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An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand
An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Gain insight into local life in Chiang Mai on a morning tour. Start early in order to give alms to the monks at the temple, then visit Warorod Market, and the Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Centre. Cap off the morning with a longtail boat cruise on the Ping River. Includes guide, entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Half-day Chiang Mai tour with morning temple visit
  • Witness the Buddhist ritual of giving alms to the monks
  • Wander through the aisles of Warorod Market, a traditional market with a variety of goods
  • Learn about the region's history at the Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Centre
  • Cruise along the Ping River by longtail boat
  • Includes transportation, boat cruise, guide, and transfers from centrally located hotels
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A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
All applicable taxes and service charges
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Supplements for pickup/drop-off of customers from resorts outside Chiang Mai city
Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Chiang Mai hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.

Departure Time

5:30 AM
Start your morning early with hotel pickup in central Chiang Mai.

Your guide takes you to Srisodain temple where your learn about the practice of offering alms to the monks, an important Buddhist ritual in Thailand. Each morning, monks in saffron-colored robes walk along the streets carrying their alms bowls, which local people fill with food. You have the chance to participate in this Thai custom and receive blessings in return.

Next, take a local minivan back to your hotel for breakfast. Afterward, continue to Warorod Market, the oldest and largest market in Chiang Mai. Your guide leads you through the bustling indoor space where you stalls are piled high with fruit, vegetables, spices, and a variety of other goods.

From the market, hop into a trishaw to visit the Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Centre, which is located in a colonial-style building that dates to 1927. Have time to browse exhibits about the art and handicraft traditions of the region, and the history of Chiang Mai from prehistoric times, through the Lanna kingdom, and to the present.

Transfer to the riverside to board a longtail boat for a journey over the Ping River, which shows another perspective on Chiang Mai. At the end of the boat cruise, your guide transfers you back to your hotel to end your tour.
Stop At:  
Chiang Mai
To grasp the essence of how Chiang Mai wakes up, a very early morning starts is required in getting fully immersed and join city residents in their daily routine. Together with your local guide, the day starts with a morning visit to a Buddhist temple to offer alms to the monks, one of the most unique rituals a tourist can experience in Thailand. Each morning, monks in saffron robes, carrying their alms bowls, walk silently along the virtually empty streets to receive rice and condiments from local people. Guests have the opportunity to participate in this very special Thai custom by personally presenting alms at the Srisoda temple and receiving the monks’ blessings in return. After this enlightened morning, we head by local minivan back to your hotel for breakfast before we move on to Chiang Mai’s oldest and largest market.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Warorot Market (Kad Luang)
Also known as Kad Luang, Warorod Market is the city’s largest market within easy access from downtown. The market is known to boast a large collection of vendors selling fruits, vegetables and a wide choice of regional snacks and dishes. The market has a distinctive Chinese feel, being located in the Chinese enclave in the city.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre
From the market, we settle ourselves in an awaiting trishaw and head towards the Chiang Mai Art & Cultural Centre. This landmark is dedicated to the various forms of traditional art and handicraft of which Chiang Mai and surrounding regions are so well known for.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mae Ping River
From here, we leave our trishaw behind and board a so-called ‘scorpion-tail’ boat for a 45-minute relaxing morning journey over the Ping River, one of the main tributaries of the Chao Phraya River in the north. Life from the water will give you a different city perspective. At around 11:30 am, you will head back to your hotel.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • During this tour, we will enter religious sites where a dress code may be applicable. Please dress respectfully by wearing clothing that cover the knees and shoulders, avoid wearing clothing with bright, fluorescent colours of any kind, obscene prints or pictures, beach wear or strapless sandals / flip flops. Failure to comply may result in denying access into these sites.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai.
What is the policy on sanitization during An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by An Early Morning Mingle in Chiang Mai.

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