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.
The tours and our guides
We have hundreds of private tour itineraries in our Chiang Mai a la Carte vault. We have produced these over the years and are adding tours constantly. There is only a selection of these tours on our website. They are presented in shortened descriptions. Upon booking you will receive an extensive and personalised itinerary
We will make sure your tour to Northern Thailand will be an unforgettable and unique experience. We only use a small number of selected guides who are the best in the business.
How to make a booking
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.
What Our Visitors Say About Our Tours
Chiang Mai a la Carte provided the ultimate guide and driver for the perfect trip. Our guide Mr. Bay was so much fun. He spoke perfect English, and very knowledgeable about everything. It was like traveling with a friend. I cannot recommend a guide with more enthusiasm. Mr. Bay is a thoughtful, quick whited, comfortable person to be with. He is very respectful to his culture and faith. Mr. Bay went out of his way to provide the best and most wonderful time on my entire trip. The driver was a guy named Joe who was also a wonderful and safe driver. Thank you Mr Bay for your friendship and making our trip so special.
Like another reviewer, I was referred to Chiang Mai a la Carte by Michiel from BKK. I was looking for a private guide to take my elderly parents around Chiang Mai as well as the surrounding region for 3 full days. Having been to Chiang Mai a few times, I knew in advance exactly what I wanted to cover each day of the tour, but even with my local knowledge, Chiang Mai a la Carte was able to suggest a few hidden gems that I wasn’t even aware of. They made the travel very easy for my parents. Both the driver and our guide were delightful and a great match to our own temperament. I will absolutely book them the next time I am in the region.
Frans was so kind and enthusiastic in planning my trip around Northern Thailand. I had a particular family story to follow in Chiang Mai, Lampang and Phrae which he was able to research before I arrived. This allowed me to make the most of my trip. We have a shared interest in the history of Chiang Mai and the old Teak trade. Frans has been able to identify many of my grandfather’s photographs when he lived out in Chiang Mai in the 1920-30s. Frans comes with my highest recommendation. Thank you so much.