Chiang Mai is a centre for treks into the mountainous
northern areas which are home to hilltribes. The verdant
hills and forests provide the natural setting for trekking
by foot or on elephant back as well as for watching
birds and wildlife. The most popular trails are in Doi
Inthanon National Park where over 300 bird species and
a wide variety of orchids and other flowers can be seen.
Many tour agents offer choices of hilltribe treks consisting
of trekking on foot, on elephant back, mountain biking,
bamboo rafting and kayaking. Some programmes include
overnight stays at hilltribe villages.
See more information in Trekking
in Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand section.
Apart from elephant shows, most elephant camps in Chiang
Mai offer elephant-back rides around the camp and to
the nearby forest. Contact your travel agent for more
details about this activity.
With a lot of rivers and streams flowing throughout
the province, Chiang Mai provides a good opportunity
for rafting, both bamboo and rubber rafts. Some interesting
routes include Mae Kok, Mae Chaem, and Mae Tuen rivers,
all of which flowing through virgin forests and hilltribe
settlements. Rafting trips are also organized by most
For those who come and visit Chiang Mai, cruising
along the Ping River by the scorpion-tail vessel is
another interesting activity. The trip is guided by
experts in Chiang Mai historical events who will take
you to trace back to the remote antiquity of Chiang
the cruise, the vessel passes through the Chiang Mai's
biggest wholesale market before approaching the peaceful
scenic beauty of Chiang Mai's outskirts. The boat stops
at the important historical landmarks. First stop is
at the Wat Gate area, Chiang Mai's oldest trading and
Visit Wat Gate and its historical museum and see several
old buildings on Charoenrat road.
Boat information: there are 3 different boat sizes for
15, 30 and 50 passengers. Life vests are provided.
Private tour is also available at anytime between 08.00-17.00
/ Join tour (minimum 2 persons) at 09.00, 11.00, 13.00,
15.00 and 17.00 hrs.
Landing at: Sri Khong Port Tel: +66 (0) 5326 0299
Contact: Tel. +66 (0) 1960 9398, +66 (0) 1951 0791
Fax. +66 (0) 5324 5888
Amid a naturally beautiful location in a mountainous
area of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, you can enjoy such extreme
sport as bungee jumping. The bungee jump here is operated
by the owner who has been involved in bungee since its
earliest days as a commercial industry in New Zealand.
been closely involved in its development into a mature
and safe sport with a well-conceived code of practice,
this bungee jumping site is equipped with all those
required to safely develop and operate bungee jumping
including expertise in tower structures, bungee cord
fabrication, safety management and staff training.
Conquer your fear by jumping 165 feet (50 metres) above
a jungle lagoon. A purpose-built electronic lift rated
for 750 kg. will take you to your jump height with comfort
The mountainous terrain of this province is really suitable
for mountain biking. Many tour companies offer biking
tour programmes that include guides, food and overnight
Chiang Mai boasts a large number of golf courses, most
of which surrounded by scenic green hills, valleys and
Tennis, Swimming, and Others
There are also a good number of tennis courts, squash
courts, swimming pools and sports clubs in Chaing Mai
to meet the requirements of sports enthusiasts.