About Chiang Mai

Tour Options


Half-day: Doi Suthep & Meo Village (HT101)
Half-day: Sankampang Home Industries (HT102)
Half-day: City & Temples (HT103)
Half-day: Elephants at Work (HT104)
Full-day: Doi Inthanon National Park (T108)
Full-day: Elephant Safari & Bamboo Rafting (T112)
Evening: Night Safari (T117)

Please click on the links below to find out more about the various tour options available to conference participants. If you select your tour by the time you register for the conference, you may pay for your tour at checkout along with the conference registration fee.

Please note that tours are non-refundable. Once a tour is purchased, you cannot be reimbursed if you cancel.

If you select a tour that visits a Thai Buddhist temple, you must dress appropriately or you will not be permitted to enter the temple. Buddhist temples are places of religious worship and your dress should reflect that you are treating them with the respect you would any religious institution. Please refer to the Dress code for Thai Buddhist temples for details.

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Half-day: Doi Suthep & Meo Village (HT101)


Tour description
Visit Chiang Mai’s holiest site, Doi Suthep, situated on Pui Mountain just outside the city center. Home of relics of the Lord Buddha, Doi Suthep is the city’s most renowned tourist attraction. Ascend the 306-step stairway to reach the temple, or ride up by elevator. From the temple, enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai city at 3,500 feet above sea level.
After that, tour a neighboring Meo (Miao) village. Learn about the history and lifestyles of the people at the Meo museum.

Tour price includes
• English-speaking tour guide
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Elevator to Doi Suthep
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Dress in clothes appropriate for entering a Thai Buddhist temple;
  • Avoid shorts, miniskirts, tank tops or other sleeveless shirts;
  • Shoulders and legs (to at least below the knees) should be covered.
  • You will not be permitted to enter without appropriate attire. Please refer to the Dress code for Thai Buddhist temples for details.
• Walking shoes (optional)
• Hat, sunglasses (optional)
• Sunscreen (optional)

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019 (Morning)
• 9 January 2019 (Afternoon)
• 12 January 2019 (Morning)
• 12 January 2019 (Afternoon)

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Morning tour
Pick-up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. Drop-off is between 12:30 and 1:00 PM.
Afternoon tour
Pick-up takes place between 1:00 and 1:30 PM. Drop-off is between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this half-day tour is 17 USD (Adult) or 9 USD (Child below the age of 9, or less than 140 cm tall).


Half-day: Sankampang Home Industries (HT102)


Tour description
Watch artisans produce an array of traditional Northern Thai, or Lanna, handmade and one-of-a-kind creations in Sankampang District. Visit a famous handicraft center where you can observe and learn how Chiang Mai’s famous saa (mulberry leaf) paper umbrellas and other paper crafts are made, step by step.
The tour will also take you to visit a center where Thai silk, silverware, and lacquerware are produced, as well as to a jewelry factory and a site for teakwood carving. The cost of all of these handicrafts are sold at more reasonable rates than you will find in Chiang Mai city.

Tour price includes
• English-speaking tour guide
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Walking shoes (optional)
• Hat, sunglasses (optional)
• Sunscreen (optional)

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019 (Morning)
• 9 January 2019 (Afternoon)
• 12 January 2019 (Morning)
• 12 January 2019 (Afternoon)

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Morning tour
Pick-up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. Drop-off is between 12:00 and 12:30 PM.
Afternoon tour
Pick-up takes place between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. Drop-off is between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this half-day tour is 10 USD (Adult) or 5 USD (Child below the age of 9, or less than 140 cm tall).


Half-day: City & Temples (HT103)


Tour description
Visit four renowned Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai city: Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chiang Mun, and Wat Suan Dok. The temples illustrate a range of architectural styles, often combining ancient Thai Lanna, Burmese, and Cambodian design principles.

Tour price includes
• English-speaking tour guide
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Dress in clothes appropriate for entering a Thai Buddhist temple;
  • Avoid shorts, miniskirts, tank tops or other sleeveless shirts;
  • Shoulders and legs (to at least below the knees) should be covered.
  • You will not be permitted to enter without appropriate attire. Please refer to the Dress code for Thai Buddhist temples for details.
• Walking shoes (optional)
• Hat, sunglasses (optional)
• Sunscreen (optional)

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019 (Morning)
• 9 January 2019 (Afternoon)
• 12 January 2019 (Morning)
• 12 January 2019 (Afternoon)

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Morning tour
Pick-up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. Drop-off is between 12:00 and 12:30 PM.
Afternoon tour
Pick-up takes place between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. Drop-off is between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this half-day tour is 27 USD (Adult) or 14 USD (Child below the age of 9, or less than 140 cm tall).


