5To get away from the city life and bring yourself to the heart of nature and cultural lifestyle, Chiang Mai is one of the best destinations for you. Explore the beauty of Northern of Thailand in our awesome itinerary for 3 days in Chiang Mai.
Day 1 in Chiang Mai
Geographically, Chiang Mai is located within several mountain ranges boasting attractive scenery. which they are waiting for you! Start your first day by amazing view from the top of the mountain and ancient temples!
1) 1st Day All-day: To The Top of Thailand
Chiang Mai is a city of rich and unique history. Ancient temples in Chiang Mai are very unique in the way they look, compared to other temples you will see around Thailand. So, Doi Inthanon and Doi Suthep are must-visit mountains to explore the northern Thai scenery. Both of them are located in Chiang Mai, but each wat(temple) is distinct in its own way.
Doi Inthanon is located in the south of Chiang Mai, in the highest mountains in Thailand. This place is famous for a sea of clouds and the temple is made by the Majesty King & Queen of Thailand Kingdom.
While Doi Suthep is well known for a beautiful Lanna traditional monastery. This is also one of the most popular destinations for locals and travelers alike for its well-preserved nature such as visiting Hill Tribe villages.
However, going to these places takes quite some time. Doi Suthep will take about an hour while Doi Inthanon takes two and a half hours from Chiang Mai city. Sometimes, taking public transportation may be hard for foreign tourists due to the language barrier. So we highly recommend you book packages we offer on Trazy. Our services provide an English speaking tour guide and safe transportation on your memorable trip.
2) 1st Day Evening: Khantoke Dinner
Back to downtown to have Khantoke Dinner which is northern-Thai homemade dinner such as sticky rice, deep fried pork skin, northern chili paste, pork curry, sweet crispy rice, and deep-fried banana, served on large wooden trays and eaten sitting on the floor which you must try at least once when you visit Chiang Mai. At this dinner course, it’s not just having food but they provide a traditional performance for the customers.
Day 2 in Chiang Mai
As we explained at the beginning, Chiang Mai is surrounded by many mountains. So, on your second day, we would like to suggest all of the adventurous activities that you will surely have lots of fun for the WHOLE DAY!
1) 2nd Day All-day: Into The Jungle
Start your day to see the rising sun through Paraplane Ride. Try this rare experience in Chiang Mai and enrich your morning by flying through the clouds and take in the stunning sunrise and marvel at the beautiful patterns of the endless paddy fields.
Are you interested in this breathtaking activity in the skies on the Paraplane? It’s right here for you!
Maybe flying in the sky is not a good choice for some of you. So here are other adventure activities which can be family-friendly and safe trip. While there are many places in Thailand where you can try Ziplining, Chiang Mai is the best place to experience the ultimate ziplining.
Here are some of the most popular zipline operators that you can try:
① Flight Of The Gibbon
Flight of the Gibbon is renowned for its longest zipline course, and also in their courses. It is the original zipline company in Chiang Mai and has a great reputation for its safety standard. Also, offering various included options such as Segways, Elephant Sanctuary, and Mountain Biking.
② Flying Squirrels
Flying Squirrels Zipline is the only place in Chiang Mai to have a treetop bicycle ride. It was made several years after the Flight of the Gibbon. But it also has a variety of ziplining courses just as exciting as the original. They also feature Northern Thailand’s only treetop high-wire bicycle ride through the lush rainforest canopy.
③ Eagle Track Zipline
Eagle Track Zipline is a relatively new zipline operator which is also located near Flying Squirrels. The Eagle Track Zipline is famous for its hillside view when ziplining where you can see Maeram river flowing below.
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The Elephant Sanctuary
The last option you can choose is to make new friends with one of the kindest animals at The Elephant Sanctuary. They allow you to touch, feed, photograph, and bathe the happy elephants in a safe and sustainable environment. Don’t worry about interrupting these heartwarming animals from their peace because this place is their home and are cared for all the time.
2) 2nd Day Evening: Night Safari
Another highlight of Chiang Mai which you shouldn’t miss is Chiang Mai Night Safari, the world’s third nocturnal zoo, and is also a government nature theme park. We suggest this place for all of you who want to see the animals roaming in their natural habitat, and you’ll also be given a chance to feed some of the animals you see. Also, to watch the animal shows and a romantic Musical Fountain Show at night.
Day 3 in Chiang Mai
1) 3rd Day All-day: The Northernmost province of Thailand
It’s not only Chiang Mai that has many attractive places. So in the last day, we would like to guide you to Chiang Rai which is a fascinating northernmost province of Thailand. This province is one of the best choices to go, because it is not too far (just 4 hours by bus). We highly recommend you to go Wat Rong Khun, Baan Dam, Blue Temple, and Golden Triangle.
If you are interested in visiting Chiang Rai for these 3 majestic temples, click the link here to check out the program!
There is another fascinating place in Chiang Rai called The Golden Triangle, where you can view the natural borders of 3 countries; Thailand, Laos and Myanmar along the Mekong River.
2) 3rd Day Evening: Walking Streets
Spend your final day’s dinner in the walking streets where there are various vendors, food carts, clothing shops, and etc., lined up along the street side. Here are the lists of best 3 walking streets in Chiang Mai.
The Nimman Road – has 17 separated streets there. It is the trendiest hub in Chiang Mai city nowadays. The area contains a variety of shops such as restaurants, cafes, bars, clothing shops, souvenir shops, a community mall, and etc. You can enjoy city life for sure. Most of the stores in Nimman road open from day to night, weekdays which you shouldn’t miss out on.
Wua Lai Walking Street – Called ‘Saturday Walking Street’, the most popular walking streets in Chiang Mai on the weekend. Open from 5-10 pm. the local vendors will gradually set up their stores. We recommend you to go there around 6.00 PM because all the stores would be all prepared by that time.
Tha Phea Walking Street – Another weekend walking street is called ‘Sunday Walking Street’, the most popular and largest one. It opens every 5 -10 PM on Sunday. It’s located nearby Pratu Tha Phea or Tha Phea Gate. If you are looking for some modern and chic stuff, this will be your favorite place!
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