10.00: Visit local market and take a trishaw ride to the explore a Charming of Chiang Mai and visit City temples such as Wat Phra Sing and Wat Chedi Laung.
13.00: Take the local lunch in old city
14.00: Drive to Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai’s most spectacular temple and the must visit place. We will visit the temple in the evening when most of the other visitors have returned home.
17.30: You will experience the monks assembling in the hall for their chanting. This is quite impressive and very worthwhile seeing.On the way down from the mountain we will stop at the viewpoint to watch the city light.
Spent about two days in Wilai’s company, visiting the most important of the very many temples of the capital of the kingdom of Lan Na – the charming city of Chiang Mai. Wilai is very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful – I cannot praise her enough. Drives her own, immaculately clean Ford SUV, which substantially adds flexibility and comfort. It was already late when I found out that she could guide anywhere in Thailand, and I could have used her services and drive together from Chiang Mai to Sukhotai, instead of me flying back to Bangkok and then fly to Sukhotai. Next time I come to Thailand I will talk to her before hand and take advantage of her knowledge of the country, of the roads and of her vehicle – she’s that good! Strongly recommended!
Los Angeles, California1041 contributions860 helpful votes
wrote a review Jun 3
I flew from the US to Thailand with no plan. I contacted Wailai 2 days before arrival in Chaing Mai, since she was recommended by my Bangkok tour provider. At the time I didn’t know it was high season in Chaing Mai. Thankfully she was able to fit me in to a very tight schedule. She was my guide for 2 days. She drove me from destination to destination safely in her very nice, comfortable SUV, while making great conversation in clear, easy to understand English, my native language. I was so comfortable with her and her save driving that I fell asleep on a three hour drive to Chaing Rai. Having her as my private guide was amazing. She tailored the tours to what I wanted to see and provided information on what to do In Chaing Mai and how to navigate situations after our day together was over. Wailai encouraged me to try new things like getting up close to an elephant. I wanted to but was afraid. She was with me every step until I got comfortable. She also helped me find a laundry because I was on an extended stay in Thailand and needed to launder clothes. I was traveling solo. Even when she wasn’t with me, she periodically sent a text to check on me. Her level of excellent service is rare. Do yourself a favor and book her. It will be one of your best decisions for your trip, no doubt!
Date of experience: November 2019
Wilai is a fantastic tour guide! We couldn’t have asked for a better driver and more friendly guide. She was very accommodating of our needs and made excellent suggestions and navigations for our trip between Chiang Mai and Pai. We had three amazing days travelling and exploring and we would highly recommend Wilai as a tour guide and driver – She’s the best!
Date of experience: December 2021
Wilai is a professional, experienced, knowledgeable guide, who took care of us from the very beginning of our Golden Triangle tour until we had our boarding passes at the end of our tour.An additional advantage for us was that she speaks perfect Dutch!