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All entrance fees included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Fully narrated tour
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Depart your Chiang Mai hotel by private minivan in the early morning, arriving at the foothill of Mt Suthep in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily almsgiving ceremony. Observe the serene Buddhist procession where dozens of saffron-robed monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. If you’d like, your private guide will help you participate by filling the monks’ alms bowls with rice.
Continue by van up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for a 309-step on the Golden Naga staircase to reach the temple’s golden pagodas. Take in the majestic view over Chiang Mai from the Buddhist monastery, which showcases traditional Thai architecture, richly decorated murals and shrines, and a replica of the Emerald Buddha.
Next visit Wat Umong, a 14th-century temple covered in moss and small plants. Walk through its mysterious tunnels to reach a monastery for your own private blessing ceremony with resident Buddhist monks.
After taking in the atmospheric sounds of chanting amid flowers, candles and incense, finish your morning with a delicious bowl of khao soy — a classic northern Thai dish combining coconut milk, crispy noodles and plenty of spices that are sure to delight the senses! You're dropped off at your hotel with plenty of time left in your day to continue exploring Chiang Mai on your own.
Hotel pickup and drop-off Hotel (free pick up within the city center of Chiang Mai, for hotels located outside of the city center an additional transfer charge will be applied, you will be contacted directly for the exact amount depending on the location of your hotel)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional English-speaking guide
Khao Soy noodle lunch
Alms for monks
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Please note that dress codes are conservative for this tour; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is required
It is recommended to pack a breakfast or snack to eat until lunchtime
Please Note: This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide, however language options are subject to availability and will cost an additional surcharge. Please contact the tour operator directly prior to tour departure
Your Chiang Mai city hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.