Mae Ping River Experience by Urban Adventures

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Mae Ping River Experience by Urban Adventures

Highlights / General details
Experience local life in Chiang Mai, from offering alms to slurping soup.
Visit Wat Chai Monkol temple and offer alms to Monks, just like local Buddhists do.
Cruise the Mai Ping River in a longtail boat and see local life unfold along its banks.
Indulge in Khao Soy, a traditional northern Thai noodle soup.
Explore the vibrant markets of Chiang Mai, including the Ton Lam Yai Flower Market.

Inclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Local English speaking guide; Local lunch; Monk offering.

Exclusion
Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.

Hours of operation
Available daily at 8:30am.

Duration
Approximately 4 - 5 hours.

Location
Meeting point: 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.
Finish point: Wat Chai Monkol temple; from there, your guide can help you to secure local transportation back to your hotel.

Itinerary
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, we’ll 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 on our Chiang Mai tour we'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, we'll 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 our Chiang Mai city tour will come to an end, and you're free to continue exploring Chiang Mai at your leisure.

Additional Information
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend 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. As this trip visits religious sites, please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered.

Participant restrictions
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Policies
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Please contact Chiang Mai Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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