Rai Day Trip from Chiang Mai City

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This small-group day trip to Chiang Rai Province will take you to a variety of attractions such as the modern architecture of the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.03
Private Tour: Hill Tribes and the Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Hill Tribes and the Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai

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Start your full-day privately guided excursion to Mae Chan to visit the Yao and the Akha hilltribe villages from Chiang Rai. Your private guide offers you ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.30
Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Private Day Trips
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Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Tour from Chiang Mai

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A chance to visit the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet! An early morning drive through beautiful scenery, with a stop ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.95
Whitewater Rafting Adventure in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Whitewater Rafting Adventure in Chiang Mai

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Join this Chiang Mai rafting adventure and takes you on a thrilling river over class III and IV  white-water rapids. You will learn paddling technique from ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.95
Inthanon Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai with Lunch, Chiang Mai, White Water Rafting
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Inthanon Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai with Lunch

Visit the highest mountain of Thailand on a full-day guided trip to Inthanon National Park with a professional guide. Stop at the highest peak to take in ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.03
Chiang Rai - White Temple & Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Chiang Rai - White Temple & Golden Triangle

This tour begins early in the morning driving through Northern Thailand’s countryside. There will be a short stop at a local hot spring and the opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 12 to 13 hrs

From USD $107.74
Hill Tribe Village Tour and River Cruise including Lunch from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Hill Tribe Village Tour and River Cruise including Lunch from Chiang Mai

Discover the villages of northern Thailand’s hill tribes on a full-day tour from Chiang Mai to the settlements of the Akha, Palong, and Padaung Karen peoples. ...  Read more

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.00
Small-Group Doi Inthanon National Park and Kiew Mae Pan Trail from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Small-Group Doi Inthanon National Park and Kiew Mae Pan Trail from Chiang Mai

Having a good day in the embrace of nature -one of the most fertile natural treasure and scenic trail in Thailand, the invigorating mountain and fresh air are ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.21
Private Chiang Mai Temple Tour with Doi Suthep and Wat Umong, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Private Chiang Mai Temple Tour with Doi Suthep and Wat Umong

Visit several cultural and religious sites around Chiang Mai on this 9-hour tour, including lunch at a local restaurant. You'll see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.50
Full-Day Guided Tour of Chiang Rai Temples from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Chiang Rai Temples from Chiang Mai

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Explore 3 of Chiang Rai most beautiful temples on this full-day, guided tour. See the White Temple, Black House and the newly constructed Blue Temple and revel ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.36

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