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Chiang Mai Mae Ping River Experience - Small Group Tour

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Lunch at a local farmer's house

Experience local life in Chiang Mai on this half-day tour. Explore Chiang Mai's markets, meet monks, cruise the Mai Ping River and indulge in a traditional northern Thai noodle soup.

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See the real Chiang Mai on this half-day cultural tour! Get to discover temples, enjoy a cruise on the Mae Ping River, slurp some yummy noodles, visit an organic herb garden and explore markets. Make the most out of this cultural adventure and truly experience Chiang Mai’s local life.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 07:45 Meet Your Guide at Imperial Maeping Hotel (Outside the Main Entrance)
  • 08:00 Warorot Market
    chiang-mai-river-experience-2- Begin the tour by exploring the Warorot Market. Check out one of the largest markets in Chiang Mai where almost everything is for sale from food and clothing to hill tribe crafts. Have plenty of time to taste and sample local treats while you're at it.
  • Ton Lam Yai Flower Market
    After Warorot Market, move on to the Ton Lam Yai Flower Market to see its colorful, fresh-cut flowers.
  • Wat Chai Mongkhon
    Take a songthaew to Wat Chai Mongkhon, a temple built on the banks of the Mae Ping River. Upon arrival, take part in a local Buddhist practice by offering Sangkhathan (alms) to monks and learn about other fascinating religious practices and traditions.
  • Mae Ping River Cruise
    Maeping_River_Experience (11) Cruise along the Mae Ping River revealing villages and rural life played out on the river shores. Hear about local livelihood and history from your guide throughout the journey.
  • Khao Soi (Khao Soy) Lunch
    Maeping_River_Experience (11) Head to a local farmer's house and enjoy a traditional northern Thai noodle soup usually 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.
  • Local Herb Garden
    Maeping_River_Experience (11) After lunch, visit an organic herb garden and learn about the medicinal properties of plants. Head back to Chiang Mai by cruise and end the tour at Wat Chai Mongkhon Temple.
  • 12:30-13:00 Tour Ends at Wat Chai Mongkhon Temple
    • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please dress conservatively as the tour includes a visit to a religious place. Wearing loose, lightweight, long clothing that covers knees and shoulders is recommended.
Additional Note(s)
    • Please note that the boat trip on the Maeping River is a shared service.
    • Please be at the check-in location at least 15 minutes prior to the tour’s start time.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 12.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 5 - 5.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
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