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EXCURSIONS

Tamarind Village offers a number of half and full day excursions that highlight the unique cultural heritage of Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. Whether you are interested in discovering the city's rich tradition of Buddhism, temples and historic buildings, its arts crafts traditions or in spending the day in the countryside visiting villages and meeting local people in their homes, we have a programme to suit your needs.

Below find descriptions of some our most popular excursions which can be arranged and reserved in advance whith our reservations team. In addition, we would be happy to tailor an excursion to fit your needs.

Half Day City Tour by Bicycle or Samlor

Explore the historic heart of Chiang Mai City and visit many of its most interesting sites by bicycle or samlor (a typical, old-style cart which seats two and is pulled by a bicycle in the front). This guided tour visits the Three Kings Monument, the famous temples of Wat Pra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang and the city’s lively wholesale market, Talat Worowot, where you will be introduced to an array of local goods and have the chance to see, touch and taste the great variety of northern delicacies on offer. Return to the hotel in time for lunch.

Half Day Excursion to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep Temple

Chiang Mai’s most sacred temple and perhaps its most celebrated landmark is Wat Prathat Doi Suthep which was built at an elevation high on a mountain overlooking the city. The drive to the summit takes approximately 30 minutes but the serene atmosphere, cooler temperatures and outstanding views of Chiang Mai below make the trip well worthwhile. The golden stupa at the temple’s centre holds a sacred relic of the Buddha and is therefore revered and considered an important pilgrimage site for Buddhist people. If time allows and members of the royal family are not in residence, a short visit to the gardens of Phuping Palace, located nearby, can also be combined with this tour.

Full Day Excursion to Doi Inthanon

Travel ninety minutes south of Chiang Mai to the entrance of Doi Inthanon National Park, which is home to beautiful nature trails, waterfalls and stunning views as one ascends to the peak of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s tallest peak at 2,565 meters. Spend the day surrounded by nature, visit a Karen hill tribe village and enjoy a delicious local lunch. If weather and the season permit, you can walk one of the scenic nature trails with your guide. Finally take in the view from the top where monuments built to honor the current King and Queen of Thailand were erected about two decades ago.

Full Day Excursion to Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

This is a full day driving trip that takes you to the once remote and mysterious Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar converge on the Mekong River. On the way you’ll wind along mountain roads and through verdant valleys stopping along the way to visit some of the region’s colorful hill tribes in their villages. The name the Golden Triangle refers to the area’s value as a former centre of opium production. This is now a thing of the past but the history of opium and its effects on local people is carefully documented at the Opium Museum near the town of Mae Sai which borders the Burmese town of Tachilek.