Welcome to Absolute ChiangMai

Absolute ChiangMai offers tailor-made, private tours designed to make your visit to the northern region of Thailand a memorable experience.  No matter where your interests lie, ChiangMai has something to offer - temples/culture, day/night markets, hill-tribe tours, elephant activities, bamboo rafting, trekking, x-stream activities, handicraft village,  just to name a few.

Check out our tours below, or contact us and let us know what you'd like to see and do.  We'll create a tailor-made tour just for you.

Tour Programs

Guide hire inside city - using local transportation

Create your own itinerary and let our expert guide show you around.  Meet at your hotel in the city center and bring you back to your hotel after the tour.  Prices do not include local transportation (for guest and tour guide), or any other fees (admission, food, drink, etc.).

  • Half day - 4 hours - 1200 THB
  • Full day - 8 hours - 1800 THB

Van with Driver and Tour Guide

Create your own itinerary and let our expert guide show you around with a private vehicle.  Meet at your hotel in the city center and bring you back to your hotel after the tour.  Prices do not include gasoline (3.5 THB/km), or any other fees (admission, food, drink, etc.). If your itinerary includes an overnight stay away from the city, there will be additional fees to cover accommodation for the driver and guide.

  • Half day - 4 hours - 3000 THB
  • Full day - 8 hours - 4600 THB

Popular Tour

Walking Tour in ChiangMai Old City


  • 08:00 - Meet at ThaPae Gate, brief overview about ChiangMai
  • 08:15 - Start the tour along the moat, stop at local market, continue through alleys to Wat ChiangMan, the first temple of ChiangMai
  • 09:45 - On to Tree King monument at the museum area
  • 10:15 - Leisure time at Cafe de Museum
  • 10:45 - Head to Wat Chedi Lueang and Wat Pantao
  • 11:45 - Walk to Wat Phrasingh and finish at Wat Phrasingh at around 12:30

Includes: tour guide and admission fees.
Cost: 1400 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 500 THB each.
Each group is limited to six guests.  Your guide will help you get a taxi back to your hotel or other destination.


Package Tours

AC1: Prathat Doi Suthep Temple + Old City Tour


  • 08:00 - Meet tour guide at hotel lobby
  • 09:00 - Visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most famous temple, with superb panoramic views of the city
  • 10:00 - Head down the mountain back to the city (coffee break if desired)
  • 10:45 - Visit Wat Chedi Lunag; followed by Wat Prasing
  • 12:30 - Stop for lunch at local restaurant; then visit Kad-Luang (Warorot Market)
  • 15:30 - Drop back at hotel or other place in ChiangMai

Includes: private car/van, tour guide, admission fees, travel insurance.
Cost: 4000 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 800 THB each.
*Tour is able to start little later but earlier is good to avoid the crowds.


AC2: Prathat Doi Suthep Temple + Elephant ride and show + Hill tribe Village

  • 08:00 - Pick up from your hotel
  • 09:00 - Visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most famous temple, with superb panoramic views of the city
  • 10:00 - Head down the mountain
  • 11:30 - Stop for lunch
  • 12:45 - Elephant village for the show and ride
  • 14:45 - Visit a Hill-tribe village
  • 16:30 - Back to hotel

Includes: private car/van, tour guide, admission fees, lunch (food only), travel insurance.
Cost: 7500 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 1500 THB each.
*Tour is able to start little later (09:00am) by visiting elephant and hill-tribe, then back to visit temple at the end of the day.


AC3: Elephant show and ride + Bamboo raft + Wat Prathat Doi Suthep

  • 08:00 - Pick up from your hotel
  • 09:00 - Get to elephant village for the show and ride; continue with bamboo raft (about 30-45 minutes)
  • 12:30 - Stop for lunch
  • 14:30 - Visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most famous temple, with superb panoramic views of the city
  • 15:30 - Head back down the mountan; return to your hotel

Includes: private car/van, tour guide, admission fees, lunch (food only), travel insurance.
Cost: 6800 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 1300 THB each.


AC4: Elephant show + Elephant ride + Bamboo rafting + Hill tribe village

  • 08:00 - Pick up from your hotel
  • 09:00 - Get to elephant village for the show and ride; continue with bamboo raft (about 30-45 minutes)
  • 12:30 - Stop for lunch
  • 13:40 - Visit Hill tribe village
  • 15:00 - Head back to hotel

Includes: private car/van, tour guide, admission fees, lunch (food only), travel insurance.
Cost: 7500 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 1600 THB each.


AC5: Golden Triangle Day-Trip from ChiangMai

  • 07.00 - Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city
  • 08.30 - Arrive at ChiangRai Hot Springs (Mae Khajan)
  • 09.00 - Leave the hot spring, head to the White Temple
  • 10.30 - Arrive at White Temple, a unique temple done all in white
  • 11.30 - Head to Singha Park (Tea plantation); stop at local restaurant for lunch
  • 13:00 - Head to Golden Triangle, where three countries meet; visit the big Buddha image; then continue by boat along the Mae Khong River to Laos for a local market
  • 15.30 - Head to Mea-Sai, at the border of Thailand and Myanmar (it is ac complimentary stop and only if time permits)
  • 16:30 - Head back to ChiangMai
  • 20.00 - Drop back at your hotel - time approximate depending on traffic and weather conditions

Includes: private car/van, tour guide, admission fees, private boat, lunch at local restaurant, travel insurance.
Cost: 8400 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 1800 THB each.
Important: please be sure to bring your passport, as well as a photo copy.


AC6: Inthanon National Park + Trekking at MaekangLuang

  • 07:00 - Pick up from your hotel; head to Inthanon National Park
  • 08:30 - Arrive at Maekang Luang Village, meet a ranger for trekking; stop for swimming at waterfall if desired
  • 10:00 - Stop at Pagageryor tribe village; try local coffee before heading up the mountain
  • 11:30 - Stop for lunch
  • 12:30 - Head to the top of the National Park, the highest point in Thailand; short trek and free time
  • 14:00 - Stop at Mong (Hill tribe) market on the way back to ChiangMai
  • 16:30 - Back to hotel

Includes: private car, tour guide, admission fees, lunch (food only).

Cost: 8000 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 1600 THB each.
Important: Please bring good walking/trekking shoes, a small towel (just in case), bottle of water, swimsuit (if desired).


AC7: Inthanon National Park - full-day tour

  • 08:00 - Pick up from your hotel; head to Inthanon National Park
  • 09:30 - Arrive at MacKlangLuang Hill Tribe Village; try local organic coffee; enjoy scenic views of terraced rice fields (Aug-Nov)
  • 11:00 - Stop for lunch
  • 12:30 - Arrive at the top of the National Park, short trek and free time
  • 13:15 - Visit 2 Pagodas and Royal Project
  • 14:30 - Stop at waterfall, relaxing time
  • 15:15 - Stop at Mong (Hill tribe) market on the way back to ChiangMai
  • 17:00 - Drop back at your hotel

Includes: private car/van, tour guide, admission fees, lunch (food only), travel insurance.
Cost: 7000 THB for 2 people;  additional person charge: 1600 THB each.


Plan Your Own Tour

You have the option to design tailor-made tours to suit your special interests.  Tell us how long you plan to visit and any specific desires you have, we will be happy to suggest and design the best routes, including length of stay and highlights not to be missed.

Information we need:

  • Number of people
  • Flight/bus/train details (arrival and departure)
  • Hotel name, address, and contact number
  • Places of interest and/or special requests