Chiang Mai is relatively high up in northern Thailand's hills, making it a few degrees cooler than Bangkok and the southern islands throughout the year. To benefit from optimum trekking and outdoor activity weather, head to Chiang Mai between December and March, as these months offer minimum rain. April through to May remain dry but the temperature starts to sizzle; June through to October is Chiang Mai's rainy season. You might get caught in a few showers during this time of year, but prices on accommodation can drop!
Chiang Mai is a major transport hub in the north of Thailand, and is therefore easily accessible via overnight bus from Bangkok - the most popular arrival point for visitors to Thailand. The drive from Bangkok takes around ten hours. From Chiang Mai, you may choose to travel east into Laos, or west to Myanmar with one of our adventure tours.
You may also arrive via domestic flight, as Chiang Mai's International Airport is one of the most frequented airports in Thailand.