Maeping River Experience - Small Group Tour

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People on a boat ride.
People on a boat ride.
40-seater boat.
40-seater boat.
48-seater boat.
48-seater boat.
Tourists enjoying local fruits.
Tourists enjoying local fruits.
A boat passing under the bridge.
A boat passing under the bridge.
Tourists sharing a traditional meal.
Tourists sharing a traditional meal.
A Chiang Mai delicacy.
A Chiang Mai delicacy.
A wooden foot bridge.
A wooden foot bridge.
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An experienced guide demonstrates making a traditional condiment.
An experienced guide demonstrates making a traditional condiment.
A kid sits on top of a Carabao statue.
A kid sits on top of a Carabao statue.

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What To Expect

Start the day by offering alms to a monk at Wat Chai Monkol. Board a longtail boat to explore Mae Ping River to experience another side of Chiang Mai life. Observe life on the riverbank. Enjoy "Khao Soy" a northern Thai cuisine. Finish by exploring the vibrant flower market of Chiang Mai.


  • Live like a local in Chiang Mai for a day

  • Drop by Wat Chai Monkol temple and make an offering

  • Experience cruising the Mai Ping River via a longtail boat

  • Enjoy eating Khao Soy, a traditional northern Thai noodle soup


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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, a local farmer to meet 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 colorful, 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. 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, 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 feel 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 centrally located hotels in Chiang Mai


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel drop-off

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • As dress standards are conservative throughout Asia and as this trip visits religious sites, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, light, and long clothing is both respectful and convenient in the predominantly warm Asian climate.

  • Guests are free to continue their own personal exploration at the end of the trip.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour is approximately 4-5 hours.

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  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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