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Our adventure brand Green Trails

Green Trails

Chiang Mai a la Carte offers cultural, historical and soft adventure tours. If you are looking for more adventurous and active tours, please visit the website of our sister brand Green Trails.
Green Trails offers active trekking, cycling and rafting tours in North Thailand. The site also contains lots of information about the ethnic minorities (hill tribes) of North Thailand.
Green Trails also offers educational tours for schools and universities.
Read More about the green Trails tours
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Chiang Mai UNESCO World Heritage

Update on the submission of Chiang Mai as a World Heritage Site

The Chiang Mai World Heritage committee submitted a nomination for voluntary submission to UNESCO in September 2020 after which the committee received the review and comments from UNESCO. 
The committee will submit the nomination in January 2021 to the Ministry of Culture. It is then up to the government committee and, finally, a cabinet resolution to decide which site to submit to UNESCO in February 2021 as a possible World Heritage Site.
Read more about the Chiang Mai World Heritage Site project
Sky lanterns in the evening

Join our festival 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.

Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail Doi Inthanon Hmong guide

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.


Private Tours

Chiang Mai a la Carte specialises in private tours in Chiang Mai and North Thailand. We offer a wide range of day tours and multiple day tours on this website. We offer all kinds of tours: cultural tours, samlor tours, temple tours, historical tours, culinary tours, trekking tours, family tours, festival tours, handicraft tours, bicycle tours, tribal culture tours, Buddhism tours, national park tours, adventure tours and special interest tours. All these tours are based on thorough research. We update the itineraries continuously.

Customised Experiences

Chiang Mai a la Carte gives your visit to this region 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.

How to book a tour

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

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