Give alms to monks at Wat Chai Mongkol. Take a longtail boat down Mae Ping River. Enjoy a Khao Soi lunch. Explore the Warorot Market. Visit the vibrant Flower Market.
What to Expect
Your 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.
Next, take a songthaew to Wat Chai Mongkol, 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.
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. The 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 your Chiang Mai tour you'll enjoy a sumptuous Khao Soi lunch at a local farmer’s house. This noodle dish is often made with chicken or beef, 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, visit a garden to learn about local vegetables, herbs, and the medicinal properties of plants, before returning to Chiang Mai by cruise back. This is where your Chiang Mai city tour will come to an end, and you're free to continue exploring Chiang Mai at your leisure.
- English speaking guide, entrance fees as indicated, transport as indicated, local lunch, Monk offering to make merit, Pick up at your accommodation in town.
What's Not Included
- Items of a personal nature, Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.
Know Before You Go
Children policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect the religious sites this tour visits and for your own comfort, it is strongly recommended that you wear modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.