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Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup at your hotel, head to the Mae Ping River to see Wat Chai Mongkol. Walk through the grand temple with your guide and learn about the Buddhist tradition of offering alms to monks, gaining insight into the importance of Thai religious practices.

    Next, hop on board a long-tail boat for a Mae Ping River cruise. The Mae Ping flows through Chiang Mai and provides irrigation for the rice paddies that surround the city. As you gently drift downriver, see classic teak houses and farms planted with soy, garlic and other crops.

    Stop for lunch at a farmer's home and try a signature northern noodle soup: khao soi. The rich broth is flavored with coconut milk and curry, then served over Chinese egg noodles with chicken or beef, and topped with an array of garnishes: crispy shallots, pickled mustard greens, fiery chili, fresh cilantro and lime. Delicious!

    When you have slurped your noodles, walk with your guide to a lush garden where you learn about favorite local vegetables and herbs, then visit fruit orchards and see rice paddies, strawberries, and coffee and tea plantations along the Mae Ping River.

    After your walk, return by songthaew (a commonly used passenger truck) to central Chiang Mai. Stop at Warorot Market, a three-story building with stalls that overflow with all types of household goods, crafts, textiles and food. Sample some tasty bites and learn about dishes that are local favorites.

    Finally, meander through Ton Lam Yai Flower Market where thousands of fresh-cut flowers make an excellent backdrop for photo ops. From there, return to Wat Chai Mongkol where your tour ends. Your guide can provide assistance with local transport to your hotel or next destination.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, 153 Sridonchai Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Wat Chai Mongkhon, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Samut Prakan, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
    • Local English-Speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Monk offering
    • Local transport during the tour
    • Boat trip (shared service)
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Chai Mongkhon
    • Entry/Admission - Mae Ping River
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
    • Maximum group size is 12.
    • 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.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Boat trip is provided by a shared service (not private)
    • This tour can be customized to accommodate dietary restrictions.
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We did the half day Mae Ping River tour and it was wonderful! Our guide Suchin was very helpful and knowledgeable, taking us through the food and flower markets and getting us a few snacks, before we visited a Buddhist temple, gave an offering and got a blessing. Very special.
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    Response from ChiangmaiUA, Guide Dong at Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour
    Responded 14 Aug 2019
    Hi Gabrielle, Thank you for your kindly review Maeping River Experience with me on TripAdvisor. Our trip visit at market called Warorot and TonLanyai, it was real experience and interesting foods, fruits, native food and local product. Continue to temple learn about Buddhism, offering and get blessings by Monk. Take boat trip a long Maeping River to sed traditional farmer house and know herbal medicine. I hope you're having a good trip no matter where you are. Wish you all the best, Cheers,
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    I took the Chang Mai Mae Ping River Tour. Tanya was an excellent guide - very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and flexible. This is a great way to learn about the area, have a leisurely boat ride and experience some excellent food. The city part prior to the boat was also
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    Response from ChiangmaiUA, Manager at Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour
    Responded 15 Jul 2019
    Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your kindly review of Maeping River Experience with Chiangmai Urban Adventures. We are happy to hear that you have a good day with guide Tanya and boat trip, food and the market. We will keep your comment to improve our standard of service in future about extending time to this tour. We hope you have a good trip and nice time, look forward to be at your service again in future, thank you again for joining our trip. Best regards,
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    Booked as way to spend our last 1/2 day, and did not disappoint. Guide Payou (Fah) was fabulous - local knowledge, chatted just enough but also left time to chill an relax on the boat. Nice lunch, in setting with medicinal herb garden and arranged offering to and blessing by
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    Response from ChiangmaiUA, Guide Fah at Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour
    Responded 29 Jun 2019
    Hi Hannah, Thank you very much for your feedback Hannah I'm very grateful to meet you both you are lovely couples. Wish you have a great holiday and all the best from me. Warm regards,
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    My friend and I took the Mae Ping River Experience tour. We absolutely LOVED it, and our tour guide Fah was so informative. Fah taught us so much about the history and culture- definitely do this tour with her!
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    Response from ChiangmaiUA, Guide Fah at Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour
    Responded 12 Jun 2019
    Dear Lauren, Thank you for your kindly review I hope that you have a best day with me. Wish to see you next time with Urban Adventures experience. Have a nice holiday and good trip. Cheers,
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    We had a wonderful and enjoyable time with our personal guide Fah Mahawan (Urban Adventures). Early morning visiting the old market , tasting fresh fruits and the boat trip was amazing so peaceful and watching the birds, farmers , fish man at work, beautiful historical sights.
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    Response from ChiangmaiUA, Guide Fah at Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour
    Responded 4 Jun 2019
    Hi Smita, Thank you very much Smita for your review and 6 star for me 😁😁. I will keep going my best day ever. Take care. Cheers Fah
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