InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping, the newest jewel in the crown of Chiang Mai’s luxury hotels, extends an invitation to guests to experience the unparalleled beauty and heritage of northern Thailand through three distinct and exclusive offerings. These experiences include a breathtaking hot-air balloon ride, a journey into the art of tea blending and tasting, and a cultural exploration of the ancient Lanna Kingdom’s rich history and architecture. Designed to craft memorable and authentic experiences, they enrich guests’ stays with genuine connections to the local environment and culture.

The hotel’s crowning experience, the Sky Romance Hot-Air Balloon Adventure, melds romance with exhilaration. Beginning with a pre-dawn limousine pick-up, guests are taken to a peaceful location for the balloon inflation. The ascent offers a tranquil vista of Chiang Mai awakening, with breathtaking views and the soft touch of the morning breeze. The experience culminates with a certificate of flight, a celebratory champagne toast, and a secluded breakfast picnic by a lake, set against the backdrop of stunning mountains.

Tea enthusiasts are catered to with the Tea Artistry Blending and Tasting Workshop at the scenic Monsoon Tea Boutique. A tea artisan guides participants through the process of creating unique tea blends, including the exotic jungle tea native to the mountains. This masterclass focuses on professional brewing techniques to optimise flavour. A curated afternoon tea at the hotel’s Kam Lobby Lounge follows, featuring an array of delightful treats and the guest’s own tea blend.

For those drawn to cultural heritage, the Lanna Legacy Cultural and Architectural Tour is an ideal choice. Accompanied by a local historian, guests explore Chiang Mai’s historical landmarks, learning about the Lanna Kingdom’s legacy. The tour includes a range of hands-on workshops and a bespoke cultural map, developed with Chiang Mai University, for self-guided discovery.

Pricing details are as follows: The Sky Romance Hot-Air Balloon Adventure is priced at THB 26,750++ for two, with a Luxury Picnic upgrade available for an additional THB 11,000++. The Tea Artistry Workshop is THB 5,000++ per person or THB 9,300++ for two, while the Lanna Legacy Tour starts from THB 4,375++ per person. Guests booking these experiences receive a 10% discount on the Best Flexible Rate, with an extra 10% off for IHG One Rewards members on room bookings.

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