Chiang Mai provides an excellent backdrop for families to explore nature and discover different cultures. Elephant trekking, rafting and hiking to hill tribe villages are among the many outdoor family activities to experience in Chiang Mai. Families can also enjoy a more relaxing Ping River boat ride, a cultural performance, or a visit to the Chiang Mai Night Safari. Our friendly concierge will gladly arrange for sightseeing, tours, cooking classes, hiking and trekking—whatever beckons, whenever you want. A few of the area's most popular diversions are listed below.
Patara Farm Elephant Park
The place for bare-back elephant riding. You will own your elephant for a day. Learn about their care from an experienced staff and have fun by bathing them and playing with them. Open 7am to 5pm.
Flight of the Gibbon (Jungle Canopy Adventure)
Explore pristine rainforest from high up in the treetops from zip lines to canopy bridges to platform lookouts to abseiling. Spend three hours in the canopy, exploring over 2 kilometres of rainforest from all sorts of unusual directions, each affording its own unique pleasures. Open 7am to 4pm.
We recommend to our guest the two most frequent requested schools:
Chiang Mai Thai Cookery Schools: The first cooking school in Chiang Mai, with classes taught by a renowned television chef in a cosy setting. Open 10am to 4pm.
Smart Thai Cooking School: This course includes a local market visit, transportation, and a recipe book. Open 10am to 4pm