Mae Ping River Cruise with Lunch

$ 56.14 / AED 206.04 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shop till you drop at Warorat Market and sample fresh products
  • Capture the brilliant explosion of colours at Ton Lam Yai Flower Market
  • Take a cruise up the Mae Ping River, the main river in northern Thailand
  • See the mesmerising Wat Chai Mongkhon and indulge in monk offering
  • See the life played out by the river shore as you cruise on the lifeline of Chiang Mai
  • Visit an organic garden to look at local herbs and learn the medicinal properties of plants

Activity Schedule

8am

Overview

Discover temples and markets, cruise on the Mae Ping River, visit to an organic herb garden, slurp on yummy noodles and meet with monks on this immersive Chiang Mai tour. Your city adventure begins as you skip the usual touristy markets and instead shop for better quality with better prices at one of the largest Chiang Mai markets - Warorot Market and find a range of delightful treats!

Be sure to keep your cameras on the ready as you head to Ton Lam Yai Flower Market, overflowing with colourful, fresh cut flowers. Inhale the incredible scents and capture the colours behind your lens. You also hop on board the unique transit system Songthaew and head to Wat Chai Mongkhon, 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.

It is then time to take to the liquid streets of Chiang Mai as you cruise the Maeping River. The cruise will reveal life played out on the river shores, and your guide will offer insight into local livelihood and history throughout the journey. Disembark to enjoy a sumptuous Khao Soy lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant and relish this wholesome noodle dish 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!

Post lunch, you will be heading to make a short visit to a local herb garden. Look at the herbs and know about their medicinal properties. Enjoy a relaxing journey by cruise back to Chiang Mai.

The tour concludes here and you're free to continue exploring Chiang Mai at your leisure.

INCLUSIONS

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Local lunch
  • Monk offering
  • Entrance fees
  • Local transportation during the tour
  • Boat trip (shared)

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for drivers or guide

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