5 Great Days: A Suggested Chiang Mai Itinerary

This is a recommended itinerary for Chiang Mai If you less than a week to visit us. We have included the most popular highlights of Chiang Mai city and surrounds. Of course, this is just a sample itinerary and we are happy to help you design a multi-day program with your preferred inclusions.

Day 1 – Doi Suthep & City Tour

Start off with a relaxed day & recover from your flight. Check off the ‘must see’ attractions of Doi Suthep temple & the historic sights of the Old City.

Leave some time for shopping, a river cruise or explore the night Bazaar.

Day 2 – Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Rescue Park Chiang Mai

Spend a day with a small herd of elephants. Feed, exercise and bathe with them. We strongly recommend a ‘no-riding’ elephant sanctuary for the happiest elephants.

Khum Khantoke Chiang Mai - Performers

In the evening, try one of our famous Khantoke Dinner shows.

Day 3 – Doi Inthanon

Visit Doi Inthanon National Park, home to Thailand’s highest peak. Take a short Trek through the forest with a Karen guide to her village and taste some local coffee.

Day 4 – Cooking School

Thai Farm Cooking School

Start your day with a tour of a local market and purchase herbs for cooking.

Travel out of the city to the cooking school and learn to cook (and eat) some of the Thai classics.

Leave some free time in the late afternoon to explore the city by foot.

Day 5 – Farewell to Chiang Mai

Check out from your hotel and ask your guide to take you last-minute shopping and back to your favorite lunch location. If you have a bit more time before your flight, squeeze in some light sightseeing.

Want to book, discuss details or request a custom itinerary? Let us know your interests, dietary needs, time constraints, etc. The more we know, the better we can serve your needs.

Recommended Itinerary for Chiang Mai (5D4N)