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Holidays to Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand

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Karen, your guide to Chiang Mai & the North from Escape Worldwide.

“This is me at Wat Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most impressive temple - although the climb up is hard!”

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Karen in Thailand Holidays to Chiang Mai with Escape Worldwide - bells at Wat Suthep temple

What to do in Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai offers a good insight in to Thailand's fascinating culture, with dozens of accessible temples in the city, craft villages demonstrating local trades close by, and a wide range of foods on offer. Try a cookery course if you have time! Evenings are a great opportunity to buy a few local crafts in the excellent night market, or try traditional food at a Kantoke evening of traditional Northern cuisine.

Where to stay in Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai is a relatively small city in comparison to Bangkok, so location isn't as important. Many of the City's hotels are located close to the walls of the Old City, with those to the east - closer to the river - also offering easy access to the renowned night market. Other towns in the area have more limited options in terms of hotels.

Holiday ideas to Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand

A few days in Chiang Mai will give you enough time to visit the highlights of the city - or allow longer if you want to explore the countryside around. It's easy to combine Chiang Mai with other parts of Thailand, including Bangkok and the beaches of Thailand. Our holidays to Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand are very flexible so just let us know what you have in mind!




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Northern Thailand is a complete contrast to the bustle of Bangkok, and the areas main town, Chiang Mai, is an excellent starting point. Chiang Mai is Thailand's second city, and is far smaller than the capital, retaining a more traditional atmosphere, despite recent growth. Elsewhere, the towns of Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son, plus the area known as the Golden Triangle, are all really worth exploring.

Getting to Northern Thailand

Arrival airport Chiang Mai
Transfer time approx 10-15 minutes

Chiang Mai airport has regular flights from other parts of Thailand including Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. From the UK most services operate via Bangkok, which is served by a number of airlines from around the UK. Direct flights operate from Heathrow, with indirect services from a host of airlines from all major UK airports.

Arrival airport Chiang Rai
Transfer time approx 20-60 minutes

Chiang Rai airport has connections to Bangkok. Travelling by road between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai takes around 3 hours.

Time difference GMT +7
Currency Thai Baht
Language Thai

Entry details & general advice (for British nationals) a visa is not required for stays of up to 30 days (when arriving by air). Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. While planning your holiday and before you depart check the latest travel advice at

Holidays to Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand with Escape Worldwide

Suggested sightseeing

Chiang Mai City and Temples including Wat Doi Suthep

Get a flavour for Chiang Mai’s beautiful and historic Buddhist Temples including a fascinating visit to the 600-year-old temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep perched near the summit of Doi Suthep at 5300 feet!

- Prices from £21 per person

Elephant Trek, Rafting and Hill Tribes

The adventurous will enjoy this wonderful experience which combines an elephant trek through the Thai jungle with a bamboo raft trip along the beautiful Ping River, followed by an insight into traditional Thai culture by visiting some of the hill tribes which live around Chiang Mai.

- Prices from £76 per person

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