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Chiang Mai

Thailand’s lush Chiang Mai, with its green mountains and lazy afternoon fog, is a breath of fresh air. The country’s northernmost province and second-largest city, Chiang Mai is home to two million people, with the urban dwellers outnumbered by the rural rice farmers and hill tribes.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Families | Do Gooders | Romantics | Soul Searchers
  • When to go
    December-February | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • 3 Days: Essential Chiang Mai

    3 Days: Essential Chiang Mai

    Explore the historic sites and temples of the walled-in Old City, coupled with excursions to nearby elephant camps and immersion in the local culture through cooking classes and neighborhood tours. Here is just one example of what our destination specialists can create for you.

    • Aerial View - Indagare Tours: Hot Air Ballooning,Chiang Mai, Thailand

      Day 1: Historic Sites

      This morning, savor the beauty of Thailand’s northern countryside with an Indagare-arranged hot air balloon ride over the landscape, culminating in a private champagne brunch in the open fields. Then, explore the region’s ancient history with an expert guide and driver who can take you on a Buddhist Temple Tour to the most legendary sites.

    • Bar at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

      Day 2: Cultural Immersion

      Take a cooking class at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, beginning with a morning trip to the local market to find ingredients, followed by a chef’s demonstration and the chance to fire up a wok of your own. Spend the rest of the day shopping and snacking in the Wat Gat neighborhood, home to Thai artisans, European architecture and lauded eateries that stretch along the Ping River around Wat Gate Khar Rham Temple.

    • Day 3: Elephant Excursions

      A visit to an elephant sanctuary is a highlight of any Thailand trip. Learn about these spectacular animals and enjoy the unique opportunity to ride an elephant at one of Indagare’s preferred camps. We carefully vet the elephant programs and only work with companies that are sanctuaries and humane to the animals.

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Indagare's Sasha Feldman
“One of the best ways to embrace the beauty of Thailand’s northern countryside is by hot-air balloon. Afterwards, descend into the open fields for a private brunch as local farmers and their livestock begin their day.”
Ali Zweben, food writer of The Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants blog
“Either in Bangkok, in the mountains or by the sea, the cuisine in Thailand is on another level. The spices and flavors are just mind-blowing.”

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