Half-day: Elephants at Work (HT104)


Tour description
To the North of Chiang Mai city sits Mae Sa Elephant Camp, home to the best elephant show in the area. Witness the many special skills of Thai elephants and interact with them in different ways. On the way back, enjoy one of Chiang Mai’s favorite tourist spots, a beautiful orchid and butterfly farm.

Tour price includes
• English-speaking tour guide
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Walking shoes
• Sun protection (Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019 (Morning)
• 9 January 2019 (Afternoon)
• 12 January 2019 (Morning)
• 12 January 2019 (Afternoon)

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Morning tour
Pick-up takes place between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. Drop-off is between 12:00 and 12:30 PM.
Afternoon tour
Pick-up takes place between 12:00 and 12:30 PM. Drop-off is between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this half-day tour is 24 USD (Child or Adult).


Full-day: Doi Inthanon National Park (T108)


Tour description
At the summit of Doi Inthanon, the tallest peak in Thailand, visit The King and Queen pagodas, Napamaytanidol and Napapon Phoom-siri. Built in celebration of the 60th birthdays of the King and Queen in 1987 and 1992 respectively, the pagodas offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Nearby, visit two huge waterfalls, Sirithan and Wachirathan.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and afterwards, tour a Karen village and a Royal Project shop.

Tour price includes
• English-speaking tour guide
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Lunch
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Dress in clothes appropriate for entering a Thai Buddhist temple;
  • Avoid shorts, miniskirts, tank tops or other sleeveless shirts;
  • Shoulders and legs (to at least below the knees) should be covered.
  • You will not be permitted to enter without appropriate attire. Please refer to the Dress code for Thai Buddhist temples for details.
• Walking shoes (optional)
• Hat, sunglasses (optional)
• Sunscreen (optional)
• Insect repellent

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019
• 12 January 2019

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Pick-up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 AM.
Drop-off is between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this full-day tour is 39 USD (Adult) or 20 USD (Child below the age of 9, or less than 140 cm tall).


Full-day: Elephant Safari & Bamboo Rafting (T112)


Tour description
Go on an adventure with the elephants! Start by watching elephants demonstrate their many special talents at the elephant show. Next, ride an elephant into the jungle, with a stop at Lisu village. At the visit, you can learn about the Lisu culture and lifestyles.
Afterwards, take an ox-cart ride back to the elephant camp for a buffet lunch. Then, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings on a bamboo raft ride along the river. Finally, visit an orchid and butterfly farm to observe a variety of Thai flora and fauna.

Tour price includes
• English-speaking tour guide
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Buffet lunch
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Walking shoes
• Sun protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
• Insect repellent

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019
• 12 January 2019

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Pick-up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 AM.
Drop-off is between 4:00 and 4:30 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this full-day tour is 39 USD (Adult) or 20 USD (Child below the age of 9, or less than 140 cm tall).


Evening: Night Safari (T117)


Tour description
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Chiang Mai Night Safari, a nature theme park. Begin the adventure by exploring the Walking Zone, where animals small and large are ready to welcome you.
Next, proceed to the station and hop on a tram to the North and South Zones to see how tigers, lions, zebras, giraffes, and other creatures live at night. After the excitement of the tram, relax and enjoy the musical fountain before heading back to the hotel.

Tour price includes
• Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Entrance fees to all stated attractions
• Travel insurance
• Bottled drinking water

What to bring
• Walking shoes

Dates
This tour is available at the following times.
• 9 January 2019
• 10 January 2019
• 11 January 2019
• 12 January 2019

Pick-up and Drop-off
Please be ready for pick up in the lobby of your hotel.
Pick-up takes place between 5:30 and 6:30 PM.
Drop-off is between 10:00 and 10:30 PM.

Pricing
The cost of this evening tour is 34 USD (Adult) or 20 USD (Child below the age of 9, or less than 140 cm tall).