View of Chiang Mai with forest and trees

Latest update: September 16

New active Doi Suthep program

Doi Pui/Doi Suthep is one of the most undervisited national parks. Few people stay on top of the mountain and that is precisely what we will do in this fantastic two day/one night program. See Doi Suthep like few people do. Check here.

Chiang Mai Loy Krathong 2019 program not yet published

Road 118 still under construction

Road 118, which is the main road from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, is still under construction. This adds at least half an hour to the driving time. We don’t offer Chiang Rai/Golden Triangle day tours out of Chiang Mai anymore. We will keep you posted.

View on Doi Inthanon Kiw Mae Pan Nature Trail

Single travel or traveling alone

Single travel or traveling alone is expensive, especially if you do a private trip. All the tours on this website are private. They have been priced and can be booked from two persons up. The reason is that we don’t recommend private tours if you travel alone. It’s very expensive. Apart from that there are other reasons for which we don’t recommend traveling alone. Although Thailand is a relatively safe country for single travelers safety is always an issue when you are traveling. Traveling alone is also sometimes not that much fun. We can hook you up with others for certain activities.

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Donation trees Salak Yom Festival

Our Day tours

Festivals Tours

There are many festivals in Chiang Mai and North Thailand. Some of these such as Loy Krathong and Songkran are wellknown. Others such as Poy Sang Long and Salak Yom are less known but also worth experiencing. All these festivals are unique events and will make your trip extra special. We do our best to be on top of the scheduling of these events which is not easy. Of many events the dates are different each year. Please check with us if there are any events worth going during your stay.

Morning View on Doi Luang Chiang Dao

Customized Tours

We have more than 20 years experience with designing customized tours in North Thailand and Chiang Mai. All our customized tours are of course private which allows for ultimate flexibility. Guide and vehicle are at your disposal. If you tell us what your interests are we will design a unique program for you. This will allow you to make the best of your experience in North Thailand. We have built up a huge arsenal of itineraries that are at your disposal. We update these itineraries regularly.


What's happening in Chiang Mai

22sepAll DaySalak Yom Festival LamphunTrees of Offering

01nov12:00 AMDork Bua Tong FestivalMountains of North Thailand covered with sunflowers

10nov(nov 10)1:00 AM12(nov 12)1:00 AMLoy Krathong FestivalFestival of Light

01jan12:00 AMBo Sang Umbrella FestivalExhibition of umbrellas and parasols

01feb12:00 AMChiang Mai Flower FestivalExhibittion of flowers and orchids

26mar(mar 26)12:00 AM29(mar 29)11:59 PMPoy Sang Long Festival - Wat Ku TaoTraditional Shan Ordination Ceremony

13apr(apr 13)12:00 AM15(apr 15)11:59 PMSongkran FestivalBuddhist New Year



We don’t accept last-minute bookings. Green Trails is a small company that focuses on details and giving you the best experience you can get. We need time to prepare for your trip to enable use to give you the best service possible.

Guides are pivotal when it comes to making your trip the unforgettable experience that we want you to have. They are not on standby. They are very busy because they are….good guides. Also in busy times good transportation is not always available. Therefor we request that you contact us as long as possible before your visit. The minimum time should be two days but we prefer it to be longer than that.

Our office is not centrally located and quite hard to find so please don’t waste your precious time to visit us.


Chiang Mai a la Carte specializes in private Chiang Mai and North Thailand tours. All our tours can be customized. We can give your visit to this region deserves special “a la carte” treatment.

Chiang Mai a la Carte is always looking for the unique places, small restaurants, lesser-visited markets, hidden temples, special events and meaningful encounters with local people that will make your visit out of the ordinary. We promote national and local festivals that will make your visit extra special. We promote sustainable and responsible practices during our tours.


If you are interested in one or more of our tours, please send us a request form. We will then come back to you within 24 hours with a customized itinerary and quote based on your wishes. We will also check the availability of one of our guides.

Once you have agreed to the itinerary and the quote we will confirm the program and the guide.
Finally we will send you the itinerary in its full form with detailed background information.