Discover Chiang Mai through Airbnb Experiences
RECOGNIZED as a Unesco City of Crafts and Folk Art, Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has a distinctive culture and rich history.
Chiang Mai also has the added bonus of being cheaper than Thai capital Bangkok, but still offers luxury to those who seek it.
With thriving wildlife living among abundant greenery, plenty of authentic dining options, and historical sites teeming with relics that tell mesmerizing stories, Chiang Mai is a must-visit destination for every traveler.
But with so much to do, it’s hard to know where to start.
Of Airbnb’s 300 million users, 160,000 of them visited Chiang Mai in 2017. This number is predicted to increase in the next few years.
Airbnb already offers travelers a range of accommodations from budget to luxury. Now, Experiences will give visitors the chance to learn about Chiang Mai from those who know it best.
And what better way to remember a trip than through an experience or two?
These are our top picks for Airbnb Experiences in Chiang Mai.
Guided by Chiang Mai local Noom, cyclists can explore the city on a bike while collecting fresh ingredients from markets.
After dismounting, Noom will teach guests how to cook traditional Thai dishes which everyone will eat together.
This is an energetic insight into Chiang Mai’s vibrant markets and culinary culture.
- Sports experience
- Seven hours
- One meal, drinks, and equipment included
- US$75 per person
Hosted by local tourism and education businessman Nikom, this experience is truly immersive and one you’ll never forget.
Each Yantra tattoo has a different meaning and purpose. They all feature ancient geometric symbols, animals, or deity designs.
The professional Yantra tattoo artists will tell you which type of tattoo best suits your aura.
If tattoos are your thing or you want the ultimate souvenir to take home, then this is for you.
- Arts Experience
- Four hours
- One meal, drink, equipment, and transportation included
- US$40 per person
This experience offers guests an opportunity to interact with ancient hill tribes.
Host Manuelo, a social warrior dedicated to preserving traditions, will explain hill tribe culture and guide guests through rice fields to the Hmong village.
There, guests can learn to weave baskets and enjoy a homecooked lunch.
- Social impact experience
- Five hours
- One meal and transportation included
- US$62 per person
Thailand and waterfalls go hand in hand and Sticky Waterfalls is one of the best in Chiang Mai.
Firstly, host Anička will guide guests through the jungle to Bua Tong Cave in Si Lanna National Park and then onwards to Sticky Waterfalls.
Guests will hike up the waterfall and then cool off in the river before heading for lunch at a local market.
- Nature experience
- Six hours
- Transportation included
- US$41 per person
This experience takes place north of the city in the healing house of Yardfahmadin.
After arriving, guests can enjoy refreshments while taking in the beautiful forest vistas.
The healing process uses techniques such as Crystals, Reiki, and traditional Asian practices, leaving you feeling refreshed and rebalanced.
- Wellness experience
- Four hours
- One meal, snacks, drinks and transportation included
- US$118 per person
Source: Travels travelwireasia.com