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Chiang Mai Tours
No of Persons
Price per person
Included in this tour
Liscenced English speaking guide
Alms for monks
Privately escorted tour just for yourselves and your group of family or friends.
Not included in this tour
Per person price will depend on your group size as indicated in the pricing table below
Availability, departures and group
This is a privately escorted tour and you will be supplied with your own guide and transportation, there will not be others on this tour and you will not join a group. We can arrange this tour to suit your own schedule and departure date. On occasions we are fully booked so please book early to avoid disappointment and please also book at least 4 days prior to departure so we have sufficient time to process your booking. Please fill in the booking form with you chosen departure date and we will get back to you within 48 hours confirming availability and price. Full booking and payment instructions are stated on the booking form,
For this tour you will not be provided with air-conditioned transport but will be making use of local transport. This will be either by tuk tuk or Songtaerw (often referred to as red trucks or Rot Daeng) We hope by travelling on public transport will give you a deeper insight into the city of Chiang Mai. If however you would prefer transport y private air conditioned minibus please let us know and we can make the necessary arrangements and re-quote the tour cost based on your group size.
Pick up and drop off.
For this tour your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you back to you hotel after the tour. A short walk may be required to meet up with the local transportation
To secure your booking we will require a deposit paid online of a maximum 20% (minimum 1000 baht) of the tour cost. For the balance payment this can be paid in Chiang Mai with our tour guide on the first morning of the tour. If you have booked hotels through Curious Gecko we will also include in your deposit payment one nights hotel accommodation charge for each hotel booked.
This is a day tour. No accommodation is included in this tour and we will assume you will make your own accommodation arrangements, before and after the tour. However if you would like Curious Gecko to arrange your accommodation then we are happy to provide you a quote.
Lunch: Breakfast will be provided on this tour (no lunch is provided)
In line with the requirements of our Tourism Authority of Thailand Licence we will provide accident insurance for all participants up to a maximum value of 100,000 baht to cover medical bills in the event of an accident.
Children above 130 cm tall will be charged as adults
For children 24 months up to 130cm tall there is a 500 baht reduction in price
there is no charge for infants up to 24 months old.
No swim wear is required on this tour
1. Pick up at your Chiang Mai Hotel 6:00am
2. Visit market to buy alms for monks
3. Early morning alms giving to monks
4. Kruba Srivichai Monument,
5. Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Temple)
6. Local Breakfast
7. Visit Wat Phra Singh
8. Visit Wat Chedi Luang
9. Visit Wat Si Susaphan
10. Visit Warorot Market
11. Local snacks/street food
12. Return to your hotel approximately 2:00pm
An early start will be required as we will need to be up and about with the city monks on their alms rounds around the city. After pick up at your hotel by the guide we will travel by local transport to the local market where we will purchase some suitable items for the offerings to the monks. We will then be transported the short distance to one of the many city temples where you will have the opportunity in joining the alms giving to the monks. The monks rely on the the alms for their basic food needs and in return the alms giver gets a blessing from the monk. Following the early morning alms giving it will be time to head up to Doi Suthep Temple. At the bottom of the mountain and the start of the road up to the temple we will make a brief stop at the Kruba Srivichai Monument, this monument dedicated to the monk which founded Doi Suthep is busy all day with locals paying their respect and making prayers to improve their lives. Doi Suthep is without a doubt Chiang Mai's most famous temple and sitting on the mountain side of Doi Pui it affords some spectacular views across the city of Chiang Mai. The winding road is 18km to the base of the temple, from here it is recommended to take the 304 steps of the Naga staircase to the temple itself. On return from Doi Suthep we will take a local Thai breakfast before making couple of morning temple visits. Your transport during the morning session of the tour will be using what is locally available (mostly tuk tuk and songtaew). We will visit Wat Phra Singh, this is probably the most import old city temple and is always busy with locals paying their respects to one of the many Buddha images situated in the various buildings in this temple, we will them move on to Wat Chedi Luang Chiang Mai’s largest Chedi and once its tallest structure. We will then move onto the last temple of the morning which is Wat Si Suphan which is situated at the center of Chiang Mai’s silver smith area on Wualai Rd, this temple has been adorned with silver decorations demonstrating some of the silver craft work which is very typical to this area. Following the temples we will head for the local market where you can take the opportunity to try some local street food and visit the cities busiest and largest local fresh and dry foods market. After the market it will be time to transfer you back to your Chiang Mai hotel.
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