Experience the breadth of northern Thailand’s history, culture, and handicrafts on a 12-hour, private tour from Chiang Mai to Lamphun and Lampang Province for up to 9 people. Enjoy the flexibility to customize the day to your interests, as you explore Lanna-style temples, a historic downtown, and a ceramics factory, with a personal guide and door-to-door transport.
Begin with 8am pickup at your Chiang Mai-area hotel, and travel to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a Lanna Buddhist fortress monastery with a gleaming chedi and the oldest wooden viharn, or prayer hall, in Thailand. Slip off your shoes to explore the temple grounds, then see the temple’s pair of camera obscura, and the onsite Museum of War.
Continue to Lampang city for a sightseeing tour of the historic center and street market—this is a popular place to take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage with a bright parasol and colorful decorations. Visit a ceramic factory to see Lampang’s distinctive, blue and white pottery, with the chance to shop for souvenirs in the onsite showroom.
Get tips on the perfect place to break for lunch, then head to Wat Pra That Hariphunchai, the most celebrated temple in Lamphun province. Visit a pair of historic stupas with the spiky curls of Hariphunchai-style architecture, see a library guarded by naga serpents, and take in the four stone indentations that are said to be the footprints of Buddha. This tour concludes with drop-off at your Chiang Mai hotel at roughly 8pm.
Note: Flat rate pricing accommodates private groups of 1–3 people, or 4–9 people.