Chiang Mai Day Tours

These day tours all start and end in Chiang Mai city. We can pickup / drop-off at your hotel. For private tours, we can also pickup / drop-off at the airport, train station or any other city location you choose.

Group Tours (Full Day)

If you are travelling solo, or just trying to stick to a budget, there are several standard group tours available. Group tours are a good opportunity to meet other travelers and share the cost of your tour guide and van for the day.

Doi Inthanon

There is plenty to see and do within the national park for a full day. There is also an option to visit an elephant sanctuary (no-riding) on the way, but this requires skipping over some of the points of interest within the National Park.

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is 3 hours drive from Chiang Mai, an the golden triangle is over 4 hours. All of these options start early (pickup from Chiang Mai Hotels between 7:00-7:30am. The golden triangle tour returns to Chiang Mai around 10pm, so that is quite a challenging day.

Group Tours (Half Day)

Private Day Tours (Full Day)

We are happy to customize every private tour with flexible start/end times and your choice of itinerary inclusions. On a private tour you will have the benefit of you own guide and vehicle, so you will be able to fine-tune your itinerary and pace as you go.

Private Day Tours (Short)

Your tour guide is a mobile concierge and can help with dinner reservations, finding reasonably priced laundry services, reputable tailors and whatever else you may need.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which vehicles do you use for your tours?

For the vast majority of tours in Chiang Mai, transport is by Toyota Commuter (seats 9 in addition to guide and driver). We also have access to SUVs (Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, etc.), larger busses (20/30/40 seats), and for luxury transport we can use a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (12 – 20 seats).
We will suggest the best possible transport option based on the size of your group and the distance you plan to travel.

Do you have child safety seats?

Yes, we can arrange hire of child safety seats. Please request this option early to ensure availability and tell us the age of your child so we can book the appropriate safety seat.

Why have you requested our passport numbers?

All tour operators in Thailand are required by law to carry insurance. Our insurance provider (AXA) requires the passport number and other information for each person travelling before they will extend cover.
If you have strong objections to providing your passport number(s) in advance, it is possible for your tour guide to complete the insurance form on the day of your tour. Please let us know if this is your preference.

How do I make a payment?

Once you have an itinerary from Olsen Tours and decide to make a booking, we will send you an invoice for payment. For bookings that are several weeks or months in advance, we will normally request a deposit rather than full payment. Payment can be made by credit card, direct bank transfer, or using your Paypal balance.
Unless the full amount is paid upfront, we normally request a cash or direct transfer payment of the balance on the first day of the tour. This is done to minimize payment platform costs. If you prefer, we can accept credit card payments for the balance but we will add the credit card fees.

How can I pay my deposit if I do not have a Paypal account?

Our online payments are processed securely by Paypal, but you have the option to pay by credit card without logging in. When you receive the deposit invoice by email, click on the blue ‘Pay’ button. You will then be prompted to either login to your Paypal account, or continue to pay with debit/credit card. If you can not see the credit card option, try scrolling down, it is usually towards the bottom of the page.

What is your policy on refunds?

If we make a mistake with your booking, Olsen Tours will offer you a 100% refund.
If you simply change your mind, then we will refund any amount you have paid less any costs. Typically we will deduct foreign exchange and credit card fees from a ‘change of mind’ refund, but there may be other 3rd party costs that we are unable to recover. In all cases we will attempt to maximize your refund and be transparent about how the refund is calculated