Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour
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Stop At: Warorot Market (Kad Luang), between Thapae Road and Chang Moi Road In the north of Nawarat Bridge and the west side of Ping River, Chiang Mai Thailand
Want to see the real Chiang Mai? Come along then! We've got temples and monks to discover, a cruise on the Mae Ping River to enjoy, yummy noodles to slurp, organic herbs garden called Farmer Home visit, and markets to explore.
Our Chiang Mai city tour adventure will begin by exploring the Warorot Market, one of the largest markets in Chiang Mai. Almost everything is for sale here from food to clothing to hill tribe crafts. At the market, you'll have plenty of time to taste and sample local specialties before moving on to the Ton Lam Yai Flower Market, overflowing with colourful, fresh cut flowers.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wat Chai Mongkhon, 133 Charoenprathet Road Changkhlan, Chiang Mai Thailand
Next, we’ll take a Songthaew to Wat Chai Mongkon, a magnificent temple that was built on the banks of the Mae Ping River. Take part in a local Buddhist practice by offering alms to monks and learning about other interesting religious traditions.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai Thailand
Then it’s time to take a cruise up the Mae Ping River, one of the main rivers in northern Thailand and the lifeline of Chiang Mai. Our Mae Ping River cruise will reveal villages and rural life played out on the river shores, and your guide will offer insight into local livelihood and history throughout the journey.
Next on our Chiang Mai tour we'll enjoy a delicious Khao Soy lunch at a local farmer’s home. This noodle dish is often made with chicken or pork, served over Chinese egg noodles, and garnished with shallots, cilantro, pickled mustard greens, fried whole chilies, and a squeeze of lime juice. It's totally delicious, and a must-try food in Chiang Mai!
After lunch, we'll make a short visit to a local herb garden and learn about the medicinal properties of plants, before returning to Chiang Mai by cruise back
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Pass By: Wat Chai Mongkhon, 133 Charoenprathet Road Changkhlan, Chiang Mai Thailand
Our Chiang Mai city tour will come to an end at Wat Chai Mongkhon temple, and you're free to continue exploring Chiang Mai at your leisure
- Local English-Speaking guide
- Monk offering
- Local transport during the tour
- Boat trip (shared service)
- Entry/Admission - Wat Chai Mongkhon
- Entry/Admission - Mae Ping River
- Hotel drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Maximum group size is 12.
- We will meet you at your Chiang Mai hotel if it's within a 5-kilometre radius of Tapae Gate. If you're outside the 5-kilometre radius, then please meet us at the Imperial Maeping Hotel.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Boat trip is provided by a shared service (not private)
- This tour can be customized to accommodate dietary restrictions.
- Most travelers can participate
I was the only person booked on this tour and I was looked after very well. The tour was very informative and we covered a lot of things. My guide was wonderful and as I was travelling alone 19yr old female he even organised a taxi back to my hotel so I would get back safely. I really enjoyed my day out. The food was delicious and the markewts a lot of fun.