Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel, then start the day with a local breakfast at Warorot Market. Browse stalls overflowing with tropical produce, clothing and fresh flowers, and learn the basic ingredients of Thai cuisine, from great piles of fresh peppers to ripe fruit, aromatic spices and herbs.
Hop a local songthaew to Wua Lai Road — riding one of these colorful red trucks is a must-do Chiang Mai experience — where you’ll visit the traditional Lanna silversmiths at Wat Sri Suphan. Pause for a serene coffee break in the oasis-like garden of a local art center, then continue on foot to Wat Chedi Luang, one of the most impressive and historical religious sites in Chiang Mai. Take in the giant pagoda and Chiang Mai city pillar, working up an appetite for lunch at a beloved local restaurant.
Taste authentic dishes like khao soi curry with crispy egg noodles, lim lao ngow, saad noodles and khao man gai, a classic preparation of chicken with rice, then finish your meal with a local sweet. From Three Kings Monument, your guide can help you to secure local transportation back to your hotel.