Giant Buddha’s and Parasol Painting

3-Day Family Chiang Mai Parasol Painting Experience - Thailand

Prices from £185 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights

LocationChiang Mai

Suitable for families

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Chiang Mai is the gateway to the North of Thailand and can either be a peaceful place to soak up the mountain views and explore temples at a leisurely pace – or you could join in the adventure scene and participate in zip-wiring and mountain trekking! As part of your trip, we’ll arrange a unique trip to climb the sacred Doi Suthep Temple and make Parasols with your family. You’ll also have plenty of free time to wander around the city’s markets and temples, or book one of the additional excursions, such as a street food tour, overnight at an elephant sanctuary or trekking between mountain villages. Just let your Family Travel Specialist know!

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Parasol painting and Doi Suthep Temple visit

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Arrival in Chiang Mai

Most families arrive into Chiang Mai early this morning, following an overnight sleeper train adventure from Bangkok or Ayutthaya. You’ll head straight to your family-friendly ‘Lanna’ style hotel with swimming pool for a filling breakfast and much needed dip in the pool! The afternoon is at your leisure to get your bearings and explore the local markets and temples by foot, tuk-tuk or bike. In the evening you could head to the night market for a bit of souvenir shopping, find a local Muay Thai boxing match, or book onto our local street food tour.

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Parasol painting and temple visit

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up nice and early to avoid the crowds and drive along the winding roads to the Doi Suthep Temple which is incredibly sacred to Thai people. You’ll climb 309 steps to the top, using a snakes head staircase rail for support! At the top, you’ll be rewarded with the most incredible views over Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. You’ll then be taken to a local parasol factory, learning how they are crafted from Mulberry Trees and paint your own one as a souvenir to take home. The afternoon is free at your leisure.

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Departure from Chiang Mai

Unless you’d like to extend your time in this adventurous region (see our Chiang Mai activity page here), you’ll leave the mountain scenery behind and travel down to the South of Thailand. We’d highly recommend immersing yourself in the jungles of Khao Sok, before island hopping between the many tropical islands. However, you could also take a direct flight from Chiang Mai to Ko Samui if you think you’ll literally want to flop on a beach at this stage!

Rickshaw customer sitting and praying with a local Thailand man in Chiang Mai

Full day Elephant Nature Park

Get up close to the gentle giants at the Elephant Nature Park. You’ll be collected from your hotel in Chiang Mai and transferred to the park an hour away to learn all about the issues faced by elephants in Asia and the personal stories of those rescued by the park. You will have the chance to feed these majestic animals to aid in their rehabilitation before returning to Chiang Mai in the early evening.

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